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Invited Speakers

Opening Plenary Lecture

Paul Dubin

University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Glycosaminoglycans: Nature's protean polyelectrolytes

Plenary Lectures

Martien A. Cohen Stuart

Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Measuring the strength of ionic bonds in polyelectrolyte complexes by means of single molecule force spectroscopy

Akihiro Kishimura

The University of Tokyo, Japan
Development of polyion complex nano-architecture toward biomedical applications

Manfred Schmidt

Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Molar mass and dimensions of polyelectrolytes determined by light scattering in the low ionic strength limit

Microsymposium “Ionic Polysaccharides”

Steven Harding

National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics, University of Nottingham, UK
Self-association and other interactive behaviour of charged polysaccharides

Sabrina Bertini

Ronzoni Institute, Milano, Italy
The role of charge in the interaction between glycosaminoglycans and proteins

Laurent David

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Structural regime identification in ionotropic alginate gels: Influence of the cation nature and alginate structure

Kurt Ingar Draget

NTNU-Trondheim Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Alginates: Chemical - physical properties as basis for their medical applications

Christian Sanchez

INRA-Montpellier SupAgro-CIRAD-Université Montpellier 2, France
Conformation of arabinogalactan-proteins from Acacia gum

Microsymposium “Polyelectrolytes in Fragrances, Flavors, Food, and Pharmaceuticals”

Jean-François Berret

Université Paris-Diderot, Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, France
Versatile Electrostatic Assembly of Nanoparticles & Polyelectrolytes: The role of the formulation process

Abdelhamid Elaissari

LAGEP Laboratory, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France
Polyelectrolyte-coated particles for in-vitro bionanotechnology: Samples preparation

Philipp Erni

Corporate Research Division, Materials Science Department, Firmenich SA, Switzerland
Quantifying and Controlling Polyampholyte Interactions for the Design of Flavor and Fragrance Delivery Systems

Invited Lectures

Franziska Gröhn

Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Supramolecular polyelectrolyte assemblies with various shapes and functionalities

Xuhong Guo

East China University of Sciences and Technology, Shanghai, China
Polyelectrolyte assembly in rheology

A. Basak Kayitmazer

Bogazici University, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey
Catechol-modified polyelectrolytes and their complexes

Regine v. Klitzing

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
to be announced

Ksenija Kogej

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Polyelectrolyte-surfactant complexes

Shigeo Sasaki

Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Solution-mediated metastable-stable transformation of ionic surfactants with cooling

Alexander S. Shaplov

A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Application of polymeric ionic liquids and materials on their basis as solid polyelectrolytes for Li batteries

Joseph B. Schlenoff

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL USA
Saloplastics: Processing Polyelectrolyte Complexes

Ernst Wagner

Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Sequence-defined oligo(ethanamino)amides for targeted siRNA and pDNA polyplex delivery