International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Innovations in Chemical Synthesis Jacqui Colgate   |   added on Jul 12, 2011    |    United Kingdom This 18th Annual Review Symposium organised by SCI's Young Chemists' Panel, will focus on emerging methods in chemical synthesis.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, networking, educational materials Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, educators, research scientists, universities, teachers, industrial chemists, post graduate students, women chemists, educational institutions, secondary school students, tertiary education

Catalytic Clothing Pauline Meakins   |   added on Jul 08, 2011    |    United Kingdom Catalytic Clothing is a partnership that brings together the worlds of fashion and science and asks the public to join the campaign for clean air. Catalytic Clothing seeks to explore how clothing and textiles can be used as a catalytic surface to purify the air we breathe.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, sustainable and green chemistry, art, seminars Audience: students, professional chemists, general public, professors, educators, teachers, women chemists, educational institutions, universities, secondary school students, tertiary education, high schools, school children, secondary schools, graduate students, secondary schools students

Are cows more trustworthy than chemists? Valerie Reeves   |   added on Jul 07, 2011    |    Canada Dr. Joe Schwarcz, of McGill University's Office for Science and Scoiety, will give a public talk at the University of New Brunswick, aimed at dispelling some of commonly-held misconceptions people have about chemistry and chemicals.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, sustainable and green chemistry Audience: students, general public, professors, educators, universities, teachers, educational institutions, secondary school students, tertiary education, school children, secondary schools, graduate students, secondary schools students

Book launch - « Marie-Curie et ses filles – Lettres » by Hélène Langevin-Joliot, Marie Curie’s grand-daughter Annaïk Genson   |   added on Jul 04, 2011    |    Ireland This is a unique occasion to meet Marie Curie’s grand-daughter Hélène Langevin-Joliot. She will reflect on Marie Curie’s life...
Topic: celebrating chemistry, conferences, chemistry education, publications Audience: students, professional chemists, general public, professors, educators, research scientists, universities, teachers, industrial chemists, post graduate students, women chemists, secondary school students, tertiary education, high schools, secondary schools

The Redemption of the British Breakfast! Re-evaluating the importance of the role of saturated fats and cholestrol in the diet of healthy adults Jacqui Colgate   |   added on Jul 04, 2011    |    United Kingdom There is now an alternative view that challenges the previously long held belief that saturated fats have an important effect as a causative agent of cardiovascular disease.
Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, educational materials, seminars, networking, publications, demonstrations, sustainable and green chemistry, hands-on activities, analytical chemistry Audience: students, professional chemists, general public, professors, educators, research scientists, educational institutions, industrial chemists, universities, secondary school students, school children, decision makers