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Nanochemistry Camp

21-28 September 2024

Iseo

Speakers

Françoise Brochard-Wyart

Sorbonne University, Curie Institute

Paul Dyson

Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Andre Geim

University of Manchester, Nobel Laureate in Physics

2010

Katharina Landfester

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Sijbren Otto

Centre for Systems Chemistry, University of Groningen

Roberta Sessoli

Laboratory of Molecular Magnetism, University of Firenze

Edman Tsang

Wolfson Catalysis Laboratory, Oxford University

DESCRIPTION

The I.S.E.O. Institute and the University of Brescia are partnering to promote the Nanochemistry Camp, an international residential summer school aimed at master’s and doctoral students in chemistry and allied fields, where nanochemistry plays a key role.

The course delivers top-tier, cutting-edge insights on pivotal topics in nanochemistry, by featuring an original and innovative format that brings together students and globally renowned experts in (nano)chemistry, including Nobel laureates, in a comfortable and informal environment at one of the most beautiful campsites overlooking Lake Iseo.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS ARE:

  • FRANÇOISE BROCHARD-WYART, professor at the Sorbonne University, in the Curie Institute and winner of the Prix Jean Ricard from the French Physical Society (1998).
  • PAUL DYSON, professor at Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and winner of the latest following prizes:
    – European Sustainable Chemistry Award of the European Chemical Society (2018);
    – Green Chemistry Award (2020).
  • ANDRE GEIM, professor at the University of Manchester and winner of the following prizes:
    – Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences “for innovative experiments on two-dimensional material graphene”;
    – John Carty Prize from the US National Academy of Sciences;
    – the Copley Medal from the Royal Society Nobel Laureate in Physics.
  • KATHARINA LANDFESTER, professor at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Editorial Board Chair of Royal Society of Chemistry and winner of the following prizes:
    – Reimund Stadler prize of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GdCh);
    – Prize of the Dr. Hermann Schnell Stiftung.
  • SIJBREN OTTO, professor at the Centre for Systems Chemistry (University of Groningen) and winner of the Supramolecular Chemistry Award (2018).
  • ROBERTA SESSOLI, professor at the Laboratory of Molecular Magnetism (Università di Firenze) and winner of the following prizes:
    – Centenary Prize of the Royal Society of Chemsitry (2019);
    – the Distinguished Woman in Chemistry Award from IUPAC (2015);
    – the Lecoq de Boisbaudran award from the European Rare Earths Society (2015);
    – the Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize (2002).
  • EDMAN TSANG, professor at Wolfson Catalysis Laboratory (Oxford University) and winner of the winner of the latest following prizes:
    – Green Chemistry Award (2012) for development of nanoparticulate catalysts for use in manufacturing;
    – Royal Society Surfaces and Interfaces Award (2013).

The course is promoted in cooperation with INSTM (National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology) and with CSGI (Center for Colloid and Surface Science).

FORMAT

The educational program includes 3-hour classes with each professor, consisting of about 1.5 hours of lecture followed by an equal amount of time for discussion. Additionally, the program incorporates community-building activities where students have the opportunity to engage with professors and each other regarding their research activities and future projects. To promote this interaction, poster pitch presentations, team-building activities, trekking, and responsible tourism outings are scheduled.

CONTENTS

Nanochemistry deals with the fundamental aspects of nanotechnology, straddling the boundaries of physics, chemistry, and biology. Nanotechnology is the science and technology of objects that have an intermediate size between larger molecules and the smallest structures we are currently able to manufacture; it is the science of objects with dimensions ranging from a few nanometers to hundreds of nanometers (1 nm is one billionth of a meter).
Nanochemistry has profound implications, encompassing both technological advancements and sustainable development. For instance, it has diverse effects on society, particularly in the electronics and energy sectors, resulting in the creation of compact, efficient devices and the advancement of battery technologies. Moreover, it has revolutionized medicine by facilitating targeted drug delivery and early disease detection through highly sensitive sensors. Additionally, nanochemistry significantly contributes to environmental sustainability by aiding in the removal of pollutants from water and air purification, as well as reducing resource consumption and environmental impact in material production.

APPLICATION

In order to be eligible for the Nanochemistry Camp, applicants shall be Master’s and doctoral students, and young post-doctoral researchers.
Admission is subject to selection by the Scientific Committee, based on the abstract of the scientific contribution, motivation letter, and CV.

Candidates should submit their application using the form below by the 24th of July 2024. A copy of following documents (mandatory) is required:
– cv (max one page);
– a personal picture;
– an abstract of the scientific research (max one page)
Early application is highly encouraged since enrolment is limited.

