Next generation therapeutics, advanced materials, and origins of life among topics to be discussed
Pacifichem 2000, the International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, will be held December 14-19, 2000, in Honolulu. It will bring together leading researchers in the chemical sciences from Pacific Rim countries, including Japan, China, Australia, and New Zealand. More than 6,000 scientists are expected to attend.
Cosponsored by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, Pacifichem is held to foster industrial development, improve local and global environments, and enhance the material well-being of the people of these countries. Joining ACS in sponsorship are the Chemical Society of Japan, the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Over 179 symposia are planned, including:
--Food and Beverage Antioxidants in Health and Disease
--Bioengineering of Extremophiles and Extremozymes
--Astrobiochemistry and Origins of Life
--Medical Applications of Nucleic Acid Molecules
--Chemical Perspectives on Human Cancer
--Sampling and Analysis for Verification with the Chemical Weapons
--Twenty Years of Organic Superconductors: New Materials, New Insights
--Recent Advances in Protease Inhibitor Design
--Alzheimer's Disease: Receptors and Small Molecule Therapies
--Next Generation Therapies
--Marine Natural Products Chemistry
--Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Catalysis