Earlier this year the 67th conference of the Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) was held at Hokkaido University, co-organised by The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ). Including both fundamental and applied work on synthesis and properties of coordination compounds, encompassing organometallics and bioinorganic chemistry, the event was a huge success with over 1000 attendees. More than 150 talks, in English and in Japanese, were given over three days, including Award Lectures by world-renowned academics Omar M. Yaghi (University of California, Berkeley), Yoshiaki Nishibayashi (University of Toyko), Jian-Ren Shen (Okayama University), and Erwin Reisner (University of Cambridge).
A number of presentation slots were also allocated to students, and the RSC was on-hand to offer poster prizes. This year saw the presentation of the inaugural Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers awards as well as the eighth year running that Dalton Transactions and CrystEngComm have awarded prizes at this event. Out of a total of 460 poster presentations, the award winners were:
The winners were given an RSC heat-sensitive mug as seen in the photo above of Yoshiyuke Takemoto – who we hope doesn’t drink coffee while using that solvent drying system!
The RSC offers its hearty congratulations to all the winners!