Ten prestigious chemists, including four Nobel laureates, presented in Paris on Friday 21st May at the Wiley Frontiers of Chemistry event.
The event was a celebratory symposium on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of ChemBioChem and ChemPhysChem, European journals of chemical biology and physical chemistry / chemical physics.
The programme included presentations from Gerhard Ertl, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2007, Jean Marie Lehn, who won in 1987, Roger Tsien, winner in 2008 and Ada Yonath, who was the winner in 2009. The six other presenters are Luisa de Cola, Alan R Fersht, Marc Fontecave, Michael Grätzel, Michel Orrit and Nicolas Winssinger. Further details on the programme can be found here.
View the event through a virtual platform
The event was held in the fabulous Maison de la Chimie in the heart of Paris. It was also broadcast live over the internet through a virtual event platform. This platform allowed you to view the presentations live as they happened in Paris; all presentations were archived and are now available on demand. The platform also allows you to download additional materials; however, communication with speakers and other virtual attendees was only possible during the live event.
09h00 Opening address
09h15 Gerhard Ertl – Reactions at Surfaces: From Atoms to Complexity James T. “Casey” Hynes
09h55 Michel Orrit – Nano-optics: A Window on Structure and Dynamics at Molecular Scales
10h25 Marc Fontecave – From Enzymes to Nanocatalysts: The Case of Hydrogenases
10h55 Coffee / Posters
11h15 Alan R. Fersht – Tumour Suppressor p53: From Structure to Drug Discovery
11h55 Michael Grätzel – Molecular Photovoltaics and Mesoscopic Solar Cells
12h35 Lunch / Posters
14h05 Presentation ChemPubSoc Europe, Wiley-VCH
14h20 Roger Y. Tsien – Breeding and Building Molecules for Imaging Frans C. de Schryver
15h00 Nicolas Winssinger – Translating Instructions into Function by Self Assembly
15h30 Luisa De Cola – Nanomaterials: Properties, Assemblies and Biomedical Applications
16h00 20 min Coffee / Posters
16h20 05 min Poster Prize
16h25 Ada Yonath – The Ribosome: The Remnant of an Ancient Translation Apparatus
17h05 Jean-Marie Lehn – From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptive Chemistry
17h45 Closing address