+55 11 3056-6000

46th World Chemistry Congress

40ª Reunião Anual da Sociedade Brasileira de Química

July 9 to 14, 2017 - São Paulo - Brazil

IUPAC 49th General Assembly

July 7 to 13, 2017 - São Paulo - Brazil

Sustainability & Diversity through Chemistry


46th World Chemistry Congress

40ª Reunião Anual da Sociedade Brasileira de Química

July 9 to 14, 2017 - São Paulo - Brazil

IUPAC 49th General Assembly

July 7 to 13, 2017 - São Paulo - Brazil

Sustainability & Diversity through Chemistry



Analytical & Food Chemistry (AC)

The deep understanding of any system is critically dependent on chemical measurements and analytical chemistry is the science that provides new techniques, methods, and procedures for doing accurate and precise measurements. These measurements are applied for bringing answers for a plethora of social and economical demands. In this sense, analytical chemists are closely involved with the development of new instruments, improvement of well-established instrumental methods, and the development of new applications using modern technology and modern strategies for data treatment. Based on these multiple activities and considering the central theme “Sustainability & Diversity through Chemistry”, the Analytical & Food Chemistry Symposium will highlight topics related to food analysis, such as chemometrics, chemical speciation and foodomics, and also important topics which reflect trends in analytical sciences, such as use of lasers, advances in separation methods, (bio)chemical sensors, flow analysis, electroanalysis, and mass spectrometry. You are kindly invited to present the contributions of your research group and we are looking forward to welcome you in the coming IUPAC 2017.

Symposium Organizers: Celio Pasquini (Institute of Chemistry, State University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil, pasquini@iqm.unicamp.br) and Joaquim A. Nóbrega (Department of Chemistry, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, SP, Brazil, djan@terra.com.br)


1.1 Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry and Food Analysis
1.2 Spectroscopic Analytical Methods and Lasers in Analytical Chemistry
1.3 Advances in Separation Methods
1.4 (Bio)chemical Sensors
1.5 Flow Analysis: looking back and forward
1.6 Chemical Speciation Analysis and Foodomics
1.7 Advances in Electroanalysis
1.8 Mass Spectrometry in Organic and Inorganic Analysis

Keynote Lectures Accepted Invitations

Nicolo Omenetto – Lasers in Analytical Chemistry
University of Florida, Gainesville (USA)

Purnendu K. Dasgupta – Flow Analysis
University of Texas, Arlington (USA)

Frank Vanhaecke - Mass Spectrometry
Ghent University, Ghent (Belgium)

Marcos N. Eberlin – Mass Spectrometry
Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas, Campinas (Brazil)

Maria Montes-Bayón - Chemical Speciation Analysis
University of Oviedo, Oviedo (Spain)

Invited Lectures Accepted Invitations

Alejandro C. Olivieri - Chemometrics
National University of Rosario, Rosario (Argentina)

Fábio R. P. Rocha – Flow Analysis
Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, University of São Paulo, Piracicaba (Brazil)

Fernando M. Lanças – Separation Methods
Institute of Chemistry, University of São Carlos, São Carlos (Brazil)

Francisco J. Krug – Lasers in Analytical Chemistry
Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, University of São Paulo, Piracicaba (Brazil)

Lauro T. Kubota – (Bio)Chemical Sensors
Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas, Campinas (Brazil)

Philip Marriott – Separation Methods
Faculty of Science, Monash University, Melbourne (Australia)

Vincent Baeten - Chemometrics
Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, Gembloux, Belgium

Renã A. S. Robinson - Mass Spectrometry
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

Zoltan Mester - Chemical Speciation Analysis
National Research Council Canada, Ottawa (Canada)

Kevin Kubachka - Chemical Speciation Analysis
US FDA Forensic Chemistry Center, Cincinnati (USA)

Chemistry Education (CE)

The growing role of Chemistry in the knowledge society, the fast growth of chemical science, the impact of recent findings in neurosciences together with the large number of new tools for learning and teaching create new opportunities and challenges for chemical education researchers and Chemistry teachers. To reap maximum benefit from this situation, the relevant stakeholders (education researchers, teachers, entrepreneurs and planners) need to learn and to assess new perspectives in chemical science, curriculum development and in the practice of teaching and learning. The symposium targets a strong participation of teachers and university lecturers, creating opportunities for personal discussion. This symposium is a forum for the presentation and discussion of the role of education in Chemistry as an asset for fostering cultural change required for sustainability and diversity.

