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28–31 May 2024 Polymers 2024 – Polymers for a Safe and Sustainable Future

Athens, Greece

We are very proud and honored to announce the international conference “Polymers 2024—Polymers for a Safe and Sustainable Future”, organized in collaboration with the MDPI open access journal Polymers, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and BIOMAC project, and Exelisis Co. The conference will be held in Athens, Greece, on May 28–31, 2024.

Polymers 2024 is an international conference that will explore the latest advances in polymer science to produce safe and sustainable materials, with unique properties for human health and environmental sustainability. The conference will also discuss clean, green, and efficient production processes, life cycle assessments, exposure, risk assessment, decontamination and environmental remediation, and novel techniques for polymer recycling and reuse. Polymers 2024 is a unique opportunity for polymer scientists from around the world to present their work and innovations in polymer chemistry and technology under the view of sustainable development.

The conference follows the previous successful meetings Polymers 2018—Polymers: Design, Function and Application held in March 2018, Barcelona, Spain and Polymers 2022: New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People held in May 2022 in Turin, Italy.

We welcome abstracts for posters or short talks related to the conference theme, which will be considered for presentation at the conference. Meeting participants will have the opportunity to present their work and discuss their research in a stimulating environment.

Submit your abstract here!

Register to the conference here!

We look forward to welcoming you to Athens!

Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Bikiaris, Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Triantafyllidis, and Dr. Ioanna Deligkiozi

Polymers 2024

27–29 November 2024 Pharmaceuticals 2024 - Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences Towards a Healthy Life

Barcelona, Spain

Welcome to Pharmaceuticals 2024 celebrating Pharmaceuticals 20th anniversary! This meeting will showcase the art of discovering new molecules, their physical properties, and their modes of action in the search for molecular entities that are able to improve health and quality of life for humankind.

Covering the newest technologies, and the research areas of medicinal chemistry, natural products, organic synthesis, radiopharmaceuticals, pharmacology, toxicology, biomolecular and glycosciences, among others, the meeting will bring together experts presenting their latest findings on combatting infection, inflammation, pain and neurodegeneration, to cite some of the relevant topics that will be discussed.

In this meeting, we encourage participation from all areas of pharmaceutical research to highlight recent advances in the field of applied chemistry in the search for novel solutions for the world‘s pharmaceutical needs. We will finally meet in person, and will have the opportunity to bring together the younger generation, the experts and the companies to plan science and technology for the future. A roundtable will be organized to start and facilitate further discussions.

We are very pleased to announce that a ceremony is also planned to honour Prof. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde, former Editor in Chief of Pharmaceuticals (2015-2022), in recognition of his dedication to Pharmaceuticals over several years.

Submit your abstract here!

Register to the conference here!

Please receive our warmest invitation to join us in Barcelona from the 27th to the 29th of November this year!

Prof. Dr. Amelia Rauter, Dr. Alfredo Berzal Herranz, and Prof. Dr. Mary Jane Meegan
Pharmaceuticals 2024 Chairs

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Upcoming Partner Conferences (7)

16–21 June 2024 8th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology

Porto, Portugal

Conference name: the 8th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology
Conference date: 16–21 June 2024
Conference location: Porto, Portugal
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It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the 8th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology will take place from June 16 to 21, 2024, in Porto, Portugal at the Alfândega Congress Centre, with CIIMAR as the local host.

The ISAP 2024 conference will have a special focus on “Algae 2030: Challenges and Opportunities”, offering an excellent forum for discussions and establishing new partnerships. Over the course of five days, attendees will have the opportunity to present their most recent work, engage in lively discussions and debates, and forge interdisciplinary consortia towards successful attraction of European and worldwide funding agencies. For students, this conference will provide an invaluable chance to exchange ideas, be inspired and create new networks that will be instrumental in their future.

Share your research, insights, and innovative ideas on the following themes:

  • Biodiversity and applications of algae;
  • Climate change impact on algae;
  • Algae and energy;
  • Algae biorefineries;
  • Algae for food and feed;
  • Algae and bioremediation.

