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Keynote I

Prof. Maria Liakopoulou-Kyriakides
Bioorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, acting chair of the Department and director of organic chemistry laboratory.  Member of several scientific societies and organisations. Received her PhD from university of Patras, Greece, with postdoctoral studies at Yale Medical School, USA. Supervisor of numerous PhD theses, coordinated several R&D programs, published over 100 research articles in peer-reviewed   journals and over 150 other publications as, proceedings, review articles, books etc. Current research interests include Biotechnological production of carotenes and biopolymers. Isolation of biological active compounds from plant extracts, separation and identification. Valorization of agro food wastes for high added value products. Synthesis of oligopeptides, chemical characterization and biological evaluation.  Bioremediation, removal of toxic metals from wastewaters or/and biodegradation of chlorinated aromatic compounds using microbial species.


Abstract : Environmental problems arising from agro food wastes can be overcome by incorporating new alternative techniques, more beneficial and advantageous for industry and environment versus management. Valorization of agro food wastes (from wine industries, fresh vegetables and fruits) for recovery or biotechnological production of added value products and minimization of their vast volumes will be presented. Products with high financial impact to food and pharmaceutical industries are proposed as a result of an integrated study for wastes valorization.



Keynote II

Prof. Prof. Dr. Gerrit Schüürmann

Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany


Academic Education
University degrees (M.Sc.) in Chemistry (1982), Physics (1982) and Mathematics (1983); Dr. rer. nat. in Chemistry (1987); Dr. rer. nat. habil. in Ecological Chemistry (2001).

Current Position
Since 1992 Head of the Department of Ecological Chemistry (formerly: Division Head Chemical Ecotoxicology), Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig
2006-2017 Speaker of the UFZ Division of Environmental Health, Leipzig, Germany
Since 2006 Professor of Theoretical & Ecological Chemistry, TU Bergakademie Freiberg







Important Date

Submission Deadline Before July 15, 2017
Notification Date On August 5, 2017
Registration Deadline August 25, 2017
Conference Date September 25-27, 2017