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Inorganic Reaction MechanismsGordon Research Conference

Metal-Based Reactions that Enable Scientific Advances in Energy, Biology, Materials, and Catalysis

Dates: March 5-10, 2017
Location: Hotel Galvez; Galveston, TX
Chair: Patrick Holland Vice Chair: Timothy Warren

Application Deadline
Applications for this meeting must be submitted by February 5, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description
Understanding the mechanism of a chemical reaction is essential for controlling selectivity and yield of products, and improving the efficiency of chemical processes. The principles of inorganic mechanisms are best established for main-group and transition metals, but have expanded into other areas like biochemistry and f-block elements. Research in this field thus lies at an important multidisciplinary intersection point between applications in catalysis, synthetic chemistry, enzymatic processes and materials science. The 2017 Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Gordon Conference will provide a forum for academic, industrial and national laboratory scientists to meet and present the latest findings in these areas. The invited speakers will show how fundamental reaction mechanisms at metals govern various processes that lead to pharmaceuticals, metabolites, foods, chemical raw materials, plastics, fuels, and more. The program will feature leading scientists from across the field of inorganic chemistry (broadly defined) and will also feature a poster session open to all attendees. An opportunity will be provided for selected poster presenters to give short oral presentations about their work. Students, postdocs and other early career scientists are highly encouraged to participate and submit posters; they can also attend the inaugural 2017 Gordon Research Seminar on Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms to start out the week in a student-centered environment.

Related Meeting
This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.
International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry (ISABC14)
June 7-10, 2017
Toulouse, France



ICBIC18: Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry
July 31st - August 4th, 2017
Florianópolis, Brazil

Welcome to the 18th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry - ICBIC18, to be held from July 31st to August 4th in Florianópolis, Brazil.

Chair - Ademir Neves (Brazil)
Co-Chairs - Ana Maria da Costa Ferreira (Brazil) & Alejandro J. Vila (Argentina)

Florianópolis is the capital and second largest city of Santa Catarina state in the Southern region of Brazil. It is composed of one main island, the Island of Santa Catarina, a continental part and the surrounding small islands.The city is famous for its natural beauties and life quality – the best among all the Brazilian capitals. There are several beaches spread throughout the island and the continental part. Find other attractions to visit, such as lagoons, the historical center, Azorean districts, Portuguese forts, and the city postcard: the Bridge.

After landing on the Florianópolis International Airport, you can take a bus or a cab to cross the 43 km (about 1h) up to the Costão do Santinho. There will be a special shuttle service for the ICBIC18 participants.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Angela Casini, Cardiff University, UK
Chris Orvig, Univ. of British Columbia, CA
Shinobu Itoh, Osaka University, JP
Nicholas P. Farrell, Virgina Commonwealth Univ., US
Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan, US
Ohara Augusto, Universidade de São Paulo, BR
Christian Hartinger, (SBIC award), University of Auckland, NZ
Metallic nanoparticles: health, environment, applications and safer-by-design

September 11th to 12th Advanced Courses
September 13th to 15th Meeting
Villard-de-Lans, France
Organizers: Isabelle Michaud-Soret, Marie Carrière and Geraldine Sarret

It is our pleasure to cordially invite you to attend to the 7th biannual International Meeting that will be dedicated to
"Metallic nanoparticles: health, environment, applications and safer-by-design” and/or to the preceding advanced courses.
Meeting will be held in Villard-de-Lans,  a village located close to Grenoble in the beautiful Vercors Mountains.
The purpose of this interdisciplinary meeting is to gather worldwide scientists from chemistry to biology and favor international scientific exchanges among participants. The advanced courses will allow young scientists to improve their knowledge and skills in metallic nanoparticle handling, characterization, and assessment of toxicity and ecotoxicity.You are welcome to participate to its success by submitting abstracts for oral communications or posters, and contribute to stimulating scientific exchanges within the Nano community. This is your conference!
Deadline for the submission of abstracts for oral presentation!  April 15th, 2017.
We already have confirmed internationally recognized speakers in the “Nano world”:
  • Dr. Denise Mitrano, EMPA, Switzerland
  • Pr. Nguyen TK Thanh, London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, UK
  • Pr. Kristin Schirmer, EPFL, Switzerland,
  • Pr. David Allsop, Lancaster University, UK
  • Pr. Phil Demokritou, Harvard T.H. Chan, USA,
  • Pr. Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden,
  • Dr. Dominique Lison, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium,
  • Dr. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Switzerland,
  • Dr. Wendel Wohlleben, BASF, Germany

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17th International Conference
on Biological Inorganic Chemistry
July 20-24, 2015
Beijing, China

(thanks to José Moura for photos)