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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Chemistry at Nankai University

The Department of Chemistry at Nankai University was initiated in 1921 by Professor Zongyue Qiu, just 2 years after the founding of Nankai University. Over the years the department has evolved, most recently in the founding of the College of Chemistry in 1995, which then became an entity in 2000. The College of Chemistry of Nankai University has become a leading national base for research and education in chemistry. Chemical Science and the Royal Society of Chemistry are delighted to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of chemical sciences in Nankai University with a themed collection.

This themed collection features articles published in Chemical Science by authors at Nankai University, and speakers at our joint symposium “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Chemistry at Nankai University  with New Frontiers in Chemistry: A Chemical Science Symposium”. The symposium is dedicated to the latest research that crosses new frontiers and boundaries within the chemical sciences and introduces new concepts, and will feature 8 leading researchers in multidisciplinary fields as the invited speakers, alongside 16 flash talks from outstanding young researchers, chaired by Chemical Science Associate Editors Professor Jinlong Gong and Professor Ning Jiao.

We hope you enjoy reading this collection and look forward to seeing you at the symposium on the 29th September.

 

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ChemSci2020 Symposium @ IISER Kolkata

Over the past few days, the ChemSci2020 Symposium @ IISER Kolkata has been held (virtually). The Department of Chemical Science, IISER Kolkata organised the second edition of the RSC sponsored Chemical Science conference, ChemSci2020: Leaders in the Field Symposium. The symposium has included presentations by students and postdocs, and a twitter-based poster session.

We are pleased to announce below the winners of the poster session:

Materials Chemistry:

Debashree Roy – Seed-mediated Synthesis of Gold Nano-Earbuds

Navpreet Kamboj – A 10.8 V metal-free microsupercapacitor with highly stable laser-irradiated graphene electrode for integrated energy storage device

Sahanaz Parvin – An earth-abundant bimetallic catalyst coated metallic nanowire grown electrode with platinumlike pH-universal hydrogen evolution activity at high current density

Soumendu Roy – Surface Ligand Directed Nanoparticle Catalysis

Supramolecular Chemistry:

Anastasiia V. Sharko – Dissipative Non-Equilibrium Self-Assembly of Cyclic Peptide Nanotubes

Ayan Chatterjee – Complex Cascade Reaction Networks via Cross β Amyloid Nanotubes

Sk. Atiur Rahaman – Energy Relay Enhances Switching Efficiency in a Dendrimer-Azobenzene Supramolecular Assembly having an Anion-pi Motif

Synthetic Chemistry:

Kingshuk Mahanty – Manganese-Catalyzed Electrochemical Tandem Azidation-Coarctate Reaction: Facile Access to Azo-benzonitriles

Jyoti Dhankhar – Spatial Anion Control on Palladium for Mild C-H Arylation of Arenes

Soniya Rani – Stereoretentive and Enantioselective C–H Alkylation of Pyridines: Phosphite Catalyzed N to C Migration from N–Alkylpyridinium Salt

Satyadeep Waiba – Manganese catalyzed α-alkylation of ketones with secondary alcohols

Techniques in Chemistry:

Abinash Padhy – Amphiphilic Mannose-6-Phosphate Glycopolypeptide-Based Bioactive and Responsive Self-Assembled Nanostructures for Controlled and Targeted Lysosomal Cargo Delivery

Kushal Sengupta – A Single-Molecule Study of Two-Component System CusRS for Efficient Copper Homeostasis in E. coli

Theoretical Chemistry:

Abhishek Aggarwal – DNA versus RNA- which one conducts better?

Dhiman Ray – Free Energy Landscape and Conformational Kinetics of Hoogsteen Base Pairing in DNA vs RNA: Enhanced Sampling and Markov State Modeling

Congratulations, from all of us at Chemical Science!

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The Chemical Science Symposium 2020 – An experiment in virtual conferencing and embracing digital platforms

At the end of September we held our annual symposium – the second in a new series of symposia that intend on bringing together researchers from a broad cross-section of the chemical sciences community. The theme and subtitle for this symposium was How can machine learning and autonomy accelerate chemistry? This symposia series, the first of which was held at our historic headquarters in Burlington House, London, has an ambition to enhance social networking between members of our research community while showcasing recent developments by a diverse set of international speakers. They also present an opportunity for our delegates to interact with our journal staff, Editorial Board members and learn more about how we are improving the peer review experience at Chemical Science – for example through our new submission system and article tracker.