The ISAP 2024 scientific program will be complemented by a diverse social and cultural program, including excursions to noteworthy locations across Portugal that highlight the numerous uses for both micro- and macroalgae.

Registrations for the 8th ISAP Congress are open, with an early bird fee available until 20 April 2024, and a special fee for ISAP subscribers and EABA members.

Register now, submit your abstract and stay tuned for more information at!

We look forward to seeing you in Porto!

20 June–3 July 2024 ECB2024, IBS2024 and NBC-24 Congress

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Conference name: ECB2024, IBS2024 and NBC-24 Congress
Conference date: 30 June–3 July 2024
Conference location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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The Dutch Biotechnology Association (NBV) is pleased to host the two longest-running biotechnology conferences, ECB2024 and IBS2024, at their annual meeting, NBC-24, in the Netherlands. 

Since 1960, IBS2024 has been a major event organised by the biotechnology sub-division of IUPAC, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. 

ECB2024 is the 19th conference being organised by the European Federation of Biotechnology. 

The Organising Committee extends a special welcome to our colleagues from the Asian Federation of Biotechnology. Combining three major biotechnology events in this way has attracted leading experts from across the world to present Plenary Lectures and Keynote presentations across 30 symposia. 

We will honour, at no additional cost, registration fees paid for the postponed 2020, 2021, and 2022 conferences. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us through the following link:

The over-arching theme for the 2024 conference will be “Grand Challenges for Biotechnology: Health; Food Security; and Global Warming”. Meeting these challenges will require close cooperation between industries, academia, research institutes, and national governments. The scientific programme will therefore focus on how to translate front-line research into commercially viable applications.

Though small in surface area, the Netherlands is a major player in biotechnology. Its success is based on a strong academic backbone, an entrepreneurial spirit, a remarkable talent for organization, and a natural ability to cooperate. 

In addition to daily plenary lectures and five streams of morning and afternoon symposia, the scientific programme will include a trade exhibition and presentations by our sponsors. In line with the IBS and ECB tradition, we will promote the participation of young scientists by encouraging them to submit their original work to be considered for presentation as short talks, on flash posters, or on posters. 

We warmly welcome your participation and look forward to meeting you in Rotterdam.

7–11 July 2024 The 9th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC-9)

Dublin, Ireland

Conference name: The 9th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC-9)
Conference time and location: 7th–11th July 2024, Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland
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The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI) is delighted and honoured to be organising the 9th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC-9), which is to be held in Dublin, Ireland, from 7–11 July 2024.

The 9th EuChemS Chemistry Congress has an exciting scientific programme including world-leading plenary speakers, invited speakers and short oral presentations, supplemented with a series of poster presentations, focused around eight scientific themes, which include the following:

  • Advances in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (including asymmetric methodology, inorganic methodology, green synthetic methodologies).
  • Catalysis (including organometallic catalysis, organocatalysis, biocatalysis, photoredox catalysis, electrocatalysis).
  • Chemistry Meets Biology For Health (including medicinal, bioinorganic, bioorganometallic, radiochemistry, food, and nutrition).
  • Education, History, Cultural Heritage, and Ethics in Chemistry.
  • Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability (including emerging sustainable chemistry, new technologies, biomass valorisation, green synthetic methodologies, the circular bioeconomy, and food).
  • Nanochemistry/Materials (including organic and inorganic material science, devices, circuits, systems, neuromorphic networks, and bio-inspired computing).
  • Physical, Analytical, and Computational Chemistry (including the physical chemistry of materials, advances in physical chemistry and new techniques, new analytical methodologies and their applications, the use of sensors, and theory and applications of computational chemistry and machine learning/AI).
  • Supramolecular Chemistry (including chirality, molecular machines, dissipative systems, mOFs, molecular nanotopology, sensors, metallo-supramolecular chemistry, molecular logic, host–guest chemistry, self-assembly materials, and higher-order structures).

The programme will feature dedicated sessions organised by the EuChemS European Young Chemists´ Network (EYCN) and the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI), and will conclude with a series of joint seminars and mini symposia on:

  • New strategies and requirements for the use of analytical chemistry in environmental assessment;
  • Homogeneous catalysis and its applications in synthesis;
  • Recent advances in pharmaceutical chemistry and manufacturing.

