International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Laure Cassus Ideas Activities
  • conference organizer, Cite des sciences et de l'industrie - Universcience
    Paris, France
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    Tel + 33 1 40 05 75 66
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    Cite des sciences et de l'industrie - Universcience
  • 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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We will honour a contemporary chemistry Nobel Prize women, Ada Yonath (2009 Chemistry Nobel, Weizmann institute, Israel) on a special conference the 21st of may, in Paris.

She will discuss on the ribosome, with 2 researchers, Puri Lopez Garcia, a specialist of the origins of life scenarios, and Thierry Naas, a specialist of new mecanisms involved in antibiotics resistance.

This will show how a chemistry research, by its technology and its way of thinking, has enlightened biology perspectives and medical applications in a transdisciplinary way.