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RSC Advances Science Communications: LatinXChem: Towards greater inclusivity and diversity in scientific conferences

Lockdown measures due to COVID-19 and bans on international travel have imposed many changes of plans for scientific conferences. However, for many researchers and students across Latin America, traveling to international conferences for oral and poster presentations was already challenging even before the COVID pandemic, given the limited funding available to principal investigators. Often times, when scientific research is underfunded, the decision to support a student’s conference participation occurs at the cost of other necessary laboratory resources (1). Moreover, while the use of English as lingua franca in the sciences helps knowledge dissemination, it has also become a barrier to science communication for non-native English speakers (2). Creating multilingual and accessible fora needs to be a key component of efforts towards greater inclusivity and diversity in scientific research.

For these reasons, Latinx student exposure to networking and learning opportunities at scientific conferences remains a challenge, further magnifying disparities in academic research among Latin American and other Western scientific communities. Taking example from the successful #RSCPoster Twitter conferences organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry, LatinXChem has emerged in the face of these challenges as the first event of its kind: a trilingual poster conference in the chemical sciences held entirely on Twitter, allowing for presentations in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. This collaborative effort is spearheaded by Latinx researchers in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, the US, Canada, Belgium, the UK, and Germany, who have ensured participation by stellar Latinx researchers as evaluators.

The involvement by distinguished Latinx evaluators is key, as they enrich the event not only with their academic expertise, but also by allowing for multilingual poster presentations and increasing Latinx representation in the chemical sciences, thus encouraging underrepresented students to pursue a scientific career. Latin American and Latinx students and trainees from around the world can participate in this event at no cost to them, sharing their research in any of 11 different categories within the chemical sciences.

We hope initiatives like LatinXChem keep growing, as they strive for greater inclusivity and diversity in chemical research, helping to break down economic and linguistic barriers to science communication in the Latinx community.

Register before August 25, 2020 at latinxchem.org. LatinXChem will be held on September 7, 2020 with the generous support of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

References:
(1) D. Solis-Ibarra. Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 3, 913–914.
(2) M.C. Márquez and A.M. Porras. Front. Commun. 2020, 5, 31.

 

About the Web Writer:

Gerardo Cedillo-Servin received his BSE from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a MSc student in materials science and engineering at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, under the supervision of Dr. Ricardo Vera-Graziano. He is working on functional polymers for protein release and dynamic cell-material interactions. In addition to biomaterials research, he seeks to contribute to science communication and advocacy. You can find him on Twitter @gecedillo.

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to the RSC Poster Prize winners at Amine Biocatalysis 4.0

RSC Advances sponsored the Amine Biocatalysis 4.0 conference in Stuttgart, Germany this February along with Catalysis Science & Technology and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. We’re very pleased that the conference was such a success and from all of us here we would like to wish the below winners a hearty congratulations!

 

Dr. Carine Vergne Vaxelaire, Genoscope, France for the poster entitled:
Metagenomic mining for amine dehydrogenase discovery

Jeremy Ramsden, University of Manchester, UK for the poster entitled:
Application of imine reductases in biocatalytic cascade synthesis

James Marshall, University of Manchester, UK for the poster entitled:
Amine reductase-catalyses cascade for the synthesis of N-alkylated pyrrolidines from diketones

 

Amine Biocatalysis 4.0 Poster prize winners

 

You can find more information, including the speaker line up, over on the website

 

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XIII International School on Organometallic Chemistry “Marcial Moreno Mañas” (MMM School 2020)

XIII International School on Organometallic Chemistry “Marcial Moreno Mañas” (MMM School 2020)

 

We are very pleased to be sponsoring the XIII International School on Organometallic Chemistry “Marcial Moreno Mañas” (MMM School 2020) along with Dalton Transactions. It will be held from 17th to 19th June in Santiago de Compostela. The meeting aims to get together young students, early career researchers and world-leading scientists to facilitate and generate an exchange of scientific information and knowledge. The school will feature: 8 plenary lectures, and a large number of oral and flash presentations.

 

Registration is open now!

 

Important Dates

Oral & Poster Abstracts Deadline: 03 April
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 24 April
Standard Registraion Deadline: 29 May

 

You can find out more here

 

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Career in Polymers XII Workshop, 17-18 July, Prague

career in polymers XII

 

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Career in Polymers XII Workshop, 17-18 July at the Insitute of Macromoleculer Chemistry.

 

Career in Polymers is a workshop for young scientists and PhD students at the start of their professional career. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with other young scientists, discuss their research, and receive valuable feedback. It will cover all aspects of polymer science – chemistry, physics, characterization and applications of polymers (organic, inorganic, hybrid or composite materials) and related topics. It is a satellite meeting of the Prague Meetings on Macromolecules (PMM) and is organised by the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences.

The opening lecture entitled “Reflections on my 54 Years of Academic Career in Polymer Colloids” will be given by Professor Mohamed El-Aasser.

PhD students and young researchers from both industry and academia are invited to participate in this two-day event. The best presentation will be awarded.

 

Registration is now open!

Abstract Submission deadline – 10 April
Registration deadline – 5 May

 

You can find out more on the website

 

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84th Prague Meeting On Macromolecules, 12-16 July

84th Prague meeting

 

RSC Advances is very pleased to be sponsoring the 84th Prague Meeting on Macromolecules at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, 12 – 16 July, Prague, along with MSDE and Soft Matter.

