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NJC Symposium: New Directions in Chemistry

Activity by Denise Parent   |   added on Feb 14, 2011   |   France Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): NJC, CNRS, RSC Publishing, University of Strasbourg

The "2011 NJC Symposium: New Directions in Chemistry" will feature talks by 8 well-known chemists, all members of NJC's editorial board, working in different areas of chemistry. The presentations will highlight the contributions of chemistry to a variety of challenges faced by our society (environment, health, electronics...).

The "2011 NJC Symposium: New Directions in Chemistry" will feature talks by eight well-known chemists, all members of NJC's editorial board, working in different areas of chemistry (biochemistry, coordination chemistry, organic chemistry, computational chemistry). These presentations will highlight the contributions of chemistry to a variety of challenges faced by our society today (in fields as diverse as the environment, health, electronics, etc.).

  • When: April 11–12, 2011
  • Where: ISIS Building on the Esplanade Campus of the University of Strasbourg (Sciences Faculties)
  • Organizers: Prof. Mir Wais Hosseini (Strasbourg) and Dr Denise Parent (Montpellier)
  • Sponsors: NJC, CNRS Institute of Chemistry, RSC Publishing, University of Strasbourg
  • Registration: the symposium is free and open to all interested persons. For organisational purposes we ask you to register your attendance by sending an email to njc@univ-montp2.fr.

The detailed program is given below.

Monday, April 11th (session 1)

  • 16.30 Helen Hailes (University College London, UK)
    "The use of enzymes in synthesis"
  • 17.10 Peter Junk (Monash University, Australia)
    "Rare earths as potential corrosion inhibitors"
  • 17.50 Michael Scott (University of Florida, USA)
    "Design and synthesis of soft donor ligands for selective binding of harmful f-elements"

Tuesday, April 12th (sessions 2 & 3)

  • 9.00 Barbara Nawrot (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
    "Chemically modified small inhibitory nucleic acids"
  • 9.40 Wais Hosseini (University of Strasbourg, France)
    "Molecular turnstiles"
  • 10.20 Fabrizia Grepioni (University of Bologna, Italy)
    "The growing world of crystal forms"
  • 11.00 Break
  • 11.20 Odile Eisenstein (University of Montpellier, France)
    "Determining reaction mechanisms in organometallic chemistry with computational chemistry"
  • 12.00 Jerry Atwood (University of Missouri-Columbia, USA)
    "New understanding of the organic solid state"

Feel free to attend 1, 2, 3 or more lectures, as you wish.

For further information and updates, please contact Dr Denise Parent at the NJC Editorial Office: njc@uni-montp2.fr.


Topic: celebrating chemistry, seminars, conferences, women chemists Audience: professional chemists, professors, research scientists, universities, post graduate students, women chemists
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