International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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"Camillo Cavour e la chimica dei fertilizzanti" Marina Zuccoli   |   added on Mar 18, 2011    |    Italy Bibliographic exhibition about the activity of the Italian minister of Agriculture Camillo Cavour (1810-1861) in the 150th anniversary of the Italian unification. Cavour was the first to import guano from Peru and to establish a firm for the production of chemical fertilizers in Italy, in 1847.
Topic: celebrating chemistry Audience: students, professors, industrial chemists

Me Too Drugs: R&D Innovations or Imitations? Tanya Fogg   |   added on Mar 17, 2011    |    United States A “me too” drug is similar in chemical structure or has the same mechanism of action as the protype. According to the 2004 FDA report, only about one-third of the drug license application approvals over the preceding eight years were considered as ‘new’.
Topic: drug development, drug, drug prototype Audience: pharmacist, students, chemists, general public, professors, research scientists

Celebration in Dibrugarh, India Rahul Kar   |   added on Mar 17, 2011    |    India Our activities would include popular talks, science quiz competition, essay writing competition, poster presentation and laboratory visit for school children.
Topic: competition, celebrating chemistry, demonstrations Audience: school and college students, post graduate students, teachers, professors, general public

UNESCO Contest of Writings Works and Drawings of the World Science Day for Peace and Development Fernanda Velloso   |   added on Mar 16, 2011    |    Brazil Target to high school students, the competition has two categories: Drawings and Writings Works. This initiative is promoted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with institutions in the areas of education and science.
Topic: contest, drawings, education, competition, art, texts, publications, chemistry, brazil Audience: students, professors, educators, secondary schools

Biological Chemistry workshop: Protein Folding, Misfolding and Design Eduardo Barzana   |   added on Mar 16, 2011    |    Mexico The main objectives of this workshop are: to generate a forum for a multidisciplinary discussion on protein folding, misfolding and design; to use this forum to introduce graduate students and young researchers to these research topics; to promote the interactions between senior and young researchers.
Topic: workshops, chemistry education, networking Audience: students, professors, research scientists, universities