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1st Polymer Chemistry International Symposium

1st Polymer Chemistry International Symposium

The 1st Polymer Chemistry International Symposium will take place in China this year. The purpose of RSC journal symposia is to bring together scientists in a stimulating and friendly environment that will foster collaborations between the researchers and the universities involved in the meetings.

The symposium will comprise of three one-day meetings held at three separate institutions. Each one day meeting will feature talks by Polymer Chemistry international speakers from the journal’s Editorial Board, in addition to a collection of local speakers. The symposium is organised by Polymer Chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the local host organisations. The meetings will take place at Tsinghua University (Beijing), Suzhou University and Fudan University (Shanghai). 

The symposium will appeal to academic and industrial scientists with an interest in all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules. Attendance at the symposium is free of charge and student participation is strongly encouraged. 

See list of speakers…

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Conference: 2012 International Symposium on Stimuli-Responsive Materials, October 21-23

If you haven’t spotted it yet the 2012 International Symposium on Stimuli-Responsive Materials will be held 21st – 23rd October at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, CA.

Chaired by Marek Urban and Brent Sumerlin, the symposium will cover the design, synthesis, characterization, and understanding of the physical, chemical, and applied principles of stimuli-responsive materials and devices.

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Conference: Warwick Polymer Chemistry 2012

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Warwick Polymer Conference 2012 will be held in the University of Warwick on July 9th-12th. The level of science and social events will be at their maximum! Please see below the list of speakers.

The deadline for the abstract submission is 30th of April and spaces are limited to the first 500 registrations (last 75 to go by today). Please follow the link for further information. www.warwick2012.org.uk

Speakers include Sir Fraser Stoddart, George Whitesides, Jean Frechet, Craig Hawker, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Karen Wooley, Mitsuo Sawamoto, Joe DeSimone, Virgil Percec, Tazuko Aida, Xi Zhang, Ming Jiang, Ian Manners, Patrick Theato, Graeme Moad, Jan Van Hest, Brent Sumerlin, Stuart Rowan, Sebastien Lecommandoux, Philippe Dubois, C Remzi Becer, Matt Gibson, Filip Du Prez, Eva Harth, Sebastien Perrier, Greg Tew, Ian Hamley, Neil Cameron, Jean-Francois Lutz, Cameron Alexander, Jeffrey Pyun, Barney Grubbs, Jon Weaver, Charlotte Williams, Paul Topham, Bernadette Charleux, Maria Vamvakaki, Heather Maynard, Jonathan Howse, Bert Klumperman, Jose (Txema) Asua, Michael Meier, Joachim Spatz, Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Harm-Anton Klok, Martina Stenzel, Todd Emrick, Beppe Mantovani, David Fulton, Steve Howdle, Yusuf Yagci, Molly Stevens, Helmut Schlaad, Tom Davis, Neil Ayres, Julian Nicolas, Mathias Destarac, Nicolay Tsarevsky, Matt Becker, Olivier Colombani, Daniel Savin, Brett Helms, Terry Cosgrove, Uli Schubert, Richard Hoogenboom, Cyrille Boyer, Jim Hedrick, Eva Malmstrom, Kelly Velonia, Didier Bourissou, Volga Bulmus, Chris Sammon, Andrew Cooper, Levent Demirel, Jean-Francois Gohy, Amitav Sanyal, Steve Brocchini, Therese Reineke, Kristi Kiick…

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Conference: 3rd International Nanomedicine Conference

From this seaside location, we will assemble a world-class group of researchers and clinicians, with plenary speakers including Dr Alan Trounson President of the Californian Institute of Regenerative Medicine and John Pickup Professor of Diabetes and Metabolism at King’s College London School of Medicine, Guy’s Hospital UK. These two will be joined by an ever growing list of nanomedicine leaders.

As with previous years, the great Australian hospitality will make this a conference to remember, including social and networking activities that are aimed at forging collaboration and exploring ideas though multidisciplinary approaches. But it will be the presentation of research that will again be the star of this conference.

All researchers be they from medicine, chemistry or science that work in the nanomedicine field are acutely aware of the great need to prevent and cure diseases which have emotional, social and economic ramifications. We, either working at the bench or at the bedside, acknowledge that the application of nanotechnology into healthcare offers possibilities in the key areas of Target Delivery, Sensing, Diagnostics, Regenerative Medicine, Imaging, Translational Medicine, and NanoSafety.

