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19th Annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium 2019

The 19th Annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium was held at UC Davis, California on 28th February – 1st March 2019. The meeting was led by Professor Sheila David, Chair of the Miller Symposium Committee. Chemical Science was happy to support and sponsor the meeting, alongside Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, another Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

The Miller Symposium celebrates Professor Bryan Miller’s pioneering research, which laid the groundwork for the current thriving research programs in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry at UC Davis. Top speakers from the world of chemical biology shared cutting edge research results and perspectives on the future of biologically relevant chemistry research.

  • Chemical Science poster prize winner: Jayashri Viswanathan (Olson Laboratory, UC Davis) for “Potential of Psychedelic Analogs for Treating Neuropsychiatric Disorders”
  • Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry poster prize winner: Lee Dunlap (Olson Laboratory, UC Davis) for “Structure Activity Relationship Studies of Tryptamine and Phenethylamine Based Psychoplastogens”

 

Jayashri Viswanathan Miller Symposium UC Davis

Jayashri Viswanathan

Lee Dunalp Miller Symposium UC Davis

Lee Dunlap

Congratulations to both prize winners from everyone at Chemical Science!

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SupraChem 2019

SupraChem 2019 was recently held at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg, Germany and organised by Florian Beuerle and Organic Chemistry Frontiers Associate Editor Frank WürthnerChemical Science was proud to support and sponsor the meeting, alongside other Royal Society of Chemistry journals Organic Chemistry Frontiers and Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

This free-to-attend meeting brought together supramolecular chemists from Germany and neighbouring countries and covered a range of topics from supramolecular machinery to materials and analytical techniques to host-guest chemistry and sensing. Keynote lectures were given by world-renowned supramolecular chemists Vivian W. W. Yang, J. Fraser Stoddart and, new Chemical Science Editor-in-Chief, Andrew I. Cooper. These speakers helped generate some great discussion alongside the additional 27 presentations and led to a very successful meeting.

Chemical Science Deputy Editor Jeremy Allen was in attendance to meet with the delegates and represent the Royal Society of Chemistry. He also helped present some poster prizes on behalf of Chemical Science and Organic Chemistry Frontiers:

  • Chemical Science poster prize winner: Jonas Matern (Universität Münster) for “Insights into the complex self-assembly pathways of a chiral, oligophenyleneethynylene (OPE) based Pd(II) complex”
  • Organic Chemistry Frontiers poster prize winner: Julia Bartl (TU Kaiserslautern) for “A cyclopeptide-derived molecular cage for anion encapsulation”

Jeremy Allen presenting poster prizes to Jonas Matern (Left) and Julia Bartl (Right)

There were a further 5 poster prizes awarded from other journals and publishing houses, these went to:

  • Meike Sapotta (Universität Würzburg) for “A water-soluble perylene bisimide cyclophane as a molecular probe for the recognition of aromatic alkaloids”
  • Irene Regeni (TU Dortmund) for “Self-assembled [Pd2L4] coordination cages based on well-known organic dyes”
  • Oleksandr Shyshov (Universität Ulm) for “Supramolecular chemistry of all-cis hexafluorocyclohexane and its derivatives”
  • Hendrik V. Schröder (FU Berlin) for “Accordion-like motion in electrochemically switchable crown ether/ammonium oligorotaxanes”
  • Sebastian M. Kopp (Universität Würzburg) for “Toward singlet fission: chromophore multiplication in pentacene derivatives with adamantyl bridges”

(Left to right) Markus Albrecht, Jeremy Allen, Irene Regeni, Oleksandr Shyshov, Julia Bartl, Meike Sapotta, Jonas Matern, Diane Smith, Sebastian Kopp, Hendrik Schröder, Frank Würthner, Florian Beuerle

Congratulations to all the poster prize winners!

