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Chemical Science lighting talk prize winner at UCCS 2017

The 2017 University of California Symposium for the Chemical Sciences (UCSCS) was held on March 27-29, 2017 at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center and was attended by over 100 University of California graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

The UCCS is a symposium for current graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in all fields of chemistry from all campuses of the University of California. The whole conference is organised by graduate students and postdocs from the UC campuses. The first UCCS meeting was held in March 2016, at the Lake Arrowhead conference center in Lake Arrowhead.

Chemical Science is proud to announce that the Chemical Science lighting tak prize was awarded to Dr Noelle Catarineu from University of California Berkeley. The prize was awarded by Dr Jennifer Griffiths.

Dr Catarineu’s talk was on Reticular Chemistry of Asymmetric Organic Linkers and One-Dimensional Secondary Building Units in Metal-Organic Frameworks.
Congratulations Noelle!

Dr Jennifer Griffiths (left) awarding the Chemical Science prize to Dr Noelle Catarineu (right)

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Awardees of the IUPAC 2017 distinguished women in chemistry or chemical engineering

To celebrate International Women′s Day on the 8th March 2017, IUPAC was pleased to announce the awardees of the IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering:

 

This award aims to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists and chemical engineers throughout the world. All awardees have been selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences.

The award ceremony will take place during the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in São Paulo, Brazil in July, coinciding with a special symposium on Women in Chemistry.


We are delighted to announce that Professor Jihong Yu, an Associate Editor for Chemical Science, has been awarded this prize. Congratulations!

Professor Jihong Yu

 

Professor Yu is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Secretary-General of the International Zeolite Association (IZA) and in 2015 was officially elected as Academician by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Professor Yu’s group’s research focuses on three main areas, including synthesis of new types of inorganic microporous materials, investigating new routes to the synthesis of inorganic microporous materials, and working toward the rational design and synthesis of inorganic microporous materials.

 

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Chemical Science Lectureship 2015 – Yamuna Krishnan

We are delighted to announce the  winner of the 2015 Chemical Science Lectureship – Professor Yamuna Krishnan, University of Chicago.

Yamuna KrishnanYamuna is a Professor and Brain Research Foundation Fellow of Chemistry and the Grossman Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. She received her PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and pursued her postdoctoral studies as an 1851 Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, with Shankar Balasubramanian. She set up her group at the NCBS, Bangalore, in 2005 focusing on intelligent DNA-based molecular devices to interrogate cellular processes.

Selected honors include the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Chemical Sciences, the Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship, the AVRA Young Scientist Award, Associateship of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award, the INSA Young Scientist Medal, the YIM Boston Young Scientist Award and she recently featured on Cell’s 40 under 40.

The Chemical Science Lectureship recognises sustained excellence in research by a mid-career scientist within the chemical sciences.
Previous recipients of this lectureship include Kevan Shokat (UC San Francisco; 2013) and Gregory Fu (Caltech; 2014).

Yamuna will give her first Chemical Science Lectureship talk on “Synthetic DNA devices quantitate protein activity in living organisms” at this weeks’ ISACS19: Challenges in Organic Chemistry conference at University of California, Irvine.

Her second talk will be on  “DNA-based Fluorescent Reporters for Live Imaging”. We hope you can join her:

Monday 18 April 2016, 4:00 pm
Materials Research Laboratory, Room 2053
University of California, Santa Barbara

Check out Yamuna’s recent article in Chemical Science which is available Open Access:

Rational design of a quantitative, pH-insensitive, nucleic acid based fluorescent chloride reporter
Ved Prakash, Sonali Saha, Kasturi Chakraborty and Yamuna Krishnan
Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 1946-1953
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04002G

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Jihong Yu elected Academician by the Chinese Academy of Sciences

We proudly congratulate Chemical Science Associate Editor Jihong Yu (Jilin University), who was officially elected as Academician by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on 7 December 2015 – congratulations from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and especially from the whole Chemical Science team!

After rigorous selection and assessment, Jihong was awarded the title of Academician – widely regarded as one of the highest honours for scientists in China – together with eight other professors working in the chemical sciences. A total of 61 new Academicians from various science disciplines were selected by CAS in this round of biennial elections. As a CAS Academician, Jihong is now even better placed to help shape the nation’s science policy and influence significant decisions on the future of the chemical sciences in China.

Jihong’s research focuses on the synthesis and preparation chemistry of inorganic microporous materials, typically known as zeolites. In the course of her research, she has made significant contributions to the molecular engineering of zeolites by developing effective strategies for the structural design and rational synthesis of these materials.

As an Associate Editor for Chemical Science since 2012, Jihong welcomes submissions in the area of inorganic materials. Together with our dynamic international team of Associate Editors, she has been actively driving the journal’s scientific development by making direct decisions on its content – submit your best work to any of their Editorial Offices today!

Read Jihong Yu’s latest articles in Chemical Science* and its sister journals, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry:

Synthesis of new zeolite structures
Jiyang Li, Avelino Corma and Jihong Yu
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 7112-7127
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00023H
From themed collection Recent Advances in Zeolite Chemistry and Catalysis

Coupling of chromophores with exactly opposite luminescence behaviours in mesostructured organosilicas for high-efficiency multicolour emission
Dongdong Li, Yuping Zhang, Zhiying Fan, Jie Chen and Jihong Yu
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 6097-6101
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02044A, Edge Article
Open Access

Methyl viologen-templated zinc gallophosphate zeolitic material with dual photo-/thermochromism and tuneable photovoltaic activity
Junbiao Wu, Chunyao Tao, Yi Li, Jiyang Li and Jihong Yu
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 2922-2927
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00291E, Edge Article
Open Access

Ultrafast synthesis of nano-sized zeolite SAPO-34 with excellent MTO catalytic performance
Qiming Sun, Ning Wang, Guanqi Guo and Jihong Yu
Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 16397-16400
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07343J, Communication

With thanks to Guanqun Song, our Editorial Development Manager based in Beijing, for contributing to this blog post.

