Nizhny’s UNN and Royal Society of Chemistry discuss chemical science prospects

The Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN) is holding in its Building 2 on September 8 a scientific and business workshop titled “The prospects of chemical science development in a contemporary environment.”

This is a joint project between the Technology Commercialization Center (TCC), the recently established UNN department aiming to help university technologies enter broad markets, and the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), one of Europe’s oldest scientific associations and the world’s leading chemistry community advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Valery Tkachenko, the CTO of eScience Division at RSC, will represent the Society.

Mr. Tkachenko is expected to talk about one of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s current projects that may have most far-reaching implications globally. RSC is building a Global Chemistry Network which will connect chemical resources and chemists across the globe in a single scientific information network dynamically updated in real time. The goal is to provide seamless tools for researchers, librarians, publishers, informational technology specialists and government agencies to facilitate scientific research by providing a free flow of information.

UNN too is preparing in-depth presentations to highlight its key areas of chemical research. Alexei Gushchin, the dean of the Department of Chemistry, and Evgeny Suleimanov, the head of UNN’s Research Institute of Chemistry, will share their vision of what their respective entities should be focused on in fundamental and applied chemical science.

The workshop is a sort of precursor for the Nizhny Novgorod audiences of Russia Chemistry Week, a major event the Royal Society of Chemistry is launching on October 21 in Moscow. In spite of current global tensions in politics, scientists in the two countries hope the Week will support UK-Russia innovation, understanding and collaboration in chemistry.