A Message from IUPAC

IUPAC Secretariat and Coronavirus Covid-19
March 17, 2020
We wish all IUPAC members and volunteers and their families to keep safe at this difficult time for the world, owing to the coronavirus Covid-19. The IUPAC secretariat staff, located in the US, will be working remotely until further notice. Our support for our volunteers and organizations will continue as best as possible. However, we ask for your understanding if there are unavoidable delays in our response. IUPAC business will proceed as usual, except for a few unavoidable delays. We ask for your understanding during this challenging time.

Christopher Brett, President
Lynn M. Soby, Executive Director

in Chemistry International

From IYPT2019 to Tokyo2020
Jan-Mar 2020 issue
- President's Column, by Christopher Brett
- Elements of Sports by Miki Hasegawa
- Anti-doping: Two Scientists’ Points of View, by David A Cowan and Vincenzo Abbate
- PACSpecial Topic Series, by Danielle Fauque and James Bull
- The Inaugural IYCN General Assembly, by by Bailey Mourant et al
- The IUPAC100 Global Women’s Breakfast: Empowering, by Mary Garson and Laura McConnell

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Apply, Nominate, and Participate

IUPAC supports various initiatives that solicit your involvement
These includes awards, grants, and more
- 2020 IUPAC-SOLVAY International Award for Young Chemists (deadline Feb 15)
- 2020 IUPAC-ThalesNano Prize In Flow Chemistry and Microfluidics – Call For Nominations (deadline Mar 31)
- 2020 CHEMRAWN VII Prize for Green Chemistry – Call For Nominations (deadline May 31)
- IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (deadline tba)

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2020 Global Women’s Breakfast

Wednesday, February 12
Building bonds to create future leaders
In support of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (#February11) and building on the success of last year IUPAC100 celebrations, IUPAC is organizing a Global Women’s Breakfast. Scientists from around the world are invited to participate.

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IUPAC receives the 2019 OPCW-The Hague Award

for its outstanding contribution towards the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention
In a ceremony held in The Hague on Monday 25 November 2019, Prof Christopher Brett, IUPAC Vice President, received the 2019 OPCW-The Hague Award on behalf of the Union and its volunteers.



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