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Treesearch Scientific Sessions: Stockholm Cell Wall Meeting 2018

Stockholm Cell Wall Meeting 2018

KTH, September 6

When: 6th of September, 9.00 – 17.00

Where: KTH, Stockholm (AlbaNova)

Registration deadline: Registration is now closed.
Contact to see if there is still possibilities to attend. 

Welcome to the Stockholm Cell Wall Meeting 2018, September 6th, featuring talks from local cell wall researchers, and including a Treesearch Scientific Session on plant cell walls.

Research into the structure, functions, and exploitation of cell walls is vital to environmental, industrial, and even medical biotechnology. There is a vibrant community of cell wall researchers active in the Stockholm area, and this one-day symposium will showcase the breadth and the depth of their activities.

The Stockholm Cell Wall Meeting is an interdisciplinary forum with speakers working on different aspects on cell walls, including wood and other plant cell walls, from KTH, WWSC, SciLifeLab and Stockholm University. The topics of the meeting covers both fundamental aspects of cell wall biology as well as more applied work in the area of materials research. 

The morning sessions focusing on plant cell wall is a part of the Treesearch Scientific Session;  a seminar series arranged by researcher within Treesearch, the national research platform for new materials from forest raw material. In the sessions after lunch there will be 1 hour of lightning talks by young scientist followed by a poster session.

The number of seats are limited to 60 for the morning session and 40 for the afternoon session.


For questions, contact the organiser Lauren McKee, KTH Glycoscoence / WWSC (


08.30 – 09.00


09.00 – 09.10

Opening of the meeting

(Room FB52)

09.10 – 10.30

SESSION I: Fundamental studies of the plant cell wall

(Room FB52)

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.00

SESSION II: Industrial biotechnology for the exploitation of cell walls

(Room FB52)

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.00

SESSION III: Cell wall research for disease prevention

(Room FB54)

14.00 – 15.00

Lightning talks by 6 young scientists

(Room FB54)

15.00 – 17.00

Poster session with mingle

(corridor floor 4)

Confirmed speakers and titles

Session I 

Stefania Giacomello (SciLifeLab): Plant Spatial Transcriptomics and its Cell Wall Challenges.

Leonard Blaschek (SU): Techniques to Determine the Spatial Distribution of Aldehyde Units in Lignin.

Sara Diaz Moreno (KTH): Perspectives on Cellulose Biosynthesis Research: Challenges and Opportunities.

Jennie Berglund (KTH): Insights into Hemicellulose Structure and Properties.

Session II

Amparo Jimenez Quero (KTH): Green is the New Black.

Damao Wang (KTH): Bio-utilization of Polysaccharides from the Marine Plant Cell Wall.

Paula Martirez (Cellutech): The Industrial Perspective on Cell Wall Cellulose Exploitation.

Session III 

Lauren McKee (KTH): Sensing and Deconstruction of Plant and Fungal Cell Walls by Beneficial Soil Bacteria.

Johan Seijsing (SU): Cell Wall Degrading Enzymes as a Treatment Against Bacterial Infections.


Elzbieta Rzeszutek (KTH): Cell Wall Biosynthesis in Saprolegnia parasiticaas a target for Disease Control.

Jing Li (KTH): Cell Wall Fractionation and Polysaccharide Characterisation of Medicinal Ginseng Plants.

Felicia Leijon (KTH): Proteomic Analysis of Plasmodesmata in Relation with Callose Biosynthesis. 

Dingfeng Xu (KTH): Cationic Cellulose Nanofibrils/Clay Composite Films of High Toughness.

Anna Abbadessa (KTH): Layer-by-Layer Assembly for the Engineering of Novel Lignin-Based Materials.

Secil Yilmaz (KTH): Multifunctional Carbohydrate-Based Soft Materials from Cereal By-Products.