Date: 2-July-2012 – 04 July 2012

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel Ardan Street COOGEE BEACH SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

Conference link: http://www.oznanomed.org/

Jointly organised with: The Australian Centre for Nanomedicine

Speaker Information: John Pickup (UK) || Alan Trounson (USA) || Tanja Weil (Germany) || Patrick Boisseau (France)||

Invited Speakers: Cyrille Boyer (Australia) || Tracey Brown (Australia)|| Allan Coombs (Australia)|| David Craik (Australia) || Tom Davis (Australia) || Katharina Gaus (Australia)|| Eva Harth (USA) || Lloyd Hollenberg (Australia)|| Dietmar Hutmacher (Australia) || Jagat Kanwar (Australia) || Duasn Losic (Australia) || Keith McLean (Australia) || David Nisbet (Australia) || Robert Nordon (Australia) || Greg Qiao (Australia) || Sebastine Perrier (Australia) || Magdalena Plebanski (Australia) || Thomas Schimmel (Germany) || Martina Stenzel (Australia) || Georgina Such (Australia) || Brent Sumerlin (USA) || Matt Trau (Australia) || Gordon Wallace (Australia) || Andrew Whittaker (Australia) ||

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Conference: Europolymer Conference 2012 (EUPOC 2012), 3rd – 7th June

Polymer Chemistry has organised a poster prize at EUPOC 2012. Organised by The European Polymer Federation the conference will be held near Lake Garda at the Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano, Italy. The topic of the 2012 conference is: “Porous Polymer-based Systems: From Design to Application”

The organisers hope the conference will bring together the various disparate communities that work on porous polymers. These communities include those working on the development of materials for membranes, catalysis, absorption, microelectronics, drug delivery, tissue engineering, and lightweight materials. The conference will present topics with similar underlying themes that originate in a variety of research areas with very different perspectives.

The Invited Speakers include:
Markus Antonietti
, MPI-KG Golm (Germany); Alexander Bismarck, Imperial College (UK); Neil R. Cameron, University of Durham (UK); Andrew I. Cooper, University of Liverpool (UK); Herve Deleuze, Université Bordeaux I (France); Gaetano Guerra, Università di Salerno (Italy); Neil McKeown, Cardiff University (UK); Philippe Mesini, CNRS (France); Manuel Monleón Pradas, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain); Julio San Román, CSIC (Spain); Edwin L. Thomas, Rice University (USA); Mathias Ulbricht, Universität Essen (Germany); Ulrich Wiesner, Cornell University (USA).

For more information about the meeting, please see the web site: http://www.dcci.unipi.it/eupoc2012/ 

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Conference: 9th International Symposium on Polymer Therapeutics: From Lab to Clinic, 28th-30th May 2012

Conference Scope:

Polymer Therapeutics are amongst the most successful first generation “Nanomedicines”. A growing number of products have been approved by Regulatory Authorities for routine clinical use and others are progressing through clinical trials as single agents or as components of combination therapy regimes.

Polymer Therapeutics include inherently biologically active polymeric drugs and polymeric sequestrants, polymer-protein and polymer-drug conjugates, block copolymer micelles, and the supramolecular assemblies that form multi-component polyplexes designed to promote cytosolic delivery of genes, siRNAs and proteins.

Ever more sophisticated synthetic chemistry is leading to complex three dimensional polymeric architectures, including dendrimers, dendronised polymers and self-assembling nano-sized particles. Many polymeric carriers and hybrid polymer-coated systems are being developed as imaging agents and theranostics.

As clinical applications broaden to include treatments for infectious and inflammatory diseases, tissue repair and regeneration, and diseases of the ageing population there has been growing interest in the use of biodegradable polymers that are more suited to use for chronic treatments.

Plenary Lectures:

  • Virgil Percec (Univ. Pennsylvania) • Dendrimers, dendrimersomes and other complex architectures with potential for drug delivery
  • Bernhards Ogutu (Kenya Medical Research Inst.) •The challenge of diseases of poverty in Africa
  • Scott E. McNeil (Nanotech Characterization Lab, NCI) • Challenges for the translation of advanced nanomedicines into clinical development
  • Michelle Bradbury (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) • Development of Multimodal (including PET) Imaging platforms: Design, Evaluation and Translation from Lab to Clinic”

Please visit the conference website for additional information & registration:

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Conference: 3rd International Organic Excitonic Solar Cell (OESC2012)

The third international Organic Excitonic Solar Cell (OESC2012) conference will be held from the 3rd-7th September 2012. The organisers warmly invite you to join them at the Hyatt Coolum Resort on the beautiful Queensland Sunshine Coast, Australia, to present your latest results on ‘organic’ solar cells. The conference will include both Dye Sensitised and Solid-State Thin Film Solar Cells. The abstract submission deadline is 28 February 2012 and the organisers welcome presentations on:

  • Materials
  • Photophysics
  • Transport physics and interfacial phenomena
  • Morphology
  • Device architectures
  • Device Physics
  • Theory and computation
  • Progress towards large area devices
  • Encapsulation and device lifetimes
  • Stability and degradation processes

More information about the conference including information on speakers and registration details can be found on the conference website: www.opvaustralia.org

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Conference Feedback: IPST2011, the International Polymer Conference meets in Bali, Indonesia

The Innovation in Polymer Science and Technology 2011 (IPST2011) was held in Bali, Indonesia on November 28 – December 1, 2011. The event was organised by Indonesian Polymer Association (HPI) under the auspices of Asian Polymer Association (APA).

Photograph of the attendees at The Innovation in Polymer Science and Technology 2011

The format consisted of workshop and micro‐symposium on Polymer in Biomedical and Pharmacy Applications, Conference and Exhibition. IPST2011 was attended by more than 200 participants from 16 countries, presenting about 160 paper works consist of 80 oral and 80 poster presentations, including 10 plenary speakers, 30 keynote and invited speakers.

