Chemistry as an enabler for a Sustainable Society

12 May 2015 14:00 – 13 May 2015 17:30
Location: University of Antwerp, City-campus, auditorium C.003, Prinsstraat 13, Antwerpen, Vlaanderen, België
Category: Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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On May 12th in the afternoon, KVCV, division Medicinal and Bio-organic Chemistry, and the University of Antwerp will organize an interactive educational workshop on Green Chemistry taught by experts in the field from York University and GSK in the UK. The aim of the course is to train graduate level scientists from both academia and industry (e.g. Master’s, PhD and postdocs) in the application of green chemistry principles in order to drive forward the development of greener and more efficient routes and sustainable alternatives. This highly interactive session will use a broad range of cutting-edge case studies and industrial examples and is suitable for students, academics and industrialists from the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and the wider chemical manufacturing industries.

On May 13th there will be a one day symposium "Chemistry as an enabler for a Sustainable Society". The program features 6 lectures of one hour delivered by renowned scientists. The session will cover the state-of-the-art in the subject area and touch upon the major challenges to chemical sustainability. Alongside these lectures the conclusions of CHEM21 ‘Vision 2020’ will be presented. This in-depth review describes the requirements to make small molecule pharmaceutical manufacture more sustainable and many conclusions are widely applicable to all fine chemicals sectors. The target audience consists of both academics and industrialists as this symposium aims to be a meeting place for academia and industry in Belgium on a contemporary topic which is crucial to face the societal challenges of the 21st century. Scientists from neighbouring regions of the Netherlands and Germany are also welcome.

The symposium is free of charge but registration is mandatory. As the number of places is limited we will work on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information and registration see:


Medicinal Chemistry and
Chemical Biology

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