28 No. 2
Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Analysis
by Vladimir Zaitsev
Congress on Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Analysis
(AC&CA-05) took place in Kiev, Ukraine, 12–18 September
AC&CA-05 belongs to the series of Ukrainian conferences
in analytical chemistry established in 1970 by the Ukrainian
Chemical Society and Chemical Division of the Ukrainian Academy
of Sciences. AC&CA-05 is the seventh conference in analytical
chemistry in Ukraine and the first international meeting on
analytical science in Ukraine.
AC&CA-05 was organized by the Scientific Council of Analytical
Chemistry at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Ukrainian
Chemical Society, and Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University,
in collaboration with the European Association for Chemical
and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) and IUPAC. The congress was
dedicated to the centenary of the birth of the outstanding
Ukrainian scientist Anatoly K. Babko for his expertise in
analytical chemistry and in the chemistry of complex compounds.
The congress was sponsored by IUPAC and by the International
Association for the Promotion of Cooperation with Scientists
from the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union
(INTAS). The organizing committee was chaired by Professor
Vladimir Zaitsev (Kiev, Ukraine), and the program committee
was chaired by Professor Valery Antonovich (Odessa, Ukraine).
The main goals of the conference were to survey the status
of modern analytical science in Ukraine against the status
of modern analytical science globally, to renew international
collaboration of Ukrainian analytical chemists and educators,
and to approach positions of scientists and analytical engineers.
The organizing committee received great help and support from
many international bodies, including chemical societies from
Russia, Japan, Austria, Germany, and Great Britain, as well
as scientific Web portals such as SpectroscopyNOW and ChemWeb.
AC&CA-05 consisted of 12 invited lectures and seven symposia:
“General Aspects of Analytical Chemistry,” “Analytical
Methods,” “Objects of the Analysis,” “Sensors
and Tests,” “Separation and Preconcentration,”
“Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis,” and
“History and Methodology of Analytical Chemistry.”
The conference program included two special symposia: “Memorial
1,” dedicated to Anatoly Babko, and “Analytical
Russian-Germany-Ukrainian Symposium” (ARGUS-9).
AC&CA-05 had 327 participants from 30 countries, including
Ukraine (45%), Russia (25%), Iran, Serbia and Montenegro,
Byelorussia, Germany, France, Japan, and Spain. There were
303 presentations in total: 123 oral sessions and 180 posters.
Oral presentations were distributed as follows: 12 invited,
40 keynote, and 71 regular lectures. The highlight of the
congress was active participation of young scientists. The
audience was distributed as follows: 47% PhD students and
26% young scientists. The congress provided an excellent opportunity
for young Ukrainian researchers, teachers, and students, as
well as for scientists from neighboring countries to meet
representatives of the international scientific community
and to reestablish links with European colleagues, thus initiating
new collaborative work.
The main results of the congress as well as list of participants
and a book of abstracts is available through the congress
Web site: www.achem.univ.kiev.ua/conference/babko/.
The congress materials were published in the book of abstracts
and as special issue of Ukrainian Journal of Chemistry
(Issues 9 and 10, 2005).
Professor Vladimir Zaitsev <[email protected]>, who chaired the local organizing committee, is chair of the Analytical Chemistry Department at Taras Shevchenko National University in Kiev, Ukraine.
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