IUPAC World Chemistry Congress

IUPAC World Chemistry Congress – Chemistry Protecting Health,Natural Environment,and Cultural Heritage.

  • President
    Prof. Ezio Pelizzetti, Rector, Università di Torino – Torino – Italy
  • International advisory board
    Prof. Leiv K. Sydnes, Chair
    IUPAC Past President, University of Bergen – Bergen – Norway

Prof. Francesco De Angelis, co-Chair
President of the Italian Chemical Society, Università dell’Aquila – L’Aquila – Italy

Prof. Berhanu M. Abegaz
University of Botswana – Gaberone – Botswana

Prof. Chunli Bai
Chinese Academy of Science – Beijing -China

Prof. David StC. Black
University of New South Wales – Sydney – Australia

Prof. James R. Bull slot88
University of Cape Town – Cape Town -South Africa

Prof. Sergio Carrá
Politecnico di Milano – Milano – Italy

Prof. Dante Gatteschi
Università di Firenze – Sesto Fiorentino FI -Italy

Prof. Bryan R. Henry,
IUPAC President, University of Guelph – Guelph, Ontario – Canada

Prof. Vadim T. Ivanov
Russian Academy of Sciences – Moscow – Russia

Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee (Nobel Laureate)
President – Academia Sinica – Nankang – Taipei, Taiwan

Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel Laureate)
ISIS – Université Louis Pasteur – Strasbourg – France

Prof. Goverdhan Mehta
Indian Institute of Science – Bangalore – India

Prof. Oleg M. Nefedov
Russian Academy of Sciences – Moscow – Russia

Prof. Ryoji Noyori (Nobel Laureate)
Nagoya University – Chikusa, Nagoya- Japan

Prof. Hannelore Römich
New York University, NY – USA

  • Promoting Committee
    Giuseppe Della Gatta, Chair (designated by IUPAC)

Luigi Campanella (representative of CNR)

Franco Pavese (designated by CNR)

Francesco De Angelis (designated by SCI)

Elio Bava (designated by INRIM)

Salvatore Coluccia (designated by UNITO)

Bruno De Benedetti (designated by POLITO)

Davide Viterbo (designated by UNIPMN)

  • Organizers
    :: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
    :: Consiglio Nazionale delle ricerche (CNR)
    :: Società Chimica Italiana (SCI)
    :: Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM)
    :: Università degli Studi di Torino (UNITO)
    :: Politecnico di Torino (POLITO)
    :: Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale (UNIPMN)
  • Local Organizing Committee
    Claudio Minero, Chair, University of Torino
    Marcello Baricco, co-Chair, University of Torino
    Roberto Gobetto, University of Torino
    Lorenza Operti, University of Torino
    Maria Buffa, University of Torino
    Mauro Botta, University of Eastern Piedmont
    Elena Amico di Meane, INRIM
    Piero Ugliengo, University of Torino
    Michela Sega, INRIM, Torino
  • Local Scientific Programme Committee
    Roberta Fruttero – Medicinal Chemistry
    Elio Giamello – Inorganic Chemistry
    Paolo Venturello – Organic Chemistry
    Adriano Zecchina – Physical Chemistry, Nanochemistry
    Silvio Aime – Biological Chemistry
    Giovanni Camino – Polymeric Materials
    Roberto Dovesi – Theoretical and Computer Chemistry
    Edoardo Mentasti – Analytical Chemistry
    Oscar Chiantore – Chemistry for Cultural Heritage
    Aldo Priola – Polymers and Catalysis
    Claudio Minero – Environmental Chemistry
    Leonardo Marchese – Materials Chemistry
  • Scientific Programme Committee
    Chair: Prof. Giuseppe Della Gatta, University of Torino
    Co-chair: Prof. Francesco De Angelis, President of the Italian Chemical Society

