The ESOR Symposia are dedicated to fundamental research in organic chemistry and related areas, emphasizing the understanding of reactions (e.g., mechanisms, energetics) as well as the structures of compounds and materials. Experimental as well as theoretical contributions are welcomed with a particular preference for multidisciplinary approaches. The ESOR conference series started in Paris in 1987 and had been held every second year since then: Padova, Italy (1989), Göteborg, Sweden (1991), Newcastle, UK (1993), Santiago de Compostela, Spain (1995), Louvain la Neuve, Belgium (1997), Ulm, Germany (1999), Cavtat, Croatia (2001), Oslo, Norway (2003), Rome, Italy (2005), Faro, Portugal (2007), Haifa, Israel (2009), and Tartu, Estonia (2011). The program will include plenary and invited lectures, oral presentations, poster presentations, and an exhibition. We wish to cover all important areas of physical-organic chemistry and its interactions with other sciences, e.g., mechanistic studies as a driving force in modern synthesis, physical-organic chemistry of complex systems, new experimental and theoretical methods in organic chemistry. The opening lecture about the fascinating world of chemical robotics will be provided by František Štěpánek, ERC grant holder from the ICT in Prague (Czech Republic).
Starting in 2013, the Liebig Division for Organic Chemistry of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker takes over the flavors & fragrances conference from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of the Chemical Industry. Organised by Philip Kraft and Johannes Panten, the event will follow the successful format of the prevoius meetings with a broad subject coverage including natural product chemistry, foods and flavors, perfumery and olfaction, and of course as main focus Fragrance Chemistry.
The "Conference on Natural Products: Research and Applications" will bring together international experts from various communities dealing with current topics of bacterial, fungal and plant secondary metabolite research. Special emphasis will be taken to expedite interaction between applied industrial and academic topics such as natural functions of secondary metabolites, physiology and regulation, genome mining, synthetic biology and biodiversity plus exploitation, application and development.
This conference will be organised in cooperation with VAAM, Frankfurt/Main.
EPNOE and the Cellulose and Renewable Materials division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) decided in 2011 to join their efforts in promoting basic and applied sciences of polysaccharides by organising common events. The 3rd EPNOE conference, EPNOE 2013, is thus jointly organised by EPNOE and ACS.
Polysaccharides are vital polymers for all aspects of the life of human beings, used for health care and food and in a large variety of materials, especially owing to the huge development of bio-based products. They are at the forefront of most research due to their renewable character and their low carbon footprint. However, due to the complexity of their synthesis in Nature, to the difficulty in dis-assembling them, to the highly multidisciplinary character of polysaccharide research and to the very large variety of applications, there is a need for organizing conferences where all the needed scientific specialities will meet.
EPNOE and ACS are expecting EPNOE 2013 conference to be the forum for all academic/research/industrial scientists and students dealing with polysaccharides and polysaccharide-derived products. Biologists, chemists, physicists, food specialists, technologists, environmentalists,… will meet and gain knowledge from other sides of polysaccharide science.
The GBM announces its upcoming biannual fall meeting 2013 in Frankfurt. We continue with our new tradition to have the meeting at the same venue in Frankfurt to strengthen our corporate identity and establish a prominent recognition factor.
The meeting covers the major aspects of molecular life sciences from a broad range of model systems. Topics covered by distinguished plenary lectures include 'Protein Synthesis and Folding', 'Chemical and Systems Biology', 'Metabolic Sensing', 'Biotechnology' and 'Organelles, Membranes and Lipids'.
The program was compiled in close cooperation with the GBM study groups, which select the newest and ground breaking contribution within their field as inspiring showcase to all participants.
Young group leaders and investigators were especially encouraged and selected to present their newest ideas and most advanced approaches. Furthermore numerous young researchers will be selected from the submitted abstract and present their latest results in a Pecha Kucha format.
Last but not least we will have several attractive lunch sessions under the slogan “Science and Beyond”:
Our industrial partners will showcase various scientific aspects in round table discussions and presentations. Our very active student’s organization, the Junior GBM, and the GBM workgroup of young scientists will focus on funding opportunities, career prospects and general perspectives for young scientists, as well as legal issues of scientific publishing and so on.
On top of that, the poster sessions will offer insights into the latest research, providing also a great opportunity to meet colleagues, friends and coworkers.