Scientific Program

PDF version of the program for the virtual ICP2020 (updated 8 July 2021)

Online programme with manuscripts now available on the virtual conference platform for the conference participants.

Guidelines for oral presenters (poster presenters see below)

The virtual ICP will take place on a virtual platform called Howspace. All participants get access to the platform a few days before the conference and the platform stays open for 2 weeks after the conference. Please note that all programme and presentations will be recorded, also the parallel sessions, and the recordings will be available on the platform during this period for the ICP participants.

You can follow the programme as a live stream from the platform in the programme rooms. Other rooms include ePoster room and Exhibition room.

The parallel sessions take place in Zoom. Links to Zoom will be found on the virtual platform. Please read carefully the Zoom guidelines. And if you have your talk in the main session on Thursday, you will still join the Q&A after you talk via Zoom.

Please note: to minimize any technical problems, all oral presenters are asked to prepare their presentation as a pre-recorded video. In other words, oral presentations are played as pre-recorded videos after which the presenters join live Q&A via Zoom.

Link to an upload form for the oral presentations:
Deadline for the presentation recordings: 7 July.


If you wish to practice joining Zoom or have any questions, please join a test session in Zoom with our technical team.You can join in at any time during the time slot.


Thursday 8 July
14:00-14.30 GMT Chair persons in parallel session and parallel session oral presenters
14:30-15.00 GMT Oral presenters & chairs in main stream
Wednesday 7 July
10:00-10.30 GMT Oral presenters & chairs in main stream
10:00-11:00 GMT Chair persons in parallel session and parallel session oral presenters

Links to Zoom will be sent to presenters and chairs by email on 5 July!

The oral presentation time is 35 minutes + 10 minutes for questions (plenary presentations), and 12 minutes + 3 minutes for questions (typical oral presentations).

Please see the ONLINE programme here and check also your programme code.

Tips for recording:

How to record a PowerPoint presentation with narration:

Here are basic instructions how to record a PowerPoint presentation with narration:

You need a microphone to record the audio, if an external microphone is not available, built-in microphone in your laptop will work, but make sure you are located in a quiet room. External mic or headset is strongly recommended.

To show your face in the presentation, you can activate your webcam feed visible while recording from the lower right corner. This will add personal touch to your presentation, and it is therefore recommended.

Please note the following:

·         Audio will NOT be recorded during slide transitions, so do not speak during transitions.

·         Camera feed can overlap important information on your slide (adjust text on the slide accordingly).

·         If you have videos in your presentation, please play them through completely (do not skip them while recording).

·         Webcam window will also move during certain transitions, avoid such transitions, as the audio is also muted during transitions.

·         Make sure the recording space is well-lit for optimal quality.

If for some reason you are unable to provide a pre-recorded video of your presentation, please be prepared to present live in Zoom (not recommended): Please prepare your presentation in PowerPoint format (aspect ratio 16:9) and share your screen when you present in Zoom. It is recommended to close other browsers, just keep your own presentation file open, so it is easy to select the file to be shared in Zoom. Arrive in Zoom 5-10 minutes before your talk time session starts.

Guidelines for poster presenters

Posters are presented as 1-page files (PDF), vertical position (portrait), file size max. 1.0 GB. In addition, you may prepare a 1-3 minute video presentation of your poster  (optional).

Posters  (and the optional poster videos) will be uploaded on the virtual platform, to a specific ePoster room, accessible to all ICP2020 participants (access also after the conference for 2 weeks).

If you have been granted a poster with a 3 minute oral presentation, please prepare your presentation as a pre-recorded video (please see recording instructions above for oral presenters). Your presentation will be played in the main programme, but can also be uploaded on the ePoster room.

Upload link:
use this to upload your:
-3 minute oral poster presentation (if you have been granted one)
- poster file in PDF
- (optional) poster video, 1-3 minutes

Please see the ONLINE programme here and check also the programme code for your poster.

Deadline for the posters: 2 July

Main topics

The six main topics for the ICP2020TURKU will cover recent advances in these fields of modern polyphenol research:

• Structure, reactivity & synthesis
• Bioactivity & bioavailability
• Metabolomics, targeted analysis & big data
• Quality control & standardization
• Biogenesis and functions in plants & ecosystems
• Biomaterials & applied sciences

14 Invited Plenary Talks

The Scientific Committee has invited two plenary talks per each scientific topic. In addition, there will be two plenary talks: the Opening Lecture and the one given by the winner of the GP Scientific Prize. The invited plenaries are given by:

Plenary on Groupe Polyphenols 50 Years History: Prof. Joseph Verkauteren

Structure, reactivity & synthesis
Prof. Toshiyuki Kan
Prof. Jean-Philip Lumb

Bioactivity & bioavailability
Prof. Claudia Nunes dos Santos
Prof. Patricia Oteiza

Metabolomics, targeted analysis & big data
Prof. Fulvio Mattivi
Dr. Justin van der Hooft

Quality control & standardization
Prof. Jess Reed
Dr. Jara Pérez-Jiménez

Biogenesis and functions in plants & ecosystems
Prof. Cathie Martin
Prof. Teemu Teeri

Biomaterials & applied sciences
Prof. Helene Fulcrand
Prof. Frank Caruso

The program includes plenary & regular talks and poster sessions

In addition to the plenary talks, the Scientific Committee will invite over 60 talks on the basis of the 1-page abstracts that are to be submitted at the latest 28 February 2021. All the other participants have the possibility to present their findings in the form of a scientific poster during the separate poster sessions.

Special emphasis on young scientists

The ICP2020TURKU will have separate young scientists sessions aimed at PhD students and postdocs to enhance their possibilities to have oral presentations in an international conference. In addition, PhD students selected by the Scientific Committee can do a rapid 3-min teaser presentation of the main findings of their posters already during the main sessions of the Conference.

”How do you reach your peace of mind: by being isolated from people, by sitting in peace with a friend or by being surrounded by people at the market square? We are all different and that’s why the ICP2020TURKU offers you multiple aspects of polyphenol science. We all cannot love just plain tannin chemistry, can we? :)”