SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
Day 1
2nd October

18:00 Registration & Welcome cocktail (Almeida Garrett's Library)

 

 

9h

Opening ceremony

SESSION 1

MOLECULAR TOOLS FOR IMPROVED PRODUCTION & PROPERTIES

Chair person: Inder Saxena

9h15

Keynote lecture: Upstream processing leading to improvements in bacterial nanocellulose properties and productivity

Stanislaw Bielecki, Lodz University of Technology, Poland

9h45

In vitro cellulose synthesis using a recombinant cellulose synthase

Kenji Tajima, Hokkaido University, Japan

10h00

Bringing synthetic biology to bacterial nanocellulose

Tom Ellis, Imperial College London, UK

10h15

Genetics of cellulose biosynthesis in Gluconacetobacter xylinus

Inder Saxena, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

10h30

Genetically engineering bacteria to produce diverse bacterial nanocellulose material properties

Goosens VJ, Imperial College London, UK

10h45

Genomics-aided deciphering of BNC synthesis and regulation

Małgorzata Ryngajłło, Lodz University of Technology, Poland

 

 

11h00

COFFEE-BREAK

 

 

SESSION 2

COMPOSITES & APPLICATIONS, PART 1

chair person: Yizao Wan

11h30

Keynote lecture: Bacterial Nano Cellulose: Exploring and developing the potential of an intriguing, low-cost and fully biobased product towards the demands of our contemporary society

Falk Liebner, BOKU University, Austria

12h00

Sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper by bacteria farming

Anna Roig, Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, Spain

12h15

Bacterial nanocellulose a sustainable material: applications ranging from electronics to biosensors

Elvira Fortunato, CENIMAT/I3N and CEMOP-UNINOVA, Portugal

12h30

Optically transparent bacterial nanocellulose-based composites as substrate for flexible organic light emitting diode

Hernane Barud, University of Araquarara/UNIARA, Brazil

12h45

Cellulose patches in plants

Anna Laromaine, Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, Spain

13h00

Bacterial Nanocellulose: A brief history and future prospects at "Embrapa"

Morsyleide de Freitas Rosa, EMBRAPA, Brazil

 

 

13h15

LUNCH

 

 

SESSION 3

COMPOSITES & APPLICATIONS, PART 2

chair person: Falk Liebner

14h45

Keynote lecture: Making fluffy Bacterial Cellulose Nanopapers: Useful filters with tailored properties

Koon-Yang Lee, University of Vienna, Austria

15h15

Bacterial NanoCellulose as a Natural Component of Next-Generation Bio-Composites

Karolina Ludwicka, Lodz University of Technology, Poland

15h30

Development and application of bacterial nanocellulose/graphene nanocomposites

Yizao Wan, East China Jiaotong University, China

15h45

BNC composites for the leather industry

Fernando Dourado, University of Minho & Satisfibre, Portugal

16h00

Transparent poly(methyl methacrylate) composites based on bacterial cellulose nanofibre networks with improved fracture resistance and impact strength

Koon-Yang Lee, Imperial College London, UK

16h15

Bacterial nanocellulose within the context of pulp-and-paper emerging biorefineries

Carlos Pascoal Neto, The Navigator Company, Portugal

16h30

Bacterial cellulose for edible films and coatings

Henriette M.C. Azeredo, EMBRAPA, Brazil

 

 

 

16h45

COFFEE-BREAK

 

 

SESSION 4

SHARP PRESENTATIONS, PART 1

chair person: Anna Roig

17h15

Functionalization, Regeneration and Modification of Bacterial NanoCellulose

Joaquin Caro-Astorga, Imperial College London, UK

17h22

Confined spatial nanoparticle distribution in bacterial nanocellulose millefeuille

Soledad Roig-Sánchez, Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona

17h29

Role of motA and motB genes in bacterialnanocellulose biosynthesis in Komagataeibacter genus

Paulina Jacek, Lodz University of Technology, Poland

17h36

Bacterial nanocellulose as an ocular bandage material

Irene Anton-Sales, Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, Spain

 

 

17h43

END OF THE SESSION

19h30

DINNER

 

 

SESSION 5

PRODUCTION AND FORMULATION

chair person: Stanislaw Bielecki

9h00

Keynote lecture; 3D-structured Cellulose Biofilms and Applications

Orlando J. Rojas, Aalto University, Finland

9h30

A Dry Bacterial Cellulose-Carboxymethyl Cellulose Formulation as Stabilizer for Pickering Oil-in-Water Emulsions