FEE & SCHOLARSHIP

The Nanochemistry Camp’s full fee amounts to 2.200 Euro. However, the organizers award each participant with a partial scholarship amounting to 1.200 Euro: as a result, each accepted participant is requested to pay only 1.000 Euro.

This is possible thanks to the generous support of several local sponsors offering partial scholarships to all the participants.

The fee, which must be paid via bank transfer by the 1st of August 2024, includes:
*participation to all the lectures organized during the Camp;
*speakers’ slides and presentations;
*attendance certificate (hard copy);
*7 nights accommodation in Exclusive mobile homes at the 5 star camping Campeggio del Sole (21- 28 September 2024)
*7 days full board treatment (breakfasts, lunches and dinners included) at the Camping and occasionally also in some other typical Italian restaurants and pizzerias;
*participation to the gala dinner with speakers, sponsors and local institutions;
*participation to leisure time activities (i.e: wine tasting, kayak, guided tours);
*participation to local trips;
*local transportation within the area.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is provided at the 5 star camping Campeggio del Sole, one the most beatiful camping in Iseo, completely surrounded by greenery and overlooking Lake Iseo.
Participants will be accommodated in Exclusive mobile homes, each of them accommodating a total of 4 participants in 2 different (shared) twin rooms.
Exclusive mobile homes are a modern version of a mobile home with large windows to make the space brighter, a covered wooden terrace to allow great liveability of the outdoor space.
Numerous comforts inside: two bathrooms (one of which with a large shower), air conditioning, large refrigerator, microwave, espresso coffee machine.

Participants wishing to stay in single rooms can request to be accommodated in Superior mobile homes, each of them accommodating a total of 2 participants in 2 single rooms.
Superior mobile homes are newly designed, all of them are air-conditioned and equipped with two bedrooms and one bathroom (with a shower). Outside, a covered veranda equipped with chairs, tables and deckchairs.
Only a restricted number of Superior mobile homes is available, upon request: an extra charge amounting to 300 Euro is required.

BOARD

Directors:

  • Paolo Bergese, Biogenic Colloids and Surfaces Lab., Dep. Molecular and Translational Medicine, Università degli Studi di Brescia
  • Laura Eleonora Depero, Chem4Tech Lab., Dep. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Università degli Studi di Brescia

Scientific secretary:

  • Andrea Zendrini, Biogenic Colloids and Surfaces Lab., Dep. Molecular and Translational Medicine, Università degli Studi di Brescia

Organizing secretary:

  • Sara Venchiarutti, Secretariat Istituto I.S.E.O.

INFO & CONTACT

For any issue, please feel free to contact us at nanochemistry@istiseo.org

DESCRIPTION

The I.S.E.O. Institute and the University of Brescia are partnering to promote the Nanochemistry Camp, an international residential summer school aimed at master’s and doctoral students in chemistry and allied fields, where nanochemistry plays a key role.

The course delivers top-tier, cutting-edge insights on pivotal topics in nanochemistry, by featuring an original and innovative format that brings together students and globally renowned experts in (nano)chemistry, including Nobel laureates, in a comfortable and informal environment at one of the most beautiful campsites overlooking Lake Iseo.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS ARE:

  • FRANÇOISE BROCHARD-WYART, professor at the Sorbonne University, in the Curie Institute and winner of the Prix Jean Ricard from the French Physical Society (1998).
  • PAUL DYSON, professor at Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and winner of the latest following prizes:
    – European Sustainable Chemistry Award of the European Chemical Society (2018);
    – Green Chemistry Award (2020).
  • ANDRE GEIM, professor at the University of Manchester and winner of the following prizes:
    – Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences “for innovative experiments on two-dimensional material graphene”;
    – John Carty Prize from the US National Academy of Sciences;
    – the Copley Medal from the Royal Society Nobel Laureate in Physics.
  • KATHARINA LANDFESTER, professor at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Editorial Board Chair of Royal Society of Chemistry and winner of the following prizes:
    – Reimund Stadler prize of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GdCh);
    – Prize of the Dr. Hermann Schnell Stiftung.
  • SIJBREN OTTO, professor at the Centre for Systems Chemistry (University of Groningen) and winner of the Supramolecular Chemistry Award (2018).
  • ROBERTA SESSOLI, professor at the Laboratory of Molecular Magnetism (Università di Firenze) and winner of the following prizes:
    – Centenary Prize of the Royal Society of Chemsitry (2019);
    – the Distinguished Woman in Chemistry Award from IUPAC (2015);
    – the Lecoq de Boisbaudran award from the European Rare Earths Society (2015);
    – the Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize (2002).
  • EDMAN TSANG, professor at Wolfson Catalysis Laboratory (Oxford University) and winner of the winner of the latest following prizes:
    – Green Chemistry Award (2012) for development of nanoparticulate catalysts for use in manufacturing;
    – Royal Society Surfaces and Interfaces Award (2013).

