Oral Session | Confirmed Speakers | Poster & Speed Talk Sessions |
Young Researcher Symposium | Technical Workshop | Match-Making | Gala Dinner


Conference schedule now online


The scientific program will include three Plenary Lectures (à 30 min), five times two parallel Oral Sessions with three Lectures (à 15 min) each, two Poster Sessions (à 120 min) and one Speed Talk Session (60 min). All posters will be on display throughout the whole conference in the Exhibition areas. There will be a pre-conference Young Researcher Symposium and a post-conference Technical Workshop. As a quality management measure, all contributors will have to present a minimum analysis of the chitin / chitosan they have used in their work.

Oral Sessions

There will be five times two parallel sessions for oral presentations (15 minutes each, plus 5 minutes for discussion); each session will feature three talks to be selected by the chairpersons from the abstracts submitted. As a quality management measure, all speakers will have to present a minimum analysis of the chitin / chitosan they have used in their work. Session topics will include

  • Chemistry of Chitin and ChitosanS
  • Physico-Chemistry of Chitin and ChitosanS
  • Enzymology of Chitin and ChitosanS
  • Biotechnology of Chitin and ChitosanS
  • Nanotechnology of Chitin and ChitosanS
  • Interactions of Chitin and ChitosanS
  • Agricultural Applications of Chitin and ChitosanS
  • Med-Tech Applications of Chitin and ChitosanS
  • Pharmaceutical Applications of Chitin and ChitosanS
  • Technical Applications of Chitin and ChitosanS

Our international Scientific Board carefully looked through all the contributions that were submitted. We are happy to announce the following confirmed speakers:


