EICC-1: First EuCheMS Inorganic Chemistry Conference

11 - 14 April 2011, Manchester, United Kingdom


Introduction
The Dalton Division of the RSC joined together with the EuCheMS Inorganic Division (EID) to host the first edition in a new European conference series in Inorganic Chemistry.

Themes
Inorganic Chemistry is a buoyant subject area with major developments being seen in all branches of the subject and common themes emerging; this timely conference arranged across parallel sessions brought all these themes together.
  • Supramolecular and Co-ordination Chemistry
  • Organometallic and Catalysis
  • Reaction Mechanisms
  • Inorganic Materials
  • Energy and Photochemistry
  • Bioinorganic and Metallic Enzymes
  • Main Group Chemistry
  • Solid State Chemistry


Aims
Showcasing the work of the very best inorganic chemists in the world as well as posters and an exhibition, the conference provided excellent learning and networking opportunities.

A central aim of the conference was to promote the development of the new generation of inorganic chemists, enabling them to form new contacts across the EU through the presentation of their work in oral and poster format, and through the many networking opportunities the conference provided.

Scientific Committee
Richard Winpenny, University of Manchester, UK (Chair)
Michele Aresta, University of Bari, Italy
Peter Edwards, University of Cardiff, UK 
Malcolm Halcrow, University of Leeds, UK 
Nikos Katsaros, National Center for Scientific Research 'Demokritos', Greece 
Guy Lavigne, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination du CNRS, Toulouse, France
Dan Meyerstein, Ariel University Center of Samaria, Israel 
Paul O'Brien, University of Manchester, UK
Luis Oro, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Robin Perutz, University of York, UK 
Claudia Wickleder, University of Siegen, Germany

Plenary Speakers
Paul Beer, University of Oxford, UK
Sylviane Sabo-Etienne, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination du CNRS, Toulouse, France
Pablo Espinet, University of Valladolid, Spain
Reshef Tenne, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Leif Hammarström, Uppsala University, Sweden
Claudio Luchinat, University of Florence, Italy
Markku Räsänen, University of Helsinki, Finland 
Martin Jansen, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany

RSC Interest Groups
The conference was also supported by the following RSC interest groups:
  • Coordination Chemistry Discussion Group
  • ESR Spectroscopy Group
  • Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group 
  • Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Group
  • Main Group Chemistry Group
  • Radiochemistry Group

Poster Prizes
Two Poster Prizes were awarded at the EICC-1 conference and we would like to congratulate the recipients of these prizes. Danielle Covelli was awarded the Dalton Transactions Poster Prize, and Sven Hansen was awarded the Chemical Science Poster Prize.
 
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
Venue
University of Manchester

University of Manchester, University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom

Organised by
EuCheMS Inorganic Division
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