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ACS Revealed: Behind the scenes of CELL and ENVR Divisions

The CELL Division is pleased to announce a jointly funded IPG award with the ENVR Division. Led by CELL members (Lucian Lucia and Nathalie Lavoine) and ENVR members (Sherine Obare and Christie Sayes), the team will collaborate to establish interdisciplinary leadership training, seminars, and workshop to increase memberships and networking opportunities in both divisions. This …

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Call for symposia – 263rd ACS Spring National Meeting in San Diego

Now that the Fall 2021 meeting is tentatively set, it is time to turn to Spring 2022. The National meeting theme is Bonding Through Chemistry, which is appropriate as we hope to renew our bonds with division collogues. This should be a busy meeting, as it is anticipated to be a hybrid meeting during which …

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Dr Yoshiharu Nishiyama is the 2021 Anselme Payen Award winner

The 2021 Anselme Payen Award winner is Dr Yoshiharu Nishiyama, senior scientist at the Centre de Recherche sur les Mactromolécules Végétales (CERMAV) of French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Université Grenoble Alpes. He received his PhD in 2000 from the University of Tokyo, Japan, under supervision of professor T. Okano and S. Kuga, …

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2021 American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting

The ACS Spring 2021 meeting will be held between April 5-16 online. The CELL Division will be running 13 symposia, including 3D printing frontiers in renewable and smart materials for future circular economy A century of cellulose: The past, present and future of cellulose and renewable materials Biomaterials, biofuels and biochemicals from lignocelluloses Cellulose: The …

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7th International Polysaccharide Conference

On behalf of the EPNOE association, the Cellulose and Renewable Materials (CELL) division of the American Chemical Society and the Cellulose Society of Japan, the 7th International Polysaccharide Conference will be organised by five French laboratories recognised for their research in polysaccharides and their commitments to EPNOE. In the best traditions of EPNOE, the conference …

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Announcements about the ACS Spring 2021 National and Council Meetings

Originally planned as an in-person event in San Antonio, TX, in March 2021, the meeting was transitioned to a virtual event as a result of the rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases locally, nationally, and globally, and predictions for worsening conditions throughout the winter season. The virtual format was chosen out of concern for the …

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2020 KINGFA Young Investigator Award

The 2020 KINGFA Young Investigator Award winner is Dr. Gustav Nyström, Head of Laboratory for Cellulose & Wood Materials, Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. Dr. Nyström has made significant contributions mainly within the field of nanocellulose but also within the field of amyloid fibril self-assembly and amyloid based functional materials. …

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USACICS Fall 2020 announcement

As many of the CELL Division members know, the International Carbohydrate Symposium ICS 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19, and it has been proposed that China will instead host the meeting in 2024. After carrying out a consultation with the individual country representatives whose meetings are affected, the following schedule has been approved by …

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