Welcome to the 13th meeting of the French-American Chemical Society. This symposium will take place in France, in the heart of Alsace, located in the Center of Europe, historically and culturally rich. Throughout all these meetings, the very high calibre of scientific scholarship intended by the founders, Pierre Potier and E. J. Corey has been maintained and this year is no exception.
The first edition of this meeting was held in Paris in 1989 in a friendly and informal ambiance in order to encourage the maximum interaction between the participants of both countries. A number of famous chemists, coming from the US and France, participated and exchanged ideas with great enthusiasm. They appreciated the high quality and interactive nature of this meeting.
Unmistakably, spending this time together in this special environment allows for quality scientific discussions and exchanges, generates new opportunities for collaboration between academics and industry, and gives the chance to interact meaningfully with representatives from national and local chemistry companies. The traditional mix of confirmed and younger scientists from both university and industry environments has been an essential element in the success of this meeting which, hopefully, will continue for many years to come. This year again, we welcome students to participate in this meeting and we have also made a particular effort to facilitate their presence on the Conference site.
FACS XIII will be held under the sponsorship of the new University of Strasbourg (UDS) and the CNRS in Obernai, a charming village on the “wine road” in the heart of Alsace and a stone’s throw from Mont St Odile.
We invite you to come and participate in this special event that is held every other year, which we hope will be rewarded by a memorable and enriching interaction between friends and colleagues, while enhancing your knowledge of organic chemistry.
We wish you all, speakers and attendees alike, a highly stimulating Symposium, both scientifically and personally.