The 8th Singapore International Chemistry Conference (SICC-8 ; www.sicc8.org), jointly organized by the Department of Chemistry, NUS, and the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC), was held from 14th to 17th December 2014 at the University Town, NUS.
Featuring major themes in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, supramolecular and materials chemistry, bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology, as well as special sessions to commemorate the International Year of Crystallography 2014 (IYCr2014), the conference attracted close to 400 participants, including 180 foreign delegates from all over the world.
With over 150 oral presentations, including 6 plenary and 16 keynote presentations given by highly-established scientists, and 200 poster presentations, the conference was a huge success with a high level of scientific discourse! Delegates gathered at Orchard Hotel for a nice closing banquet to celebrate the new and old friendships forged over the three-day conference.
The organizing committee, chaired by Professor Lu Yixin, would like to extend our warmest gratitude to our academic supporters, corporate sponsors, our conference secretariat (Inmeet Pte Ltd), photographers and all administrative and student assistants, for their great help to ensure smooth-running of this conference. So long, but stay tuned for the next iteration of SICC in two years’ time!