SupraChem 2019 delegates

The next SupraChem meeting will be held in 2021 in Mainz, Germany

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Chemical Science prize winner at IPEROP19

Chemical ScienceSustainable Energy & Fuels, and Energy & Environmental Science were delighted to recently support the Perovskite, Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics  (IPEROP19) conference that took place in Kyoto, Japan from 28-29th January 2019. On behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we would like to congratulate the following prize winners who won a £200 book voucher each. A particular mention to the Chemical Science winner, Chieh-Ting Lin of Professor James Durrant’s group at Imperial College London:

Chemical Science winner: Lin, Chieh-Ting (Imperial College London)
“Probing the Enhanced Stability Against Oxygen Induced Photodegradation by Selection of Transport Layer and Defect Passivation”

Energy & Environmental Science winner: Yamaguchi, Mayu (Waseda University)
“Perovskite Precursor Solution Tuned with Polymer Addition for Effective Formation of the Photovoltaic Layer”

James Durrant (Sustainable Energy & Fuels Editor-in-Chief), Mayu Yamaguchi, Juan Bisquert (Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board member)

Sustainable Energy & Fuels winner Mantulnikovs, Konstantins (EPFL)
“Differential Response of the Photoluminescence and Photocurrent of Polycrystalline CH3NH3PbI3 and CH3NH3PbBr3 to the Exposure to Oxygen and Nitrogen”

Juan Bisquert (Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board member), James Durrant (Sustainable Energy & Fuels Editor-in-Chief), Konstantins Mantulnikovs, Hideo Ohkita and Atsushi Wakamiya

 

Awards presented by James Durrant, Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy & Fuels

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Bristol Synthesis Meeting 2019

The Bristol Synthesis Meeting will be taking place this year on Tuesday 9th April at the University of Bristol. Chemical Science are proud to sponsor this meeting, and one of our Assistant Editors Sarah Sharp will be attending. We look forward to seeing you there.

With an inspiring line-up of speakers including Professor Craig Townsend, Professor Michinori Suginome, Professor Helma Wennemers, Professor Dean Toste and Professor Ilan Marek, this is not one to miss. Registration is now open at the Bristol Synthesis Meeting webpage.

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Chemical Science symposia on sustainable energy

Registration is now open for our Chemical Science symposia, which are to be held in two locations in China (Harbin and Xiamen) in December.

The NSFC-RSC International Symposium on Energy Chemistry will be held in Harbin, China from 7th-9th of December, you can register now here.

The Chemical Science Symposium on Sustainable Energy will be held in Xiamen, China on 10th of December, you can register now here.

The theme of the Chemical Science Symposium will be renewable energy and sustainability, bringing together leading researchers in the field of energy science and related subjects. The primary focus will be on recent advances in sustainable and renewable energy including solar energy conversion, artificial photosynthesis, photocatalysts, water splitting, gas capture, separation and storage and fuel cells. The symposia will also cover interdisciplinary studies at the energy interface with other subjects such as the properties and applications of materials for energy and sustainability, nanotechnology, photocatalysis, photonics and biotechnology.

Chemical Science Associate Editors Vincent Artero, Kazunari Domen, James McCusker and Jihong Yu will be speaking at both symposia, and Executive Editor May Copsey will be attending.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials

The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, China hosted the 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials last month, September 16-18. The meeting was organised by Yi Cui (Stanford University, USA), Shuhong Yu, Jinlong Yang and Xinhe Bao (USTC) and also commemorated USTC’s 60th anniversary. The invited talks covered a wide range of topics, including materials for energy storage and conversion, catalysis and medicine, and bio-inspired materials. Chemical Science Deputy Editor Jeremy Allen, shown below, was also in attendance and talked to the delegates about ‘How to Publish’, speaking about the role of a publisher and giving a few tips about how to help get your papers noticed!

