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Check out the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry’s New Website

Dave Williams (yes, that Dave Williams), the Secretary of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry, has put together a new web site for the Society as part of a thrust to energize this long-standing organization (founded in 1968!):

I’d recommend checking it out and supporting the Society. Individual membership is quite inexpensive. There’s also the opportunity for company sponsorship.

The ISHC has quite a bit to offer, including …

• A Biennial Congress on Heterocyclic Chemistry at locations around the world. The 26th ISHC Congress will be held in Regensburg, Germany in the summer of 2017.

• The review publication Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry, free with membership.

The ISHC Bulletin, featuring recent publications of ISHC Members.

• Stewardship of the E.C. Taylor Senior Award in Heterocyclic Chemistry and the A.R. Katritzky Junior Award in Heterocyclic Chemistry.

One of Dave’s initiatives is to curate useful information on heterocyclic chemistry, so stop by the web site and take a look around. What resources do you know of that might find a home there?

Thanks to Dave, Oliver Reiser (ISHC President), Fredrick Luzzio (ISHC Treasurer), Dan Comins (ISHC Past President), and the members of the Advisory Board for their efforts to keep the Society alive and relevant.

On a personal note: The Heterocyclist, whose name derives in part from his love of bicycling, has been slow in posting for a while, in part due to a rather nasty bicycle accident. Think titanium hardware. He’s been keeping up with the literature as he recovers, and intends to get back in the saddle soon, blog-wise if not bike-wise.


“Glass Microbiology” sculptures are beautiful

Off topic, but worth it:  UK artist Luke Jerram, in consultation with U of Bristol scientists, has made some incredible 1,000,000x scale glass sculptures of viruses, bacteria, and other tiny critters.  Check out a gallery of his Glass Microbiology sculptures, then take a look at his other work, which includes live arts projects, large-scale public engagement artwork, etc.   This guy has range!

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