IUPAC 2001: World Chemistry Congress

Venue: Brisbane

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event Date/Time: Jul 01, 2001 End Date/Time: Jul 06, 2001
Paper Submission Date: Mar 31, 2001
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The World Chemistry Congress 2001 will be a landmark event, featuring a diverse program and a range of associated meetings and activities all of which will combine to add value to your attendance.

Make plans to attend the World Chemistry Congress 2001 now; you may wish to submit an abstract, attend as a delegate or participate in the exhibition. We urge you to attend this important Chemistry event and look forward to welcoming you to Brisbane in July 2001.

Graeme George Joint Congress Chair

Bob Gilbert Joint Congress Chair

You can view the announcement brochure http://www.ccm.com.au/wcc/announcement.pdf in PDF format [253 Kb]. You can also download or view the second (registration) brochure [PDF format, 1.0 Mb]. http://www.ccm.com.au/wcc/brochure.pdf

World Chemistry Congress 2001 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia from the 1st to the 6th July, 2001. The convention centre is located at South Bank, directly across the river from the Brisbane city centre.

The Congress venue is in downtown Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
http://www.brisconex.com.au/locality.htm located on the Brisbane River. The South Bank Parklands, within walking distance of the Congress venue, feature bistros, cafes, craft shops, a multiscreen cinema complex, and associated leisure facilities such as a beach and barbeque area. Nearby is the Cultural Centre comprising The Performing Arts Complex, The Queensland Art Gallery and The Queensland Museum. It is a short walk from South Bank to the city mall and its shopping arcades, restaurants, casino and hotels.

To see the location of suggested accomodation options, please view the map of Brisbane City as a PDF http://www.ccm.com.au/wcc/map.pdf or GIF. http://www.ccm.com.au/wcc/map.gif

World Chemistry Congress Plenary Session Speakers
Yuan Lee
Academia Sinica,
Located in Taipei,

Jean-Marie Lehn
Professor of Chemistry
University of Strasbourg, France

Richard Lerner
Professor and CEO,
Skaggs Institute, Scripps Research Institute, USA

F. Sherwood Rowland
Professor of Chemistry and Earth System Science
University of California, Irvine USA

Sir John Meurig Thomas
Professor of Chemistry
Royal Institution, UK


Yuan T. LEE won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1986 together with Dudley R. Herschbach and John Polanyi for his work on chemical dynamics in molecular beams.

Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee received his B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University in 1959. After finishing, his M.S. degree at TsingHua University, he pursued his Ph.D. thesis research at the University of California at Berkeley, followed by postdoctoral work as a Research Fellow with Dudley Herschbach at Harvard. After being appointed assistant professor at the University of Chicago in 1968, he rapidly made his laboratory the North American capital of molecular beam studies.

Professor Lee returned to Berkeley as a full professor in 1974 and significantly expanded his research to include, in addition to crossed molecular beams, studies of reaction dynamics, investigations of various primary photochemical processes, and the spectroscopy of ionic and molecular clusters. In 1994, he retired from his position of University Professor and Principal Investigator for the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley and assumed the position of the President of Academia Sinica, Taiwan. His molecular beam work is seen as providing the experimental underpinning of much of our understanding of the dynamics of chemical reactions.

Professor Lee has received numerous awards and honours, including the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the U.S. National Medal of Science and Faraday Medal from the Royal Chemical Society of Great Britain. He has also been awarded the Ernest O. Lawrence Award of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Harrison Howe Award, and the Peter Debye Award of Physical Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences, Goettingen Academy of Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, a member of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, and the Third World Academy of Sciences.

Jean-Marie LEHN won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1987 together with Donald J. Cram and Charles Petersen for their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity.

He is a graduate at the University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg having been born in the nearby medieval city of Rosheim in Alsace. He is Professor at the College du France in Paris and also at the University of Strasbourg, where he heads the Institute of Sciences and Supramolecular Engineering. Professor Lehn has been chiefly responsible for the development of supramolecular-chemistry as one of the important disciplines of Chemistry.

New lines of research that he developed include combining the recognition, transport and catalytic properties displayed by supramolecular species with the features of organized phases, the long goal being to design and realise "molecular devices", molecular components that would eventually be able to perform signal and information processing at the molecular level. A major research effort is also devoted to supramolecular self-organization, the design and properties of "programmed" supramolecular systems. Professor Lehn has previously visited Australia in 1996.

