6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress starts tomorrow

  • The organizers expect 2.500 attendants
  • World Chemistry figures join the largest meet in Europe

September 9th, 2016. – Tomorrow, the scientific event of the year starts in Seville. The congress organised by ANQUE and EUCHEMS has gathered the most relevant figures of chemistry, industry, academia, research and authorities to present the latest discoveries of the science that touches most aspects of our daily lives. And it does so with a very special focus on the future of its applications under the theme: Chemistry Shaping the Future.

During its 5 days of celebration 6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress starts tomorrow over 1.700 experts from more than 30 countries will present, debate and share the latest advances in Chemistry applied to all disciplines and areas including health, food, environment, education, industry, goods, transport and energy. Their findings and research will contribute to solving humanity’s main challenges and needs, hence the sustainable development goals set by the UN for the near and midterm future.

This is an impressive gathering of knowledge and science with the every special contribution of three Nobel prizes and six of the most awarded Chemists in the world. See their profiles.

The scientific program is probably the most complete representation of the state of the art in Chemistry today. The congress also gathers important events organised by a number of organisations of the most diverse nature. Industry, Social and sustainability platforms, educators, Young Chemists, business associations and chemists from other world regions as well as regional government bodies have chosen the congress to celebrate meetings, brokerage events, debates and contests.

Four of the most important chemistry awards in the world will be handed at the congress:

  • EuCheMS Award Ceremony where David Cole-Halmilton, will reward the work of Professor Helena Grennberg and EuCheMS Lecture 2014 to Gérard Férey

  • Royal Society of Chemistry Spiers Memorial Award 2016 to Spain’s brilliant chemist, Avelino Corma

  • Award August Wilhelm von Hofmann Denkmunze of the GDCh, The German Chemical Society to Professor Ben Feringa

  • The European Young Chemist Award 2016

During the congress, an exhibition with 26 organisations will display the latest, services, products and advances

Follow all the information in the congress website and download the free congress APP www.euchems-seville2016.eu/


The National Chemists Association of Spain, ANQUE is currently a professional association with a 65 year history, a well recognised prestige and more than 10.000 members. It is the largest chemists association in Spain and the best established in all regions.

ANQUE offers a number of services and exclusive benefits to its members and WORKS IN THE DEFENCE OF Chemistry and its professionals at national and regional level.

ANQUE’s mission consists in providing a common voice for chemists and represent the interests and image of the profession, improve chemists the scientific and professional level in Spain and achieve the highest social recognition and awareness for their contributions in society at large.

ANQUE aims at fostering chemists’ activities in all areas including science, technology, society, economy, culture both nationally and internationally.

About EuCheMS

EuCheMS, the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences, aims to nurture a platform for scientific discussion and to provide a single, unbiased European voice on key policy issues in chemistry and related fields.

EuCheMS has been active since 1970, when it was created under the name of FECS (Federation of European Chemical Sciences). Representing more than 160,000 chemists from more than 40 Member Societies and other chemistry related organisations, EuCheMS relies on a unique network of active researchers involved in all the fields of chemistry. Through this network, EuCheMS organises several specialised academic conferences as well as the biannual EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, the European congress of chemical sciences. EuCheMS also promotes the role and image of the chemical sciences among the general public and policy-makers through social media, newsletters and through the organisation of conferences and workshops open to the society.

Through the promotion of chemistry and by providing expert and scientific advice, EuCheMS aims to take part in the solution to today´s major societal challenges.