On May 21, a Friday before a long weekend in most European countries, a symposium will take place at which 10 illustrious speakers, including four Nobel Laureates, will discuss some of the current frontiers of chemical research (see Table 1). As the symposium celebrates the 10th anniversary of ChemBioChem and ChemPhysChem, the lectures naturally focus on the interfaces of chemistry with physics, biology, and medicine. This focus should, however, be inspiring for every chemist regardless of whether his or her own research deals with synthetic organic or theoretical inorganic chemistry or any other specialized field. The symposium should be particularly attractive to PhD students and postdocs, who can also present posters. While the symposium itself is only a one-day event, the posters will be available online for a three-month period.
|Gerhard Ertl||Reactions at Surfaces: From Atoms to Complexity|
|Michel Orrit||Nano-optics: A Window on Structure and Dynamics at Molecular Scales|
|Marc Fontecave||From Enzymes to Nanocatalysts: The Case of Hydrogenases|
|Alan R. Fersht||Tumour Suppressor p53: From Structure to Drug Discovery|
|Michael Grätzel||Molecular Photovoltaics and Mesoscopic Solar Cells|
|Roger Y. Tsien||Breeding and Building Molecules for Imaging|
|Nicolas Winssinger||Translating Instructions into Function by Self Assembly|
|Luisa De Cola||Nanomaterials: Properties, Assemblies and Biomedical Applications|
|Ada Yonath||The Ribosome: The Remnant of an Ancient Translation Apparatus|
|Jean-Marie Lehn||From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptive Chemistry|
As ChemBioChem and ChemPhysChem are published by Wiley-VCH on behalf of ChemPubSoc Europe (which comprises 14 European chemical societies including the Société Chimique de France, SFC), the symposium has been organized by all three associations (with the help of LDO, a professional organizer of scientific conferences). The venue is most fittingly the Maison de la Chimie in the heart of Paris (Figure 1). The moderate registration fee covers coffee breaks and a buffet lunch. Are you interested? Then please go to http://www.chembiophyschem.org for more information.
I look forward to seeing you in Paris!