Presenting author Affliation Co-authors Title
Adamczak, Malgorzata Iwona University of Oslo, Norway Hagesæther, Ellen; Hiorth, Marianne; Martinsen, Ørjan Grøttem; Sediqi, Nadia; Smistad, Gro Chitosan-based nanoparticles and chitosan-coated liposomes for drug delivery to the oral cavity
Aranda-Martinez, Almudena Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Department of Marine Sciences and Applied Biology, University of Alicante, Spain Lenfant, Nicolas; Lopez-Llorca, Luis Vicente; Henrissat, Bernard CAZymes from the nemathophagous fungi Pochonia chlamydosporia: insights, evolution and relationship to the nutritional strategy and host specificity
Armenjon, Benjamin Ynsect Berezina, Nathalie; Hubert, Antoine Insects: a new promising source of chitin and derivatives
Bank, Siegfried ChiPro GmbH The hurdle race towards registering chitosan as a ‘Basic Substance’
Basa, Sven Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Hamer, Stefanie N.; Naqvi, Shoa; Cord-Landwehr, Stefan; Hoßbach, Janina; El Gueddari, Nour Eddine; Kolkenbrock, Stephan; Moerschbacher, Bruno M. In vitro bio-refinery and in vivo cell factory approaches for the production of defined, partially acetylated chitosan oligosaccharides
Bonferoni, M. Cristina Department of Drug Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy Invernizzi, Alessandro; Dellera, Eleonora; Boselli, Cinzia; Sandri, Giuseppina; Rossi, Silvia; Ferrari, Franca; Caramella, Carla M. Evaluation of chitosan based sponge-like dressing in a novel murine wound model
Bratskaya, Svetlana Institute of Chemistry FEBRAS, Vladivostok, Russian Federation Azarova, Yuliya; Pestov, Alexander; Ustinov, Alexander Chitosan and Its N-derivatives for Preconcentration and Determination of Noble Metal Ions Using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Campana-Filho, Sergio Paulo University of Sao Paolo, Brazil Martins dos Santos, Danilo; de Lacerda Bukzem, Andrea Microwave-assisted synthesis of quaternized chitosan: Evaluating the effects of the reaction conditions by using response surface methodology
Cord-Landwehr, Stefan Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Hoßbach, Janina; Naqvi, Shoa; Wattjes, Jasper; Niehues, Anna; Beneteau, Julie; El Gueddari, Nour Eddine; Mormann, Michael; Moerschbacher, Bruno M. Enzymatic production and enzymatic / mass spectrometric fingerprinting analysis of partially acetylated chitosan polymers with non-random patterns of acetylation
Cottaz, Sylvain CERMAV-CNRS, France Chemo-enzymatic synthesis and modification of chitin oligosaccharides
Delair, Thierry University of Lyon, France Costalat, Marie; Alcouffe, Pierre; David, Laurent Chitosan polyelecrolyte complexes : going thermodynamic
Ehrlich, Hermann TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany Chitin of poriferan origin: from discovery to application in biomedicine and technology
Feitosa, Judith P. A. Federal University of Ceara, Brazil Photoluminescent particles from chitosan
Fernandes, Susana C. M. KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Alonso-Varona, Ana; Palomares, Teodoro; Zubillaga, Veronica; Labidi, Jalel; Bulone, Vincent Designing ultraviolet-absorbing biomaterials based on chitosan and natural molecular sunscreens
Goñi, Oscar Shannon Applied Biotechnology Center / IT Tralee, Ireland Quille, Patrick; O’Connell, Shane Production of chitosan oligosaccharides for inclusion in a plant biostimulant
Harish Prashanth, Keelara Veerappa Central Food Technological Research Institute, India Revathy, Baskaran; DhanyaSri, EB; Rajashekara, Murthy Bioactive chitosan based Coatings: Functional Applications in shelf life extension of Alphonso mango-a sweet story
Heppe, Andreas BioLog Heppe GmbH Chitosan Products – Marketable Products for Industrial Applications?
Hiorth, Marianne School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Norway Adamczak, Malgorzata Iwona; Nguyen, Sanko; Pistone, Sara; Sediqi, Nadia; Smistad, Gro Development of chitosan based nanoparticles for drug delivery to the teeth
Jaworska, Malgorzata M. Warsaw University of Technology, Poland Modification of chitin structure by ionic liquids
Jogi, Madhuprakash University of Hyderabad, India Structural and mutational analysis of transglycosylation by chitinase-D from Serratia proteamaculans
Kadokawa, Jun-ichi Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology, and Chemical Engineering, Kagoshima University, 1-21-40 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan Fabrication of regenerated chitin materials through gelation with suitable dispersion media
Kopplin, Georg Norwegian Biopolymer Laboratory (NOBIPOL), Department of Biotechnology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Feng, Yiming; Sato, Kimihiko; Vårum, Kjell M. Chitosan oligomers as crosslinkers in alginate gels
Kusaoke, Hideo Department of Bioscience, Fukui Prefectural University Kimoto, Hisashi; Ito, Takafumi; Fujii, Yutaka; Tanaka, Yukie; Taketo, Akira Novel Functions of Chitinase, chitosanase, and chitobiase from Paenibacillus sp. IK-5 strain
Lopez-Llorca, Luis V. University of Alicante, Spain Analyzing the Mode of Action of Chitosan as Antifungal and Gene Modulator
Natale, Giuseppe; Rosso, Marco; Piaggesi, Alberto Valagro SpA Chitosan & Regulatory framework of Plant Biostimulants and crop protection
Ohnuma, Takayuki Kinki University, Japan Dozen, Satoshi; Fukamizo, Tamo Chemo-enzymatic synthesis of chitoheptaose using a glycosynthase derived from an inverting chitinase with an extended binding cleft
Osorio-Madrazo, Anayancy Department of Biomaterials, Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces – MPIKG, Science Park Golm, Potsdam, Germany; Institute of Microsystems Engineering – IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Germany Fratzl, Peter; Peniche-Covas, Carlos; David, Laurent; Ramirez-Arrebato, Miguel Angel; Samyn, Pieter; Sudre, Guillaume; Politi, Yael Physico-chemistry and material physics of chitin sources in nature. Microstructure, biomechanics and composition of the cuticle of Caribbean lobster Panulirus argus
Payne, Gregory F. University of Maryland, United States of America; Wuhan University Bentley, William E; Shi, Xiaowen Chitosan: A platform material for integrating biological components into electronics
Pego, Ana Paula INEB – Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica, Portugal Chitosan – a real contender in the field of nanomedicine
Planas, Antonio Laboratory of Biochemistry, Institut Químic de Sarrià, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain Biarnés, X., Aragunde, H., Albesa-Jové, D., Guerin, M. E. Specificity of chitin deacetylases: Structural determinants defining the de-N-acetylation pattern
Salomon, Claudio J. IQUIR-CONICET, Rosario, Argentina; University of Rosario, Argentina Arrúa, Eva C. Formulation and characterization of praziquantel nanoparticles by a gelation process
Santos-Carballal, Beatriz University of Münster, Germany Aaldering, Lukas J.; Kaiser, Mathias; Ritzefeld, Markus; Kleine-Brueggeney, Hans; Jahn, Leonie; Pereira, Suzana; Sewald, Norbert; Swamy, Musti J.; Moerschbacher, Bruno M.; Götte, Martin; Goycoolea, Francisco M. Study on a chitosan family to develop a non-viral gene delivery vehicle for microRNA cancer therapy
Schauer, Caroline L. Drexel University, USA Electrospinning chitosan nanofibers
Sereni, Nicolas Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères, Université Claude Bernard Lyon, France; Kallistem, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France Sudre, Guillaume; Montembault, Alexandra; Perrard, Marie-Hélène; Durand, Phillipe; Delair, Thierry; David, Laurent Chitosan physical hydrogel : an ideal biomaterial to perform bioreactor for human spermatogenesis in vitro
Shi, Xiaowen Wuhan University, People’s Republic of China Yan, Kun; Du, Yumin; Payne, Gregory F. Creating complex structure in chitosan hydrogel by using electrical signals
Xiong, Yuan School of Resource and Environmental Science of Wuhan University of China Shi, Xiao-Wen; Payne, Gregory F. Enlisting Chitosan’s Stimuli-responsive Self-assembling Properties to Create Hydrogels with Complex Internal Structure
Young, Tai-Horng National Taiwan University, Taiwan Tsai, Ching-Wen Co-culture of cell spheroids on chitosan surface
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Poster and Speed Talk Sessions

