Water and nutrition, health, energy and the climate are among the most relevant global issues. Science must address them, in particular chemistry, which deals with the isolation and characterization of natural products, the discovery of novel molecular compounds and materials, the understanding of molecular and crystal structure and their influence on stability, reactivity and electronics:Chemists must have solutions of the most pertinent global issues.
INDABA 9 will assemble scientists from around the world, from chemistry, physics, life and materials sciences, crystallographers, theoreticians and spectroscopists, scientists interested in the correlation of structure and function, in dynamics, activity and selectivity. The meeting is aiming at discussing the recent progress of experimental structural methods, structural modeling, the correlation of structures with properties and the prediction of properties and function. In particular, fundamental and new theories and methods, and their application to small molecule activation, energy conversion and storage, and the life sciences will be discussed.
The scientific sessions will include invited keynote lectures, contributed oral presentations and poster sessions. The venue in the Kruger National Park is ideal to spend free time in the early mornings, afternoons and late evenings in a spectacular surrounding, with friends and colleagues, to relish nature, discuss scientific problems, important challenges of our society and possible future directions to address these issues.
Participation is unrestricted except for a limitation on the numbers due to the nature of the venue that can accommodate around 100 delegates. Preference will be given to presenters of original research and to students and postdoctoral associates.
The "INDABA" Story
"INDABA" is an African term used to describe a meeting to analyze a difficult problem from all angles. Click here to download a summary of topics covered by previous INDABAs. The history can be found on the website of the South African Crystallographic Society.