Left: Chemical Science Deputy Editor Jeremy Allen. Right: Delegates of the 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials

 

The Royal Society of Chemistry was proud to support the meeting, offering 5 poster prizes. The winners of the prizes were:

  • Qiaofeng Yao (National University of Singapore) for ‘Toward total synthesis of functional metal materials’
  • Chengbin Jin (Zhejiang University of Technology) for ‘Green biomass for Li metal batteries’
  • Wen Luo (Wuhan University of Science and Technology) for ‘Encapsulating segment-like antimony nanorod in hollow carbon nanotube as a high-performance anode for rechargeable K-ion battery’
  • Hongliang Li (University of Science and Technology of China) for ‘Strong metal-support interaction in single-atom catalysts’
  • Xiuqiang Li (Nanjing University) for ‘Enhancement of interfacial solar vapor generation by environmental energy’

From Left to Right: Qiaofeng Yao, Chengbin Jin, Wen Luo, Hongliang, Li, Xiuqiang Li, Jeremy Allen

 

Well done to all of the prize winners from everyone at Chemical Science!

 

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UK-India Symposium on Advances in Organic Chemistry

The fourth RSC-CRSI (Royal Society of Chemistry – Chemical Research Society of India) meeting in the UK was on Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, held in Manchester on 26th September, and Advances in Organic Chemistry, held in Oxford on 28th September. Chemical Science Assistant Editor, Sarah Whitbread, attended the event at Jesus College, Oxford.

The symposium brought together Indian and UK researchers to share their knowledge and facilitate discussions regarding future UK-India collaborations. The event was very successful with interesting talks from both UK and Indian researchers. After the talks and posters there was an insightful discussion on potential areas of collaboration in Chemical Sciences and interdisciplinary between India and the UK with a panel of top scientists in UK and India, including Royal Society of Chemistry President, Professor Carol Robinson.

Daniele Antermite from Imperial College London was awarded the Chemical Science poster prize for his work on the C(sp3)–H Arylation of Pyrrolidines and Piperidines with C(3) Directing Groups. Congratulations Daniele!

UK-India Symposium on Advances in Organic Chemistry Chemical Science Poster Prize Winner

From left to right: Daniele Antermite, Imperial College London; Sarah Whitbread, Royal Society of Chemistry; Ed Anderson, University of Oxford

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Nanotechnology for Energy and the Environment Symposium 2018

The RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group Annual Symposium 2018 was held at Burlington House, London on 6th-7th September. The Royal Society of Chemistry were delighted to support this event, which featured an excellent line up of speakers.

Congratulations to:

Qian Guo (Queen Mary University of London) on winning the Chemical Science poster prize

Amira Alazmi (KAUST) on winning the Nanoscale poster prize

Christopher Windle (University College London) on winning the Nanoscale Horizons poster prize

The Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group also offered an award for the best early career researcher talk. Congratulations to Jijia Xie (University College London) on winning this prize.

Qian Guo receiving the Chemical Science poster prize Amira Alazmi receiving the Nanoscale poster prize
Christopher Windle receiving the Nanoscale Horizons poster prize Jijia Xie receiving the CNN group talk prize

Well done to all of the prize winners from everyone at Chemical Science!

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Chemical Science poster prize winner at the Fourth International Conference on Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials (ACIN 2018)

Fabian Fürmeyer in front of his poster with PhD supervisor Prof. Dr. Eva Rentschler.

Fabian Fürmeyer in front of his poster with PhD supervisor Prof. Dr. Eva Rentschler.

Congratulations to Fabian Fürmeyer (University of Mainz, Germany) who won the Chemical Science poster prize at the Fourth International Conference on Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials (ACIN 2018). Fabian’s poster was on ‘Dinuclear iron(II) spin crossover compounds based on 1,3,4-thiadiazole bridging ligands’.

The conference took place from 16-20th July in Namur, Belgium, and is jointly organised by the University of Namur, Wuhan University of Technology and Université Catholique de Louvain.

Well done to Fabian from everyone at Chemical Science!

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4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials

Chemical Science is proud to sponsor the 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials (ICEBM). This year’s conference will take place on 16 – 18 September 2018 at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei.

Topics will include materials for energy storage and conversion, catalysis and medicine, and bio-inspired materials. There will talks by Charles Lieber (Harvard University), Peidong Yang (UC Berkeley), Lei Jiang (Beihang University) and many more. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of USTC, there will also be a USTC alumni symposium.

For more information and to register, visit http://icebm.ustc.edu.cn/dct/

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