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AAAS supports the International Year of Chemistry with Symposia

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Chemistry symposia will be sponsored by the AAAS chemistry section and presented at the 2011 meeting of the AAAS in Washington, DC, Feb 18-21. These are specially selected symposia, chosen to highlight the role of chemistry in the International Year of Chemistry. The symposia are listed here. For more information on the meeting, see the …

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ORGN’s Support of the International Year of Chemistry

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The year 2011 has been designated the International Year of Chemistry by IUPAC and the United Nations. As a means of celebrating this event, the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society is organizing a one-day symposium to be held at the National American Chemical Society Meeting in Anaheim (March 27-31, 2011) entitled …

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The 2nd annual “Bench to Pilot Plant

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This one-day symposium featuring process R&D chemistry and new synthetic methodology is scheduled for Friday October 22, 2010 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA. This year’s meeting will include a catered lunch for conferees and a vendor show. For more details and registration information ($50 registration fee; …

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Younger Chemist Leadership Development Award

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Each year, the YCC grants 15 Younger Chemist Leadership Development Awards that support ACS members who are less than 35 years of age to travel to and participate in the annual ACS Leadership Institute and the Leadership Development Workshop. Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and cover the registration fee, transportation, lodging, …

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CIBA/YCC Young Scientist Travel Award

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The ACS Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) and the CIBA Foundation are proud to introduce the CIBA/YCC Young Scientist Travel Award. The program provides funding for young and early-career chemists to travel to and participate in an ACS national or regional meeting. Through this program, the YCC and the CIBA Foundation continue to support development of …

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Boston Separates

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Abstracts (separates) for the ACS National Meeting in Boston are now Available. They are posted on the Abstracts Page, which is available only to ORGN members.

Frontiers in Biorefining – Biobased Products from Renewable Carbon

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Call for papers and symposium announcement: The conference (October 19 -22, 2010 in King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA) will emphasize the latest developments on transformation of renewable carbon building blocks to chemicals and materials, enabling the integrated biorefinery concept. Individual sessions will consider advances in biomass fractionation and …

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17th European Symposium of Organic Chemistry (ESOC-17)

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You are cordially invited to participate in the 17th European Symposium of Organic Chemistry (ESOC-17) the largest European Symposium, which will be held in Crete, Greece, from 10th to 15th July 2011. This well established conference will provide a forum for broad scientific and technological exchange among researchers from Europe and elsewhere. The conference will …

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2010 Gassman Award Announced

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Peter Stang from the University of Utah has been selected as the 2010 Gassman Award winner and will be honored at the ACS meeting in Boston. For more information on the award, see the Gassman Award Page.

Graduate Research Symposium-Final Program is Now Available

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The Division of Organic Chemistry announces that the final program (revised 7/7/2010) is now available for a new program entitled the Graduate Research Symposium, which provides an opportunity for 50-75 graduate students in organic chemistry to interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies, and publishers at a single venue. This three-day symposium will take place …

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Workshop: Liquid Chromatography-Coupled Mass Spectrometry with Applications in Drug Development and Toxicology

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The ACS Division of Chemical Toxicology has targeted this workshop toward students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, and  junior faculty and industrial scientists. The intention of the workshop is to advance the technical development of these researchers in areas that are particularly relevant to the scientific goals of the TOXI Division. Date/Location:  August 21, 2010, at …

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International Symposium on Carbanion Chemistry (ISCC-9)

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The symposium will be held in Italy for the second time after the Gallipoli meeting (1992) and follows the successful series of ISCC symposia held at Durham (1984), Ottawa (1989), Gallipoli (1992), Fort Collins (1995), Sendai (1998), Marburg (2001), Alicante (2004) and Madison (2007). The meeting will be held at the Polo delle Scienze Sociali …

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Nominations for the Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award

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The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry is now seeking nominations for the Gassman award, which recognizes outstanding service to the organic chemistry community. For more information, see the Gassman Award Page. The due date for 2010 award nominations is June 1, 2010.

Symposium: Chemistry and Policy: Solving Problems at the Interface

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The Division of Organic Chemistry will co-sponsor a symposium entitled “Chemistry and Policy: Solving Problems at the Interface”, which is scheduled for the 2010 Boston ACS Meeting, and has been designated a Presidential Event by ACS President Joseph Francisco. The list of confirmed speakers is: Kathryn Beers, Deputy Division Chief of the Polymers Division at …

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The 2010 DOC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows

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The Division of Organic Chemistry (DOC) congratualates the 15 students (listed below) who have been selected as the 2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF). We would also like to thank the sponsors who have funded these fellowships this year. Awardee School Mentor Sponsor Nadia C. Abascal Barnard College Christian Rojas Boehringer Ingelheim Juan Carlos Baso …

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Organic Division Survey

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Click here to take the survey. Please take a moment to answer a short (4 question) anonymous survey on the distribution of Organic Syntheses to members and on the Wednesday evening poster sessions at ACS National Meetings. The survey will close on Wednesday March 17th.

Reception at Sci-Mix at the ACS meeting in San Francisco

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A reception for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars will be held prior to Sci-Mix at the next national ACS meeting in San Francisco on Monday, March 22, 6:30 – 8 pm in the Moscone Center, West, 3rd Floor Foyer. The reception is intended to foster a positive and productive networking experience, as well as introduce …

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New Organic Division Website

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The Division has redesigned its website and added many new features including a members only area that uses the same username and password that you use for acs.org. Division members are encouraged to send any feedback about the site (or the division) through the Contact Us/Feedback form. If you are not a member and would …

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Call for papers: Symposium on Tautomers and Biology

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Abstracts for the ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, (August 22 – 26, 2010) are being solicited for this symposium sponsored by COMP. Tautomerism is possible for approximately one quarter of biologically interesting small molecules such as xenobiotics, enzyme substrates or cofactors, and biological mediators. Tautomerism complicates investigations into enzyme mechanisms and structure-activity relationships as well …

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