International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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BioPhysChem 2011 Conference Naomi Sarich   |   added on Jun 01, 2011    |    Australia A Joint meeting between the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Australian Society for Biophysics. This meeting will bring together scientists from a range of disciplines to showcase research developments while providing a collegial atmosphere for scientific exchange.
Topic: physical chemistry, biophysics, computational chemistry, conference, workshops, networking, chemistry, chemistry education, international year of chemistry, internatioal keynote speakers, research, research developments, scientific exchange Audience: educators, professors, research scientists, students, industry contacts, universities, post graduate students

Chemistry of Chocolate Monica Metzler   |   added on May 16, 2011    |    United States Chemistry of chocolate is a unique program for the adult public to open people's minds to thinking about chemistry in unexpected ways. A professor of chemistry, and R&D Specialist from a chocolate manufacturer will explain and demonstrate various chemical reactions in the chocolate-making process.
Topic: chocolate, chemistry, cooking, food, hands on activities, workshops Audience: general public, adults

Patents in Chemistry - a successful liaison for innovation Natasa Doslik   |   added on May 16, 2011    |    Italy The workshop on 07 June 2011 will cover topics including commercialisation of research, patenting, importance of searching prior art, and exploiting intellectual property, with particular reference to the field of chemistry.
Topic: patents, intellectual property, inventions, innovations, chemistry, workshop, technology transfer Audience: professionals, researchers in research centers and universities, representative from industry, professors, students and other relevant entities, primarily those involved in chemistry.

Chemistry of Whiskey Monica Metzler   |   added on May 16, 2011    |    United States Chemistry of whiskey is a unique program for the adult public to open people's minds to thinking about chemistry in unexpected ways. Held at the distillery, a professor of chemistry will address chemical reactions in the distillation process and how various flavors are achieved.
Topic: chemistry, whiskey, alcohol, workshops, demonstrations Audience: general public

Can We Grow Energy? -- Role of Chemistry in the Energy Future Tanya Fogg   |   added on May 09, 2011    |    United States The global demand for energy continues to soar and the interface of biology-chemistry to fossil fuel replacement may be the next breakthrough. How is chemistry preparing for this challenge? What technologies are holding promises? Will biofuels be the solution or create other problems? Speaker: Dr. Bruce Dale, Michigan State
Topic: biofuels, energy, chemistry, chemistry education Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, general public, educators, research scientists, industrial chemists, teachers, post graduate students