4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress

  • Author/Organiser: Czech Chemical Society
  • Event Website: http://www.euchems-prague2012.cz/conference/basic-information.htm
  • Event Date: 27 August 2012 to 31 August 2012
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Venue: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Associated Societies: EuCheMS | Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), Germany | Česká společnost chemická (ČSCH), Czech Republic
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This conference will provide participants with academic, industrial, and government laboratories with a unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with the cutting edge of current chemistry in Europe, to renew old acquaintances, and to establish new contacts. An exhibition will be an excellent opportunity for learning about the latest advances in commercial products and for networking. Students and chemists in early stages of their careers are particularly welcome.


The ten main sections, each hosting several symposia, will provide a feast for the curious spirit, with chemistry for a sustainable world as the unifying theme. The following areas of chemistry will be covered: (i) analytical and electro, (ii) education and history, (iii) food, (iv) environmental, energy and green, (v) inorganic, (vi) life science, (vii) nano, (viii) organic and polymer, (ix) physical, theoretical, and computational, and (x) solid state.

Chairman of the local organizing committee: Pavel Drasar


Plenary Speakers:

  • Vlasta Bonačić-Koutecký, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, GE
    Metal-Cluster Enhanced Photochemistry and Photophysics
  • Aaron Ciechanover, Tumor and Vascular Biology Research Center, Haifa, IL
    Why our proteins have to die so we shall live OR The ubiquitin proteolytic system - from basic mechanisms thru human diseases and onto drug targeting
  • Gerhard Ertl, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, GE
    Catalysis at surfaces: From atoms to complexity
  • Robert H. Grubbs, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
    Design and applications of selective reactions of olefins
  • J. M. Lehn, ISIS, Université de Strasbourg, FR
    From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptive Chemistry
  • Roger Y. Tsien, Howard Hughes Medical Institute La Jolla, USA
    Breeding and building molecules to image cells, electric fields, and disease processes
  • Kurt Wüthrich, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA
    NMR– Where Physical Chemistry Meets Biology and Medicine
  • Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, IL
    The amazing ribosome


Symposia and Conveners
:

  • Analytical chemistry Electrochemistry, Analysis, Sample manipulation
    Christopher Brett, MA, PT
  • Education and History, Professional chemists Ethics/ Employability/ Labels
    Sergio Facchetti, IT
  • Environment and Green Chemistry
    Walter Giger Walter, CH
    • Environmental Radiochemistry, Heinz Gäggeler, CH
    • Mining and the Environment, Jürg Zobrist, CH
    • Green Chemistry, Pietro Tundo, IT
  • European Young Chemists' Network
    Viviana Fluxa
  • Food Chemistry Food/Agriculture/Agrochemistry/Nanotechnology, food and processing
    Bronek Wedzicha
  • Inorganic Chemistry plus Young inorganic chemistry day
    Rudi van Eldik
  • Life Sciences
    Marko Mihovilovic
  • Nanochemistry/ Nanotechnology/ Molecular machines, Carbon tubes, sheets, balls
    Alberto Credi
  • Organic Chemistry, Polymers
    Klaus Müllen
  • Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
    Odile Eisenstein
  • Solid State Chemistry Materials chemistry / New materials
    Piero Sozzani


Special Events:

  • Special symposium: Organic chemistry highlights
    Josef Michl, US
  • Special symposium: Ethics in Science - Chemistry and Ethics
    Frank Hartmut, DE
  • Special guest of Congress and dramatic interlude of the Special Symposium:
    Djerassi Carl, Stanford University, USA, author of "Insufficiency"
  • Staged dramatic reading directed by Zdenek Havlas Jr. of Djerassi's newest "science-in-theatre" play dealing with the science of "bubbleology" as applied to champagne and beer with a few digs along the way at the foibles of academic publishing, academic snobbery, and academic tenure. An apt illustration of themes pertaining to the “Ethics in Science - Chemistry and Ethics” Congress special topic, but actually of relevance to the entire chemical community.

Chemistry - A European Journal Special Issue for EuCheMS
The team of Chemistry—A European Journal is putting together a special issue on the occasion of the conference and is looking forward to meeting you there.
Selection of papers that will appear in the special issue

ChemPlusChem Special Issue for EuCheMS
ChemPlusChem will assemble a special issue of contributions from our Board Members and it will be available in print at the conference and free to browse online. In the meantime you can browse a selection of these papers by accessing our free trial. See you in Prague!

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