This congress is the ninth in a series that started in Budapest in 2006, and since then has been held in several cities across Europe before reaching Dublin. The EuChemS congresses are renowned for their excellent scientific level and have a reputation for giving all of the attendees and participants the opportunity to listen to and interact with some of the most celebrated researchers in the world.

We look forward to welcoming you in Dublin in 2024!

21–27 July 2024 International Botanical Congress 2024

Madrid, Spain

Conference name: International Botanical Congress 2024
Conference date: 21–27 July 2024
Conference location: Madrid, Spain
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We are delighted and deeply honored to announce that the next International Botanical Congress―the 20th IBC—will take place in Madrid (Spain) on the following dates:

  • Nomenclature Section, 15–19 July 2024
  • Congress, 21–27 July 2024

The IBC takes place every six years under the supervision of the International Association for Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS). The 20th IBC was scheduled to take place in 2023 in Brazil after the one in Shenzhen (China) in 2017. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic rendered this impossible.

Rooted in the tradition of Systematic Botany, the IBC is an integrated forum for knowledge on the plant and mycological worlds. Please take a look at the broad scope of topics that we hope to include in this upcoming IBC.

The congress will include plenary lectures, concurrent symposia―for which we will ask for proposals in Spring 2022—posters, and exhibitors, as well as short courses and workshops.

We wholeheartedly invite the international botanical community to participate in the 20th IBC in Madrid and share their research, knowledge, and experiences with colleagues and friends. We will provide the best environment for such a thrilling experience.

A suite of post-meeting excursions will be offered for attendees to visit places of botanical and cultural interest. Please see the preliminary list.

We look forward to seeing you all in Madrid in July 2024.

23–26 September 2024 The 19th GERLI Lipidomics Meeting at the End of The World

Plouzané, France

Conference name: The 19th GERLI Lipidomics Meeting at the End of The World
Conference time: 23–26 September 2024
Conference location: Plouzané, France
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The 19th GERLI Lipidomics meeting is a highly anticipated event bringing together leading researchers to discuss the latest advancements in understanding lipid structure and functions in various organisms inhabiting aquatic and terrestrial environments.

During the meeting, new tools and techniques from disciplines such as biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, ecology, genomics, proteomics and lipidomics will be presented. These cutting-edge approaches will shed light on crucial questions concerning the diversity, functions and metabolism of lipids, as well as their industrial valorization.

To this end, seven sessions will be proposed, from the description of the molecules’ structure to the definition of their role in the physiology of organisms, down to their use to feed populations. Sessions will also focus on analytical preservation and tracability techniques, as well as emerging fluxomics techniques.

The meeting will take place from September 23rd to 26th, 2024, at the prestigious European Institute of Marine Sciences in Plouzané near Brest.

6–9 October 2024 The 24th Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) Technical Meeting and Exhibition

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Conference name: The 24th Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) Technical Meeting and Exhibition
Conference date: 6–9 October 2024
Conference location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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The Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) technical meeting and exhibition series is a long-standing, recognized forum for fostering technical innovation at the intersection of materials science and engineering, and their application. At MS&T, you can learn from those who are at the cutting edge of research in their disciplines, share your work with leading experts in your field, and build valuable cross-disciplinary relationships unique to this conference series. Abstracts are due 1 May 2024.

14–18 October 2024 43rd CIESM Congress

Palermo, Italy

Conference name: 43rd CIESM Congress
Conference date: 14-18 October 2024
Conference location: Palermo (Sicily), Italy
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Set against the breathtaking landscape of Sicily, this year’s congress, scheduled for October 14–18 2024, marks our return after a two-year hiatus.

We invite you to be part of an event that not only celebrates scientific breakthroughs but also bridges diverse cultures across the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions.

Prepare for a full week of exploring a wide range of marine disciplines, featuring key speakers on marine science and engaging side events.

Join us for an unforgettable journey of discovery and dialogue at the heart of the Mediterranean.

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