UNESCO IYCr 2014 Open Lab

UNESCO IYCr 2014 Open Lab

7-3 December 2014
Venue: TBA


As you may be aware 2014 has been designated as the International Year of Crystallography. On behalf of UNESCO and the International Union of Crystallography I would like to invite several young Philippino scientists to attend the upcoming Open Lab on chemical crystallography that we will hold in Hong Kong in December 3-7.

The workshop is free and I will also waive accommodation fees for Philippine participants. There is also a limited budget to provide bursaries for travel support. 

This will serve as a workshop or tutorial school on the technique of single crystal X-ray diffraction. The idea is to give them experience of the powerful analytical tool for organic and inorganic chemistry, and also an opportunity to meet other young scientists from around the region.  If they would like to bring samples from your research for study we will be happy to work with them on this.

The attached files also contain a Registration Form as well as some initial information about the workshop. Please feel free to contact me for more details if required. Space on  the workshop is limited, but I am happy to guarantee one space to a participant from your department, and with one reserve, depending on how other registrations proceed over the next month. Although the course is aimed at young scientists we would like the participants from Philippines to already hold an academic appointment, to best ensure the value of the training is maintained within your university system.

Ian Williams
Professor of Chemistry
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Chair IYCr2014 Open Lab Hong Kong  

PS: The course is now 50% subscribed and there are about 15 places left; if anyone is interested please have them apply to me as soon as possible.


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Preparing Your Institutional Chemical Safety Manual Training Workshop

The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines
is pleased to invite you to attend the 2-day
Continuing Professional Education Training-Workshop on:

Preparing Your Institutional Chemical Safety Manual

Venue: Makati Palace Hotel, Makati City
Date: February 11-12, 2013

A Safety Policy needs a Safety Manual.

The ICP is pleased to invite you to this two-day training workshop which teach and assist participants on the preparation of their institution’s chemical safety manual. This training workshop will discuss regulatory requirements on safety and the benefits of having a manual. Each participant will conduct a chemical safety gap analysis in order to determine the status of their own institution regarding their safety practices, documentation and infrastructure.

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Photos: Oath-taking and Induction of New Chemists

The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP), in cooperation with the Board of Chemistry, will conduct the Oath Taking for Chemists together with the distribution of PRC Certificates of Registration and Professional ID Cards to those who passed the September 2012 Chemistry Licensure Examination. The Top Ten examinees and Most Outstanding Schools will also be recognized by the Board of Chemistry.


27th Philippine Chemistry Congress

You are cordially invited to the 2012 Asia-Pacific Conference
on Analytical Science (APCAS) and the 3rd Regional Elec-
trochemistry Meeting of South-East Asia (REMSEA) which
will be held jointly with the 27th Philippine Chemistry Con-
The Philippine Chemistry Congress (PCC) is the annual
conference of chemists in the Philippines. First held in 1984,
the PCC has since served as one of the biggest agglomera-
tions of chemists and researchers from academe, industry
and other sectors, where new knowledge in chemistry and
allied fields are brought to the forefront.
The APCAS provides a platform to showcase recent devel-
opments in research and innovation in the field of analyti-
cal science in the Asia-Pacific region. Meanwhile, REMSEA
brings together chemists and researchers specializing in the
field of electrochemistry.
The joint conference aims to forge and strengthen region-
al cooperation and collaboration among chemists and re-
searchers in Asia and the Pacific. It is organized by the
Division of Analytical Science (DAS) of the Kapisanang
Kimika ng Pilipinas (Chemical Society of the Philip-
pines) in cooperation with the Philippine Federation of
Chemistry Societies (PFCS).
The joint conference will be held from 11 to 13 April 2012
at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City,
Metro Manila, Philippines.

31 January 2012 Last Day for the submission of abstracts
1 March 2012 Notification of acceptance of paper
7 March 2012 Last day of early registration discount
15 March 2012 Deadline for registration fee payment by presenting author

For more details visit the website: