We're now just one week away from hosting the 17th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry at Eden Court in Inverness, Scotland. An up to date programme of events can be found here.
Dr Neil James of Circular Ocean will also be hosting a Special Session on Tuesday the 29th of November. For more information on this Special Session and for details on how to attend, please visit our Special Sessions page here.
Many thanks to all those who have now submitted their abstracts for the 17th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry, EMEC 17 in Inverness, Scotland!
If you have not yet submitted an abstract to EMEC 17, please note that the final deadline for submission has now been extended to Sept 28th 2016.
Please use the online submission form to submit your abstracts. If you have any queries regarding abstract submission, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to register for EMEC 17 too. The registration form can be found here. Please note that you must register even if you have already submitted an abstract or a ‘Special Session’ idea and that the Early Bird payment will still close 15th of September. The deadline for submitting ideas for ‘Special Sessions’ also remains 15th of September 2016 – we will provide further details on the ‘Special Session’ options soon!
All the best,
EMEC 17 Organising Committee
EMEC17 will bring together a wide range of people from research, industry, and academia for an open discussion on the recent advances within the realm of environmental chemistry and technology. Although the main conference and social program will run from Wednesday 30th November until Friday 2nd December, we are offering people the opportunity to host a special session of their own on Tuesday November the 29th.
So far, we have received the following suggestions:
- “Novel LC-MS Non-Target Strategies and Workflows”
- “ChemJam: A gathering of experts to discuss the ability of marine plastic waste to be recycled cost effectively”
- “Human Pharmaceuticals in the Environment”
Plus there has been a request to run a training event on “Effective public speaking for young researchers”.
If any of these are of interest, do let us know by e-mail to email@example.com.
To submit a suggestion of your own, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the title and a brief description of the subject matter of your choice. We will reply to confirm that we have received your submission.
EMEC 17 Organising Committee
with funk, ska and toe-tapping beats and anything in between”.
What is a cèilidh?
A cèilidh (pronounced ‘kay:lee’) was, and still is, a social gathering that brings people together to have a good time. It is an informal event and traditionally may involve music, song, and storytelling. Our cèilidh will involve music and dance—anyone can join in the dances regardless of age or ability: the emphasis is on enjoyment!
What sort of music can you expect?
A Scottish cèilidh band is the driving force behind all the fun , not just providing the music but also teaching everyone how to do the dances. They will play a range of traditional Scottish music (perhaps with a twist) and will likely include an assortment of instruments like the fiddle, flute, accordion and whistle, which when combined give an uplifting, rhythmical melody which sets the pace of the dancing. Favourite dances include the Gay Gordons, Strip the Willow, and the Canadian Barn Dance.
Will I have to dance?
In a word… no, but it’ll be so much more fun if you do. Although some people may know some of the dances a “caller” will be giving instructions as you go, so you always know what's coming next! No experience is required and the caller will make sure they play fast dances and slower ones so you have time to catch your breath. If you prefer not to dance, or need a break, don’t worry—have a drink, sit back and enjoy the music!
For more information on Tweed, please visit their official website by clicking the image below.
In this spirit, the EMEC meeting scholarships aims to motivate young scientists to fully participate in the conference and shall facilitate an international scientific exchange of PhD candidates and junior scientists during the meeting.
Beginning in 2015 the Association for Chemistry and the Environment (ACE; http://www.europeanace.com/) has offered a number of scholarships for MSc and PhD students to participate the annual European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry (EMEC). The scholarship covers the conference fee and additionally travel as well as accommodation costs of up to 500 €.
The deadline for application for the EMEC17 meeting in Inverness is 1st of September.
To make an application, candidates should send an application to the Prof. Dr. Josef Caslavsky (email@example.com). The application should comprise of the following elements:
• Brief summary of hitherto research work
• Letter of recommendation from a supervisor
• Current enrolment certificate
• Certificate of examination results
The selection of up to five candidates will be based on past academic achievements (grade transcripts, scientific publications) and national quotas.