43rd IUPAC World Chemistry Congress


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The Congress will include plenary lectures, symposia, oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops and group meetings. There will be ten concurrent sessions each day from Monday through Thursday and Poster Sessions each afternoon and evening from Monday through Thursday.

There will be at least two workshops each day from Monday through Thursday. There will be seven plenary lecturers, two every day at 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. every day, except Thursday.

Themes for IUPAC 2011:

  • Chemistry and the Environment
  • Alternative Energy Sources
  • Chemistry of Life
  • Chemical Education and Heritage
  • Industrial and Applied Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanotechnology
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Chemical Analysis and Imaging
  • Theoretical, Physical and Computational Chemistry

The Call for Abstracts for the 2011 IUPAC World Chemistry Congress will open on late August 2010 and will close on March 31, 2011.

Plenary Lectures

  • Prof. Aaron Ciechanover (2004 Nobel Laureate) – Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Title of Plenary Lecture: Why Our Proteins Have to Die so We shall Live or The Ubiquitin Proteolytic System - From Basic Mechanisms thru Human Diseases and onto Drug Development.

  • Prof. Richard Ernst (1991 Nobel Laureate)– ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Title of Plenary Lecture: From Monsieur Fourier’s Calculus to Medical Imaging: The Importance of the Fourier Transformation in Spectroscopy.

  • Prof. Robert R. Grubbs (2005 Nobel Laureate) – California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Prof. Roald Hoffmann (1981 Nobel Laureate) – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Title of Plenary Lecture: ALL THE WAYS TO HAVE A BOND

  • Prof. Mario Molina (1995 Nobel Laureate)– University of California-San Diego, USA and Mexico
  • Prof. Richard R. Schrock (2005 Nobel Laureate)– Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Prof. Ada E. Yonath (2009 Nobel Laureate)– Weismann Institute of Science, Israel

Inviting Young Chemists to the 43rd IUPAC Congress in Puerto Rico

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