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January 04, 2005 - January 07, 2005

'From matter to life: Science and Society'

Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn

Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Strasbourg

Keynote Speaker

Jean-Marie Lehn is a Professor at the College de France in Paris and Laboratory Director at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1987 together with Prof. Donald J. Cram and Charles Pedersen for their contributions to the basic understanding of molecular recognition processes that concern in particular vital chemical functions of molecules in living organisms. Born in Rosheim, France, Jean-Marie Lehn studied at the University of Strasbourg where he earned a B.A. and Ph.D. in chemistry in 1960 and 1963. He began to work in the area of physical organic chemistry and was appointed Assistant Professor in 1966 and Professor of Chemistry in 1970; since 1979 he is also Professor at the College de France. Prof. Lehn's research has been of great importance for the developments within coordination chemistry, organic synthesis, analytical chemistry and bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, and has laid the foundation for the active interdisciplinary area of research within chemistry that he has termed supramolecular chemistry. Recent developments of his work concern the design of chemical systems undergoing self-organization, the basic process that leads to the emergence of complex matter. He also contributed important research in the area of artificial photosynthesis and the storage and chemical conversion of solar energy.

Tuesday, January 4, 2005:

09:30 Public keynote speech and dialogue at Mae Fah Luang University,Chiang Rai

Information & free tickets: Phone 053-916-000 and 917-034, Fax 053-916-034

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Wednesday, January 5, 2005:

09:30 Public keynote speech and dialogue at Chiang Mai University

Information & free tickets: Phone 053-943-661-5, 224-076 and 941-007,

Fax 053-219-252, 943-666 and 942-666, E-mail">> and" class="link">

Thursday, January 6, 2005:

14:00 Lecture hosted by the Thailand Research Fund: 'Supramolecular chemistry: Concepts and perspectives' (not a public event)

19:30 Dinner talk and dialogue co-hosted by The Chemical Society of Thailand and the National Science and Technology Development Agency of the Ministry of Science and Technology: 'From matter to life: Chemistry?!' (not a public event)

Friday, January 7, 2005:

09:30 Lecture and dialogue at the National Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC) of the Ministry of Science and Technology at the Thailand Science Park, Rangsit: 'Supramolecular chemistry: Contributions to biotechnology and nanotechnology' (not a public event)

15:00 Public keynote speech and dialogue at the Asian Institute of Technology

Information & free tickets: Phone 02-524-5005, Fax 02-524-6005,

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