We believe that lively, interactive Poster Sessions are the most prolific part of a scientific conference. Hence, we will devote ample time to four Poster Sessions (à 60 minutes), with a happy hour on Monday. All posters will be on display throughout the whole duration of the congress. All participants can vote for the best posters. The authors of the ten posters which receive the most votes will be invited to present their poster during the Speed Talk Session (à 3 minutes). Poster prizes will be given to the three best presenters based on the votes of the auditorium. For technical details, please refer to Instructions for Authors. As a quality management measure, all posters will have to include a minimum analysis of the chitin / chitosan used.

All posters presented at the conference should be format A0 (max 85 cm x 120 cm, portrait style). ICCC / EUCHIS 2015 does not require or provide any poster template, so you are free to design your poster according to your personal wishes. We only ask to include a photo of the presenting author in the upper right-hand corner of the poster so that she or he can quickly be identified as the contact person for of the poster to facilitate communication between authors and interested participants.

If you wish, we can have your poster printed in Münster for a fee of EUR 50. If you want to take this opportunity, please send a pdf file of your formatted poster to our conference office at by August 15 at the latest.

Young Researcher Symposium

Prior to the start of EUCHIS / ICCC 2015, we will organize a Young Researcher Symposium which will be restricted to doctoral and young post-doctoral (max. two years after graduation) researchers. Participation at the Young Researcher Symposium will require a special registration. An international panel of young scientists will select and invite presenters based on the abstracts submitted for poster or oral presentation. There will be two times two parallel sessions, the subjects of which will be defined based on the selected abstracts. The Symposium will feature a total of 20 oral presentations (à 10 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion). Selection for presentation in the Young Researcher Symposium will be independent of the selection of invited speakers for the Oral Sessions of EUCHIS / ICCC 2015.

August 30, from 14:00 – 17:15, 10 €


Technical Workshop

Immediately following EUCHIS / ICCC 2015, we will organize a Technical Workshop targeting everyone interested in understanding basic and advanced techniques of chitin and chitosan analysis. The Technical Workshop will consist of four tutorials (à 45 minutes) and one Educational Coffee Break with a lecture on regulatory issues around chitin and chitosans (30 minutes):

  • Degree of Polymerisation (DP, MWn, MWw) / Polydispersity Index (IP)
    (TLC, MS, SEC, MALLS, viscosimetry)
  • Degree of Acetylation (DA, DDA, FA) / Pattern of Acetylation (PA, PA)
    (NMR, titration, IR, fingerprinting)
  • Biological Activities
    (antimicrobial, plant strengthening, toxicity/proliferation/migration/invasion/differentiation)
  • Material Properties
    (rheology, ion binding, gelation, nanoparticle formation)



We believe that the most important task of a scientific conference is to support communication – between young, eager researchers and older, experienced scientists, between scientists from academia and industry, between producers and users, etc. This is why Poster Sessions and the Exhibition are so important to us, and this is also why we plan to organize a Match-Making event to facilitate meetings which might otherwise be difficult to realize. Thus, be prepared to have your picture taken at the registration desk (unless you absolutely disagree) or bring your own electronic picture. We will display these pictures with the names of the participants at a large wall in the foyer of the conference site, so that everyone can easily identify everyone. We will offer an electronic match-making tool in order to bring together people who want to interact – this might be particularly helpful for young, e.g. doctoral researchers who want to talk to one of the older, renowned scientists who are always surrounded by a crowd of friends and colleagues, or for industrial participants who looking for an expert in a special field. We trust that everyone will be willing to participate in this event which during one hour will allocate 5-minutes-slots to make contact and, hopefully, arrange for a more leisurely meeting later, e.g. in one of the lounge areas in the exhibition tents or in the central foyer. Access to this APP-based Match-Making tool will be provided during registration, it can be reached using your smart-phone or notebook via free WiFi, or through one of the computers made available on-site.

Gala Dinner

The second day will be finished with a networking dinner at the “Zwei Löwen Club”, a very famous social club with a rich tradition. This dinner will not only support communication between academical and industrial delegates, but can also be treated as a prolongation of the match-making, where either participants who already met can continue their discussion or interested people who didn’t get their chance to meet a certain person can use the opportunity of the dinner for a second chance. Subsequent to the dinner, we want to continue the get-together with a small party.

September 1, starting at 20:00, 60 €

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