Scientific Programme
-Plenary Lecturers
Prof. Vincenzo Balzani, Dipartimento di Chimica «Giacomo Ciamician, University of Bologna, Italy
Title: “Molecular Devices and Machines”.
Prof. Akira Fujishima, KanagawaAcademy of Science and Technology, Japan
Title: “The increasing contribution of photocatalysis to confort and safety in the urban environment”
Prof. Roald Hoffmann, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, USA, (Nobel Laureate 1981)
Title: “Science and Ethics: a Marriage of Necessity and Choice for this Millennium”
Prof. Robert Huber, Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Germany, (Nobel Laureate 1988)
Title: “Proteins and their Structures for Basic Science and Application in Medicine”
Dr Jan Wouters, President ICOM-CC, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Brussels, Belgium
Title: “Reflections on the Position of Chemistry in Multidisciplinary Approaches, Aiming at Protecting Cultural Heritage”
Prof. Kurt Wüthrich, ET, Switzerland, (Nobel Laureate 2002).
Title: “Protein Structure Biology Using NMR – at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology”.

Joint session symposium

IUPAC is launching through its Division of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry a combined Biomolecular-Biotechnology Symposium as a major component of the 41st IUPAC Congress. This four-day CHEM-BIO-TECH Symposium comprises IUPAC’s 1st Symposium on Chemical Biotechnology (ISCB-1) held jointly with IUPAC’s 8th ISBOC meeting. In designing the program, the goal has been to focus on work at the interface of biotechnology and biomolecular chemistry from which many key industrial and academic advances have sprung. The program embraces a variety of topics ranging from novel drug discovery, biosynthesis, biocatalysis and organic synthesis through artificial enzymes and other emerging biotechnological applications. Attention will be devoted to the industry’s experience in drug research and in biotechnological production. We have invited speakers whom we believe will deliver exciting science.

Prof Francesco Nicotra, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Prof. Mary Garson, University of Queensland, U.S.A.

1.Natural products, synthesis, biosynthesis, isolation
Chair: : Prof Mary Garson
Ian Paterson, University of Cambridge, UK
“Synthesis of marine natural products as promising anticancer agents”
Gabriele König, University of Bonn, Germany
“Strategies for the discovery of structurally novel natural products”
Barbara Potts, Nereus Pharmaceuticals, USA
“NPI-0052 (Salinosporamide A): Chemical Challenges with Practical Solutions”
2.Industrial application of bio-organic chemistry and biotechnology
Chair: Prof. Francesco Nicotra
Chris Guske, Tate&Lyle, USA
“Metabolic Engineering for Profit – Know the Endgame”
Frank Petersen, Novartis, Switzerland
“Natural Product – Roles in cultural Development and Relevance for Medical Research”
Pierfausto Senesi, University of Milan, Italy
“Novel concepts in the design of kinase inhibitors as treatments for CNS diseases”
Klaus Müller, Roche, Switzerland
“Molecular design beyond potency and selectivity”
3.Bio-organic and bio-inorganic chemistry, biosynthesis, biocatalysis, artificial enzymes (1)
Chair: Prof Krishna Ganesh
Craig Townsend, JohnsHopkins University, USA
“Dissection of iterative type I PKS function”
Christopher Schofield, University of Oxford, UK
“The Molecular Mechanism of the Hypoxic Response”
Rüdolf Allemann, University of Cardiff, UK
“Chemical wizardry: the generation of structural diversity in terpene biosynthesis”
Liangren Zhang, University of Beijing, China
“Calcium signal pathway targeted nucleotide: design and synthesis of cyclic ADP-ribose”
Natural products, nucleic acids
Chair: Prof Lihe Zhang
Atta-ur-Rahman, University of Karachi, Pakistan
“Bioactive substances of natural origin – recent advances”
Serge Beaucage, FDA, USA
“Progress in the synthesis of thermolytic DNA oligonucleotide prodrugs and oligoribonucleotides for potential therapeutic applications”
Michael Blackburn, University of Sheffield, UK
“Understanding and mis-understanding transition states for enzyme reactions – the case for phosphate esters”
5.Analytical methods applied to molecular recognition, proteomics and metabolomics
Chair: Prof. Jonathan M. Blackburn
Jesus Jimenez Barbero, CSIC, Spain
“Biomolecular interactions: The specific recognition of carbohydrates by proteins. A 3D view using NMR”
Gary Siuzdak, Scripps Centre for Mass Spectrometry, USA
“Exploring the Limits of Mass Spectrometry in Biochemical Research”
6.Bio-organic and bio-inorganic chemistry, biosynthesis, biocatalysis, artificial enzymes (2)
Chair: Prof Vadim Ivanov
James Cowan, Ohio State University, USA
“Catalytic metalloDrugs – A new paradigm for drug design”
Stefan Matile, University of Geneva, Switzerland
“Artificial Tongues and Leaves”
Alexandre Gabibov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
“Artificial enzymes and abzymes”

Session of the Congress
Session 1
Chemistry Protecting Natural Environment
Prof. Ferruccio Trifirò
SCI “ La Chimica e l’Industria”, Editor
Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Prof. Michel J. Rossi
IUPAC Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division, Vice President
EPFL-Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland

Session Topics:
1.Chemistry and Energy (joint session with Session 6)
2.Green Chemistry, biomass and raw materials for chemical industry
3.Duality of chemistry for both useful purposes and chemical weapons
4.Catalytic and photocatalytic processes for a better environment
5.Air pollution and cultural heritage (joint session with Sessions 3 and 7)
6.Chemistry of natural and manufactured nanoparticles (joint session with Sessions 2)

Preliminary list of Key-note lecturers
-Ralph Trapp (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, OPCW)
-Gabriele Centi (Università di Messina, Italy)
-Pierre Galezot (IRC/CNRS & ENS, Lyon, France)
-Pietro Tundo (Interuniversity Consortium of Chemistry for the Environment, INCA, Venice, Italy)
-J. M. Ané (Euratom-CEA Cadarache, St Paul-lez-Durance, France)

Session 2 – Chemistry Protecting Health
Prof. Giuseppe Ronsisvalle
SCI Pharmaceutical Chemistry Division, President
Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
Prof. Paul W. Erhardt
IUPAC Chemistry and Human Health Division, President
University of Toledo, College of Pharmacy, Toledo, OH43606-3390, USA

Session Topics:
1.Analog-Based Drug Design
Chair: Janos Fischer
Keynote: Joerg Senn-Bilfinger
“Analogue-based Design of Gastric Acid Anti-secretory Agents. Past and Present.”
2.Multi-Target Drugs
Chair: Giuseppe Ronsisvalle
Keynote: Alberto Gasco, University of Torino, Italy
“Multi-target drugs: focus on NO-dohor hybrid drugs”
3.Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents
Chair: Robin Ganellin
Keynote: Malcolm Stevens, IUPAC-Richter Price recognition event
4.”Chemistry-driven anticancer drug discovery”
Prodrugs and Soft Drugs
Chair: Howard Ando
Keynote: Nicholas Bodor
“Recent Developments in Retrometabolic Drugs Design and Targeting Strategies”
5.Nomenclature, properties and units in Clinical Chemistry
Chair: Francoise Pontet
Keynote: René Dybkær
“Description of chemical system by their properties”

Session 3 – Chemistry Protecting Cultural Heritage
Prof. Luigi Campanella
SCI Environment and Cultural Heritage Division, President
Università La Sapienza di Roma, Roma, Italy
Prof. Hannelore Römich
Professor of Conservation Science, New York University, NY, USA
Prof. Piero Baglioni
Università di Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

Session Topics:
1.Environment and Heritage
2.Chemical composition of artworks
3.Chemical aspects in preservation strategy

Preliminary list of Key-note lecturers
-Cristina Sabbioni (CNR-ISAC, Bologna, Italy)
-Ernst Pernicka, (Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Deutschland)
-Ashok Roy (The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, UK)
-George Wheeler (Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, USA)