Plenary lectures were delivered by Jöns Hilborn (Sweden), Didier Letourneur (France) and Der‐Jang Liaw (Taiwan) at the first day, while Kell Mortensen (Denmark), Atsushi Suzuki (Japan) and Anil Kumar Bhowmick (India) in the second day. Suminar S. Achmadi (Indonesia) and William H. Starnes Jr. (USA) presented their lectures at the third day. Finally, Markus Meyer (Germany) and Asmuwahyu Saptorahardjo (Indonesia) delivered the plenary lectures on industrial applications of polymers.

The Asian Polymer Association presented a 2011 APA award to Prof. Atsushi Suzuki of Yokohama National University, Japan. Meanwhile, HPI award for the 2011 was presented to Ms. Nursyamsu Bahar from Research Center of Pulp and Paper, Ministry of Industry of Republic of Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia for her lifetime contributions in polymer research as well as in the polymer society in Indonesia.

The best student posters were awarded to 5 students: Mohamad R. Ishak (Malaysia), Khairanissa Muchlis (Indonesia), Teenakrishna Sehgal (India), Geu‐Bim Lee (Korea) and Tomoki Yoshida (Japan). Tomoki Yoshida was also honored the Polymer Chemistry Best Poster Prize. Shuntaro Tsubaki (Japan) and Paula S. Rudati (Indonesia) were awarded the best oral presentation prize.

The IPST2011 was officially closed by Mr. Sudirman who elected on HPI Congress in Bali and succeeded Mr. Sunit Hendrana as the chairman of Indonesian Polymer Association.

Report by Edy Giri Rachman Putra

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Conference feedback-Precision Polymer Materials (P2M)

1st Precision Polymer Materials (P2M) networking meeting was held in Strasbourg, France between December 11th and 14th. The conference was funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and chaired by Sebastien Lecommandoux. There were 94 attendees, who presented 34 lectures and 56 posters. The best 10 posters were selected and each presenter was awarded with 1000 euro by the ESF that they can spend towards the MRS meeting expenses in Boston, USA. The alphabetical list of the names and titles of the poster prize winners is as follows.

  • Elaboration of micellar gels based on metal-ligand interactions
    Jérémy Brassinne, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Novel block copolymers for use in non-polar non-aqueous dispersion polymerisations: replacements for poly(hydroxystearic acid)-g-poly(methyl methacrylate)
    Kate Belsey, University of Kent, United Kingdom
  • Polymeric Vesicles with Dynamically Controlled Surfaces
    René Brinkhuis, Radboud University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Polylactide stereocomplexes based on modified carbon nanotubes
    M. Brzezinski,Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Double modified polymers based on polythiol formation and thiol-ene reactions
    Fabienne Goethals, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Controlling inorganic crystallization by organized polymer films
    Agnieszka Jagoda, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Polymer vesicles: Biomimetism and membrane properties
    Maïté Marguet, Universite de Bordeaux, France
  • Synthesis of Sequence-Defined Oligopeptide-Polymer Conjugates via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization
    Anna Meszynska, University of Strasbourg, France
  • Selective Adsorbents for Nucleobases and Nucleobase-Containing Compounds
    Anna Plewa, University of Krakow, Poland
  • Smart Polymeric Sensors
    Gertjan Vancoillie, Ghent University, Belgium

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Conference feedback-APME 2011

APME 2011, “IUPAC 9th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering”, was held at Dedeman Cappadocia Hotel & Convention Center, Cappadocia, TURKEY, from September 5th to 8th, 2011. The aim of the APME 2011 was to discuss the fundamental aspects and recent developments of macromolecular engineering and evaluate its potential in the syntheses of smart materials from complex structures (grafts, brushes, dendrimers, etc.) to nanostructures (self-assembly, nano-size, etc.) for a wide range of applications.

The APME 2011 was attended by 220 participants from 25 different countries. There were 80 oral and 170 poster presentations in the conference. The poster prizes were awarded to:

1st Functionalization of MW-CNT by Demet Karaca Balta, Ahmet Ozsen, Nergis Arsu

2nd Photo Cross-Linked pH and Temperature Sensitive Positively Charged Hydrogel Films for the Immobilization of Enzymes by Anne Richter, Dietmar Appelhans, Brigitte Voit

3rd Asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) for the characterization of different polymer systems by Esra Altuntas, Martin Hager, Ulrich S. Shubert

The APME 2011 was organized by Dr. Yusuf Yagci (Co-chairman), Dr. Munmaya K. Mishra (Co-chairman) and Dr. M. Atilla Tasdelen (General Secretary). The selection of Cappadocia for the location of APME 2011 provided an exciting atmosphere for the exchange of scientific ideas. The APME 2011 provided a useful platform for scientific, social and cultural interactions amongst the participants. The organizing committee would like to sincerely thank all the participants for their contributions to the success of the meeting.

The next APME 2013 will be held in Durham Centre for Soft Matter, Durham University, United Kingdom.
The symposium will be chaired by Dr. Lian R. Hutchings.


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