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Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (FICS-2016)


Frontiers in Chemical Science 2016

8 – 10 December 2016, IIT Guwahati, India

The FICS-2016 conference is a national biennial conference hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati on 8-10 December 2016 in Guwahati, India.

The conference is mainly aimed at motivating and promoting aspiring young scientists in the field of chemistry and allied sciences, by giving them an opportunity to present their work alongside the stalwarts in the field.

All branches of chemistry and sister sciences will be covered, from theoretical to experimental and applied chemistry, as well as modern science and technology. The scientific program includes plenary sessions, invited talks, and poster presentations.


Chemical Science, ChemComm and Chem Soc Rev proudly sponsor this event: 3 poster prizes will be awarded at the conference on behalf of each journal.

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Chemical Science Symposium 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Chemical Science Symposium 2017 will take place in Kolkata, India on 11 January 2017.

This event will be chaired by Chemical Science Editor-in-Chief Dan Nocera (Harvard University) and it will bring together exceptional researchers – all leading names in their field – to share scientific developments covering broad research areas of renewable energy, environment, materials and inorganic and organometallic catalysis.

The Chemical Science symposium will be a part of the Symposium on Advanced Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SABIC) organised by the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), bringing together more than 600 scientists working in inorganic and bio-inorganic chemistry.

The venue will be The Stadel, Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata, India.

Find out more about this event.

Mark your calendar today and register now!

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EMBO Chemical Biology meeting

The EMBO Chemical Biology meeting is one of the leading conferences in Chemical Biology in Germany and not only attracts national but also many international speakers and attendees on a biannual basis.

Taking place 31 August – 3 September 2016 at the new Advanced Training Centre at EMBL Heidelberg, the conference provides a great platform for researchers working in the field of Chemical Biology, from tool development to biological applications, and from computational drug design to synthetic chemistry.

Chemical Science and Chemical Communications are delighted to support this meeting, and there’s lots to look forward to again on this 6th edition of the symposium:

  • Frances H. Arnol – Keynote lecture on ‘Innovation by Evolution: Expanding the Enzyme Universe’
  • Edward Tate – Lecture on ‘Probing and Drugging Protein Lipidation’
  • Christopher Schofield – Lecture on ‘The Chemistry of Oxygen Sensing in Humans and Other Organisms’
  • Giulio Superti-Furga – Keynote lecture on ‘Solute Carriers, Metabolism and Drug Response: a Magic Triangle’
  • Jennifer Prescher – Lecture on ‘Expanding the imaging toolbox’

… and many more excellent speakers. Access the full scientific programme here.

Meet the team:

Dr May Copsey (Executive Editor of Chemical Science and Chemical Communications) will be attending the event. She looks forward to meeting many of you in Heidleberg, and would love to hear about your research and meet with our readers, authors and referees. Please do get in touch with May if you would like to arrange a meeting in advance.

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MOF 2016 Conference

The 5th International Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks & Open Framework Compounds (MOF 2016) is the premier conference on open framework materials, which represent a fast-growing new field of chemistry.

Held 11th-15th September 2016 in beautiful Long Beach, California, this year’s conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest research encompassing Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs), and recent additions to the field of nanoporous materials, such as molecular cage compounds.

Chemical Science and CrystEngComm proudly sponsor this conference, which will feature a number of lectures by both established researchers from across the globe and early-career scientists who are making recent, novel contributions. Contributed oral and poster presentations and a commercial exhibition will also add to the mix.

Mark your calendar today and register now!

Photograph of Dr Jeanne Andres

Meet the team:

Dr Jeanne Andres (Deputy Editor of Chemical Science) will be attending the event. She would love to hear about your research and meet with our readers, authors and referees. Please do get in touch with Jeanne if you would like to arrange a meeting in advance.

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ISACS21: Challenges in Nanoscience

ISACS21: Challenges in Nanoscience

We are delighted to announce the upcoming Challenges in Nanoscience (ISACS21) meeting, to be held on 10–12 November 2016 in Beijing, China.

