Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium

The Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry Conference celebrates inspirational chemistry from today’s leaders and the rising stars in the discipline. At the core is the celebration of the Reaxys PhD Prize with its annual Prize Symposium and Poster Sessions, where each year’s winners and finalists showcase their research. As a small, dedicated meeting, the conference opens opportunities for networking that are not possible at larger venues. You will meet brilliant chemists from around the globe – each bringing their unique experiences and knowledge to the conference. This personal and open exchange of questions, ideas and perspectives is the driving force of Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry because it inspires solutions.

Keynote presentations at Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry Conferences of previous years include prominent chemists like Prof Erick Carreira (ETH, Zurich), Prof Lee Cronin (University of Glasgow), Dr Peter Denifl (Borealis, Finland), Prof Matthew Gaunt (University of Cambridge), Dr Alexander Mayweg (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel), Prof Sarah Reisman (Caltech), Prof Dieter Seebach (ETH, Zurich), and Prof Charlotte Williams (Imperial College London).

Experience the 2014 Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry Conference!


Local Reaxys Prize Club Symposia

Chemical Society of Japan 2015, March 28:

CJS attendees and Reaxys Prize Club members are invited to attend a Reaxys Prize Club Symposium lunch at
the 95th CSJ Annual Meeting.

11:30-11:40 Opening by David Evans PhD, Reed Elsevier Properties SA
11:40-12:25 key note presentation Dr. Nakamura, University of Tokyo
Reaxys Prize Club members:
12:25-12:45 Assistant Prof. Kei Murakami, Nagoya University, 2012 Reaxys PhD Prize finalist
12:45-13:05 Assistant Prof. Daishi Fujita, University of Tokyo, 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize finalist
13:05-13:25 Assistant Prof. Haruka Omachi, Nagoya University, 2014 Reaxys PhD Prize finalist
13:25-13:30 Closing by David Evans PhD

Dr. Iwasaki, Osaka University
Dr. Takeuchi, Kyoto University
Dr. Tanaka, Kyoto University

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Reaxys - From Graduation to Innovation

Supporting Chemistry Education

Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry actively supports education as part of its commitment to the greater chemistry community. In collaboration with partner organizations, Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry hosts the forum From Graduation to Innovation, where chemistry postgraduates and undergraduates connect with successful research chemists in a relevant and meaningful way. Our objective is to facilitate a dialogue between generations.

Like all other activities of Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry, the events of From Graduation to Innovation serve to inspire. Young minds embarking on a career in chemistry explore their chosen discipline through a series of talks that focus on crucial inspirational moments in research and education and their practical results. At each event, charismatic speakers tell the story of chemistry discoveries that shaped real-world applications and discuss the personal and scientific journeys that lead to those discoveries.

Additionally, workshops provide know-how and advice on practical topics such as how to get published, the editorial process, and career paths open to graduating chemists. Past events have also included Science Slams where young chemists are invited to share their own research and the questions, problems and goals that inspire them.

From Graduation to Innovation is open to professors, research fellows, postdoctoral, postgraduate, and undergraduate students considering graduate studies in chemistry. If you have experiences and words that can inspire others or have innovations of your own, we invite you to participate in these events. Register for our newsletter to stay informed about upcoming From Graduation to Innovation events or contact us directly if your institution is interested in hosting an event.

Previous Events
Frankfurt University, October 21, 2013
The first From Graduation to Innovation event was hosted by Frankfurt University as an event of the Gesellschaft Deutsche Chemiker (GDCh) Ortsverband Frankfurt and sponsored by Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry. More than 70 participants joined lively discussions, attended four talks by prominent research chemists, and partook in an informative workshop on getting published. All in all, the event was a great success!

Technical University Chemnitz, June 24, 2014
Another resounding success, the second From Graduation to Innovation event was organized by the Gesellschaft Deutsche Chemiker (GDCh) Ortsverband Chemnitz and sponsored by Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry. Renowned chemists from academia and industry gave enlightening talks followed by our first Science Slam where gifted young chemists held inspirational presentations of their work. And in between the science, the 120 participants had the chance to connect, exchange ideas, or simply enjoy each others company at the evening barbecue.

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