October 1-5, 2024, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
July 31, 2024
Deadline for Abstract submission
September 1, 2024
Notification of speech acceptance
September 10, 2024
Registration fee payment
September 15, 2024
Publication of conference programme

Important announcements:

1. The registration deadline has been moved to July 31.
2. The working languages are English and Russian.

Dear colleagues and friends!

The issue of microplastics is one of the 21st century’s most serious “deferred” environmental problems. Increasing polymer production is leading to the appearance of an uncontrolled spread of polymer waste, which with its slow rate of decomposition is turning into a vast quantity of microscopic particles. The appearance of these particles poses a large number of interdisciplinary challenges relating to the detection, characterisation and study of the impact of microplastics on human health and the wider environment.

The significance of these studies at an international level is confirmed by Resolution 5/14 dated 2 March 2022 of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) on the necessity to prevent plastics pollution and to conclude a legally binding international treaty in this area. The drafting of this agreement is taking place as part of the work of the Intergovernmental Committee, and is based on modern, scientifically proven data. However, polymer scientists have so far been less involved in resolving problems associated with microplastics.

This conference provides an opportunity for specialists from all related fields to take part in the discussion of a whole range of issues associated with microplastics.

The conference programme will be divided into five sections:
● Modelling in microplastic research
● Analysis and characterisation of microplastics
● Microplastics in environmental and earth sciences
● Microplastics in biology, pharmacology, and medicine
● Research and industrial strategies for the prevention and reduction of microplastics.

The working languages of the conference will be English and Russian.


Sergey Lyulin
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Science, Novgorod State University, Head of the Laboratory of Theory and Computer Simulation of Polymer Systems, Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
Location of the event

Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University is the largest educational institution in the North-West of the Russian Federation and the only one in the Novgorod region.

Today, the university in Veliky Novgorod is known as the unique “multi-university-technopolis” which in 1993, for the first time in Russia, brought together several universities, technical schools, as well as research and production structures, preserving and increasing their scientific, educational and socio-cultural potential. Currently, Novgorod State University comprises 7 scientific and educational institutions, 4 vocational colleges.

A large-scale project of NovSU is the construction of the Innovative Scientific and Technological Center “Intelligent Electronics – Valdai”. This is a unique educational platform for training competent personnel who meet the requirements of the rapidly developing markets of the digital economy. The Second International Conference “Microplastics in Polymer Science” will take place on the territory of the INTC.

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