Earlier this year, as the COVID pandemic began disrupting our way of life and pushing the community to adapt their dissemination routes and means to network, we took the decision to move our symposium to an online environment – a new experiment for both Chemical Science and the wider Royal Society of Chemistry. The programme was adapted to encourage engagement in this virtual setting while continuing to deliver some exceptional science from our invited speakers and contributing poster presenters. Overall, the result of this was a resounding success!

The presentations from our academia and industry-based speakers were very well received – with the following topics covered:

Yousung Jung KAIST, South Korea: Efficient exploration of solid state chemical space using machine learning
Graeme Day University of Southampton, UK: Building a computational engine to guide the autonomous discovery of molecular materials
Joshua Schrier Fordham University, UK: Autonomous materials discovery: promise, pitfalls, and progress
Jill Becker Kebotix, USA: Accelerating materials innovation: discovery of electrochromic materials for smart windows
Jacqueline Cole University of Cambridge, UK: Accelerating materials discovery with data mining and machine learning
Lee Cronin University of Glasgow, UK: The Chemical Oracle
Kerstin Thurow University of Rostock, Germany: Suitable automation systems for accelerating chemical research
María José Nieves Remacha Eli Lilly & Company, Spain: Autonomous chemical synthesis in flow for drug discovery

From left to right: Y. Jung, G. Day,  J. Schrier, J. Becker, J. Cole, L. Cronin, K. Thurow, M. J. Nieves Remacha

In addition to these talks we also held a number of networking and discussion sessions, including one that focussed on the digital tools used by researchers both within and external to the chemical sciences and where the future of this discipline is heading. The discussion session, hosted by Chemical Science Editor-in-Chief Andrew Cooper and Associate Editor Alán Aspuru-Guzik complimented the work carried out by the Royal Society of Chemistry to publish a report on Digital Futures. We’ll report on this session separately.

As with all experiments, we are now in a position to reflect – some things were very successful, such as the quality of our presenters, the science being discussed and the level of engagement during our scientific sessions. However there were also challenges and aspects that need further thought in the future. Outside of software limitations and the obligatory technical hitches during a conference about digital research, perhaps predictably, networking was clearly not nearly as simple as you would find during a physical meeting. While we had a range of fantastic posters at the meeting and designated networking sessions, neither the virtual poster hall nor the chat rooms replicated the same random and chance encounters and discussions that we’re all used to and make a physical meeting such a useful and interesting place to be. So while we looked to give opportunities for delegates to connect, this is clearly an area we need to rethink. As the pandemic continues, the future effects this will inevitably have on the conferences landscape are unknown – now is a time for both researchers and event organisers to look to enable new ways to facilitate this. How do we continue the kinds of discussions that lead to knowledge sharing, future collaborations and job openings in an organic way that doesn’t require delegates to be forced into a chat room and told to network? While we ponder this problem from our side, we’d be grateful for thoughts and ideas from our community too.

So what does all this mean for 2021 – plans are currently underway for the next iteration of this symposium series and we will announce further details as soon as we can! In the meantime we would also welcome your feedback – regardless of whether you attended this meeting, our first symposium or you are thinking about maybe attending in the future. What would you like to see at our future symposia and how do you think they should be held – a physical meeting, virtually or a mixture of the two?

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved with the symposium – from our Chairs and presenters through to our delegates – thanks for helping make this such a successful meeting in these challenging times. If you would like to share any thoughts on our symposium series or suggestions for future changes (or topics) please do get in touch with our team at chemicalscience-rsc@rsc.org

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Chemical Science: Celebrating a century of chemical excellence at Nanjing University

Celebrating a century of chemical excellence at Nanjing UniversityEstablished in 1920, the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Nanjing University is one of the world’s most active and recognised chemistry institutions. After a century of development and evolution, it is now a globally leading department dedicated to advancing the chemical sciences through cutting-edge research and world-renowned education. Chemical Science and the Royal Society of Chemistry are delighted to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of chemical sciences in Nanjing University with a themed collection. This collection was specially curated by the Dean and Vice Dean of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Nanjing University, Professors Shuhua Li and Wei Wang, alongside Chemical Science Associate Editor Yi-Tao Long, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Nanjing University.