Symposium Organizers: Fernando Galembeck (Institute of Chemistry - University of Campinas, Campinas SP, Brazil – fernagal@iqm.unicamp.br) and Mustafa Sözbilir, (Education Faculty - Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey- sozbilir@atauni.edu.tr)


2.1 Teaching chemistry for sustainability and diversity
2.2 Assessment in practical settings and technologically enhanced environments
2.3 Teaching chemistry in culturally diverse environments
2.4 Internalization of chemistry teaching, learning and curriculums
2.5 Public understanding and appreciation of chemistry
2.6 Chemistry curriculum development and evaluation
2.7 Developing skills and values through chemistry education
2.8 Teaching chemistry to students in special needs
2.9 Technology enhanced chemistry teaching and learning
2.10 Research and practice
2.11 Nature and history of chemistry education
2.12 Context oriented chemisty education.

Individual authors are invited to submit their abstracts to the topics listed above. However, we also welcome themed symposiums. Those who are willing to organize themed symposium sessions please contact the Chemistry Education symposium organizers.

Keynote Lectures Accepted Invitations

David Waddington - Chemical Education for Sustainability
Department of Chemistry - University of York, York (UK)

Invited Lectures Accepted Invitations

Gültekin CAKMAKCI - Science Education
Faculty of Education, Department of Science Education, Hacettepe University, Ankara (Turkey)

Masahiro Kamata -Chemistry Education using Monozukuri (Craft Making)
Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo (Japan)

Jan Apotheker - Developing skills and values through chemistry education
University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands)

Rachel Mamlok-Naaman - Evidence-based professional development of teachers in the chemistry laboratory
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (Israel)

Santiago Sandi-Ureña - Learning in the tertiary level chemistry laboratory: findings from phenomenology research
School of Chemistry, University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)

Charles H. Atwood - How a Simple Metacognitive Exercise Improved The Bottom Quartile’s Performance by 6 - 10%
Chemistry Department, University of Utah , Salt Lake City (USA)

Eduardo Mortimer - Science Education
Federal University of Minas Gerais - Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

Mauro Mocerino - "Development of an Evidence Based "Certificate of Laboratory Teaching”
Department of Chemistry, Curtin University, Perth, AUSTRALIA

Norbert J. Pienta - to be announced
Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens GA, USA

Chemistry for Industry Innovation (CI)

The chemical industry has proven to be a highly innovative sector, able to reinvent itself. Since the nineteenth century, the development in chemical science has helped the industry to translate science into new products and processes. Today, the industry faces new challenges. Externalities were included in the economic models through regulatory obligation and sustainability is one of the major factors that spurs innovation. The need to create a low carbon industry will incentivize the development of a new chemical industry with new sources of raw materials and new products and processes from emerging technologies.

Therefore, this symposium is devoted to the chemical industry of the 21st century, which follows the green chemistry principles, which will influence directly all manufacturing industry. New chemicals and materials will make possible a low carbon industry chain, reducing the carbon footprint of all economy, enabling also a bioeconomy.

Symposium Organizers : Fernando Tibau (ABIQUIM, São Paulo, Brazil – fernando.tibau@abiquim.org.br); Dr. Paulo Coutinho (SENAI-CETIQT, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – pcoutinho@cetiqt.senai.br) and Dr. Mariana Doria (SENAI-CETIQT, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – mdoria@cetiqt.senai.br)


3.1 Innovation Management
3.2 Fundings Opportunities
3.3 Industry-University Relationship
3.4 Sustainable Chemistry
3.5 Biorefineries
3.6 Low Carbon Industry

Invited Lectures Accepted Invitations

Camila Cruz Durlacher - Innovation Management
3M, Sumaré (Brasil)

Marcelo Prim - Industry-University Relationship
SENAI-DN, Brasília (Brasil)

Luuk van der Wielen - Sustainable Chemistry
BE-Basic, Delft University of Technology, Delf (The Netherlands)

Mateus Lopes - Biorefinery
Braskem, São Paulo (Brasil)

Keynote Lectures Accepted Invitations

José Carlos Pinto - Industry-University Relationship
Technological Park, University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Jorge Soto - Low Carbon Industry
Braskem, São Paulo (Brazil)

Chemical Synthesis (CS)

Chemistry is an enabling science. No material of any type can be studied or utilized in a larger context unless it can be prepared, and thus Chemical Synthesis plays a central role in science, technology, and society, broadly defined. There is a constant demand in all quarters of society for new molecules in diverse arenas – from therapeutics to agrochemicals to functional materials of every description. Although it is probably true that, given enough resources and time, any reasonable molecule can be synthesized, substantial advances are still necessary to furnish a specific molecule in appropriate amounts under the modern constraints of time, economics, and environmental sustainability. The Chemical Synthesis symposium plans to cover the following four topics, which address many of the modern challenges of the discipline. Synthetic method; total synthesis of biologically active natural products; catalysis and structure, function, mechanisms and processes.

