European Chemistry Congress

The very first European Chemistry Congress starts Sunday and runs till the end of the month. The event is being held in Budapest, Hungary, at Loránd Eötvös University, and promises to be an astounding affair showcasing chemical sciences in Europe and bringing together chemical and molecular scientists from industry, academia and government institutions across Europe and from around the world.

The conference has been organised by EuCheMS (European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences, formerly FECS) and is co-sponsored by GDCh, RSC and SFC with an old friend of mine, Professor Jean-Marie Lehn heading up the scientific committee.

It’s a long time since I wrote about the rise of European chemistry in a feature article for Science magazine (Science 18 June 1993 260: 1738-1739), and it seems that this conference has been a long time coming. But, like they say, better late than never.