Round Table: Thermodynamics in the service of heritage preservation
Coordinators: Luigi Campanella, Giuseppe Della Gatta

Session 4a – Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnologies
Prof. Elio Santacesaria
SCI Industrial Chemistry Division, President
Università Federico II, Napoli, Italy
Prof. Christopher M. A. Brett
IUPAC Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division, President
Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Session Topics:
1.Nanotechnology I (material and particles)
Keynote: Prof. J. Ramsden, Cranfield University, UK
“Diverse approaches to the controlled generation of nanotextured surface”
2.Nanotechnology II (catalysis and nanosystems)
Keynote: Adriano Zecchina, Centre of Excelllence in Nanotechnology, University of Torino, Italy
“Selective catalysis and nanoscience: an inserparable pair”
3.Innovative materials (for battery, fuel cells, sensors, transducers, novel aspects for polymers)
Keynote: Dante Gatteschi, Director of INSTM – Italian Interuniversity Consortium on Materials, University of Florence, Italy
“Nanomagnets, the inorganic and the molecular way”
4.Structural aspects of crystalline materials (from inorganic to macromolecular)
(joint session on polymers with Session 4b)
Keynote: Hartmut Fuess, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
“Materials for fuel cells and for Li-batteries”
5.Biomaterials and Environmental Health Aspects (jointly with Session 9)
Keynote: Pankaj Vadgama, IRC Biomaterials, Queen Mary University, London, UK
“Smart biomaterials interfaces for 21st century interventions”

Session 4b – Polymer Session
Prof. Jung-II Jin, PhD
CChem FRSC President, IUPAC Polymer Division Fellow
Korea Academy of Science and Technology, Professor, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

Prof. Beniamino Pirozzi
Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia delle Macromolecole (AIM), President
Dipartimento di Chimica dell’Università di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy

Session Topics:
1.Self-assembling polymers
Chairs: Prof. Christopher K. Ober – Prof. Giancarlo Galli
Keynote: Prof. Nicola Tirelli, University of Mancester, UK
“Molecular design of oxidation-responsive nano-carriers”
2.Electroactive polymers
Chairs: Dr. Jaroslav Stejska – Dr. Marinella Catellani
Keynote: Prof. Gianluca M. Farinola, Chemistry Department – University of Bari, Italy
“From synthesis to supramolecular architecture: multilevel control of properties of conjugated polymers”
3.Biomedical polymers
Chairs: Prof. Michel Vert – Dr. Luigi Ambrosio
Keynote: Prof. Etienne Schacht, Ghent University, Belgium
“Biodegradable porous scaffolds for tissue engineering prepared from crosslinkable precursors”
Chairs: Prof. Sung Chul Kim – Dr. Maurizio Galimberti
Keynote: Prof. Masami Okamoto, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya Japan
“An innovative compounding process for nano-composite formation: Solid-state processing”
5.Size exclusion chromatography
Chairs: Prof. Taihyun Chang – Dr. Raniero Mendichi
Keynote: Dr. Harald Pasch, German Institute for Polymers, Darmstadt, Germany
“High-temperature gradient HPLC and LC-NMR for analysis of complex polyolefines”

Session 5 – Theoretical Chemistry and Computer Chemistry
Prof. Vincenzo Schettino
SCI Physical Chemistry Division, President
Università degli Studi di Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
Prof. Ruth M. Lynden-Bell
IUPAC Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division, Secretary
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Session Topics:
1.Methods – Small molecular
Keynote: Björn O. Roos, Universiy of Lund, Sweden
“Multiple bonding in heavy element chemistry”
2.Condensed phases – Intermolecular interactions
Keynote: Nicholas Harrison, Imperial College, London, UK
“Carbon Based Ferromagnetic Semiconductors for Spintronics – Theoretical Predictions”
Keynote: Michele Parrinello, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
“Second Generation Car-Parrinello methods”

