EUCHIS 2013 (EUCHIS 2013)

Organization: European Chitin Society

Venue: Alfândega Congress Centre

Location: Oporto, Portugal

Event Date/Time: May 05, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (GMT) End Date/Time: May 08, 2013 / 6:00 pm - (GMT)
Registration Date: Apr 26, 2013 Time: 12:00:00(GMT)
Early Registration Date: Mar 25, 2013 Time: 12:00:00(GMT)
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2013 Time: 12:00:00(GMT)
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The European Chitin Society () is happy to announce the 11th International Conference of the European Chitin Society, that will take place in Porto, Portugal, from 5 to 8 of May, 2013, which is one of the most important scientific meetings related to chitin/ chitosan science held in the Europe, with the contribution of the most prominent and expertise scientists and professionals involved in this field.


The topics to be covered during this symposium include:


- Production, modification and  characterization of chitin and chitosan

- Enzymatic synthesis, modification and degradation of chitin and chitosan

- Biomedical applications  

- Agricultural, food and other applications

- Industrial applications and regulatory issues


The deadline for submission of the abstracts is February 15, 2013 and the deadline for early registration is March 25. Abstracts can be . Please note that your registration is required to access abstract submission.  


Please note that the EUCHIS provides and for the young scientists to attend this special event.  The deadline for travel grant application is February 22 and for poster application is February 15.


The Braconnot prize winner for 2012 will also be announced at the EUCHIS’13 meeting as well. The deadline for application for this prize is 15 December, 2012.  The detailed information on application conditions can be found at the EUCHIS website.  


Scientific program will be complemented by an attractive cultural program in Porto and surroundings. The Welcome reception will be held at Alfândega Congress Venue, at a private room with a fantastic terrace just over the Douro River, where depending on weather conditions, you will be able to assist to a beautiful sunset.


The farewell dinner of the Conference will be at a Port Wine Cellar. We will meet at Alfândega Congress Venue and boarding a private “Rabelo” boat for a 50 minutes Douro River cruise, passing all the 6 bridges of the town, from where you can get a fantastic view over Porto city and Vila Nova de Gaia, where all the Port Wine cellars are located. At the end of the cruise, we will disembark and continuing to a Port Wine Cellar for dinner. Upon arrival in the cellar, visit to the wineries with professional explanation how wine is produced and stored as well as all the differences between the different types of Port Wine. Finally, we will have dinner at a private room of the cellars.


We invite you to visit our website for detailed information.


Looking forward to seeing you in Porto!

Kindest regards,


Rua Nova da Alfândega


European Chitin Society

Conference Speakers

Kjell Varum - Norway

José Lopes da Silva, Portugal

Sérgio Campana, Brasil

Se-Kwon Kim, South Korea

Carla Caramela, Italy

Cato Laurencin, USA

Fereidoon Sahidi, Canada

Bruno Moerschbacher, Germany

Maria Vargas, Valencia

Torsten Richter, Germany