The themes for Challenges in Nanoscience will be synthetic methodology, self-assembly, catalysis, energy and nano-biology/medicine. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Raffaella Buonsanti (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Xiong Wen (David) Lou (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Joachim Spatz (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)
  • Brian Trewyn (Colorado School of Mines)
  • Jianfang Wang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Yadong Yin (University of California Riverside)
  • Hua Zhang (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Xi Zhang (Tsinghua University)
  • and many more

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Submit your oral abstract by 29 August and get involved

Registration now open: receive a discount by signing up before 19 September!

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Check out these recent reviews and original research articles on related topics in Chemical Science. As of 2015 Chemical Science is fully Gold Open Access, and publication charges are waived until the end of 2018, so all articles published since then are free to read and free to publish:

Perspective

Bing Ni and Xun Wang
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC00432F
Open Access

Minireview

Zhanxi Fan, Xiao Huang, Chaoliang Tan and Hua Zhang
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 95-111
Open Access

Edge Articles

Zeng-Wen Hu, Liang Xu, Yuan Yang, Hong-Bin Yao, Hong-Wu Zhu, Bi-Cheng Hu and Shu-Hong Yu
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC00674D
Open Access

Ved Prakash, Sonali Saha, Kasturi Chakraborty and Yamuna Krishnan
Chem. Sci., 2016,7, 1946-1953
Open Access

Guangtong Wang, Bohan Tang, Yang Liu, Qingyu Gao, Zhiqiang Wang and Xi Zhang
Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 1151-1155
Open Access

Peilei He, Biao Xu, Xiaobin Xu, Li Song and Xun Wang
Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 1011-1015
Open Access

Wei Cheng, Felix Rechberger, Gabriele Ilari, Huan Ma, Wan-Ing Lin and Markus Niederberger
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 6908-6915
Open Access

Zhaorui Zhang, Zhenni Wang, Shengnan He, Chaoqi Wang, Mingshang Jin and Yadong Yin
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 5197-5203
Open Access

Xianjun Lang, Wei Hao, Wan Ru Leow, Shuzhou Li, Jincai Zhao and Xiaodong Chen
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 5000-5005
Open Access

Xiangrui Yang, Shichao Wu, Yang Li, Yu Huang, Jinyan Lin, Di Chang, Shefang Ye, Liya Xie, Yuan Jiang and Zhenqing Hou
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 1650-1654
Open Access

Xianjun Lang, Wan Ru Leow, Jincai Zhao and Xiaodong Chen
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 1075-1082
Open Access

We hope you can join us for Challenges in Nanoscience (ISACS21). Xun Wang and the rest of the Scientific Committee look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to Beijing.

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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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ISACS18: Challenges in Organic Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry in Bangalore

Over 160 delegates from 14 countries signed up for the first International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) meeting in India to discuss ground-breaking research in organic materials and supramolecular chemistry. Held at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore on 19-21 November, with an international scientific committee led by Professor S Ramakrishnan, this was the culmination of the ISACS series in 2015.

ISACS18

ISACS18

Professor Ramakrishnan, Chair of the Scientific Committee, delivers the opening remarks at ISACS18

Focusing on five key topic areas, all the scientific talks were extremely well-received, from engineering interfaces through the assembly of minerals and nutrients with Frank Caruso, to self-assembly and self-healing by molecular recognition with Akira Harada, to stimuli-responsive fluorescent molecular assemblies with Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh, and to rectification in single-molecule junctions with Latha Venkataraman. Exciting discussions also took place on the latest developments in bio-inspired and bio-relevant supramolecular systems, as the participants enjoyed outstanding contributions from Stefan Matile, Sijbren Otto and Jan van Esch, to name a few.

The poster sessions were extremely lively with 84 presenters discussing their work. Three poster prizes were presented, sponsored by Chemical Science, ChemComm and Chemistry World.

ISACS18 poster prizes

Ajith Mallia (L) and Emmanuel Etim won the Chemical Science and Chemistry World poster prizes, respectively

The Chemical Science-sponsored poster prize went to Ajith Ravi Mallia (IISER-Thiruvananthapuram) for his poster on how light-harvesting vesicular donor-acceptor scaffold limits the rate of charge recombination in the presence of an electron donor, while the ChemComm poster prize was won by Pritam Mukhopadhyay (Jawaharlal Nehru University) for his research on highly ambient stable naphthalenediimide-based radicals and radical ions. PhD student Emmanuel Etim received the Chemistry World poster prize (together with the customary mug) for his work on interstellar hydrogen bonding.

