Chemistry is the study of matter and its change. It is often called as the central science because of its link with other natural sciences. The practices of chemistry can be dated back to ancient Egypt where people were practicing techniques that showed understanding of chemical reaction, such as bread and wine fermentation, metal extraction and application of herbal medicine. Based on this reality, chemistry is actually very familiar in everyday life, even though most people do not realize it.
The advancement in chemical sciences has driven many developments in agricultural, medical, industrial, and other area that eventually can improve humankind quality of life. Chemistry study from atomic, molecular, to cellular level can solve many problems. Many recent chemical researches appear every day and there are more interests on basic chemical research that have potential practical application which lead to many effort conducted to further explore applications in the real world
Since 2008, the Department of Chemistry, Universitas Padjadjaran, organize International Seminar on Chemistry (ISC) as a triennial event to gather academicians, researchers, students, and industrial practitioners to share exciting breakthroughs and technology advances, and to discuss challenges and future directions for enhanced impact on society. The upcoming ISC will be the 5th event organized by our Department and will be presenting competent invited speakers from various international institution with varying research expertise in chemical sciences, representing main field in chemical studies.
This seminar will offer a comprehensive understanding on how basic chemical sciences can be developed to various practical applications, which can be found in everyday life. It will cover topics, among others, not only associated with innovation in new methods seeking to combine the reactivity and selectivity of synthetic organometallic crystals, but also on acquiring insights in the fundamental properties of biomolecules relevant for industrial and biomedical applications. The ultimate goal is to achieve elegant solutions of hazards-free, waste-free, energy efficient chemical processes of non-toxic products without sacrificing efficacy of function.