*Access is free through a registered RSC account

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David Spring and David Leigh win 2014 RSC Awards

Corday-Morgan Prize

Chem Sci Advisory Board member David Spring is a Corday-Morgan Prize winner for his contributions to chemistry-driven drug discovery through his work in diversity-oriented synthesis and chemical biology.

Pedler Award

Chem Sci Associate Editor David Leigh has won the Pedler Award for his pioneering work on the biologically inspired design and synthesis of artificial molecular machines.

You can access papers by other 2014 RSC Prize and Award Winners for free* for a limited time. A full list of winners and more information about RSC Prizes and Awards can be found at: www.rsc.org/awards.

*Access is free until 06.06.14 through a registered RSC account – click here to register

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Inaugural Chemical Science Lectureship announced

We are delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural Chemical Science Lectureship – Professor Kevan Shokat.

The 2013 Chemical Science Lectureship was awarded in the area of chemical biology and the award lecture was given at Challenges in Chemical Biology (ISACS11) in Boston, USA, in July. Professor Shokat was presented with his award by Chemical Science Associate Editor, Professor Tom Muir.

Shokat

Tom Muir presenting Kevan Shokat with his Chemical Science Lectureship at ISACS11

Professor Shokat obtained his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley and following appointments at Stanford University and Princeton University, in 1999 he moved to UC San Francisco to his current appointment as Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology.

The Shokat Lab’s research is focused on using the tools of synthetic organic chemistry, structural biology, genetics, and mathematical modelling to gain insight into how signalling networks transmit information in normal and disease settings. Their guiding principle is to use chemistry to answer questions that cannot be addressed by the use of biochemistry or genetics— they seek to provide tools, which fill in the gaps left behind by more traditional approaches.

Award Details
The lectureship, which will be awarded annually, will recognize sustained excellence in research by a mid-career scientist within the chemical sciences. The recipient of the Lectureship is selected and endorsed by the Chemical Science Editorial Board.

The recipient will be invited to present a plenary lecture at a relevant International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS); they will also receive a certificate, $2000 and will be invited to contribute to Chemical Science.

The 2014 Chemical Science Lectureship winner will give a plenary lecture at one of the 2014 ISACS meetings:

  • ISACS 13: Challenges in Inorganic Chemistry and Materials Chemistry – July 2014, Dublin, Ireland
  • ISACS 14: Challenges in Organic Chemistry (Synthesis) – August 2014, Shanghai, China
  • ISACS 15: Challenges in Nanoscience – August 2014, San Diego, USA

More information about these conferences will appear on the ISACS website soon.

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RSC Prizes and Awards – Nominate before 15 January 2013

RSC Prizes and Awards – Nominate before 15 January 2013

You still have time to make your nomination for an RSC Prize or Award…

With over 80 to choose from covering all areas of the chemical sciences – industry, research, business or education – recognition is open to everyone. As well as this professional recognition, winners could receive up to £5,000 prize money.

Nominate before 15 January to reward excellence in the chemical sciences

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Chemical Science poster prize awarded at E-MRS conference in Strasbourg 2012

Congratulations to Nicolas Finck from the Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE) who won the Chemical Science poster prize at the E-MRS conference in Strasbourg on May 15th-17th.

Polly Arnold, a Chemical Science Advisory Board member who chaired the poster session, awarded the prize to Nicolas for his work on “Americium coprecipitation with and adsorption on hectorite”

Nicolas Finck collects prize


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Chemical Science and ChemComm poster prizes awarded at MASC

Congratulations to Hui-Chen Wang, from the University of Bath, who won the Chemical Science poster prize at the RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Meeting in Bath on 19th-20th December 2011. Her poster was entitled ‘New Boronic Acid Based Fluorescence Sensors’. 

Hui-Chen Wang receives the Chemical Science poster prize

Well done also to Eric A. Appel (University of Cambridge) for his poster on ‘Aqueous Supramolecular Materials via Host-Guest Complexation with Cucurbit[8]uril’, for which he was awarded the ChemComm poster prize.

 

Eric Appel receiving the ChemComm poster prize

Hui-Chen and Eric receive a one-year personal subscription to Chemical Science and ChemComm respectively. Thank you to Paul Raithby, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bath, for awarding the prize certificates.

Did you know…? Paul Raithby has published more than 100 articles in ChemComm. He told me how his research has evolved into ‘making molecular movies’ in his ChemComm interview published in issue 1, 2012.

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AzkoNobel UK Science Award

Nominations are now open for the AzkoNobel UK Science Award. This biennial award will be presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions in the fields of chemistry and materials sciences. The winner of the award will be gifted £50,000.

The AkzoNobel awards have run since 1970, beginning in the Netherlands, and are being expanded to include China, the UK and the US.  Recent winners include Professor Jonas Frisén (Sweden 2011), Professor Bert Meijer (Netherlands 2010) and Professors Xi Zhang, Yanlin Song and Chunhua Yan (China 2010).

Nominators are asked to submit:

  •  a supporting statement addressing the selection criteria of no longer than one A4 side of 11pt text and
  • a one page CV for the candidate which should include their date of birth, website URL, summary of education and career, a list of 5 relevant recent publications and total numbers of publications and patents

Please note that candidates may not nominate themselves.

Visit the RSC award website to make a nomination and for details on the scientific scope. Closing date for nominations is 31st October 2011.

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