Jordan to host Eurasia chemical summit
Amman, May 18, 2010
Jordan has been selected to host the Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences after a competition was held on an international level by the International Organizing Committee (IOC).
This makes Jordan the first Arab country to host such a conference.
The Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences, launched in 1986 under the supervision of an International Organizing Committee (IOC) consisting of prominent chemists is held biennially in a country in Asia or Europe with a huge participation from countries around the world.
The 11th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences (EuAsC2S-11) will be held at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center at the Dead Sea and the University of Jordan in Amman from October 6 to 10.
EuAsC2S-11 is organised by the University of Jordan in partnership with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) and in cooperation with several Jordanian scientific and industrial institutions.
“KAFD support to the conference is in line with our mission to encourage scientific activities and events that aim to help advance scientific development in Jordan,” said Tarik Awad, executive-director of KAFD.
“Part of KAFD support to this conference is hosting several Nobel laureates in the fields of chemistry and medicine, and this conference provides a unique platform where Nobel laureates can interact with young scientists and discuss means of potential collaboration in areas of core concern to the region,” he added.
Professor Musa Nazer, chair of the National Organizing Committee (NOC), said: “This unique gathering will provide world-renowned scientists, Jordanian scientific institutions and researchers the opportunity to exchange experiences and discuss areas for future cooperation.”
“The conference also allows post graduate students to collaborate with eminent scientists and learn from them, as well as expose them to the new frontier areas of chemistry. What’s more, the conference will introduce Jordan— its tourism, culture and history—to the world,” Prof Nazer added.
Dr Amal Al Aboudi, conference secretary, said: “The focus of this year’s Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences will be on topics that involve issues of priority to Jordan such as renewable energy, water and natural resources, pharmaceutical sciences and drug design.”
She continued: “To achieve the goal of the conference, 120 eminent scientists including 10 Nobel laureates in chemistry and medicine have been invited to speak at the conference.”
“Additionally, 600 scientists are expected to participate and present their lectures and presentations at the conference. It is important to note that the conference is an invaluable opportunity for innovative Jordanian youth in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences to communicate and network with world-renowned scientists including Nobel laureates,” Dr Al Aboudi concluded. – TradeArabia News Service