International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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The Chemistry of Cheese and Why We Love It Tanya Fogg   |   added on Apr 05, 2011    |    United States Humans, like many cartoon mice, love cheese. A trip to your local grocers will reveal various types and numerous brands to taste, smell, and enjoy. But what is the chemistry behind this delectable food? Michael Tunick, with the USDA, discusses the art and science of cheese making in a discussion that will stimulate your tas
Topic: chemistry of cheese, cheese, culinary, food chemistry, aging cheese Audience: general public, chemists, professors, students, research scientists, foodies, cheese lovers

Turning on the Light Bulb – Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation Tanya Fogg   |   added on Apr 05, 2011    |    United States Have you ever wondered why some people and organizations appear to consistently come up with “good ideas?” It isn’t just luck. Join us to learn some simple techniques you can use to increase the generation and evaluation of actionable ideas!
Topic: ideas, light bulb, innovation, evaluate ideas Audience: students, chemists, professional chemists, research scientists, general public

Ten Commandments for being a Successful Scientist Tanya Fogg   |   added on Apr 05, 2011    |    United States Some believe the successful were simply “lucky,” but what is luck? Luck, some define, is when preparation meets opportunity. And many weary scientists have wondered how to find that opportunity. Look no further – join ACS Webinars™ and our speaker, Professor Darren Griffin, of the University of Kent, UK, as he reveals ten e
Topic: chemistry, code of conduct, ethics, successful, professional development Audience: chemists, scientists, students, professional, research scientists

Fiber Science and Technology - Memorial Symposium Kunio Kimura   |   added on Mar 23, 2011    |    Japan The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan has the memorial symposium on the International Chemistry Year jointly with the annual conference on June 8, 2011. We invite three speakers from Asia and Europe for understanding of fiber chemistry.
Topic: conference Audience: post graduate students, universities, professors, tertiary education, under graduate and graduate students, chemists, research scientists, industrial researchers, citizen

Me Too Drugs: R&D Innovations or Imitations? Tanya Fogg   |   added on Mar 17, 2011    |    United States A “me too” drug is similar in chemical structure or has the same mechanism of action as the protype. According to the 2004 FDA report, only about one-third of the drug license application approvals over the preceding eight years were considered as ‘new’.
Topic: drug development, drug, drug prototype Audience: pharmacist, students, chemists, general public, professors, research scientists