Daniela Martins, Universidade do Minho & Satisfibre, Portugal

9h45

On to the impact of low cost substrates for BNC production

Miguel Gama, University of Minho, Portugal

10h00

Cider waste as a resource for bacterial nanocellulose production and new approaches for advanced applications

Leire Urbina Moreno, University of the Basque Country, Spain

10h15

Bacterial nanocellulose-based films with antibacterial and conductive properties for active and intelligent food packaging

Vilela, C., Universidade do Aveiro, Portugal

 

 

10h30

COFFEE-BREAK AND GROUP PHOTO

 

 

SESSION 6

BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS, PART 1

chair person: Tom Ellis

11h15

Keynote lecture: Pharmaceutical Insights: Overcoming the Challenges of Bacterial Nanocellulose for Controlled Drug Delivery

Dagmar Fischer, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

11h45

Adjusting BNC for 3D tissue engineering by modifications at different stages of its production

Katarzyna Kubiak, Lodz University of Technology, Poland

12h00

Evaluation of Three Types of Bacterial Nanocellulose Tubes for Application as Vascular Graft: Bioreactors Determine Tubes Structure and Properties

Feng Hong, Donghua University, China

12h15

Preparation and properties of type I collagen/ quaternized chitosan/ Bacterial nanocellulose composite films for multifunctional wound dressings

Haiyong Ao, East China Jiaotong University, China

12h30

Bacterial NanoCellulose-Polyhydroxyalkanoate hydrogels with antimicrobial capacity against Staphylococcus aureus

Auxiliadora Prieto Jiménez, Biological Research Center (CIB-CSIC), Spain

 

 

12h45

LUNCH

 

 

SESSION 7

BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS, PART 2

chair person: Dana Kralisch

14h30

Study on preparation and properties of micro-nanofibers composite vascular scaffold

Shanshan Yang, East China Jiaotong University, China

14h45

Bacterial nanocellulose-hyaluronic acid microneedles for skincare applications

Daniela Filipa da Silva Fonseca, Universidade do Aveiro, Portugal

15h00

The Prospect of Bacterial NanoCellulose Impregnated with Antimicrobials in Treatment of Biofilm-Related Bone Infections

Adam Junka, Medical University of Wroclaw, Poland

15h15

Modified BNC as a vascular prosthesis and cardiac valve prosthesis - preclinical studies

Piotr Siondalski, Medical University of Gdansk, Bowil Biotech, Poland

15h30

Delivery of antiseptic solutions by a bacterial cellulose wound dressing: PHMB, octenidine and povidone-iodine

Ives Bernardelli de Mattos, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Germany

 

 

15h45

COFFEE-BREAK

 

 

SESSION 8

SHARP PRESENTATIONS: PART 2

chair person: Miguel Gama

16h15

Development and characterization of native and citric acid-modified cellulose s drug-delivery system for bacterial biofilm eradication

Karol Fijalkowski, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland

16h22

A biodegradable antibacterial nanocomposite based on oxidized bacterial nanocellulose for fast hemostasis and wound healing

Haibin Yuan, Donghua University, China

16h29

Peptide Functionalization of bacterial cellulose for antimicrobial activity

Ana M. Hernandez Arriaga, Biological Research Center (CIB-CSIC), Spain

16h36

Manufacturing of modified bacterial nanocellulose as tailor-made anti-inflammatory wound dressing

Uwe Beekmann, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

16h43

Modification of bacterial nanocellulose membranes for tailored drug carrier

Marcia Margarete Meier, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil

SESSION 9

BC companies and market pull

chair person: Koon-Yang Lee

16h50

Keynote lecture: Bacterial nanocellulose product design towards biomedical and diagnostic applications

Dana Kralisch, JeNaCell, Germany

17h20

Microengineered biosynthesized cellulose as antifibrotic protection for implantable medical devices

Simone Bottan, Hylomorph, Switzerland

17h35

NullarborTM Tree-Free Fibre and other Commercial Applications for Bacterial Nanocellulose

Gary Cass, Nanollose, Australia

17h50

From lab to market

Kamil Palmikowsky, Bowil Biotech, Poland

 

 

18h05

END OF SYMPOSIUM / NEXT SYMPOSIUM

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