Symposium Organizers: Luiz F. Silva Jr (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil - luizfsjr@iq.usp.br) and Gary Molander (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, EUA - gmolandr@sas.upenn.edu)


4.1 Total Synthesis of Biologically Active Natural Products
4.2 Catalysis
4.3 Structure, Function, Mechanisms and Processes
4.4 Synthetic Methods

Keynote Lectures Accepted Invitations

Karl-Anker Jorgesen - organocatalysis
Aarhus University, Denmark

Ilan Marek - Stereo and enantioselective strategies for organic synthesis
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Mike Krische - Synthetic Methods & Natural Products Synthesis
University of Textas at Austin (USA)

Carsten Bolm - Synthesis, Asymmetric metal catalysis, Organocatalysis
RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Matthew Sigman - Organic Synthesis & Asymmetric Catalysis
The University of Utah (USA)

André Charette - Synthetic Organic Chemistry
University of Montreal (Canada)

Gary A. Molander - Synthetic Methods Development
University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Ronaldo Pilli - Organic & Natural Products Synthesis
University of Campinas (Brazil)

Magnus Rueping - Organocatalysis, Metal Catalysis, Synthesis of Natural Products and Analogues
Institute of Organic Chemistry - RWTH Aachen University - Aachen (Germany)

Invited Lectures Accepted Invitations

Yujiro Hayashi - new catalytic asymmetric reactions by the use of organic catalysis
Tohoku University, Japan

Antonio Echavarren - new synthetic methods based on the catalytic use of electrophilic metal complexes of gold and other transition metals.
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain

Magnus Rueping - Organocatalysis, Metal Catalysis, Synthesis of Natural Products and Analogues
Aachen University, Germany

Geraldine Masson - catalytic behavior of Brønsted acids as well as alkali metal and alkaline earth metal complexes in diverse reactions
University of Paris-Saclay, ICSN, France.

Olivier Baudoin - Transition-metal Catalyzed Methods and Synthesis
University of Basel (Switzerland)

Young Ho Rhee - Organic, Bioorganic, Organometallic Chemistry
Pohang University of Science and Technology (Korea)

David Nicewicz​ - ​Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Catalysis, Natural Product Synthesis
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Sarah Trice - Catalysis, Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Head of Innovation and Thought Leadership, Chemical Synthesis, Sigma-Aldrich

Mary P. Watson - Metal Catalysis of Cationic Intermediates and Cross Coupling Reactions of Non-Traditional Substrates
University of Delaware, USA

Eric Meggers - Organometallics For Asymmetric Catalysis And The Life Sciences
Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Kálmán Szabó - Synthesis of Organoboronates, C-H borylation, C-H trifluoromethylation, and Fluorination and trifluoromethylation reactions
Stockholm University, Sweden

Gwilherm Evano - Natural/bioactive products synthesis, New processes in Copper Catalysis, Copper Organometallic Chemistry, Chemistry of Ynamides, and Polymers
Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

John Montgomery- Organic synthesis
Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA)

Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences (EE)

Natural waters contain a large number of chemicals reflecting rapid global dissemination of novel substances, including a full range of technology-critical elements (e.g., platinum group and rare earth elements) and emerging contaminants (e.g., PFAAs, hormones and phthalates) employed to improve the production of energy and/or commodities, especially due to the ever-expanding list of new technologies. The settlement of smart grids for electricity distribution together with the development of electric vehicles and renewable energy sources has enlarged a rising demand for advanced energy conversion and storage systems. Rechargeable batteries will continue to rely on Li-ion chemistry; however, post Li-ion systems — such as Li-S, Li-air, Na-ion — are expected to reach the stage of devices. Also these developments are accompanied by the up growth of electrochemical capacitors, fuel cells, metal-air batteries. Solar cells, biofuels, water splitting, hydrogen production and CO2 reduction are also important topics playing a leading role in the relation between energy and friendly environmental ways to assure a high efficiency of conversion and storage systems. To go further with sustainable technology, the understanding of the fundamental concepts of materials properties and the interactions with their environment, will be the key to find solutions which would satisfy the new society´s energy demands with a deep ecological concern. Therefore, this symposium is devoted to recent progress in fundamental science related to rechargeable batteries and electrochemical capacitors, fuel Cells, metal-air batteries, solar cells, biofuels, water splitting, hydrogen production and CO2 reduction. Additionally, this symposium will also focus on processes controlling the distribution, fate, bioavailability and environmental risks of technology-critical elements and emerging contaminants associated with the development of new products and technologies.

