International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Gerrit van Meer Ideas Activities
  • Prof., Utrecht University, Department of Chemistry
    3584CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Email
    Tel +31 30 2533427
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Utrecht University, Department of Chemistry
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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- My position is Chair of the Department of Chemistry. Thus I am interested in motivating young people to start a study in chemistry as a basis for their professional activities.

- In addition, I am a biological chemist/molecular cell biologist. It is great to discover how chemical insights help us to understand biological processes. It is all based on molecules their transformations and interactions!