This themed collection features 42 articles published in Chemical Science, the flagship journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, between 2016-2020 by scientists in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Nanjing University. The articles cover a broad spectrum of synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry, material chemistry, chemical biology, and others.

In joint celebration with the 10th anniversary of Chemical Science, a virtual Symposium will be held on 12th October. The symposium will feature introductions from Chemical Science Executive Editor May Copsey and Royal Society of Chemistry Director of Publishing Emma Wilson alongside scientific talks from Chemical Science Editor-in-Chief Andrew Cooper, Associate Editors Yi-Tao Long and Shu-Li You, and Advisory Board Member Wonwoo Nam.

For more information and to register for this free-to-attend event now please visit: https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/45449/academic-forum-for-100-years-anniversary-of-chemistry-in-nanjing-university-and-10-years-anniversary-of-chemical-science

We hope you enjoy reading this collection and look forward to seeing you at the symposium on the 12th October.

Celebrating a century of chemical excellence at Nanjing University

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New RSC Desktop Seminar Series

COVID-19 has rendered in-person events to be suspended or cancelled, disrupting connections around the globe. The impact of these cancellations on the sharing of information and ideas, especially in the research landscape, has been dramatic.

In an effort to help researchers to stay connected to advances in chemical research and share support we are proud to announce the RSC’s latest online-only seminar series.

Introducing RSC Desktop Seminars!

Welcome to the latest RSC Desktop Seminars, sponsored by Chemical Science, ChemComm and Chem Soc Rev. Each session will highlight two speakers, one journal board member and an early career researcher in the same field.

The RSC Desktop Seminar Series is an effort to not only replace in-person research seminars during the current pandemic situation but to also expand access for researchers around the world looking to connect to some of the leading minds in the chemical sciences. While these RSC Desktop Seminars are taking place in the Eastern US time zone working hours, we encourage any and all interested to register and attend!

Next Up:

8 September 2020 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT
15:05: “FLP Chemistry: A metal-free approach to the activation of strong bonds”
Professor Doug Stephan
– Professor of Chemistry at Toronto University and Editorial Board Chair of Chemical Communications
15:55:“Phosphorus-Ylides: Powerful Ligands for the Stabilisation of Reactive Main Group Compounds”
Professor Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
– Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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RSC Desktop Seminar 8Sept

 

Upcoming RSC Desktop Seminars in this Series:

15 September 2020 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT
15:05: “Polymers that mimic natural saccharides for applications in drug delivery
Professor Heather Maynard – Dr Myung Ki Hong Professor in Polymer Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA and Associate Editor of Chemical Science
15:55:Tailoring Polymer Dispersity by Controlled Radical Polymerization
Dr Athina Anastasaki – Assistant Professor in the Materials Department at ETH Zurich and Editorial Board Member of Polymer Chemistry

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22 September 2020 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT
15:05: “Towards catalytic methane functionalization with Pt complexes
Professor Jennifer Love – Professor of Chemistry at University of Calgary and Editorial Board Chair of Chem Soc Rev
15:55:Synthetic modeling of the heterobinuclear Mo/Cu active site in aerobic carbon monoxide dehydrogenase (CODH)
Professor Neal Mankad – Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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Previous Seminars:

1 September 2020 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT
15:05: “Mechanically Chiral Molecules: Synthesis and Applications”
Professor Steven Goldup
– Professor of Chemistry at University of Southampton and Associate Editor of Chemical Science
15:55: “The synthesis and unexpected behaviour of knotted molecules”
Dr Fabien Cougnon
– Research Associate in the Department of Organic Chemistry at University of Geneva

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16th Annual Tri-Institutional Chemical Biology Symposium, 1st September 2020

Chemical Science is pleased to be sponsoring the 16th Annual Tri-Institutional Chemical Biology Symposium along with RSC Chemical Biology and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. The event will take place virtually on the 1st of September, 2020, 09:00-18:30 EDT.

