The International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry is the leading international scientific research event in the areas of wood, fiber and pulping chemistry, wood components, lignocellulosic materials, forest biotechnology and biorefinery. It gathers several hundreds of scientists, technologists, and experts from all over the world with the aim to exchange and disseminate new ideas and discoveries, and to promote collaborations.
ISWFPC 2023 is the 21st of the series, the first after the event organized in Japan in 2019 (20th ISWFPC) and the stop imposed by the pandemic.
Download the programme and the book of abstracts available through the links here below. The book of abstracts is available only for the Symposium attendees.
Please use the following citation for the book of abstracts:
John Ralph - Lifetime achievement award
John Ralph is a Professor of Biochemistry and a senior researcher at the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and, since 2015, a Distinguished Professor of the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. He obtained his B.Sc.-Hons in Chemistry at Canterbury University, New Zealand, in 1976, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Forestry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982. Ralph’s group is recognized for its work on lignin biosynthesis, including delineation of the pathways of monolignol biosynthesis, lignin chemistry, and lignin reactions. The chemical/structural effects of perturbing lignin biosynthesis has been a focus, and extensions are aimed at redesigning lignins to be more valuable or more readily degraded. The group develops analytical methods and synthetic methods for biosynthetic products, precursors, intermediates, molecular markers, and cell wall model compounds. Ralph was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2005, and has been named by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the most cited authors in the plant and animal sciences every year since 2007.
Thomas Rosenau is professor at BOKU University Vienna at the Department of Chemistry, holding the chair of Wood, Pulp and Fiber Chemistry. He heads the Division of Chemistry of Renewable Resources, Chair of Wood, Pulp and Fiber Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna. Thomas does research in Organic Chemistry, Green Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry, focusing on the two biopolymers cellulose (structure, modification, aging and yellowing, paper, fibers) and lignin (structure, utilization, analytical method development), as well as on plant extractives and antioxidants.
Section Wood and Biorefinery: WBP19 “Adding speed to lignin analysis straight from black liquors”
Nadine Kohlhuber, Oliver Musl, Irina Sulaeva, Ivan Sumerskii, Stefan Böhmdorfer, Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast
Section Cellulose: CP3 “Fermentation of textile hydrolysate for the production of bacterial cellulose for high-tech applications”
Tom Distler, K. Huemer, V. Leitner
Section Lignin: LP27 “Lignin-Bonded Composites from Sawmill Byproducts”
Sebastian Serna-Loaiza, Cornelia Hofbauer, Luis Zelaya-Lainez, Luisa Scolari, Florian Zikeli, Hinrich Grothe, Josef Füssl, Anton Friedl, Markus Lukacevic, Michael Harasek
The members of executive, organizing, and scientific committees of ISWFPC 2023 have been selected among leading scientists in wood science.