Brussels News Update - October 2018

Hello and welcome to the October edition of Brussels News Updates, bringing you all the latest updates from our Brussels office, upcoming events and activities!

In this month’s issue, we are very pleased to share with you our new and unique Periodic Table, which demonstrates the growing issue of element scarcity. The Periodic Table aims to raise awareness over the worrying decline in some of the chemical elements that make up the world around us, as well as to rethink the way we use and discard electronic products, and in particular our smartphones.

Scroll down for some updates on the future research funding programme Horizon Europe, Open Science policy, and the launching of the piloting of our online course on Ethics and Chemistry. Registration is open for our upcoming workshop on Parkinson’s disease: causes and cures, jointly organised with the European Parliament and the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC), so make sure you save your place now!

And last but not least, you can now submit your nominations for the EuChemS Lecture Award and the EuChemS Award for Service online now (deadline: December 31st)!

European Highlights

The smartphone you may be using right now to read this article and look at this Periodic Table is made … Read more
On 28 September, the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP), a High-Level Group of stakeholders tasked to advise the European Commission … Read more
On 28 August, EuChemS published an updated Position Paper with amendments on the proposed plans for Horizon Europe, successor to … Read more
On 1 October 2018, EuChemS officially launched the piloting stage of its first online course on Good Chemistry: Methodological, Ethical … Read more
Parkinson’s disease has no known causes, and no cures. Yet. Join an outstanding line-up of speakers at a joint EuChemS, … Read more
Since 2011, EuChemS has presented a special award for the best Chemistry project at the European Union Contest for Young … Read more
We are happy to announce that the call for nominations for the EuChemS Lecture Award and the EuChemS Award for … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

The European Commission has published an Open Consultation on “Industrial trans fats in foods – setting a legal limit”. Drop … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

The European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN) is organising the second edition of its video competition Chemistry Rediscovered in celebration of … Read more
Horizon 2020: Horizon Prize – Low Carbon Energy Inducement Prizes 2016 – CO2 REUSE Deadline: 3 April 2019 Website: more
EIC Horizon Prize for ‘Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis’ Deadline: 3 February 2021 Website: more
Horizon 2020: Towards a next generation influenza vaccine to protect citizens worldwide – an EU-India collaboration Deadline: 16 April 2019 … Read more

EuChemS Events

MicrobiotaMI 2018 Milan, Italy 5 – 7 November Website: more
EuChemS/EFMC/European Parliament Policy Workshop – Parkinson’s disease: Causes and cures Brussels, Belgium 8 November Website: more
14* Encontro de Quimica dos Alimentos (XIV EQA) Viana do Castelo, Portugal 6 -9 November Website: more
14th International Conference on Polysaccharides-Glycoscience (14th ICPG) Prague, Czech Republic 7 – 9 November Website: more
1st GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security (GHI2019) Leiden, Netherlands 24 – 28 March 2019 Website: more
14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC2019) Lecce, Italy 2 – 6 June 2019 Website: more

Other Events

European Parliament ITRE Committee meeting Brussels, Belgium 5 November 2018 Website: more
Brussels, Belgium 20 November 2018 more
Innovative solutions for research in healthcare – European Parliament STOA Workshop 10 January 2019 Brussels, Belgium Website: more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

Parkinson’s disease: causes and cures
Horizon Europe & Open Science Policy
Periodic Table: Element Scarcity

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