September 22nd, 2023 

Prof. João F. Mano was the winner of the EPNOE 2023 Science award, for his outstanding work and lifetime achievements in the field of polysaccharide science.

The European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE) is the most important European network devoted to polysaccharides, joining researchers and professionals from the industry to promote research, education, and knowledge-transfer between academia, industry, and civil society, in all fields related to polysaccharides science and technology.

Every two years, the EPNOE Association recognizes outstanding lifetime achievements in polysaccharide research with the Science Award.

Prof. João F. Mano was the recipient of the prestigious EPNOE 2023 Science award. The award was announced and received during the 8th EPNOE International Polysaccharides Conference, that took place in Graz, Austria, in 18-22 September 2023. In this event, prof. João Mano presented a plenary lecture on the topic on “hydrogels from marine-derived polysaccharides for biomedical applications”.

EPNOE Graz 2023, 8th International Polysaccharide Conference, Galadinner in der Seifenfabrik Graz