A Chemistry World panel discussion on building successful industry-academia collaborations discussed the challenges and advantages of partnerships between these two groups.

Royal Society of Chemistry members and ISACS18 delegates also enjoyed a special reception and conference dinner at the Fairfield Marriott.

View more ISACS18 photos on Chemistry World’s album on Facebook.

The next instalment of the ISACS conference series on the theme of Challenges in Organic Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry will be held in conjuction with the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC) meeting on 2-6 July 2017 in Cambridge, UK – more details on registration and abstract submission dates to be announced next year.

ISACS18 May Copsey

Chemical Science Executive Editor May Copsey (L) with an ISACS18 poster presenter

Get involved in our upcoming ISACS:

Challenges in Organic Chemistry
20 – 23 March 2016, Irvine, USA
Early bird registration deadline: 18 January 2016

Challenges in Nanoscience
10-13 November 2016, Beijing, China
Oral abstracts deadline: 11 July 2016

Challenges in Inorganic Chemistry and Materials
Chair: Richard Layfield (University of Manchester)
Details to be announced soon

ISACS18 members reception

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ISACS19: Challenges in Organic Chemistry – deadline extended

We are excited to announce that the deadline for oral abstract submission for Challenges in Organic Chemistry (ISACS19) has been extended to 22 November.

Join Chemical Science Associate Editor Vy Dong and an excellent line-up of invited speakers at University of California, Irvine, USA from 20–23 March to discuss challenges in organic chemistry, from catalysis, proteins, sugars and total synthesis to theory and mechanisms.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ashraf Brik, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Seth Herzon, Yale University, United States
  • Kami Hull, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • James Nowick, University of California, Irvine, United States
  • RB Sunoj, IIT, Mumbai, India
  • Jin-Quan Yu, Scripps University, United States
  • Darren Dixon, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Ning Jiao, Peking University, China
  • Nicola Pohl, Indiana University, United States
  • Peter Seeberger, Max-Planck Institute, Germany
  • Kyoko Nozaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Michelle Chang, University of California, Berkeley, United States
  • Yamuna Krishnan, University of Chicago, United States

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Submit your oral abstract by 22 November and get involved

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Check out these recent reviews and original research articles on related topics in Chemical Science. As of 2015 Chemical Science is fully Gold Open Access so all articles published since then are free to read:

Macrocycles: lessons from the distant past, recent developments, and future directions
Andrei K. Yudin
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 30-49
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03089C, Perspective
Open Access

A catalytic asymmetric total synthesis of (−)-perophoramidine
B. M. Trost, M. Osipov, S. Krüger and Y. Zhang
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 349-353
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01826E, Edge Article
Open Access

NHC-catalysed benzoin condensation – is it all down to the Breslow intermediate?
Julia Rehbein, Stephanie-M. Ruser and Jenny Phan
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 6013-6018
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02186C, Edge Article
Open Access

Stereocontrolled 1,2-cis glycosylation as the driving force of progress in synthetic carbohydrate chemistry
Swati S. Nigudkar and Alexei V. Demchenko
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 2687-2704
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00280J, Perspective
Open Access

Organocatalytic asymmetric chlorinative dearomatization of naphthols
Qin Yin, Shou-Guo Wang, Xiao-Wei Liang, De-Wei Gao, Jun Zheng and Shu-Li You
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 4179-4183
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00494B, Edge Article
From themed collection Celebrating the 2015 RSC Prize and Award Winners
Open Access

Azidophenyl as a click-transformable redox label of DNA suitable for electrochemical detection of DNA–protein interactions
Jana Balintová, Jan Špaček, Radek Pohl, Marie Brázdová, Luděk Havran, Miroslav Fojta and Michal Hocek
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 575-587
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01906G, Edge Article
Open Access

Mechanistic investigation of aziridine aldehyde-driven peptide macrocyclization: the imidoanhydride pathway
Serge Zaretsky, Jennifer L. Hickey, Joanne Tan, Dmitry Pichugin, Megan A. St. Denis, Spencer Ler, Benjamin K. W. Chung, Conor C. G. Scully and Andrei K. Yudin
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 5446-5455
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01958C
Open Access