Schedule of the congress

The Congress will open on Sunday, August 5, at 16.00, and it is expected to close on Friday, August 10, at 13.00. Possible satellite meetings will be organized on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The congress is organized in 6 parallel sessions, with some joint meetings, following the above schedule. The plenary lectures are scheduled as the opening lectures of each day. The keynote lectures (40 min) will be given by distinguished scientists. The lectures (L) will be of 20 minutes, including discussion, and will be selected from the presented abstracts. The room availability will permit more than 50 keynote lectures, and about 230 lectures, over the 10 sessions of the Congress. The poster sessions could accommodate more than 500 posters each.

Registration Fee

1) through credit card on line. For bank transfer add EUR 20 (see Payment)
(2) on-site registration is possible only by cash in Euro. US $ are accepted at the bank exchange rate Euro/$ of the day, augmented by 5%.
(3) see list of IUPAC Members on iupac.

The Registration Fee for participants and Students includes the congress material, attendance at the Congress and Exhibition, admission to the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Cocktail, special price for the Social dinner, coffee/tea in the breaks during Congress (and General Assembly, if applicable), Assistance Insurance (during the congress), VAT and local taxes.

The Accompanying Persons fee includes the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Cocktail, special price for the Social dinner, Assistance Insurance (during the congress), VAT and local taxes, and a City tour of Torino. This Registration fee is mandatory in cases where low-cost accommodation with a regular participant is requested.

Abstract Authors that paid/will pay the Registration Fee within June, 15th will have work published on Congress Proceedings Book.

Abstract Authors that will pay the Registration Fee after June, 15th will have work published on Late Abstracts WorkBook.

Lunch can be taken in the many restaurants and bars in the Lingotto center at commercial price, and paid for directly.
A special price for the participants and accompanying persons in the self-service facilities in the Lingotto Center is available. Prepaid tickets for self-service are available at EUR 18,00 each for each day of the Congress and General assembly.

Congress Banquet
The Congress Banquet will be held on Wednesday, 8 August. Participants and accompanying persons are invited to attend the banquet. Regular rate is 90 EUR. The reduced rate will be 60 EUR per registered person before May 30, 2007. Late registration is possible on site at the price of EUR 90 only if places will be avaiable.

Registration, Cancellation and Refund
Refund requests of the registration fee must be submitted to the address of the Congress Secretariat, no later than June 30, 2007.
Before May 30:80% Refund
Before June 30:40% Refund

Hotels and Accommodation
The participants may select from the variety of hotels in Torino at their choice.

The Congress Organization offers two types of accommodation, a regular one in some selected hotels at special agreed prices, and low-cost accommodation in student residences.

  • Regular hotel accommodation
    A number of hotel rooms in different price categories have been booked at preferential rates for the Congress. The suggested hotels, below reported, are all situated near the Lingotto area or in the city centre. The Congress venue is easily accessible by public transportation from all these hotels.

Please submit your accommodation request at the web site (recommended), or send by mail or fax using the downloaded FORM B. The secretariat M.A.F. Servizi will offer assistance in arranging the accommodation in the hotels selected. Reservation will be made on a first come first served basis. Should the required hotel be fully booked, an alternative in the same price category will be offered. Please kindly note that any reservation can be finalized only after having received the payment (at prices given in the reserved section of the web site). The payment in advance of ONE night and a reservation service fee (not refundable) of 15,00 EUR are required. Written cancellation notice should be submitted to the Organizing Secretary before April 23th: will be refunded 50% of the night. Otherwise, no refund will be given. Your balance should be paid at the hotel directly upon departure. The hotel will provide you with an invoice of payment. The IUPAC Committee will provide you with an invoice of the hotel reservation fee. The Organizing Secretariat will send a hotel confirmation letter each participant upon receipt of the first deposit according.

