International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Green Chemistry for Cell Penetrating Peptide Synthesis Discussion Discussion James Chou   |   added on Aug 08, 2011 Bioactive peptides are of interest as potential intracellular therapeutics in human disease. Bioactive peptides have high target specificity, low toxicity, and low accumulation in tissues. Using green chemistry technology could modify the amino acids for better cell penetration.
Topic: peptide synthesis, chemistry education, chemistry of nature, chemistry of peptide synthesis Audience: chemistry, peptides, chemical synthesis

IYC TV Commercial Suggestion Suggestion Ivan Faria   |   added on Aug 05, 2011 Communication to evolve.
Topic: engaging the youth, presentations, history of chemistry, environment, exhibition, science fair, climate change, water quality Audience: students, general public, secondary schools, scientists, high schools, school children, educators, professional chemists, primary schools, iyc enthusiasts, researchers, tertiary education, international, global, post graduate students, decision makers, regional, post secondary students

Survivor Chemistry Discussion Discussion Eleanor Corcino   |   added on Aug 02, 2011 Out wit. Out play. Out last.
Topic: engaging the youth, engaging others, hands-on activities, play, competition Audience: students, teachers, club, secondary schools

how can we make chemistry more interesting..??? Suggestion Suggestion Raj Shah   |   added on Jul 28, 2011 there are many people in the world who do not understand chemistry....chemistry should be made more easy, interesting and fun can these be done...???
Topic: engaging the youth Audience: students, general public, teachers, scientists, international

Chemistry and Poland Suggestion Suggestion Marcin Chlystun   |   added on Jul 20, 2011 The next 6 months between July 2011 and December 2011 are under Polish Presidency of the European Union. This is perhaps a good moment to turn the attention to the Polish Embassy in Kenya for collaboration on prospective projects promoting chemistry.
Topic: engaging the youth, history of chemistry, chemistry olympiad Audience: students, teachers, scientists, professional chemists, researchers, decision makers