International Symposium on Green Chemistry (2017)

We are delighted to let you know that NESSE will be partnering again with the International Symposium on Green Chemistry. This is the leading event for scientists and industries to share their findings on sustainable chemistry. ISGC 2017 will take place in La Rochelle, France from May 16th-19th. NESSE will be present organizing career-development and networking activities throughout the event. Read below to see everything we will be doing.

Two NESSE members, Roberto Frederico and Simon Rauch have joined the ISGC2017 conference coordination team and been planning lots of exciting early-career activities!

We want to share the perspectives of NESSE members at the event about why you think sustainable science is important and what you want to achieve in the future. Your profile will be around 200 words and we plan to hang it at the NESSE exhibition stand to form a network and spark a discussion. Have a look at our template for inspiration.

Please fill out the following form before 30th April to be part of the bulletin board! We look forward to receiving your responses.

NESSE activities at ISGC 2017

NESSE will be present organizing career-development and networking activities throughout the event. Check out what we have planned:

All week. NESSE exhibition booth.

Looking to connect with early-career scientists seeking to be part of a sustainable future? Stop by our exhibition booth and learn what NESSE is all about and how you can get involved with our community.

May 18 th , 11.00-12.30. Thriving careers and sustainability: a discussion panel.

Academia and industry are common career paths for the new generation of individuals working in STEM. Both provide a unique approach and contribution to economic progress, and demand a particular set of skills. What factors are relevant for career advancement in each sector? How does the partnership between them play a role in social development? What professional opportunities in the context of sustainability are currently out there? The speakers at ISGC-2017 will come together and bring their expertise to discuss answers to these and other questions pertaining to professional growth. Come engage into a conversation with our distinguished panelists:

  • Prof. Rafael Luque. University of Cordoba, Spain
  • Dr. Edith Lecomte-Norrant. UCB Biopharma, Belgium
  • Prof. Peter Wasserscheid. Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany

May 18 th , 16.00-18.00. Networking Social.

Join us for a casual get-together at a local bar, where you will get the chance to network with other like-minded professionals in the field of sustainable science.

Please visit the ISGC 2017 website to check out the tentative program of the symposium. We look forward to seeing you in La Rochelle!

Other details about the conference

The list of plenary lectures speakers includes:

Prof Roger Sheldon – Delft University, Netherlands

Prof Peter Wasserscheid – Friedrich-Alexander-University, Germany

Prof Ye Wang – Xiamen University, China

Prof John Hartwig – Berkeley University, USA

Prof Thibault Cantat – CEA-Saclay, France

Prof Chris Hardacre – Queen’s University, Ireland

Prof Oliver Kappe – University of Graz, Austria

Prof Richard Alan Gross – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Dr Francois Monnet – R&I Renewable Chemistry Platform Director, Belgium

You can find an extensive list of the speakers, further details about the main and transversal topics and a lot more information about the one-to-one meetings, innovation sessions, the exhibition or the mentorship opportunities on the homepage of the ISGC ( )

Here is a summary of the last ISGC if you need convincing about attending…

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The ISGC may seem far in the future, but the date is fast approaching.