Conference topics

This year’s technical programme encompasses 6 areas that cover the broad spectrum of activities in materials, environmental and food chemistry and technology, biotechnology, physical chemistry and applied chemistry and is expected to provide a unique opportunity to share and discuss the latest developments.

The authors can submit the papers to following areas:

  • Environmental Chemistry and Technology 

  • Functional Materials 

  • Inorganic materials 

  • Physical Chemistry & Life with special session on Advanced fluorescence techniques 

  • Photochemistry and Photocatalysis 

  • Organic electronics and Bioelectronics 

A special forum will be dedicated to Czech and Slovak food science meeting on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the independent Czechoslovak Republic. This special session is aimed to:

  • Historical perspective of 100 years in food sciences in Czech and Slovak regions
  • Trends and innovations in modern food science and technology, biotechnology and related fields

In addition to an exceptional technical program, Ch&Life 2018 will cater our attendees to educational and outreach activities; including an exciting Workshop on PHA Based Bioplastics and GEODUST Workshop.

  • PHA Based Bioplastics: PHAs are a family of naturally occurring polymers produced as energy reserves of microorganisms. All members of the PHA family are fully biodegradable; not just in industrial composting equipment, but also in the soil and in the freshwater and seawater. Controlled PHA production and application belongs to the most important research topics at FCH BUT. The workshop is focused on the roundtable discussion of up to date problems regarding production of PHAs in different types of microorganisms, study of physical chemical properties of PHAs and their role in microbial cells, and possibilities to process natural PHAs into functional polymers. The key speakers will be specialists in PHA production and processing from foreign countries, cooperation institutions and FCH.

    PHA workshop will be organized in cooperation with Institute of Scientific Instruments, The Czech Academy of Sciences under the project “Strategie AV21”. 

  • GEODUST: Workshop is focused on education and training in soft skills related with scientific work and project management. The GEODUST is project of Marie Sklodowska-Curie program of H2020 that strengthens collaboration of research institutes and industrial companies in utilization of industrial by-products, esp. cement kiln bypass dust, in production of building materials.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we look forward to welcoming and meeting with you at the 7th Ch&Life in Brno.