Athens - Greece

5-10 September 2021

Welcome to the European Colloid & Interface Society (ECIS) conference 2021!


It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 35th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS), from the 5th to the 10th September, 2021. The annual ECIS Conference brings together participants from the broad, interdisciplinary field of colloid and interface science, including chemists, physicists, biologists, pharmacists and engineers. ECIS offers education to young researchers and nurtures networking at an international level. During the conference, plenary lectures will be given by eminent speakers and the laureates of the Overbeek and Solvay Prizes. Participation and advancement of young researchers and PhD students is encouraged through several best oral or poster prizes.


The conference was initially scheduled to be held in 2020 but the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to postpone it for September 2021. Taking into consideration the major difficulties that humanity suffered by the pandemic, limiting travels and meetings, we offered the possibility to participate to the conference either physically or digitally. Attendees that chose a digital participation will have online and interactive access to all sessions presenting their work either as an oral or a poster.


Preparing the Conference under the restricted conditions imposed by the pandemic, was a major challenge. A lot of uncertainties limited our initial plans to offer to the participants a variety of activities within the Conference and beyond. Nevertheless, with the impressive number of colleagues that expressed their will to be physically present in Athens, we are glad to schedule a traditional scientific program with Plenary lectures and four parallel sessions of oral presentations as well as two poster sessions.


In addition, a welcome reception is programmed on Sunday 5th of September at the Athens tennis club near the impressive temple of Zeus and an official dinner will take place on Thursday 9th of September at the Athens Riviera.


As the COVID-19 is still present, it is imperative to follow all sanitary protocols imposed by the authorities. Please read the analytical instructions at the Conference’s site.


Wishing you an excellent stay,

Aris Xenakis, Chair