Symposium Organizers: Roberto M. Torresi (IQ-University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil – rtorresi@iq.usp.br) and Daniel Belanger (Département de chimie, Faculté des Sciences, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada - belanger.daniel@uqam.ca).
Co-organizer: Vanessa Hatje (CIEnAm- Universidade Federal da Bahia, Bahia, Brazil – vanessa@pq.cnpq.br)


5.1 New advances in metal-ion (Li, Na, Mg) batteries
5.2 Electrocatalysis, fuel cells, metal-air batteries
5.3 Material Chemistry for Electrochemical capacitors
5.5 Solar cells for the future
5.6 Electrolysis, hydrogen production and CO2 reduction
5.7 Organic and inorganic contaminants in the environment: occurrence, sources, fate and impacts
5.8 Trace elements cycling, processes and fluxes across interfaces
5.9 Fate of Pesticides in Latin American Environments
5.10 Environmental impact of emerging technologies (E-waste- an emerging global challenge and Global Environmental Challenges of Nanomaterials)

Keynote Lectures Accepted Invitations

James Durrant - Solar Cells
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, London (UK)

Deborah Jones - Fuel Cells
Institut Charles Gerhardt, Université Montpellier, Montpellier (France)

Juan Feliu - Electrocatalysis
University of Alicante (Spain)

Thierry Brousse - Electrochemical Capacitors
University of Nantes (France)

Mario Leclerc - Electroactive and photoactive polymers
Université Laval, Québec (Canada)

Catherine Jeandel - Flux and processes of trace elements and their isotopes in the ocean
LEGOS - Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse (France)

Peter Croot - Biogeochemistry of trace elements, speciation, and redox behaviour
School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway (Ireland)

Nathan S. Lewis - solar fuels/solar chemical
Caltech - Pasadena (USA)

Christer Forsgren - Metal recycling
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (Sweden)

Michael Bau​​ - ​Anthropogenic REE
Jacobs University Bremen​, Bremen (Germany)​

Daniel Scherson - Energy conversion
Ernest B. Yeager Center for Electrochemical Sciences - Cleveland (USA)

Invited Lectures Accepted Invitations

​​​Tristan Rousseau - ​Rare Earth Elements
​Université de Toulouse, Toulouse ​(​France​)​

Gideon Henderson - Isotopic geochemistry
University of Oxford​, Oxford (UK)​

Peter Hall - Energy Conversion and Storage
Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield (UK)

Ana Flavia Nogueira - Solar Cells
Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas, Campinas (Brazil)

Edson A. Ticianelli - Fuel cells
Chemistry Institute of São Carlos, University of São Paulo, São Carlos (Brazil).

Bryan D. McCloskey - Lithium-air Batteries
University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley (USA)

Antonio Cobelo García - Platinum Group elements, technology-critical elements
Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (IIM-CSIC), Vigo (Spain)

Juliana Leonel - Marine pollution, Persistent Organic Pollutants
Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

Natalie Stingelin - Functional Organic Materials
GeorgiaTech, Atlanta (USA)

Mark Obrovac - Metal-Ion Batteries
Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax (Canada)

Pawel Kulesza - Energy Storage
Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Warsaw (Poland)

Maria Valnice Boldrin - Photoelectrochemical Reduction of CO2
Institute of Chemistry - University of The State of São Paulo, Araraquara (Brasil)

Sourav Saha - supramolecular solar cells and MOFs
Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, Clemson (USA)

Vincent Vivier - Impedance of Lithium-ion Batteries
University Paris IV - Paris (France)

Fritz Huguenin - Neutralization and Entropic Mixing Batteries
University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto (Brazil)

Green Chemistry and Biotechnology (GB)

The development of safe and environmentally friend processes is the basis of green chemistry, an area that has been greatly expanded in the past years. Prevention or reduction of residues, use of renewable raw materials, handling of non-toxic reagents and products, as well as reduction of water and energy demands in the processes are among the goals of green chemistry. At the beginning, most of the concepts of green chemistry were applied in organic synthesis, aiming at eliminating or reducing the use of solvents, replacing toxic reagents and vanishing or minimizing the production of residues. These topics are still important and commonly pursued, especially concerning the production of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals. Nevertheless, the crescent climate changes, caused by the use of fossil resources, has enlarged the concept of green chemistry, which is now associated with sustainability. In this context, the use of biomass and CO2 as sources of biofuels and bio-derived chemicals has emerged as a response of Chemistry, as a whole, to the global warming issue. The symposium on Green Chemistry and Biotechnology will cover the recent progress and new technologies related to renewable energies, biomass processing, carbon dioxide capture and utilization, green methods in organic synthesis, valorization of industrial wastes and biomass residues, as well as biorefinery technologies.