  • The Hotel Le Meridien Lingotto is by its own nature the ideal choice for those who travel for work: it is equipped with an in-room office area, meeting rooms with state-of-the art equipment, and a direct connection to the Congress Centre and the halls of the Lingotto Exhibition Centre.
    Staying at Le Meridien Lingotto means exploring a unique environment full of evocative details: from the Torpedo restaurant, inspired by the extraordinary historical car, to the warm and natural feeling tones of the red cherry wood used in the rooms, and the “Garden of Wonders”, the hotel’s green tropical heart and regenerating oasis.
  • Hotel Boston
    Completely renovated, each hotel area
    was designed in order to provide a
    sense of exclusivity and originality.
    All the common areas host
    contemporary art
    In each guestroom, exclusive amenities and unique decor.
    Eclectic touches: ethnic, pop, eccentric but always stylish and pampering.
  • Hotel Continental is a three-star hotel in Turin’s business district close to the Lingotto and Torino Esposizioni
    exhibition centres, the latter being in the vicinity of the city’s main hospitals.
    Furthermore, it is also just a short walk from the old town centre and the famous Parco Valentino,
    and is easily accessible from the area’s major motorways.
    The hotel has 50 elegantly furnished rooms, offering maximum comfort in a friendly environment.
  • Hotel Lancaster
    completely renovated,
    offers to their customers comfortable and elegant perfectly equipped rooms:
    satellite TV, mini bar, touch-dialing,
    air conditioning, modem line,
  • The”BEST WESTERN Hotel GENOVA”, housed in a late nineteenth century building, is situated in the centre of Turin in a historical district close to Via Roma and Piazza Carlo Felice, and has 78 rooms, all equipped with the most modern of comforts. The hotel, which has recently been completely renovated, is just a stone’s throw from Porta Nuova Railway Station and offers a quiet and peaceful environment. Its convenient location enables you to go on interesting walks to some of the city’s historical landmarks and attractions
  • The Hotel GENIO is situated on the main road which crosses the centre of the city of Turin from east to west, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, and is located right next to Porta Nuova Railway Station. The city’s historical centre ”starts right here”. Walking the 1200 metres under the arches of Via Roma (perpendicular to Corso Vittorio Emanuele II,) brings you to Piazza Castello, which marks an area rich in museums and sites of historical and architectural interest
  • The Hotel Giotto is a recently renovated three-star hotel, situated a residential area close to the river Po and just a short walk from the famous Valentino park and the splendid Torinese hills.
    The hotel is also in close proximity to the Lingotto Fiere Exhibition Centre.
  • 89 room hotel. Built within the building of the ex Italian Pastificio, this reconstructed building, with industrial structure dating from 1908. Unites traditional architecture with modern comfort. Due to the situation of the hotel, which is located in front of the Lingotto, garantise a perfect position within the business area.
  • The “Art Hotel Olympic” was inagurated in May 2006 in the residential complex which started life as “Media Village” for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games.
    The Hotel is 10 minutes from the old town centre and is within easy reach of all main roads in and out of the city.
    In the immediate vicinity of the hotel there are two large shopping centres and multi-screen cinema. We are also close to the Environment Museum and Environment Park.
  • Low-cost accommodation
    About 1,200 low-cost rooms have
    been made available in the University Residences
    at special prices of 45 EUR/day per person in single room and 35 EUR/day per person in a double room.
    The double room can be shared only with a registered Congress participant.
    For this accommodation option is possible to have breakfast at a price of EUR 6.- each day.
    All the residences are downtown or close to LingottoCenter.
    Some of them have been built recently for the Winter Olympic Games.

Reservation is possible only through the web site, or exceptionally with FORM C, before May 31.
Payment in advance of the room cost for the whole period booked and a reservation service fee (not refundable) of EUR 10,00 are required. Refund before April 30, 2007 is 50%.
No refund is due for cancellation after April 30.

Other Information:
-Reception for low-cost accomodation is open day and night (24 hours a day).
-All rooms have privat bathroom.
-Internet connection and telephone are also available (Telephone Only for entrace calls)