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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Vijaya Kumar Ideas Activities
  • Professor, Chairman, AFASSA Coordinating Group for Natural Products Chemistry
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Email
    Tel 94773166613
  • Sector:

    Non Governmental Organizations
  • Organizations:

    Chairman, AFASSA Coordinating Group for Natural Products Chemistry
    Chaiman, Industrial Technology Institute, Colombo, sri lanka
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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AFASSA is an acronym for Africa, Asia and South America and stands for a group that coordinates activities of several networks involved in natural products research in Africa, Asia and South America. AFASSA promotes collaborative research in Natural Products Chemistry in countries of the South and South-South linkages in Natural Products Research. Its strategies include the facilitation of training of scientists through South-South promotion of exchange of young scientists and the organization of South-South intercontinental symposia on Natural Products Research. Having obtained funding through an UNESCO Regional Participation Programme for 2010-2011, AFASSA is able to fund request for South-South exchange visits by young scientists from Asian countries working in natural products chemistry or by young scientists from other continents wishing to work at an asian research institution. Further details at AFASSA and the Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka are organizing an International Symposium on Natural Products and their Applications in Health and Agriculture in Kandy, Sri Lanka during October 3-8, 2011. Further details at