American Chemical Society hosts Pacifichem 2000

August 13, 1999

Next generation therapeutics, advanced materials, and origins of life among topics to be discussed

Pacifichem 2000, the International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, will be held December 14-19, 2000, in Honolulu. It will bring together leading researchers in the chemical sciences from Pacific Rim countries, including Japan, China, Australia, and New Zealand. More than 6,000 scientists are expected to attend.

Cosponsored by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, Pacifichem is held to foster industrial development, improve local and global environments, and enhance the material well-being of the people of these countries. Joining ACS in sponsorship are the Chemical Society of Japan, the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Over 179 symposia are planned, including:

--Food and Beverage Antioxidants in Health and Disease
--Bioengineering of Extremophiles and Extremozymes
--Astrobiochemistry and Origins of Life
--Medical Applications of Nucleic Acid Molecules
--Chemical Perspectives on Human Cancer
--Sampling and Analysis for Verification with the Chemical Weapons
--Twenty Years of Organic Superconductors: New Materials, New Insights
--Recent Advances in Protease Inhibitor Design
--Alzheimer's Disease: Receptors and Small Molecule Therapies
--Next Generation Therapies
--Marine Natural Products Chemistry
--Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Catalysis
(NOTE TO MEDIA - A press room will be operated on-site and online to assist reporters wishing to cover the conference. For more information contact Charmayne Marsh at ACS Office of Communications, 202 872 4445 or or .)

A nonprofit organization with a membership of nearly 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers, the American Chemical Society publishes scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. ( )

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