This event showcases research at the forefront of chemical biology, and is sponsored and organized by the Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology (TPCB), a joint graduate program of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

Register for this free event here by the 28th of August 2020

Undergraduate students interested in chemical biology are especially encouraged to attend.

Poster submissions are welcomed from all attendees, including early college high school students, undergraduates, postbaccalaureate students, research assistants and technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research staff, and faculty. Posters will be presented live by video in parallel meeting rooms, and judged by TPCB faculty members and keynote speakers for a selection of poster awards sponsored by TPCB and their promotional partners, including Chemical Science, RSC Chemical Biology and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.

For more information, please visit the Tri-Institutional Chemical Biology Symposium event page.

TPCB has been strongly committed to diversity and inclusion since its inception. It welcomes scientists from underrepresented minority groups and disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with disabilities. It does not tolerate racism, discrimination, or harassment of any kind. All attendees are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional conduct throughout the symposium.

 

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The 19th International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry (ISOS XIX), Toulouse, July 2020

ISOS XIX Royal Society of Chemistry

 

Chemical Science is pleased to be sponsoring The 19th International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry (ISOS XIX) in Toulouse, 05 – 10 July 2020 along with RSC Advances, ChemComm and Dalton Transactions.

It will be held at the University Paul Sabatier and aims to bring together outstanding scientists from both academia and industry to explore the frontiers of Silicon Chemistry from basic and fundamental science to the development of new synthetic tools and of silicon-based materials and technologies. The scientific programme will reflect the latest achievements in synthesis (organic and organometallic), bio-organo silicon chemistry, catalysis, and material sciences (including bio-composites, silica, silsesquioxanes, silicones, silicon polymers etc..).

You can find out more on the website.

Don’t forget to register before the deadline:

Early Bird Registration Deadline:  15 April 2020

 

Chemical Science, Royal Society of Chemistry

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Keep up to date with our latest articles, reviews, collections & more by following us on Twitter. You can also keep informed by signing up to our E-Alerts.

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F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, Spring ACS National Meeting, March 22 – 26 | Philadelphia

Chemical Science and Dalton Transactions are very pleased to be sponsoring the F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry Symposium this year as part of the Spring ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia. The award recognizes outstanding synthetic accomplishment in the field of inorganic chemistry. The award is granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background. Creativity and imagination is especially valued.

We wish the 2020 winner Professor Daniel J. Mindiola a huge congratulations!

 

You can find out more about the F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry on the website.

 

 

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Biophotoelectrochemical Systems: Solar Energy Conversion and Fundamental Investigations, 22 – 24 April, Cambridge

Biophotoelectrochemical Workshop 2020

We are pleased to be sponsoring the upcoming Biophotoelectrochemical Systems: Solar Energy Conversion and Fundamental Investigations workshop which will be held at the School of Divinity, St John’s College, Cambridge on 22 – 24th April.

This workshop will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Latest developments in protein-film and biofilm photoelectrochemistry, semi-artificial photosynthesis, biophotovoltaics, biological production of solar fuels and chemicals
  • New materials and characterisation tools for the above areas
  • Insights into degradation pathways (photodegradation, reaction with reactive oxygen species, mediator toxicity…) and strategies to enhance stability
  • Short-circuiting pathways at the bio-material interface (charge carrer recombination, redox cycling, non-natural electron transfer pathways…)
  • Engineering challenges – using protein-film and biofilm electrodes for practical applications (electron transfer bottlenecks, the voltage/recombination dilemma, bioengineering challenges…)

 

Registration is now open

 

You can find out more information, including a full list of confirmed speakers, over on the website.

 

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The Miller Symposium, 5-6 March, UC Davis

The Miller symposium is an annual event dedicated to Professor R. Bryan Miller and his contributions and achievements in research, teaching, and the chemical community. This symposium honours his legacy by celebrating the advancements in chemistry and chemical biology that have led transformative technologies in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

 

Chemical Science is pleased to be sponsoring along with Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.

 

To register for the symposia, click here

To learn more about the work of R. Bryan Miller and previous symposia, click here.

 

R. Bryan Miller Symposium

 

 

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