Vol. 22, No. 1
Experiences in the Use of Transgenic Crops
25 January 2000
London, England, UK
Topics to be discussed at this meeting include the
- benefits and issues related to the use of transgenic crops
- transgenic corn - the way forward
- why the American Soybean Association supports transgenic soybeans
- transgenic crops: a view from the United States Extension Service
- agricultural and commercial advantages of transgenic crops
- commercial opportunities and farmer value
- importance of genomics to the future of crop production
- industry perspective
For additional information, contact Sonia at the
Society of Chemical Industry, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS,
England, UK; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Tel.: +44 171 235 3681; Fax: +44 171 823 1698.
Royal Australian Chemical Institute Convention (11RACIC): Chemistry
into the New Millennium
6-11 February 2000
This conference, held at the Australian National University
in Canberra every four years, is a major activity of the Royal Australian
Chemical Institute. Chemists worldwide are invited to participate in
this major scientific gathering of national and international authorities
in all areas of chemistry. Emphasis will be on innovative ideas for
future research in chemistry.
For further information, contact Conference Logistics,
P.O. Box 505, Curtin, ACT 2605, Australia; E-mail: email@example.com;
Tel.: +61 2 6281 6624; Fax: +61 2 6285 1336; or view the conference
web site at http://www.11RACIC.conf.au/.
Technology in Water and Wastewater Treatment
26-29 March 2000
Lancaster, England, UK
This meeting at Lancaster University, sponsored by
the Separation Science and Technology Group of the Society of Chemical
Industry, the Royal Society of Chemistry Water Chemistry Group, Institute
of Chemical Engineers (CHEM), and the European Desalination Society,
will cover the treatment of ground and surface water, backwash water,
seawater, and industrial and domestic wastewaters. The aim of the event
is to promote the use of membrane technology using microfiltration (MF),
ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF), and reverse osmosis (RO)
for a range of water treatment applications.
For more information, contact Mrs. E. Wellington;
Tel./Fax: +44 1275 853311.
International Conference on Genomics
29-31 March 2000
Cambridge, England, UK
Genomics is poised to play an increasing role in medicine
and agriculture. In the next few years, the complete sequences of hundreds
of genomes will be available, and recent developments have indicated
that the human genome sequence will be finished ahead of the 2005 target
date. These sequence data will be accompanied by a vast amount of additional
information, including results of comparative genomics, RNA and protein
expression profiles, functional and pathway information, and tools for
molecular and cell biology.
Providing a broad, in-depth overview of new discoveries
and commercial developments, this conference, to be held at Churchill
College, Cambridge University and cosponsored by the Society of Chemical
Industry Bioactive Sciences Group and Cambridge and Great Eastern Section,
will look at how this wealth of information is going to be interpreted;
how information will be managed and shared; the impact genomics has
had in the commercial environment; and what are the future opportunities
for exploitation of genomic information?
For additional information, contact L. G. Copping;
Tel./Fax: +44 1799 521369 or G. Dixon, Tel.: +44 1625 513305; Fax: +44
Hazards XV - The Process, Its Safety, and The
Environment - Getting It Right
4-6 April 2000
Manchester, England, UK
Cosponsors for this meeting at the Manchester Materials
Science Centre (UMIST) include the Society of Chemical Industry Health
and Safety Group and the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Discussion
topics include the impact on new technology, environmental impact (including
the new Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations), safety
and the environment, emergency planning, and transportation and storage
of hazardous chemicals.
For further information, contact Mr. M. J. Adams;
Tel.: +44 1539 732845; Fax: +44 1539 724055.
London International Chlorine Symposium
31 May-2 June 2000
London, England, UK
This meeting, sponsored by the Society of Chemical
Industry Electrochemical Technology Group, is to be held at the Gloucester
Hotel. The symposium aims to build on the success and popularity of
past symposia in the series and to look toward the future of chlorine
as well as to address technological developments, associated safety
and environmental issues, and the economic outlook for chlorine.
For more information, contact the Society of Chemical
Industry Conference Department, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS,
England, UK; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Tel.: +44 171 235 3681; Fax: +44 171 823 1698.
Annual Short Course on Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex
5-9 June 2000
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
This one-week program at Lehigh University is designed
for engineers, chemists, other scientists, and managers who are actively
involved in emulsion work and for those who wish to develop expertise
in the area.
The course is an in-depth study of the synthesis and
properties of high polymer latexes. The subject matter includes a balance
of theory and applications as well as a balance between chemical and
physical problems. Lectures, given by leading academic and industrial
workers, begin with introductory material and review, and progress through
recent research results. The course fee is USD 1 000 for the entire
week or USD 350 per day for any part.
For further information, contact Professor Mohamed
S. El-Aasser, Emulsion Polymers Institute, Lehigh University, 111 Research
Drive, Bethlehem, PA, USA 18015; E-mail: email@example.com;
Tel.: +1 610 758 3082; Fax: +1 610 758 5880.
SCAR and 12th COMNAP
10-22 July 2000,
This joint meeting of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic
Research (SCAR) and the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs
(COMNAP) will be held at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center,
which is located in Shinjuku in the central part of Tokyo.
From 10-14 July, all SCAR working groups, a group of
specialists on seals, JCADM, COMNAP/SCALOP, and the SCALOP Symposium
(11 July) will meet. From 17-21 July, all SCAR delegates will meet,
and other meetings will be convened as requested.
For more information, contact XXVI SCAR and XII
COMNAP Meetings Secretariat, National Institute of Polar Research, 9-10,
Kaga 1-chome, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-8515, Japan; E-mail: SCAR2000@nipr.ac.jp;
Tel.: +81-3-3962-4722; Fax: +81-3-3962-2529; Web site: http://www.nipr.ac.jp/SCAR-COMNAP-2000-TOKYO/.
III of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS)
14-20 October 2000
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
This meeting will conduct a full review of the organizational,
administrative, and financial aspects of the IFCS Forum series of conferences,
as well as an assessment of their effectiveness.
For further information, contact the IFCS, c/o World
Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland;
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel.: +41
22 791 4333 or +41 22 791 3650; Fax: +41 22 791 4875; Web site: http://www.ifcs.ch/.