EcoBalt 2018 preliminary programme

 

Thursday 25th October 2018

8:00-9:00 Registration.

9:00-9:30 Opening ceremony. Chair of the session Prof. Rimantas Ramanauskas.

Welcome by Prof. Aivaras Kareiva.

Welcome by the Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Lithuania.

Welcome by Vice-Rector of Vilnius University Prof. Rimantas Jankauskas

9:30-10:15 Keynote lecture. Prof. Dr. Andrew R. Barron, Ser Cymru Chair of Low Carbon Energy and Environment, Director of ESRI, Swansea University, United Kingdom. Flexible Approaches to Water Treatment and Metal Remediation: From a Village to the Oil Patch”.

10:15-10:45 Invited speaker. Dr. Kiriaki Chrissopoulou, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Heraklion Crete, Greece. “Structure and dynamics of bio-based polyesters in the bulk and under confinement”.

10:45-11:15 Invited speaker. Prof. Dr. Przemyslaw Niedzielski, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. “The studies of speciation in environmental samples using hyphenated techniques with atomic spectrometry detection”.

11:15-11:30 Coffee break.

 

Chair of the session Dr. Kiriaki Chrissopoulou.

11:30-12:00 Invited speaker. Galina Garnaga-Budrė, Director of Environmental Research Department, Lithuania. The chemical status of the Baltic Sea in Lithuania: Current status and trends”.

12:00-12:30 Invited speakers. Antanas Marcinonis, Saulius Janulevičius, Rūta Tekorienė, Limited liability company “Grota”, Lithuania. “Some pecularities of in-situ soil and groundwater  remediation in Lithuania”.

12:30-14:00 Lunch.

 

Chair of the session Prof. Arturs Vīksna.

14:00-14:20 Oral presentation.

14:20-14:40 Oral presentation.

14:40-15:00 Oral presentation.

15:00-15:20 Oral presentation.

15:20-15:40 Oral presentation.

15:40-16:00 Coffee break.

16:30-18:00 Excursion to Vilnius University Library (Optional).

16:30-18:00 Excursion to Vilnius University Life Sciences Center (Optional).

 

Friday 26th October 2018

 

8:00-9:00 Registration.

Chair of the session Prof. Andrew R. Barron.

9:00-9:30 Invited speaker. Prof. Habil. Dr. Ewa Bulska, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Poland. “Very precise determination of stable isotopes of Ca, Mg and Sr by MC-ICPMS for environmental purposes”.

9:30-10:00 Invited speaker. Dr. Aleksey Etin. Limited liability company “Veika”, Lithuania. „A story of an eco-revolution in a niche industry“.

10:00-10:30 Invited speaker. Dr. Maarja Öpik, Department of Botany, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Estonia. “Why should we care of soil microbiota – the case of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi”.

10:30-11:00 Coffee break.

 

Chair of the session Prof. Przemyslaw Niedzielski.

11:00-11:30 Invited speaker. Analytical Chemist Erika Mamaitienė, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Lithuania. Determination of pharmaceutical substances and neonikotinoid insecticides (EU-wide list of substances to be monitored in accordance with Article 8b of Directive 2008/105 / EC) by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry“.

11:30-11:50 Oral presentation.

11:50-12:10 Oral presentation.

12:10-12:30 Oral presentation.

12:30-14:00 Lunch.

 

Chair of the session Dr. Maarja Öpik.

14:00-14:20 Oral presentation.

14:20-14:40 Oral presentation.

14:40-15:00 Oral presentation.

15:00-15:20 Oral presentation.

15:20-15:40 Oral presentation.

15:40-16:00 Coffee break.

 

Chair of the session Dr. Lina Mikoliūnaitė.

16:00-18:00 Poster presentations.

19:00-22:00 Conference dinner

During the Gala Dinner the men’s choir Avanti Vilnius will give concert. Young, charming and ambitious male vocal ensemble “Avanti Vilnius” (leader Aušra Liutkutė) sing songs from Lithuanian and foreign authors

 

 

Saturday 27th October 2018

8:00-9:00 Registration.

Chair of the session Prof. Egidijus Rimkus.

9:00-9:30 Invited speaker. Dr. Vijayalakshmi Velusami, School of Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. “Application carbon nanomaterials and carbohydrate polymer composites for sensing environmental toxins”.

9:30-10:00 Invited speaker. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ausra Valiuniene, Institute of Chemistry, Vilnius University, Lithuania. “Electrochemical oxidation – environmentally friendly way to utilize cyanide solutions”.

10:00-10:30 Invited speaker. Dr. Natalia Tintaru, Institute of Chemistry, Vilnius University, Lithuania.  Electrodeposited catalysts based on W-rich alloys for sustainable hydrogen production“.

 

10:30-11:00 Coffee break.

 

Chair of the session Prof. Ivo Leito.

11:00-11:20 Oral presentation.

11:20-11:40 Oral presentation.

11:40-12:00 Oral presentation.

12:00-12:30 Award of the best posters. Closing of the conference.