Symposium Organizers: Claudio J. A. Mota (Institute of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – cmota@iq.ufrj.br) and Vitor Francisco Ferreira (Institute of Chemistry, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Brazil – cegvito@vm.uff.br)


6.1 Renewable Energies
6.2 Biomass Processing
6.3 Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization
6.4 Green Methods in Organic Synthesis
6.5 Valorization of Industrial Waste and Biomass Residues
6.6 Biorefinery Technologies

Keynote Lectures Accepted Invitations

Pietro Tundo - Green chemistry methods in organic synthesis, use of organic carbonates as alkylating agents, chlorine-free synthesis.
University of Venice, Italy

Kazunari Domen - Renewable Energies.
University of Tokyo, Japan

Alírio Rodrigues - An integrated process for Lignin valorization to produce vanillin, syringaldheide and poliurethanes
University of Porto, Portugal

Javier Perez Ramirez - Design of heterogeneous catalysts for sustainable technologies
ETH, Zuritch (Switzerland)

Tian Tan - Biomass processing
University of Chemical Technology, Beijing (China)

Invited Lectures Accepted Invitations

Paulo A. Z. Suarez - Development of heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production
University of Brasília, Brazil

Elba P. S. Bom - Research in the development of processes to produce sugars from lignocellulosic biomass materials for further conversion in biofuels and bioproducts
University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Angela Dibenedetto - Carbon dioxide utilization in synthetic chemistry.
University of Bari, Italy

Luiz Pereira Ramos - Enzymatic technologies applied to biofuel and chemicals from renewable feedstock
Federal University of Paraná, Brazil.

Antonio Aprigio da Silva Curvelo - Sugar cane biorrefinery
University of São Paulo, IQSC, Brazil.

Eusébio Juaristi - Green chemistry methods in organic synthesis, solvent-free reactions, sustainable asymmetric organocatalysis
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México (Mexico)

Philip Llewellyn - Will Metal-Organic Frameworks ever be used for carbon capture and/or reuse ?
Aix-Marseille University, Marseille (France)

Rafael Luque - Green Chemistry and the biorefinery: a partnership for a sustainable future
Universidad de Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)

Rajender Varma - Sustainable Applications of Magnetic Nanocatalysts and Modified Graphitic Carbon Nitrides
National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, (USA)

Glaucia Souza - Biomass processing
University of São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

Inorganic and Structural Chemistry (IC)

The symposium on Advances in Inorganic Chemistry will be dedicated to recent progresses in a variety of subject areas within inorganic chemistry such as Bioinorganic, Functional Inorganic Materials, Advances in Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry, Solid State, Application of Inorganic Chemistry in Synthesis, Photocatalysis and Crystal Engineering.

Symposium Organizers: Rochel Lago (Federal University of Minas GErais, Brazil – rochel@ufmg.br) and William Tolman (University of Minnesota, USA - wtolman@umn.edu)


7.1 Bioinorganic chemistry
7.2 Functional inorganic materials
7.3 Advances in Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry
7.4 Solid State Chemistry
7.5 Application of inorganic chemistry in synthesis
7.6 Photocatalysis
7.7 Crystal Engineering

Keynote Lectures Accepted Invitations

Chris Orvig - Medicinal inorganic chemistry and radiopharmaceutical chemistry 
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver-Canada

Deryn E. Fogg – Organometallic chemistry and catalysis for applications ranging from pharmaceutical synthesis to tissue engineering.
Uottawa, Canada

Pierre Dixneuf - Organometallic catalysis
University of Rennes, France

Hermenegildo Garcia – Catalysis, Environmental Chemistry, Green Chemistry
Technical University of Valencia, Spain.

Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier - Synthesis and characterization of metal oxides for materials and catalysis applications
Northwestern University, USA.

Nitin P. Padture - Advanced Ceramics and Nanomaterials
Brown University

Miguel Julve - Organometallic Chemistry: Metallosupramolecular Chemistry
Departamento de Química Inorgànica, Universidad de Valencia, Spain

Prof. F. Ekkehardt Hahn - Coordination chemistry
Universität Münster, Germany

Hong-Cai Zhou - Material Engineering and MOF
Department of Chemistry - Texas A&M University

Invited Lectures Accepted Invitations

Claudia Turro – Inorganic Photochemistry 
The Ohio State University, USA.

Yasushi Tsuji - Development of Highly Efficient Molecular Catalysts and their Application
Kyoto University, Japan

Claude Forano - Materials Chemistry and Catalysis
Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand

Alexander Kirillov - Coordination Chemistry, Crystal Engineering, Catalysis
Lisbon Technical Institute

Galo J. A. A. Soler-Illia - Solid State Chemistry
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr. Ivan Castillo Pérez - Inorganic and organometallic compounds: supramolecular structures and applications in catalysis
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Juventino J. Garcia - Organometallic chemistry
National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Jian Shi Rensselaer - Materials Science and Engineering
Polytechnic Institute

Miriam M. Unterlass - Crystal and polymer engineering
Technical University of Wien, Austria

Prashant V. Kamat - Nanoparticles and advanced materials
University of Notre Dame, USA

Macromolecules and Materials (MM)

Polymers are ubiquitous elements in our society and modern chemistry industry. From the early discovery of synthetic polymers and the control of macroproperties of natural occurring polymers, nearly a century ago, today’s challenges of polymer chemistry are spread over a wide variety of fields in science, from medicine, electric and optical applications, biomass use, high-end and responsive materials. These also depend on further challenges in new developments of polymer synthesis. Hence, the main goal of this symposium is to shed light on most important current issues in macromolecular science, like polymer synthesis, composites, functional polymers, hydrogels and biomaterials.

