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4 Jun 2023 - 8 Jun 2023

African Early Career Chemists Workshop & 8th ACS Nigerian Chapter Symposium

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A three-day scientific meeting covering a broad area of chemistry with the theme “Innovation in Chemistry: From Discovery to Commercialization” and a one-day career development workshop is planned for young scientists in the African region. To effectively accommodate some key participants, pre-conference and post conference virtual events are planned.

The symposium is planned to drive discussions towards conducting chemical researches that are relevant for commercial applications in the region and the global south by extension.  As a scientifically emerging regions, the conference will foster collaborations between key participants in the region and IUPAC representatives.

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For the early career scientists’ workshop, the following outcomes are expected:

  1. Participants should understand the current trends to develop their skills and prepare for careers in chemical and related sciences;
  2. Participants will be given opportunity to present their research poster, network and share ideas amongst peers;
  3. Participants will improve their scientific paper, grant and proposal writing skills;
  4. Best poster awards will encourage presenters to improve their presentation skills and increase their capacity;
  5. Researchers will be able to gather ideas on how to identify areas of future research needs that would address local and global issues; and
  6. Drafting of proposals and a communique for future action plans shall be one of the key outputs of the event.

It is expected that this workshop will improve the skill sets of young chemists from the African region and consequently enhance the participation and contribution in the global chemistry enterprise from the region.  This event will open up a gateway for increased involvement and contribution from the region.

Nnanake-Abasi O. Offiong
Department of Chemical Sciences, Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Nigeria ([email protected])

Oluseun Elizabeth Popoola
Department of Science Laboratory Technology (Chemistry Unit), Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria ([email protected])


This event benefits of IUPAC support through the FSC program (2022-033-2-FSC).

Date & Time

4 Jun 2023


8 Jun 2023

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