Richard A. LERNER M.D. is Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor and Ida M. Green Chair, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA, where he has a joint appointment with the Department of Chemistry. The main emphasis in his laboratory is the rational design of new catalysts, particularly using the enormous molecular diversity of the immune system and insights from mechanistic enzymology to generate a diverse array of novel catalysts. His laboratory has generated antibodies that are able to catalyse reactions which are not promoted by any known enzyme (eg. Diels Alder reaction), or which do not occur to a significant degree in the absence of the antibody (eg. anti-Baldwin ring closure).

F. Sherwood ROWLAND won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995 together with Mario Molena and Paul Crutzen for their work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone.

Professor Rowland received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1952 for work on the chemistry of radioactive atoms with Willard (Bill) F. Libby. After faculty positions at Princeton University and the University of Kansas, he moved to the new Irvine campus of the University of California as Donald Bren Professor of Chemistry and Earth System Science, and inaugural Chairman of the department, in 1964. In 1973, he started his groundbreaking work in atmospheric chemistry. His Nobel Prize recognized his achievements in bringing to light how the destruction of the ozone layer was taking place through the influence of chlorofluorocarbons in aerosol sprays and as solvents, and hence showing the way to the concrete actions in the Montreal proposal which should enable the ozone layer to recover and thus prevent major environmental damage.

Professor Rowland has received many distinguished awards and prizes from the scientific community, including the 1983 Tyler World Prize in Environment and Energy, the 1989 Japan Prize in Environmental Science and Technology, and, in 1993, the Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. He is a Member, and also the Foreign Secretary, of the National Academy of Sciences, and a former President of the American Association of Sciences. His Nobel prize autobiography tells us he has been a keen sportsman, playing varsity tennis, baseball and basketball in his youth.

John Meurig THOMAS is Professor of Chemistry at the Davy Faraday Research Laboratory, The Royal Institution, London where he was Director from 1986-1991. He is a graduate of the University of Wales (Swansea) having spent his last year of graduate study at Queen Mary College, London. After academic appointments at the University College of Wales (Bangor, then Aberystwyth), he moved to the Chair of Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge in 1978. He had been the recipient of many honorary doctorates and awards, including the Davy Medal and Rutherford Lectureship of the Royal Society, the Faraday Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Willard Gibbs Gold Medal of the American Chemical Society. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the current President of the Faraday Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He served as Chairman of CHEMRAWN (Chemical Research Applied to World Needs) from 1998-1991, and was knighted in 1991 for his services to chemistry and the popularisation of science. His current research entails the application of the principles of solid-state chemistry to the atomic design of new catalysts and their in situ characterisation, and he is the co-author or author of over 850 original research articles.


World Chemistry Congress Invited Speakers

Theme A Materials Chemistry for the Future
Brigid Heywood (UK)
Thomas Maschmeyer (Netherlands)
Ian Maxwell (Netherlands)
Elsa Reichmanis (USA)
Jon Sessler (USA)
Jean-Marie Tarascon (France)
Fumio Toda (Japan)
Fred Wudl (USA)

Theme B Chemistry by Computer
Tony Haymet (USA)
Stephen Heller (USA)
Kopin Liu (Taiwan, China)
Andrea Liu (USA)
Alexei Khokhlov (Russia)
Olav Kvalheim (Norway)
William Miller (USA)
C. Bradley Moore (USA)
David Moss (UK)
Gerry Moss (UK)
Eli Pollak (Israel)
Henry Schaefer III (USA)
Yoshito Takeuchi (Japan)
Bernard Vandeginste (Netherlands)

Theme C Challenges for Drug Discovery and Development in the 21st Century
Kim Brouwer (USA)
Masahiko Fujino (Japan)
Mario Geysen (USA)
Robert Graham (Australia)
Michael Hann (UK)
Russell Howard (USA)
Mark von Itzstein (Australia)
Kenji Kawada (Japan)
Hiroshi Kayakiri (Japan)
Dong H. Kim (Korea)
Makoto Kiso (Japan)
Peter Johnson (UK)
Philip Judson (UK)
Chris Lipinski (USA)
Gerald Maggiora (USA)
Garland Marshall (USA)
John Mattick (Australia)
Andre Menez (France)
Brian Metcalf (USA)
Yukio Sugiura (Japan)
Takao Taki (Japan)
Simon Teague (UK)
Jim Wells (USA)
Yodhathai Thebtaranonth (Thailand)
Yasushi Yamazoe (Japan)

