October 1-5, 2024, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
April 20, 2024
Opening of Online registration
June 15, 2024
Deadline for Abstract submission
October 1-5, 2024
Conference dates

Dear colleagues and friends!

The issue of microplastics is one of the most serious “deferred” environmental problems of the 21st century. Population growth, and the resulting increase in polymer consumption, along with a low level of environmental education and insufficient infrastructure for the collection and processing of polymer waste, is leading to an increase in the accumulation of discarded plastic in the environment which, given its prolonged decomposition, results in a vast quantity of microscopic particles.

The appearance of these particles poses a large number of interdisciplinary challenges related to the detection, characterization and study of the impact of microplastics on human health. The significance of these studies at an international level is confirmed by the UN Environment Assembly 5 (UNEA 5.2) Resolution 5/14 of March 2, 2022 on the need to prevent plastic pollution and to conclude a legally binding international treaty in this area.

The development of such an agreement takes place as part of the work of an 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 will try to fill this gap, and become a platform for interdisciplinary communications on microplastic issues.


Sergey Lyulin
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Science, 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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