The course is promoted in cooperation with INSTM (National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology) and with CSGI (Center for Colloid and Surface Science).

FORMAT

The educational program includes 3-hour classes with each professor, consisting of about 1.5 hours of lecture followed by an equal amount of time for discussion. Additionally, the program incorporates community-building activities where students have the opportunity to engage with professors and each other regarding their research activities and future projects. To promote this interaction, poster pitch presentations, team-building activities, trekking, and responsible tourism outings are scheduled.

CONTENTS

Nanochemistry deals with the fundamental aspects of nanotechnology, straddling the boundaries of physics, chemistry, and biology. Nanotechnology is the science and technology of objects that have an intermediate size between larger molecules and the smallest structures we are currently able to manufacture; it is the science of objects with dimensions ranging from a few nanometers to hundreds of nanometers (1 nm is one billionth of a meter).
Nanochemistry has profound implications, encompassing both technological advancements and sustainable development. For instance, it has diverse effects on society, particularly in the electronics and energy sectors, resulting in the creation of compact, efficient devices and the advancement of battery technologies. Moreover, it has revolutionized medicine by facilitating targeted drug delivery and early disease detection through highly sensitive sensors. Additionally, nanochemistry significantly contributes to environmental sustainability by aiding in the removal of pollutants from water and air purification, as well as reducing resource consumption and environmental impact in material production.

APPLICATION

In order to be eligible for the Nanochemistry Camp, applicants shall be Master’s and doctoral students, and young post-doctoral researchers.
Admission is subject to selection by the Scientific Committee, based on the abstract of the scientific contribution, motivation letter, and CV.

Candidates should submit their application using the form below by the 24th of July 2024. A copy of following documents (mandatory) is required:
– cv (max one page);
– a personal picture;
– an abstract of the scientific research (max one page)
Early application is highly encouraged since enrolment is limited.

FEE & SCHOLARSHIP

The Nanochemistry Camp’s full fee amounts to 2.200 Euro. However, the organizers award each participant with a partial scholarship amounting to 1.200 Euro: as a result, each accepted participant is requested to pay only 1.000 Euro.

This is possible thanks to the generous support of several local sponsors offering partial scholarships to all the participants.

The fee, which must be paid via bank transfer by the 1st of August 2024, includes:
*participation to all the lectures organized during the Camp;
*speakers’ slides and presentations;
*attendance certificate (hard copy);
*7 nights accommodation in Exclusive mobile homes at the 5 star camping Campeggio del Sole (21- 28 September 2024)
*7 days full board treatment (breakfasts, lunches and dinners included) at the Camping and occasionally also in some other typical Italian restaurants and pizzerias;
*participation to the gala dinner with speakers, sponsors and local institutions;
*participation to leisure time activities (i.e: wine tasting, kayak, guided tours);
*participation to local trips;
*local transportation within the area.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is provided at the 5 star camping Campeggio del Sole, one the most beatiful camping in Iseo, completely surrounded by greenery and overlooking Lake Iseo.
Participants will be accommodated in Exclusive mobile homes, each of them accommodating a total of 4 participants in 2 different (shared) twin rooms.
Exclusive mobile homes are a modern version of a mobile home with large windows to make the space brighter, a covered wooden terrace to allow great liveability of the outdoor space.
Numerous comforts inside: two bathrooms (one of which with a large shower), air conditioning, large refrigerator, microwave, espresso coffee machine.

Participants wishing to stay in single rooms can request to be accommodated in Superior mobile homes, each of them accommodating a total of 2 participants in 2 single rooms.
Superior mobile homes are newly designed, all of them are air-conditioned and equipped with two bedrooms and one bathroom (with a shower). Outside, a covered veranda equipped with chairs, tables and deckchairs.
Only a restricted number of Superior mobile homes is available, upon request: an extra charge amounting to 300 Euro is required.

BOARD

Directors:

  • Paolo Bergese, Biogenic Colloids and Surfaces Lab., Dep. Molecular and Translational Medicine, Università degli Studi di Brescia
  • Laura Eleonora Depero, Chem4Tech Lab., Dep. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Università degli Studi di Brescia

Scientific secretary:

  • Andrea Zendrini, Biogenic Colloids and Surfaces Lab., Dep. Molecular and Translational Medicine, Università degli Studi di Brescia

Organizing secretary:

  • Sara Venchiarutti, Secretariat Istituto I.S.E.O.

INFO & CONTACT

For any issue, please feel free to contact us at nanochemistry@istiseo.org

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