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Chemistry International
Vol. 23, No. 6
November 2001


Conference Announcements

57th Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), 26 November-1 December 2001, Rawatawatte, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

This meeting has the focal theme "Toward a Knowledge-Based Economy: The Role of Scientists and Technologists". Topic sessions will emphasize human resources development, product design, partnerships for rapid economic growth, potential for using traditional knowledge, agrobased industry, agricultural growth and development, rapid growth of selected chemical industries, value addition in mineral resources, engineering capabilities, communications and information technology, software development, knowledge for better health, and environmental conservation toward sustainable economic growth.

For additional information, contact SLAAS, 120/10 Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +94 01 691681 or +94 01 688740; Fax: +94 01 691681.

Asia-Pacific Conference on Analytical Science (APCAS) and 18th Philippine Chemistry Congress, 19-22 February 2002, Manila, Philippines

This conference is organized by the Kapisanang Kimikang Philipinas (KKP, Chemical Society of the Philippines), Division of Analytical Science (DAS), and the Philippine Organic Chemistry Teachers' Association under the sponsorship of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies and the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies. It hopes to gather scientists from the Asia-Pacific region to share and discuss recent developments in the various areas of analytical science. The conference aims to forge an active cooperation among the participants in harnessing analytical science in the regional effort toward economic growth, environmental management, and health protection. Expo Kimika 2002, a mega-exhibit to popularize chemistry, will be a part of the proceedings. In addition to plenary and keynote lectures presented by prominent analytical scientists, the scientific program will feature concurrent symposia and poster sessions on spectroscopy, electrochemical analysis, separation methods, bioanalytical methods, radiochemical analysis, surface analysis, process analytical science, environmental analysis, food and agricultural analysis, pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, chemical sensors and biosensors, analytical instrumentation, automated methods of analysis, chemometrics, and education in analytical science.

For further information, contact Dr. Christina Binag, Research Center for the Natural Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, 1008 Philippines, E-mail: [email protected]; Tel./Fax: +63 2 731 4031.

Mustafa Kemal University International Organic Chemistry Meeting (MKU-IOCM), 25-28 March 2002, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey

This meeting, organized with the collaboration of the Mustafa Kemal University Foundation, the Turkish Chemical Society, and TUBITAK, will feature sessions on synthetic and natural organic compounds, spectroscopy, chromatography, analytical applications in organic chemistry, electroorganic chemistry, photochemistry, macromolecular chemistry, and computational chemistry.

For more information, contact MKU-IOCM Secretariat, Prof. Dr. Mahmut Caliskan, Mustafa Kemal University, Science and Letters Faculty, Tayfur Sokmen Campus, 31040 Antakya, Hatay, Turkey, E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +90 326 245 58 66; Fax: +90 326 245 58 67; Web site:

2nd International Conference on Counter-Current Chromatography (CCC-2002), 15-20 April 2002, Beijing, China

This conference is organized by the Chinese Chemical Society, Beijing Institute of New Technology Application, Beijing Center for Separation and Purification, and Technologies of Natural Products; coorganized by the Beijing Natural Science Foundation and Beijing Medicine Trade Association; and supported by Pharma Tech Research Corporation (USA), National Engineering Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine of China, Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology Ltd., Zhejiang Recover Biology Technical Co. Ltd., and Shenzhen Tauto Biotech Co. Ltd.

The focal theme of the conference will be on how and in which directions counter-current chromatography (CCC) will be developing as a bioprocessing technology-especially for natural products-in the new century. Topic sessions will cover basic CCC; CCC methodology; centrifugal partition chromatography; coil planetary centrifugation; CCC theory; applications of CCC to natural products, pharmaceutical medicines, proteins, and other compounds including inorganics; advanced applications of CCC; process-scale CCC; and pH zone refining CCC. An exhibition will offer the opportunity for the display of instruments, research results, and books.

For additional information, contact Prof. Xibai Qiu, Secretary of 2nd CCC, c/o Chinese Chemical Society, P.O. Box 2709, Beijing 100080, China, E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +86 10 62568157 or +86 10 62564020; Fax: +86 10 62568157.

36th Convention of the South African Chemical Institute (SACI2002), 1-5 July 2002, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The theme of this convention is "Chemistry for Prosperity". It is the aim of the organizers to allow chemists from diverse backgrounds in South Africa and Africa as a whole to present recent research that they are pursuing and, specifically, to focus on the role that chemistry can play in uplifting people's lives. Special features will include presentations that highlight the following:

  • contribution that chemistry makes to the economy (emphasis on industrial applications)
  • contribution that chemistry makes to quality of life (including water and waste treatment, measurement of water quality, new drugs, etc.)
  • prospects for new materials and what they might do The organizers also plan to hold a one-day parallel symposium for physical science teachers and educators and a public debate on the importance of chemistry to the community, with the hope of raising public appreciation of chemistry and the intention of highlighting chemistry's role in some local causes (e.g., environmental problems of a chemical nature, recycling, etc.). Approximately 450—500 scientific participants are expected to attend SACI2002.

For more information, contact Dr. Chris Woolard, Department of Chemistry, University of Port Elizabeth, P.O. Box 1600, Port Elizabeth 6000, South Africa, E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +27 41 5042147; Fax: +27 41 5042109.

4th International Conference of the Commission on the History of Modern Chemistry (CHMC) of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS), 3-5 October 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This conference will focus on industrial—academic relations in the chemical and molecular sciences. The general theme of the conference is the interactions between the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and related industries since 1900.

Traditionally, studies in this area have employed a linear approach to the science—technology relationship. However, it is well established that such transfers are rarely unidirectional. The organizers of this conference hope to encourage further a shift in emphasis toward multidirectional transfers. Knowledge, practices, transfer successes and failures, technology, materials, organizational networks, management of research and development, and labor are all potential objects of study within these exchanges. Related themes include interactions with other research centers beyond the academy, e.g., national laboratories, military centers, experimental stations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and colonial institutions. Papers are invited on and around this theme. Comparative and international perspectives are strongly encouraged.

For further information, contact Thomas C. Lassman, Associate Historian, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, USA, E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +1 215 925 2222, Ext. 271; Fax: +1 215 925 1954; Web site: http://www.

3rd International Symposium on Separations in Biosciences (SBS'03): 100 Years of Chromatography, 13-18 May 2003, Moscow, Russia

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