Young Chemists Symposium

November 13th-15th, 2017
Milano Marittima (Italy)

We are honored to announce the 17th edition of the Merck Young Chemists Symposium, as an annual scientific event organized by the Young Group Italian Chemical Society (SCI-Giovani) with the financial support of Merck. Thanks to the presence of Merck and the active participation of SCI at European level (society member of EuCheMS), the event will be international, hosting several top-scientists.

Merck Young Chemists Symposium 2017 will be hosted in Milano Marittima (Italy), on the Adriatic Riviera of Romagna, in one of the best-known seaside resorts in Northern Italy. All symposium sessions and events will be held in the Embassy & Boston Hotel, which will ensure an elegant, comfortable, and top-level 4*-superior hospitality.

This symposium is fully oriented to young researchers, such as MSc and PhD students, scholarship and post-doc fellows, and young researchers working in companies. All the disciplines of Chemistry will be covered: analytical, physical, industrial, organic, inorganic, theoretical, pharmaceutical, biological, environmental, macromolecular and electrochemistry. This year, a special emphasis will be given to chemistry without borders: how chemistry is increasingly present in all of the fields that are fundamental for human life, i.e. energy, health and environment?

Symposium members will present the results of their scientific research in front of an international audience, which will also include representatives of chemical companies and invited renowned scientists.

Announced Merck Young Chemists Symposium 2017 renowned invited speakers are:

  • Andrea Cavalli (UniBO ‒ Italy), Full Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and P.I. of the D3 Compunet international platform.
    Topic: Thermodynamics and kinetics of drug target binding via molecular simulations
  • Gaetano Guerra (UniSA ‒ Italy), Full Professor of Industrial Chemistry and Vice-President of the Italian Chemical Society.
    Topic: Nanoporous-crystalline polymers and industrial innovations
  • Gianluca M. Farinola (UniBA ‒ Italy), Full Professor of Organic Chemistry and President of the Organic Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society.
    Topic: Smart materials for photonics and electronics with organic molecules and photosynthetic microorganisms
  • Kevin Sivula (EPFL ‒ Switzerland), Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting-Grant project CEMOS.
    Topic: Photoelectrochemical solar fuel production

Thanks to the significant financial support from Merck, which will contribute to the costs of accommodation and meals (see registration fees detailed in the Registration form), this is a unique opportunity for young scientists to actively participate in a prestigious scientific event organized by SCI. Registration fees are even more advantageous if application and payment are made before September 24th 2017.

The conference is organized to allow each participants to contribute with an oral presentation, a poster, or a poster + flash communication. For scientific contribution, the deadline for abstract submission is September 24th 2017 (the use of the Abstract template is mandatory).
All of the accepted scientific contributions within the event will be collected in a citable international volume with ISBN code.

Application form and Abstract template are available on SCI webpage.

We look forward to receiving your registration soon!