Theme D Environmental Chemistry and the Greening of Industry
Herman van Bekkum (Netherlands)
Peter Brimblecombe (UK)
Gary Fitt (Australia)
Robert Goldberg (USA)
Martin Green (Australia)
Bernard King (Australia)
Matthew Morrell (Australia)
John Pohl (Australia)
Parry Norling (USA)
Koos van Staden (South Africa)

Theme E: Modern Synthetic Chemistry
John Arnold (USA)
Carolyn Bertozzi (USA)
Christopher Cummins (USA)
Shu Kobayashi (Japan)
Gregory Fu (USA)
A. Ganesan (UK)
Andrew Holmes (UK)
Hans-Joachim Knölker (Germany)
Ken Seddon (UK)
Pietro Tundo (Italy)

The World Chemistry Congress 2001 incorporates the following meetings:

IUPAC Congress http://www.ccm.com.au/wcc/timetable.html 1 to 6 July 2001
IUPAC General Assembly 29 June to 8 July 2001
9th Asian Chemical Congress http://www.ccm.com.au/wcc/timetable.html 1 to 4 July 2001
AIMECS 01 3 to 6 July 2001

The World Chemistry Congress 2001 comprises,at a single venue:

A.The 38th Congress of IUPAC held from Sunday 1st July to Friday 6th July.

B.The 9th Asian Chemical Congress held from Sunday 1st July to Wednesday 4th July. Delegates attending 9ACC on a five day registration package are additionally entitled to attend all the scientific sessions of the World Chemistry Congress.

C.The AIMECS 01 meeting held from Tuesday 3rd July to Friday 6th July.Delegates attending AIMECS 01 are additionally entitled to attend all the scientific sessions of the World Chemistry Congress.

Each meeting has plenary sessions,parallel technical sessions with invited keynote and contributed oral papers,and there is a poster session for each meeting.Delegates can submit poster abstracts in any area of chemistry (see Submission of Abstracts). There will be an extensive Trade Exhibition.

Scientific Program Themes
(a) Materials chemistry for the future

Materials chemistry in confined systems
Supramolecular chemistry
Spectroscopy, optoelectronics, energy production and storage
Combinatorial methods for novel materials and devices
Novel polymeric and composite materials

(b) Chemistry by computer

Molecular structure and reactions: theories, modelling and experimentation
Chemical education in the information age
Trends in computational quantum chemistry and chemical dynamics
Molecular simulations and theory of complex materials

Chemical identity and the computer

(c) Challenges for Drug Discovery and Development in the 21st Century -joint with AIMECS 01

Target Discovery
Libraries and Screens
Molecular Design
Molecular Development
New Vistas in Therapy

(d) Environmental chemistry and the greening of industry

Chemical synthesis, processing & analysis for improved environmental impact
Chemistry of Responsible Care
Atmospheric, urban air and water chemistry
The chemistry of energy production and use
Agricultural chemistry
Standards and measurement: future directions

(e) Modern synthetic chemistry

New synthetic transformations
Combinatorial diversity in synthesis
New organometallics - synthesis and applications
Inorganic and organic catalysis in synthetic and biological systems
Novel macromolecule syntheses
Synthetic efficiency for health and profit

In addition, the Scientific Program includes a keynote lecture by the winner of the IUPAC Young Scientist Award, and plenary lectures by Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) awardees:
FACS Foundation Lectureship (Analytical Chemistry in 2001)
FACS Distinguished Young Chemists Award (Organic Chemistry in 2001)
FACS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Economic Development

and specialist scientific sessions in:
Chemistry and Community
Bioinorganic and Instrumental Chemistry
Food Chemistry
Natural Products Chemistry
Advances in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Chemical Information Networks
Cleaner Production/Chemical Safety
Inorganic Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry and Low Cost Instrumentation

Oral contributions for the IUPAC Congress are invited within the five program themes above. Poster contributions are welcome across the whole field of chemistry.

