Jean-Marie Lehn receives EuCheMS Award for Service

in recognition of his significant contribution to European cooperation in chemical sciences. Jean-Marie Lehn will receive the EuCheMS Award for Service during the10th Anniversary celebration of "Chemistry - A European Journal" on Friday 15 April 2005 at the Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS), Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg. Jean-Marie Lehn is Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the 1st European Chemistry Congress. The Congress will bring together chemical and molecular scientists from industry, academia and government institutions across Europe, and create a showcase for the latest research in chemical sciences. EuCheMS believes that academia and industry can work together in a concerted way to stimulate the competitiveness of European industry and help to achieve Europe’s vision of a sustainable and competitive, knowledge-based economy. The Congress will be held on 27-31 August 2006 in Budapest (internet link see below). Jean Marie Lehn is an enthusiastic contributor to many European chemical science initiatives, including the creation of pan-European chemistry journals such as "Chemistry - A European Journal", which are jointly owned by many European chemical societies. He was one of the sponsors of the AllChemE publication "Chemistry: Europe and the future". Jean-Marie Lehn received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1987 for the development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity. He is a passionate promoter of chemistry to young people, regularly giving lectures to pupilc at high schools in France. Jean-Marie Lehn is Director of the Supramolecular Chemistry Laboratory at the Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg. His scientific work, over twenty years with about 150 collaborators from over 20 countries, has been described in about 400 publications and review papers. Over the years he has been visiting Professor at other institutions, including ETH Zürich, the Universities of Cambridge, Barcelona and Frankfurt. Note: EuCheMS – the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences takes over the role and responsibilities of the Federation of European Chemical Societies and Professional Institutions. It is a non-profit making association. Its object is to promote cooperation in Europe between those non-profit-making scientific and technical societies and professional institutions in the field of chemistry whose membership consists largely of individual qualified chemists/chemical scientists and whose interests include the science and/or practice of chemistry/chemical sciences. It was founded in 1970 and currently has 50 member societies in 36 countries.

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