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1 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2020

Research and Innovations in Chemical Sciences: Paving the Way Forward

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A Virtual Conference on Chemistry and its Applications (VCCA-2020) from 1st to 31st August 2020.



The World has condensed into a global village with progress in Science and Technology. However the World is now facing a crisis due to explosive increase in the demand of energy, food and water. Therefore, Science and Chemistry have crucial roles for achieving some of the goals set by the United Nations for sustainable development of our planet. This virtual conference will provide an online platform for participants to present, share and discuss recent findings of their research covering all topics related to Chemistry and interdisciplinary Sciences.

Virtual conference has gained popularity and its major advantage is the lower cost involved for participation. One simply has to have access to the Internet or email to be involved in the conference. This virtual conference will provide the opportunity for scientists to interact in the current situation the World is facing due COVID-19 and there are several travel restrictions.

VCCA-2020 is organized by the Computational Chemistry Group of the University of Mauritius.

Professor Ponnadurai Ramasami <[email protected]>
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Tel: 230 4037507 |  Fax: 230 4656928

*cover image extract from On the Realm of Virtual Colloquium, by Robert E. Belford and Fabienne Meyers, Chem Int Sep 2013; https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2013-0503
See also An Experience in the Digital Age – A Virtual Conference on Computational Chemistry, by Ponnadurai Ramasami, Lydia Rhyman and Naziah Jaufeerally, Chem Int July 2014; https://doi.org/10.1515/ci.2014.36.4.8

IUPAC President’s welcome address IUPAC role and activities

> https://youtu.be/1fgVj_2XNsg

See post conference report published in Chemistry International, vol. 43, no. 2, 2021, pp. 48-54. https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2021-0224

A collection of invited papers based on presentations at the Virtual Conference on Chemistry and its Applications (VCCA-2020) has been published in PAC May 2021; Access PAC online

Date & Time

1 Aug 2020


31 Aug 2020

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