Oral and poster contributions for 9ACC are welcome across the whole field of chemistry.

Oral and poster contributions for AIMECS 01 are invited within the program theme 'Challenges for Drug Discovery and Development in the 21st Century'.

The number of oral presentations is strictly limited. The Scientific Program Committee will allocate these to delegates subject to availability at the time of confirmed registration.

When submitting an abstract please specify whether you prefer an oral or poster contribution. There are two ways to submit abstracts.

1. Submit on-line via our web site at http://www.ccm.com.au/wcc
2. Complete the Abstract Submission Form provided with this brochure (photocopy if additional forms required) and mail with your one page abstract prepared according to the instructions below to Carillon Conference Management Pty Ltd, PO Box 177, RED HILL QLD 4059, AUSTRALIA.

Format of Abstracts
The abstract should be prepared according to the following template:
(i) one A4 page printed on white non-glossy paper using a high quality printer
(ii) abstract must be written in English
(iii) use 2 cm margins all around
(iv) use 12 pt Times or Times New Roman font
(v) use 1.5 line spacing
(vi) the title should be in capitals, centered and in 14 pt bold
(vii) author names should be centered and in 12 pt with the presenter's name underlined
(viii) author affiliations should be centered and in 12 pt italics
(ix) references should be formatted according to ACS guidelines

On-line submission: Please submit as an email attachment a Portable Document Format (pdf) file, titled 'lastname_firstname_n.pdf'. Use n = 1, 2 etc. to identify different abstracts. If these facilities are unavailable please submit a hard copy formatted as above.

Hard copy submission: Please airmail an original and two copies of each abstract submitted.


Please note that all abstracts must be received by 31 March 2001. Authors of papers accepted for oral presentation will be notified as soon as possible.


Additional Information

Registration fees include books of abstracts, a welcome reception, lunches, the exhibition, morning/afternoon teas during the Congress and Brisbane travel pass. Tickets to banquets are optional at extra cost. There are two ways to register. Either 1. Register on-line via our web site at http://www.ccm.com.au/wcc or 2. Complete the Congress Registration Form http://www.ccm.com.au/wcc/delregform.pdf provided with this brochure (one form per delegate - photocopy if additional forms required) and return with payment to Carillon Conference Management Pty Ltd, PO Box 177, RED HILL QLD 4059, AUSTRALIA. Registration fees and banquet costs may be paid by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Bankcard), cheques (drawn on Australian banks only), or international bank draft payable in Australian dollars (AUD). All cheques and bank drafts must be made payable to 'World Chemistry Congress'. Congress registration will only be confirmed once payment has been received. All registration fees are payable in advance of the Congress. Banquet tickets may be ordered on the enclosed Congress registration form or purchased on site. Take advantage of our early registration discount by registering before 3rd December, 2000. Costs (Australian Dollars) Registration Type Early Standard Late On-site One Day Full Member $700 $780 $935 $1040 $260 Non-Member $950 $1040 $1250 $1390 $350 Concession/Student Member $350 $350 $420 $470 - Non-Member $470 $470 $560 $630 - Registration fee to attend any one single day of the Congress is AUD $260. Registration fee for Accompanying Persons Program is AUD $90. Concessional registration is available for registrants with genuine needs. The organising committee particularly encourages young scientists with limited financial support to apply for concessional registration. Please refer to the Registration Form. Students registration is available to bona fide students supported by a signed Head of Department statement. Please refer to the Registration Form. Registration fees and banquet costs may be paid by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Bankcard), cheques (drawn on Australian banks only), or international bank draft payable in Australian dollars (AUD). All cheques and bank drafts must be made payable to 'World Chemistry Congress'. 9ACC Three Day Program Delegates from the Asian region wishing to attend 9ACC only should contact the 9ACC Secretariat (Associate Professor Barry Noller) on b.noller@mailbox.uq.edu.au Cancellations Cancellations of Congress registrations and/or accommodation reservations must be made in writing to the Congress Secretariat. Cancellations received up to 29 February 2001 will be refunded less an administration charge of $AUD100.00. Thereafter refunds will not be available however you may nominate a substitute delegate without additional cost. Cancellation charges for accommodation reservations are at the discretion of the accommodation establishments.