Symposium Organizers: Luiz H. Catalani (Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil – catalani@usp.br) and Christopher K. Ober (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, USA - christopher.ober@cornell.edu)


8.1 Polymer synthesis – methodologies
8.2 Polymer synthesis – biopolymer and smart polymer
8.3 Functional polymers
8.4 Physical chemistry of polymers
8.5 Biomaterials and hydrogels
8.6 Composites
8.7 Colloids and self assembly of polymers

Keynote Lectures Accepted Invitations

Bernabe L. Rivas - Functional Polymers and Composites
Faculty of Chemistry, University of Concepción, Concepción (Chile)

Jean-François Lutz - Polymer Synthesis
Precision Macromolecular Chemistry Group, Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg (France)

Molly Shoichet – Hydrogels and Biomaterials
Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada)

Rudolf Zentel - Polymer Synthesis
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Institute for Organic Chemistry, Mainz (Germany)

Volker Abetz – Physical Chemistry of Polymers
Institute for Polymer Research - Center for Material and Coastal Research, Geesthacht (Germany)

Xavier Crispin - Functional Polymers
Department of Science and Technology, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping (Sweden)

Invited Lectures Accepted Invitations

Anthony J Ryan – Physical Chemistry of Polymers
The Department of Chemistry, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield (UK)

Atsushi Takahara - Functional Polymers and Polymer Films
Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan)

Bradley D. Olsen – Biofuncional and Bioinspired Materials
Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge (USA)

Chin Han Chan – Nanocomposites and Conducting Polymers
Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor (Malaysia)

Marcelo Calderón - Functional Polymers and Hydrogels
Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

Patrick Theato – Polymer Synthesis
Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)

Philip DuBois - Physical Chemistry of Polymers
Center of Innovation and Research in Materials and Polymers, Université de Mons, Mons (Belgium)

Redouane Borsali – Carbohydrates and Self-Assembly of Polymers
Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules Végétales, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble (France)

Sebastien Perrier - Polymer Synthesis
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Parkville (Australia)

Susana I. C. Torresi - Functional Polymers and Composites
Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

Tao Xie - Functional Polymers
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou (China)

Ulrich Wiesner – Biomaterials and Self-Assembly of Polymers
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca (USA)

Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (MB)

Medicinal chemistry and chemical biology are stimulating fields that connect many scientific disciplines and allow for collaboration with other scientists in a wide variety of opportunities. The objective is to contribute to the understanding of the relationships between molecular structure and biological activity, embracing the interfaces between chemistry and biology. Some specifics areas include: design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of novel compounds; structural investigation of small-molecule ligands and biological targets; development of structure-activity relationships (SAR); new methodologies and applications in chemical informatics, molecular modeling, chemical databases and computer-aided drug design; the understanding and manipulation of biological systems with molecular precision; in vitro and in vivo investigations, cell biological methods, and organismic studies; mechanistic studies on proteins, nucleic acids, sugars and lipids; studies of cellular function from both chemical and biological perspectives; and others. The MD symposia aim to cover all the latest outstanding developments in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology, presenting original research opportunities and discoveries in these fields. This will be an important international forum to facilitate the communication that blend chemistry, biology and allied disciplines in new ways.

Symposium Organizers: Adriano D. Andricopulo (University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil – aandrico@ifsc.usp.br) and Daniel Rauh (TU Dortmund University, Germany – daniel.rauh@tu-dortmund.de)


9.1 Drug Discovery for Neglected Diseases
9.2 Translating Basic Academic Research into Pharmaceutical Application
9.3 Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Biologically Active Compounds
9.4 Genome Editing for Chemical Biology Research
9.5 Chemical Probes to Foster Chemical Biology Research - Pitfalls and Requirements
9.6 Computational Methods for Drug Design
9.7 Structure-Based Drug Design
9.8. Biological Chemistry of Free Radicals and Peroxides: Sources, Targets and Responses
9.9. Redox Control in Health and Disease: Molecular Damage and Cell Signaling

Keynote Lectures Accepted Invitations

Stefan Laufer - Small Molecule Drug Discovery
Universitat Tubigen, Germany

Tom Blundell - Structural Biology on Multiprotein Assemblies
University of Cambridge, Uk

