The 14th International Conference of the European Chitin Society (EUCHIS 2023) and the 15th International Conference on Chitin and Chitosan (15th ICCC) will be held in Siglufjörður, Iceland, on Sept. 11th – 14th, 2023.

EUCHIS 2023 will provide an opportunity for academics, students, and other professionals in the field to meet in person and discuss exciting new findings and progress for the first time since 2018. The program will include lectures, poster sessions, a social program, and other activities.

The European Chitin Society (EUCHIS) is a non-profit organisation which objectives are to encourage basic and applied scientific studies of all aspects of chitin, including chitosan, their derivatives, and related enzymes.

Click here to register for EUCHIS 2023!

The Venue

We are delighted to welcome you to the northernmost town in Iceland. This historical fishing village draws visitors from around the world for its fresh sea air, cultural significance, and access to all kinds of adventure activities. Formerly the capital of Herring fisheries in the North Atlantic, Siglufjörður has in recent years become the main platform for research and the sustainable utilisation of chitin and chitosan, and the hub for chitin production from formerly discarded crustacean shells. Siglufjörður is the home of pioneering companies developing various chitin-based products, making it the ideal venue for EUCHIS 2023.

This year’s program will be held in unique venues across Fjallabyggð – Iceland’s “mountain municipality”. Get ready for talks from leading scientific minds, unique excursion opportunities and the chance to catch up with cutting-edge research, all set against a rich cultural backdrop beneath soaring peaks seemingly at the edge of the world.

Click here for more information on the venue, including travel information.

The Program

This year’s program will feature exciting talks and presentations, as well as opportunities to explore and discover this charming corner of Iceland.


EUCHIS 2023 has been brought to you by a diligent organising and scientific committee.


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