Mechanisms and energetics of free radical initiated disulfide bond cleavage in model peptides and insulin by mass spectrometry
Chang Ho Sohn, Jinshan Gao, Daniel A. Thomas, Tae-Young Kim, William A. Goddard III and J. L. Beauchamp
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 4550-4560
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01305D
Open Access

The effect of host structure on the selectivity and mechanism of supramolecular catalysis of Prins cyclizations
William M. Hart-Cooper, Chen Zhao, Rebecca M. Triano, Parastou Yaghoubi, Haxel Lionel Ozores, Kristen N. Burford, F. Dean Toste, Robert G. Bergman and Kenneth N. Raymond
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 1383-1393
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02735C, Edge Article
Open Access


We hope you can join us for Challenges in Organic Chemistry (ISACS19). Vy Dong and the rest of the Scientific Committee look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to California.

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Join us in Brazil for Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy

Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy ISACS17

It is just a few weeks until the International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) symposia take the series to Brazil for the first time.

Register by 1 September, 2015 to secure your place

We will have a lively programme discussing the current Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy with researchers from across the globe, incuding:

James Durrant (Imperial College London, UK)

Eduardo Falabella (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and PETROBRAS, Brazil)

Marc Fontecave (Collège de France, France)

Hubert Girault (Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Ernesto R. Gonzalez (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Daniel Nocera (Harvard University, USA)

Erwin Reisner (University of Cambridge, UK)

Keith Waldron (Institute of Food Research, UK)

Karen Wilson (Aston University, UK)

Check out the full provisional programme on our website.

*Students, take advantage of a generous discount: $80 for Royal Society of Chemistry/Brazilian Chemical Society members and $90 for non-members!*

Our hope is that delegates will be exposed to new areas of research, encouraging the cross fertilization of ideas. We look forward to seeing you in Brazil!

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ISACS16: Challenges in Chemical Biology in Zurich

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Professor Shankar Balasubramanian gives the opening talk at ISACS 16

From 15-18th June, the lecture theatre at ETH Zurich was almost full as delegates from 26 different countries gathered to hear the latest research in the field of Chemical Biology as we continued our series of International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences.

Across the 4 days of the conference we were treated to a diverse range of topics, from the very beginnings of life as we know it with John Sutherland to the latest diagnostic markers in various stages of clinical trials with Annette Beck-Sickinger, Yasuteru Urano and others. We also enjoyed various contributions on the latest synthetic developments to smooth the process of discoveries and heard about the latest natural product being identified and their potential applications.

Presentation of the Chemistry World poster prize at ISACS 16

Helma Wennemers (Scientific Committee Chair) and Heather Montgomery (Deputy Editor) present the Chemistry World poster prize to Oliver ThornSeshold

Eugenio Indrigo with his Chemical Science poster prize certificate

Eugenio Indrigo with his Chemical Science poster prize certificate

We were delighted to have an enthusiatic participation in our “flash” poster presentations (just three minutes each) and overall around 80 posters were displayed and discussed during the event.

The Chemical Science sponsored poster prize was won by Eugenio Indrigo (University of Edinburgh) for his poster on “Palladium mediated chemistry in living cells, while the Chemistry World poster prize (and associated mug!) was won by Oliver ThornSeshold (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich). Congratulations to them both!

Peng Chen is presented with the 2014 Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator lectureship

Peng Chen is presented with the 2014 Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator lectureship

The final talk of the meeting was the 2014 Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator lecture, given by Prof. Peng Chen (Peking University) entitled “Exogenous chemistry for intracellular protein manipulations” and was an impressive overview of the exciting work being done in his lab.

We look forward to announcing the next installment of the ISACS conference series on the theme of Challenges in Chemical Biology in the near future…

Can’t wait to get involved? Find out about the ISACS symposia still to come this year:

ISACS 17: Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy
8-11 September 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Early bird registration deadline: 20 July 2015

ISACS 18: Challenges in Organic Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
19-21 November 2015, Bangalore, India
Poster abstract deadline: 7 September 2015

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