Chemistry International
Vol. 22, No.1, January 2000

2000, Vol. 22
No. 1 (January)
..Environment and Greece
..Millennium Message
..News from IUPAC
..Other Societies
..Reports from Symposia

..New Books
..Awards and Prizes
..Conference Announcements

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Vol. 22, No. 1
January 2000

Conference Announcements

Practical Experiences in the Use of Transgenic Crops

25 January 2000
London, England, UK

Topics to be discussed at this meeting include the following:

  • benefits and issues related to the use of transgenic crops
  • transgenic corn - the way forward
  • why the American Soybean Association supports transgenic soybeans
  • transgenic crops: a view from the United States Extension Service
  • agricultural and commercial advantages of transgenic crops
  • commercial opportunities and farmer value
  • importance of genomics to the future of crop production
  • industry perspective

For additional information, contact Sonia at the Society of Chemical Industry, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS, England, UK; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +44 171 235 3681; Fax: +44 171 823 1698.

11th Royal Australian Chemical Institute Convention (11RACIC): Chemistry into the New Millennium

6-11 February 2000
Canberra, Australia

This conference, held at the Australian National University in Canberra every four years, is a major activity of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Chemists worldwide are invited to participate in this major scientific gathering of national and international authorities in all areas of chemistry. Emphasis will be on innovative ideas for future research in chemistry.

For further information, contact Conference Logistics, P.O. Box 505, Curtin, ACT 2605, Australia; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +61 2 6281 6624; Fax: +61 2 6285 1336; or view the conference web site at

Membrane Technology in Water and Wastewater Treatment

26-29 March 2000
Lancaster, England, UK

This meeting at Lancaster University, sponsored by the Separation Science and Technology Group of the Society of Chemical Industry, the Royal Society of Chemistry Water Chemistry Group, Institute of Chemical Engineers (CHEM), and the European Desalination Society, will cover the treatment of ground and surface water, backwash water, seawater, and industrial and domestic wastewaters. The aim of the event is to promote the use of membrane technology using microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF), and reverse osmosis (RO) for a range of water treatment applications.

For more information, contact Mrs. E. Wellington; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel./Fax: +44 1275 853311.

2nd International Conference on Genomics

29-31 March 2000
Cambridge, England, UK

Genomics is poised to play an increasing role in medicine and agriculture. In the next few years, the complete sequences of hundreds of genomes will be available, and recent developments have indicated that the human genome sequence will be finished ahead of the 2005 target date. These sequence data will be accompanied by a vast amount of additional information, including results of comparative genomics, RNA and protein expression profiles, functional and pathway information, and tools for molecular and cell biology.

Providing a broad, in-depth overview of new discoveries and commercial developments, this conference, to be held at Churchill College, Cambridge University and cosponsored by the Society of Chemical Industry Bioactive Sciences Group and Cambridge and Great Eastern Section, will look at how this wealth of information is going to be interpreted; how information will be managed and shared; the impact genomics has had in the commercial environment; and what are the future opportunities for exploitation of genomic information?

For additional information, contact L. G. Copping; Tel./Fax: +44 1799 521369 or G. Dixon, Tel.: +44 1625 513305; Fax: +44 1625 517436.

Hazards XV - The Process, Its Safety, and The Environment - Getting It Right

4-6 April 2000
Manchester, England, UK

Cosponsors for this meeting at the Manchester Materials Science Centre (UMIST) include the Society of Chemical Industry Health and Safety Group and the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Discussion topics include the impact on new technology, environmental impact (including the new Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations), safety and the environment, emergency planning, and transportation and storage of hazardous chemicals.

For further information, contact Mr. M. J. Adams; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +44 1539 732845; Fax: +44 1539 724055.

2000 London International Chlorine Symposium

31 May-2 June 2000
London, England, UK

This meeting, sponsored by the Society of Chemical Industry Electrochemical Technology Group, is to be held at the Gloucester Hotel. The symposium aims to build on the success and popularity of past symposia in the series and to look toward the future of chlorine as well as to address technological developments, associated safety and environmental issues, and the economic outlook for chlorine.

For more information, contact the Society of Chemical Industry Conference Department, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS, England, UK; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +44 171 235 3681; Fax: +44 171 823 1698.

31st Annual Short Course on Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology

5-9 June 2000
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

This one-week program at Lehigh University is designed for engineers, chemists, other scientists, and managers who are actively involved in emulsion work and for those who wish to develop expertise in the area.

The course is an in-depth study of the synthesis and properties of high polymer latexes. The subject matter includes a balance of theory and applications as well as a balance between chemical and physical problems. Lectures, given by leading academic and industrial workers, begin with introductory material and review, and progress through recent research results. The course fee is USD 1 000 for the entire week or USD 350 per day for any part.

For further information, contact Professor Mohamed S. El-Aasser, Emulsion Polymers Institute, Lehigh University, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA, USA 18015; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +1 610 758 3082; Fax: +1 610 758 5880.

26th SCAR and 12th COMNAP

10-22 July 2000,
Tokyo, Japan

This joint meeting of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) will be held at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center, which is located in Shinjuku in the central part of Tokyo.

From 10-14 July, all SCAR working groups, a group of specialists on seals, JCADM, COMNAP/SCALOP, and the SCALOP Symposium (11 July) will meet. From 17-21 July, all SCAR delegates will meet, and other meetings will be convened as requested.

For more information, contact XXVI SCAR and XII COMNAP Meetings Secretariat, National Institute of Polar Research, 9-10, Kaga 1-chome, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-8515, Japan; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +81-3-3962-4722; Fax: +81-3-3962-2529; Web site:

Forum III of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS)

14-20 October 2000
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

This meeting will conduct a full review of the organizational, administrative, and financial aspects of the IFCS Forum series of conferences, as well as an assessment of their effectiveness.

For further information, contact the IFCS, c/o World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +41 22 791 4333 or +41 22 791 3650; Fax: +41 22 791 4875; Web site:


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