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14–17 May 2017 The 6th International Conference on Bio-based Polymers (ICBP2017)

Taoyuan, Taiwan

Conference Background and History
The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists, engineers and students with an interest in bio-based polymers. Bio-based polymers include various synthetic polymers derived from renewable biomass resources and biopolymers (such as polysaccharides, polyesters, nucleic acids, polyamides, polyisoprenoids, and polyphenols), their derivatives, and their blends and composites. Fossil resources are limited, while renewable resources are sustainable. In the past few decades, the science and technology of bio-based polymers have experienced a tremendous rise in significance at both the academic and industrial sections. In addition, a lot of bio-based polymers also received great attention in biomedical applications due to their good biocompatibility and biodegradation properties. Today, research and development on bio-based polymers are rapidly expanding in both the macromolecular and biological sciences.
Previous conferences have been successfully held in November 2003 at RIKEN, Wako, Japan, in November 2009 at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, in October 2011 at Peking University, Beijing, China, in September 2013 at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, and in June 2015 at National University of Singapore, Singapore, respectively.
The 6th International Conference on Bio-based Polymers (ICBP2017) will be held in Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan, Taiwan on May 14-17, 2017. The conference is designed to offer a unique opportunity not only to take a critical examination of the milestone achievements in bio-based polymers but more significantly, to discuss how bio-based polymers can contribute to global sustainability and health cares in the 21st century. The program will feature contributions from both established and young scientists and engineers from both academics and industries, and will provide a platform for representatives from all over the world.

Conference Topics
1. Bio-synthesis of Bio-based Polymers and Monomers
2. Synthesis of Bio-based Polymers via Chemical Routes
3. Physical and Degradation Properties of Bio-based Polymers
4. Materials Design, Functionalization and Applications of Bio-based Polymers
5. Biomedical Application of Bio-based Polymers
6. Biocomposites and Blends of Bio-based Polymers
7. Industrial Production and Applications of Bio-based Polymers
8. Joint Symposium with the Annual Meeting of Biomaterials and Controlled Release Society


21–25 May 2017 APME 2017: The 12th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering

Ghent, Belgium

he 12th International Conference on “Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering” (APME 2017) will be held in the beautiful historic city of Ghent, Belgium from May 21 to 25, 2017 and hosted by the Centre of Macromolecular Chemistry (CMaC) at Ghent University. The focus of the APME2017 meeting will be on macromolecular engineering for the design of advanced polymeric structures, in connection to their characterisation and recent applications.
The scope of the meeting will include topics such as (not limited):

  • Recent Advances in Macromolecular Synthesis
  • Complex Macromolecular StructuresDynamic and Supramolecular Polymers
  • Stimuli-responsive and Functional Polymer Architectures
  • Self-healing and Reprocessable Polymer Systems
  • Polymers at Surfaces and Interfaces
  • New Industrial Developments for Polymeric Materials
  • Polymers meet Biology/Biochemistry
  • Polymers from Renewable Resources
  • Polymers for Energy Applications


6–10 June 2017 8th International Symposium On Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials: Multifunctional Materials and Structures (MAM-17)

Sochi, Russia

This Symposium provides an international forum for presentation and discussion about the most recent progress and future trends in the rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field of macromolecular and supramolecular architectures and materials as well as multifunctional realms of their application.

This Symposium continues a series of conferences that have been organized biennial at different places around the world. The previous MAM conferences were held in South Korea, Japan, USA, Germany, Jamaica, South Africa and other countries. Russia will host the 8th symposium in 2017. Lomonosov Moscow State University with the support of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry acts as the organizer of the Symposium.

MAM-17 will bring together more than 250 scientists and subject specialists from all over the world to share and discuss theoretical and practical knowledge about novel materials and to chart out future scientific and technological research directions.

Main topics of the Symposium:

• Catalysis and applications
• Membrane technologies
• Energy conversion and storage
• Materials for next generation manufacturing processes
• Biomedicine and bio-engineering
• Macromolecular design
• Engineered materials with high performance
• Nanomaterials and multifunctions
• Chemo- & biosensors
• Environmental applications
• General topics

Plenary and breakout sessions, poster sessions, school of young scientists are scheduled within the framework of the event. Specialized exhibition, where the leading domestic and foreign companies will present their products and developments, will be arranged as part of the Symposium.


19–23 June 2017 The 9-th International Symposium “Molecular Mobility and Order in Polymer Systems

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The main purpose of the Symposium is to bring together leading Foreign and Russian scientists,
young researches, experts and companies in the field of polymer chemistry and physics to
exchange their experience and discuss the research results.

The slogan for this year's Symposium is "Technology transfers: new opportunities for science and


7–10 July 2017 3rd Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

Rome, Italy

The third FPM series will bring together leaders in polymers and polymeric materials from around the world to describe their most recent and cutting edge discoveries. The aim of the conference is to capture the multidisciplinary nature of polymer chemistry with topics spanning "basic synthesis and methodology" to "nanoscale and bioinspired materials".


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