25 No. 4
July - August 2003
of conferences, symposia, workshops, meetings, and other
November 2003, Saitama, Japan
the last few years, the science and technology of bio-based
polymers has increased tremendously in significance. The
1st International Conference on Bio- Based Polymers (ICBP
2003) —the first in what will be a bi-annual
series— will bring together scientists and engineers
with an interest in this subject.
polymers include various synthetic polymers derived from renewable
plant resources and CO2, biopolymers (nucleic acids,
polyamides, polysaccharides, polyesters, polyisoprenoids,
and polyphenols), their derivatives, and their blends. Today,
research and development on bio-based polymers are important
at both academic and industrial research centers.
conference programs, including plenary lectures, oral presentations,
and the exhibition of posters will be held in the Suzuki Umetaro
Hall of RIKEN Institute in Saitama, Japan. The official language
of the conference is English. The registration fee covers
admission to all sessions, abstract book, lunches, coffee,
refreshments, and conference banquets on 12 and 13 November.
Participants wishing to present a paper are invited to submit
a camera-ready abstract for oral or poster presentation by
31 July 2003.
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