EPNOE Research Roadmap
The new EPNOE research (2020-2040) road map is under preparation. The activity is lead by Karin Stana Kleinschek and Pedro Fardim.
The polysaccharides will be at the central point of the world of tomorrow for food, materials, medicine and fuels.
Three main drivers strongly push the USE OF POLYSACCHARIDES:
- The emergence of a bio economy that increases the contribution of bio based products.
- Polysaccharides used in all sectors of human activities like materials science, nutrition, health care and energy, are polymers with exceptional properties, opening routes for novel applications.
- The presence and renewable character of polysaccharides, making them the primary CO2 neutral candidates for the global transformation to a more sustainable world. Proper utilisation of polysaccharide resources has the potential of increasing biodiversity, food safety and sustainability, decreasing of CO2 emissions and pollution, and is suitable for production of fuel and materials and sustainable food production.
The EPNOE Research Roadmap is built around the following main focus areas:
1. Chemistry, Biology and Physics
2. Materials Science and Engineering
3. Food and Nutrition
4. Biomedical applications
Chairs of the EPNOE Research road map (RRM) activities:
Karin Stana Kleinschek
EPNOE VP Research
TU Graz, Austria
KU Leuven, Belgium
RRM Chemistry, Biology and Physics – Chair and co chairs
TU Graz, Austria
French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRAE), France
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
Aalto University, Finland
RRM Materials Science & Engineering – Chair and co Chairs
Armines – Mines Paristech, France
Group of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN Group), Spain
Mid-Sweden University, Sweden
RMM Food & Nutrition – Chair and co Chairs
Stichting Wageningen Research, Netherlands
RMM Biomedical Applications – Chair and co Chairs
University of Aveiro,
University of Rome
“La Sapienza”, Italy
University of Iceland,
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany