Scope of the meeting

The career advancement of young scientists is a key agenda of the European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence ( In this context, the EPNOE Junior Scientists Meetings are specifically addressed to researchers from academia and industry (i.e., PhD students, Post-Doctoral scientists, junior Assistant Professors) at an early stage of their scientific career working in the broad field of polysaccharide research. The meetings are held every two years and were established as a unique platform for young scientist to present recent results, share visions on the future development of polysaccharide research, and build up a strong personal network among fellow young colleagues. Senior scientist and industrial researchers are explicitly invited to join the auditorium to participate in transfer of knowledge beyond generations of scientists.

All participants of the 3rd EPNOE Junior Scientists Meeting

are also granted free access to the lectures* of the


which will take place in Graz Austria, 70 km north of Maribor after the EPNOE meeting

*does not include the social program / lunchtime / beverages / other benefits of the Paper&Biorefinery conference. Access kindly provided by the organizers of the Paper&Biorefinery conference: 




University of Maribor
Smetanova ulica 17
2000 Maribor - Slovenia

Team: Rupert Kargl, Manja Kurečič, Matej Bračič, Zdenka Peršin -

Supported by: Patrick Navard, Sylvie Massol - Ecole des Mines de Paris/Mines ParisTech


Conference board - EPNOE Junior Scientists

Carmen Freire - University of Aveiro - Portugal
Martin Gericke - Friedrich Schiller University Jena - Germany
Rupert Kargl - University of Maribor - Slovenia
Nicolas Le Moigne - IMT Mines Ales - France
Carmen-Mihaela Popescu - Petru Poni Institute - Romania
Stefan Spirk - Graz University of Technology - Austria





Important dates

Registration and Payment:

15th Nov. 2017 - 15th Apr. 2018

Abstract submission:


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