Rafael Radi - Peroxynitrite-induced Damage to Cells and Therapeutic Implications
Universitad de la Republica, Uruguay

Etsuo Niki - Oxidative Stress or Eustress?
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan

Invited Lectures Accepted Invitations

Luiz Carlos Dias - Synthesis and Drug Discovery for Neglected Diseases
University of Campinas, Brazil

Charles E. Mowbray - Global Strategies in Drug Discovery for Neglected Diseases
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Glaucius Oliva - Zika Virus Structural Biology
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Eliezer Barreiro - Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Design and Development
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani - Drug Design, Natural Products and Biodiversity
Sao Paulo State University, Brazil

Celia R. Garcia - Molecular Mechanisms and Antimalaria Drug Design
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

João Batista Calixto - Preclinical Studies and Pharmaceutical Development
CIEnP Institute, Brazil

Daniel Rauh - Organic Synthesis and Chemical Genetic Strategies
Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany

Ohara Augusto -Nitrogen dioxide and Carbonate Radical Anion: Two Emerging Radicals in Biology
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Jean Cadet - Radical and UV Radiation Induced Oxidative Damage to DNA
University of Sherbrook, Canada

Christine Winterbourn - Redox Control in Health and Disease
University of Otago - Dunedin (New Zealand)

Paul J. Thornalley - Dicarbonyl stress in ageing and disease
Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick (UK)

Nano Science and Technology (NT)

This symposium is devoted to the most recent developments in science, technology and social impact of a broad range of nanomaterials, nanodevices and nanosystems. Eight different subtopics will be highlighted and integrated in an effort to draw a current overview of the state-of-the-art in research, recent technology developments and hopes for future prospectives of: Carbon nanostructures and nanocomposites; Nanostructured materials for photonics, electronics and sensors; Theory, modeling, simulation and data science for nanomaterials design; Organic, Inorganic and Hybrid nanoparticles; Nanotechnologies for catalysis and environmental applications; Advanced materials from renewable resources; Nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion; and Bionanomaterials. The goal of the symposium is to present the many cross-disciplinary aspects related to the chemistry, physics, engineering, computational simulation, biology and characterization techniques associated with the fascinating and exciting research field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Symposium Organizers: Aldo J.G. Zarbin (Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil – aldozarbin@ufpr.br), Elsa Reichmanis (School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA - elsa.reichmanis@chbe.gatech.edu), and Pedro H. C. Camargo (Institute of Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil - camargo@iq.usp.br).


10.1 Carbon nanostructures and nanocomposites: from 0D to 3D systems
10.2 Nanostructured materials for photonics, electronics and sensors
10.3 Theory, modeling, simulation and data science: tools for nanomaterials design
10.4 Organic, Inorganic and Hybrid nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization and applications
10.5 Nanotechnologies for catalysis and environmental applications
10.6 Advanced materials from renewable resources: towards green sustainable nanochemistry
10.7 Nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion
10.8 Bionanomaterials: design, synthesis and application

Keynote Lectures Accepted Invitations

Younan Xia - Nanocrystal synthesis, nanomedicine, catalysis
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (USA)

Sumio Iijima - Carbon Nanotubes
Meijo University, Japan

Invited Lectures Accepted Invitations

Jairton Dupont – Ionic liquids, nanoparticles and catalysis
School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham (UK)

Stefan Seeger - (Bio-)Surface Science, Nanotechnology, and Business Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland)

Jose Lopez-Sanchez - Catalysis to address Green Chemistry and Energy reactions
School of Physical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (UK)

Matheu Trau - Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Molecular diagnostics
School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, ST LUCIA (Australia).

Qiao Zhang - Design, synthesis and application of functional nanomaterials
Institute of Functional Nano- & Soft Materials, Soochow University,  Suzhou (Chine)

Karl Leo - Semiconductors, Organic Semiconductors, Photovoltaics
Institut fuer Angewandte Photophysik and Center for Advancing Electronics, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden (Germany).

Robert Dryfe - Electrochemistry, electrodeposition/electroless deposition, liquid-liquid interfaces, electrochemical sensors, electrochemical energy storage/conversion
The University of Manchester (UK).

Sidney Ribeiro – Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry of Materials, Education in Chemistry, Photonic Materials, Biopolymers
Chemistry Institute, UNESP (Brazil)

Liberato Manna - Nanochemistry
Italian Institute of Technology (Italy) and Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)

Kurt Kremer - Theory and Modeling
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Alain Penicaud - Carbon Nanomaterials
Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, Université de Bordeaux (France)

Natural Products and Biodiversity (NB)

Historically, natural products are one of the oldest chemical areas of investigation and have been an inspiration for several Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Medical and Ecological research fields. From the elegance of a single structure to the intricacy of complex molecules, the diversity of natural compounds have been the subject of classical phytochemical and chemotaxonomy studies and of modern metabolomics and biosynthetics approaches alike, looking to produce relevant biological and pharmacological models to afford new therapeutic agents for human and animals disease or for agriculture evolution. In this scenario, the symposium is devoted to trail the recent progress in fundamental and applied science related to Natural Products Chemistry.

