Japan-UK Collaboration in Chemistry

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Commemorating the Partnership between the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

On the evening of Monday 13th June 2016, the Embassy of Japan hosted the lecture and a reception to conclude the 7th UK-Japan Chemical Society Collaboration Symposium, which followed the Symposium on Fundamental Research Advances in Carbon Nanomaterials, held earlier in the day at the Royal Society of Chemistry.

It was an opportunity to celebrate the growing partnership between the two societies, which have been collaborating for a number of successful joint activities in recent years.

In his Keynote Lecture, Professor Tony James, from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath, and a member of both the Alumni Association of JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) and the Royal Society of Chemistry, spoke fondly about his experiences of collaboration and research in Japan supported by JSPS programmes, and encouraged participants to look for future opportunities for partnership between the two countries.

Professor Tony James mentioned about the day that “In particular meeting the next generation of researchers and encouraging them to embark on their own collaborations with Japan was a very rewarding experience.” You can find out more details of Professor James’s presentation here.

Following the lecture, the guests around 100 in total enjoyed networking with fellow participants.

The reception was co-hosted with the Chemical Society of Japan, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
The Embassy of Japan

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