Event News

June 1, 2008

LCGC Europe

Volume 21, Issue 6
Page Number: 358

20th International Symposium on Chirality ISCD-20 2008, Geneva Switzerland

July 2008

20th International Symposium on Chirality ISCD-20 2008, Geneva Switzerland

The 20th International Symposium on Chirality ISCD-20 will be held from 6–9 July, 2008.

The backdrop for this year's event will be the beautiful and modern UNI MAIL facilities of the University of Geneva.

The Symposium Series provides an international forum for discussing and exchanging ideas and recent progresses on all aspects related to chirality in life sciences, chemistry, separation sciences, material sciences and physics.

At the event the Chirality Medal will be awarded to Wolfgang Lindner, Professor at the Department of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria. His achievements in the field of separation sciences, in particular stereoselective separation techniques, are being recognised by the award.

Alongside the scientific conferences and specialized courses, an exhibition focusing on novel chiral technologies will be also organized, giving participants the opportunity to learn more about the latest technical developments in this particular field of science.

An overview of the event includes lectures, poster session and exhibition. Among the confirmed speakers are 2008 Chirality Medal winner Wolfgang Lindner, of University of Vienna, Austria, Dr Ivo Stary, Head of the Group, Chemistry of Functional Molecules Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic and Keiji Maruoka, The Maruoka Group, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan. In addition there will be short courses held in conjunction with the Symposium. Course titles include: "Analytical and preparative separations of stereoisomers by HPLC and SFC", "Enantioseparations using electromigration techniques", "Spectroscopic methods" and "Recent developments in enantioselective transition metal catalyzed reactions".

The event takes place in Geneva, which is situated at the southwestern tip of Lake Geneva, nestling between the French Alps and the Jura mountains. Geneva is steeped in history and has public and private museums reflecting historical events and relics from Celtic and Roman periods up to modern times. The city also boasts prestigious parks and gardens. Follow the stream of the Rhône river, through forests and vineyards, an untouched countryside awaits. During your stay in Geneva you can enjoy shopping, taste great food and visit a countryside with magnificent vineyards and fortified mansions and castles.

For more information visit http://www.chirality2008.org

21–25 September 2008

ICS 2008 — 27th International Symposium on Chromatography

University of Münster, Germany

Organizer: Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V. (German Chemical Society, GDCh)

Contact: Congress Team/ISC 2008

Address: P.O. Box 90 04 40 60444 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

E-mail: tg@gdch.de

Website: http://www.isc2008.de

20–22 October 2008

LABTECH Conference & Exhibition 2008

The Gulf International Convention and Exhibition Centre, PO Box 580, Kingdom of Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain

Organizer: Saudi Aramco Co., ACS,

SAICSC-ACS and Bahrain Society of Chemists

Contact: Yaser Sonbul

Address: Saudi Aramco Co., Box# 7010,

N/A Ras Tanura, 31311, Saudi Arabia

E-mail: vaser.sonbul@aramco.com

Website: http://www.lab-tech.info

12–14 November 2008

25th LC–MS Montreux Symposium

The Montreux Convention Centre,

Grand Rue 95, CH-1820 Montreux, Switzerland

Organizer: IAEAC

Contact: Marianne Frei, secretary

Address: Postfach 46, CH-4123 Allscheil 2, Switzerland

Tel: +41 61 481 27 89

Fax: +41 61 482 08 05

E-mail: iaeac@dplanet.ch

Website:www.iaeac.ch/lcms-montreux.html

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