Welcome to the International Cyclodextrin Symposium
We cordially invite you to the 21st International Cyclodextrin Symposium
Dunkerque, France, June 10-14 2024
The ever-increasing number of publications on cyclodextrins (CDs) and their market growth clearly demonstrate the enduring interest in these macrocycles discovered in 1891. It seems that these supramolecules still haven’t revealed all of their secrets and continue to arouse the curiosity of researchers in both the fundamental and applied sciences.
In fact, the current interest goes far beyond the simple use of CDs as a delivery system for therapeutic agents. Current research interests focus also on the intrinsic activity of CDs as well as their derivatives and polymers. One of the major discoveries in this area is the finding that the solubilizer HP-β-CD is effective against Niemann-Pick type C disease (NPC).
The exploration of the potential of inclusion complexation is not limited to the biomedical field. CDs are renewable and biodegradable materials that enable green and environmental biotechnologies for all applications. The ability of CDs to act as solubilizers, stabilizers, permeation enhancers, cryoprotectors, sequestrants of toxic compounds, taste and odors maskers, coating materials of solid surfaces, chiral receptors has been successfully explored in food, packaging, cosmetics, textiles, separation processes, environmental remediation, extraction, and catalysis.
Their three-dimensional structure makes them exceptional building blocks for the design of innovative supramolecular architectures due to the differential reactivity of their alcohol functions. As a result, these molecular hosts can be specifically linked either covalently or non-covalently to a wide variety of ligands. They are involved in the construction of interlocked molecules (rotaxanes and catenanes), supramolecular polymers, artificial enzymes, hydrogels, metal-organic frameworks, supramolecular solvents, fibers, nanotubes, nanoparticles, and so on
CDs have made significant contributions to nearly every scientific field requiring high performance with minimal environmental impact, yet they never cease to amaze us.
Sophie Fourmentin, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale
Bernard Martel, Université de Lille
Eric Monflier, Université d’Artois
Sébastien Tilloy & Sébastien Noël, Université d’Artois
Stéphanie Degoutin, Nicolas Tabary & Nicolas Blanchemain, Université de Lille
David Landy & Miriana Kfoury, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale
Fabiana Quaglia, PhD
Cyclodextrins as smart components in drug delivery systems: the path to clinical translation
Jun Li, PhD
Innovation on cyclodextrin-based supramolecular polymers for nanomedicine and environmental sustainability applications
Emmanuel Cadot, PhD
Cyclodextrins, nano-ions and Water : Mastering the Chaotropic effect for the Design of Supramolecular Hybrid Materials
Francesco Stellacci, PhD
Cyclodextrin Based Supramolecular Broad-Spectrum Antivirals
Christian Schönbeck, PhD
Can experimental binding constants of polydisperse cyclodextrins be trusted?
Nathalie Jarroux, PhD
Synthesis and characterization of supramolecular assemblies based on cyclodextrins developed in the aim to improve batteries performance
Caitriona O’Driscoll, PhD
Modified cyclodextrins as a platform for oral delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids to treat inflammatory bowel disease
Pravin Shende, PhD
Cyclodextrin-based novel technology for withdrawal treatment
Keiji Terao, PhD
Cyclodextrin Chemistry in Gastrointestinal Tract for Healthcare Application
Luiz Fernando Malta, PhD
Cyclodextrin-based nanostructured materials as administration platforms for coumarines aiming at anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activity.
Mickaël Ménand, PhD
Control of antiaromaticy and Möbius topology with cyclodextrins
Samahe Sadjadi, PhD
Cyclodextrin and its composites in catalysis
Cheng Yang, PhD
Chiral Photochemistry with Cyclodextrin-based Supramolecular Assemblies
Ángel Piñeiro, PhD
Data-Driven Cyclodextrin Engineering: Machine Learning Models based on Molecular Dynamics simulations to optimize ligand affinity
Sophie Beeren, PhD
Enzyme-Mediated Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry with Cyclodextrins
Oscar F. Silva, PhD
Supramolecular assemblies based on amphiphilic cyclodextrins.