Symposium Organizers: Paulo Cezar Vieira (Chemistry Department- Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil – paulocezarv@gmail.com) and Pieter Dorrestein (Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of San Diego, San Diego, USA - pdorrestein@ucsd.edu)


11.1 Biological and Pharmacological Activity of Natural Products
11.2 Chemical Ecology and Agrochemicals
11.3 Biosynthesis and Molecular Biology of Natural Products
11.4 Chemistry of Marine Organisms
11.5 Advanceds in Natural Products Chemistry Analytical Protocols
11.6 Omics Frontiers of Natural Products

Keynote Lectures Accepted Invitations

Christopher S. Jeffrey – Chemical Ecology
University of Nevada (USA)

Jean Luc Wolfender - Metabolômics in Natural Products
University of Genève (Switzerland)

John Pickett - Natural Products in Agriculture
Rothamsted Research (UK)

Pieter Dorrestein – Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Natural Products
University of California (USA)

Raymond J Andersen- Marine Natural Products
University of British Columbia (Can)

Invited Lectures Accepted Invitations

Christian Janfelt - Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Natural Products
University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Leslie Gunatilaka - Biological Active Natural Products
The University of Arizona (USA)

Maria Fátima das Graças Fernandes da Silva - Biosynthesis
Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil)

Massuo Jorge Kato - Chemical Ecology
University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Norberto Peporine Lopes - Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Natural Products
University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Norman G. Lewis – Biosynthesis
Washington State University (USA)

Paulo Henrique G. Zarbin - Chemical Ecology
Federal University of Paraná (Brazil)

Roberto Berlinck - Marine Natural Products
University of São Paulo, IQSC (Brazil)

Maysa Furlan - Biosynthesis
Chemistry Institute, University of the State of São Paulo, Araraquara (Brazil).

Physical, Biophysical and Computational Chemistry (PC)

Physical Chemistry influences all facets of Chemistry and its connection with other fields of Science for its focus on the basic aspects of all interactions involving atoms and molecules. From the simplest to the most complex systems, such as living systems, both in theoretical as well as in experimental efforts, Physical Chemistry seeks to unveil the fundamental basis for chemical processes and chemical reactions. This session seeks to present different aspects of the current frontiers in Physical Chemistry ranging from the development of Quantum Chemistry methods, theoretical approaches for investigation of biomolecules and biophysical processes as well as their resulting insights and the most recent advances in Spectroscopy including limit extremes such as fast and single molecule techniques. Sessions devoted to studies on Atmospheric Chemistry, and impact on air pollution and climate change, and on Heavy Elements, aiming to report recent studies on these critical materials, are also planned. Finally, the program includes a session devoted to discuss recent advances on both theoretical and experimental aspects of self-assembly and their relevance for controlling advanced materials properties and functions.

Symposium Organizers: Angela K. Wilson (Dept. Chemistry, Michigan State University, USA, wilson@chemistry.msu.edu) and Watson Loh (Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas, Brazil, wloh@iqm.unicamp.br).


12.1 Theoretical Chemistry
12.2 Biophysical Chemistry
12.3 Physical-Chemistry of Self-Assembly
12.4 New Frontiers in Spectroscopy
12.5 Atmospheric Chemistry

Keynote Lectures Accepted Invitations

Ludwik Leibler - Self-Assembling
ESPCI (France)

Paulo Artaxo - Atmospheric Chemistry
University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Paul L. Dubin - Self-Assembly
University of Massachussets (USA)

Michelle Parrinello​ - ​Theoretical Chemistry
ETH, ​Switzerland​)

​Tim Wallington - Environmental Sciences
Ford Motor Co. (USA)

Invited Lectures Accepted Invitations

Tim Lee - Atmospheric Chemistry

Victor Baptista - Theoretical Chemistry
Yale University (USA)

Munir S. Skaf - Biophysical Chemistry
UNICAMP (Brazil)

Alfredo M. Simas - Heavy Elements
UFPE (Brazil)

Kaoru Yamanouchi​ - ​New Frontiers in Spectroscopy
​University of Tokyo, ​Tokyo (​Japan​)​​

​​Peter Gill​ - Theoretical Chemistry
Australian National University​ (​ Australia​)

Andre Studard​ - Self-Assembly
ETH, ​S​witzerland