 

The 84th Prague Meeting on Macromolecules – “Frontiers of Polymer Colloids: From Synthesis to Macro-Scale and Nano-Scale Applications” will focus on the latest innovative development in synthesis and characterization of polymer colloids both for life sciences and industry. The meeting will bring together multi-disciplinary experts from both academia and industry in the areas of polymer and material science, pharmaceutics, imaging, biology, and medicine.

Topics

  • Preparation of advanced polymer and/or inorganic colloids, living polymerization systems, kinetics and mechanism, micro- and nano-encapsulation, core-shell and hollow particles, engineered surfaces, computer simulations.
  • Biomedical aspects: particles for life sciences, drug and gene delivery, biomedical diagnostics, sensors. Colloids in nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine.
  • Stimuli-responsive colloids, self-assembled systems, interfacial phenomena, characterization and physicochemical properties.
  • New trends in industrial applications: coatings, adhesives, catalysis, paper, textile, optical devices, energy storage.

 

The program will consist of oral presentations of invited as well as contributed lectures. Two sessions are planned for poster presentations.

 

Registration is open now!

 

Important Dates

Registration and abstract submission deadline – 10 April

Standard registration fee deadline – 5 May

Late registration fee – from 6 May

 

You can find out more on the website

 

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IUPAC-MACRO2020, ICC Jeju, Korea 5 – 9 July

IUPAC-MACRO2020

We are delighted to be sponsoring the 48th World Polymer Congress IUPAC-MACRO 2020, at ICC Jeju in Korea on 5 – 6 July along with Polymer Chemistry.

The IUPAC-World Polymer Congress is the largest biennial international multi-symposium conference dedicated to all aspects of polymer science and engineering. Over the years, the MACRO conference has developed a strong reputation for bringing together cutting edge research from top international scientists in the field of polymer science.

The 48th World Polymer Congress will be hosted by the Polymer Society of Korea (PSK) to facilitate exchange and encourage cooperation in our common field. The PSK was founded in 1976 and consists of over 4,500 members from diverse polymer-related fields including polymer chemistry, physics, biology and engineering.

For IUPAC-MACRO2020, seven distinguished plenary speakers and more than 200 renowned speakers will be invited from all over the world including many active female scientists. We expect more than 500 contributed presentations across ten different areas in polymer science.

 

Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submissions are available now!

 

Important Dates
Online Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 March
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 10 May
Pre-Registration Deadline: 20 June

 

Find out more on the website

 

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Third International Conference on Material Science (ICMS2020), Tripura University, India 4 – 6 March

ICMS2020

 

RSC Advances is very pleased to be sponsoring the Best Young Scientist Award at the Third International Conference on Material Science (ICMS2020) this March at Tripura University in India. Royal Society of Chemistry journals Soft Matter, Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials Science are also sponsoring this conference with poster presentation prizes.

This conference provides a forum for scientists, researchers and educators around the world to exchange state-of-the-art research and development as well as identify research needs and opportunities in all aspects of Material Science. The primary objectives of this conference are to provide scientists, engineers, graduate students and other professionals with a place to actively engage in research discussions, and professional development; and create opportunities for the next generation workforce to develop their professional skills.

You can find out more about the conference over on the website.

 

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Amine Biocatalysis 4.0, 17-19 February, Stuttgart, Germany

RSC Advances is pleased to be sponsoring the Amine Biocatalysis 4.0 conference this February in Stuttgart, Germany along with Catalysis Science & Technology and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.

Amine Biocatalysis 4.0This conference will provide the opportunity for established and emerging researchers from academia and industry around the world to come together and share their research on biocatalytic amine synthesis. It will showcase recent advances in biocatalysis research, covering various cutting edge topics in the field, from the identification and engineering of amine forming enzymes and their application to the development of new enzymatic cascades.

The conference programme consists of invited lectures from both academia and industry researchers and will include oral presentations (selected based on submitted abstracts) and posters.

 

You can find more information, including the speaker line up, over on the website

 

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ICS2020, 12 – 17 July, Shanghai, China

ICS2020

 

We are delighted to be sponsoring XXX International Carbohydrate Symposium (ICS2020), 12 – 17 July in Shanghai, China.

The ICS2020 will provide a global forum for researchers engaging in all aspects of carbohydrates. As well as classical topics on carbohydrate chemistry, chemical glycobiology, and glycobiology, current developments of carbohydrates and glycotechnologies in the fields of diagnosis and therapy of diseases, nutrients and cosmetics, agriculture and biofuels, and materials will also be highlighted.

 

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline – 30th April

Early Bird registration – 30th April

Standard registration deadline – 1st July

 

 

You can find out more on the website

 

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CCMR 2020, 8 – 12 June, Songdo Convensia, Incheon/Seoul, South Korea

CCMR

 

We are very pleased to sponsor the Collaborative Conference on Materials Research (CCMR) 2020, 8 – 12 June at Songdo Convensia in Incheon/Seoul, South Korea.

This collaborative conference series enables technological developments in various fields of materials science and furthers the goal of unifying materials research in engineering, physics, biology, materials science, as well as in chemistry and neuroscience.

The CCMR 2020 is the tenth conference in this series and offers materials researchers the opportunity to discuss and exchange information and network with scientists from various other fields for potential interdisciplinary collaborations.

Registration and Abstract Submission is open now!

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline – 9th February

Regular registration deadline – 28th February

Scientific Image Competition Awards application deadline – 15th April

Late registration deadline – 15th April

Scientific programme announced – May

Find out more over on the website

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