Chemistry and Human Health Division


Division VII meeting at Boston University, Department of Chemistry, Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering, Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering; August 25-26, 2018
The Division president, Rita Cornelis addresses the attendees of the Division VII meeting at Boston University in August 2018.
IUPAC Secretary General – Richard Hartshorn (front) attended the Division VII meeting in Boston


The mission of Division VII is to promote pure and applied chemistry in the service of human health and well-being. Major aspects are the development of therapeutic drugs, the standardization of clinical laboratory methods and the protection of humans from potential harmful substances. All three sectors have seen many new developments in the past 20 years, and Division VII helps IUPAC and the chemical community to keep up with the rapid changes in the health-related areas.

Subcommittees and Commissions

Meeting Minutes

Activity Reports

  • Report 2016 (prepared for Bureau in Montreal) by Dr. Tom Perun (pdf 94 KB)
  • Report 2014-2015 (prepared for Council in Busan) by Dr. Tom Perun (pdf 91 KB)
  • Report 2013, by Prof. D.M. Templeton (pdf 136 KB)
  • Report 2012, by Prof. D.M. Templeton (pdf 237 KB)
  • Report 2011, by Prof. D.M. Templeton (pdf 183 KB)
  • Report 2010-2011, by Prof. D.M. Templeton (pdf 255 KB)
  • Report 2010, by Prof. D.M. Templeton (pdf 226 KB)


Gerhardt, P., “Medicinal Chemistry in the New Millenium,” Chemistry International, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 4, September 2002 (PDF)
Ganellin, R., “Accomplishments During the Past Decade and Relationships with Industry,” Chemistry International, Vol. 24, No. 5, p. 8, September 2002 (PDF)
Gerhardt, P., “On the Reality of Virtual Libraries,” Chemistry International, Vol. 24, No. 4, p. 16, July 2002 (PDF)

An Ontology on Property – For Physical, Chemical and Biological Systems, by Dr René Dybkær (2004)

Links to related Organizations:

Emeritus Fellows