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HOT TOPICS 2019

Havana, January 7, 2019

 

Hot Topics is a one-day symposium held in Havana, Cuba, at the beginnings of every year by the Cuban Society of Chemistry in partnership with sister chemical societies in the world. The University of Havana (Cuba) also sponsors it in 2019. It takes part of festivities because the 500 anniversary of the city of Havana.

 

It aims at gathering selected and relevant international scientists in site to show and exchange their most recent results on some of the most blazing and calling aspects of chemistry and its related wide overlaps with other sciences as physics, biology, and medicine, as well as information, material and nanosciences. 

The first edition of Hot Topics took place at the University of Havana in January 6th., 2017, (http://karin.fq.uh.cu/Hot_Topics_Science/2017/) and the second at the same date and place in 2018 (http://karin.fq.uh.cu/Hot_Topics_Science/2018/). They brought together prestigious academics from Europe and United States, which had the opportunity – in many cases for the first time – to take Cuba as a country of science in order to show their results and vision to colleagues and international students. A goal of Hot Topics is to become even more international and to serve as an affordable and accessible bridge between world leading scientists and students and academics from all the attending countries.

Hot Topics has a strong focus on enabling the access to information beyond the state of the art and on improving the scientific collaboration with international academics and industrial partners.

Contributors for 2018 were:

Erick M. Carreira

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Zürich

Switzerland

Glay Chinea

Centro de Ingeniería Genética y Biotecnología, La Habana

Cuba

Virgina W. Cornish

Columbia University, NY

USA

Philip E. Dawson

The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla

USA

Mathew B. Francis

University of California, Berkeley, CA

USA

Gerardo Guillén

Centro de Ingeniería Genética y Biotecnología, La Habana

Cuba

Tomas Kodadek

Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

USA

Agustín Lage Dávila

Centro de Inmunología Molecular, La Habana

Cuba

Ludger A. Wessjohann

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle

Germany

                                                                             

Available information at:

 

http://karin.fq.uh.cu/Hot_Topics_Science

http://habana.qfa.uam.es/Hot_Topics_Science

 

A PDF can also be downloaded and distributed from:

 

http://karin.fq.uh.cu/Hot_Topics_Science/Hot_Topics_Science.pdf

http://habana.qfa.uam.es/Hot_Topics_Science/Hot_Topics_Science.pdf

 

SCHEDULE

The meeting is opening in Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:00 am at Edificio Varona, in the central campus of the University of Havana. A closing cocktail is scheduled for the evening at 6:00 pm at a selected Havana’s place.

INTENTION TO ATTEND AND REGISTRATION

Intention to attend “Hot Topics 2019” must be advised before Dec. 15, 2018 by e-mail to Alejandro Rodríguez Serradet (arodriguez@fq.uh.cu or aserradet@gmail.com) with the name and affiliation of the attendant (or attendants).

 

On site (Jan. 5 and 6, 2018)

Advanced (before Dec. 15, 2018)

Registration fees

100 €

90 €

 

On site (Jan. 5 and 6, 2018)

Advanced (before Dec. 15, 2018)

Registration fees

100 €

90 €

 

Registration and advanced fee payments can be made from anywhere by http://hottopics.solwayscuba.com/. “On site” fee will be made in cash (100 € or 90 GBP or 110 CUC) upon registration in Havana.

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Mark A. Green, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Daniel García-Rivera, University of Havana, Cuba

Luis A. Montero-Cabrera, University of Havana, Cuba

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Erick Carreira

Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich

Switzerland

Rachel Crespo-Otero

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London

UK

Luis Echegoyen

University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso

USA

José Manuel García de la Vega

Departamento de Química Física Aplicada, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid

Spain

Daniel García-Rivera

Facultad de Química, Universidad de La Habana, Havana

Cuba

Mark Green

School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent

UK

Rigoberto Hernández

Dep. of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

USA

Karl Leo

IAPP and Institute for Applied Physics, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden

Germany

Luis A. Montero-Cabrera

Facultad de Química, Universidad de La Habana, Havana

Cuba

Mario Piris

UPV/EHU & DIPC & IKEBASQUE, Donostia

Spain

Elsa Sánchez-García

Center of Medical Biotechnology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen

Germany

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Yoanna Álvarez-Ginarte, Universidad de La Habana

Carlos M. de Armas-Morejón, Universidad de La Habana

Lourdes A. Díaz-Fernández, Universidad de La Habana

Daniel García-Rivera, Universidad de La Habana

Roy González-Alemán, Universidad de La Habana

David Hernández-Castillo, Universidad de La Habana

Marco Martínez-González, Universidad de La Habana,

Ana L. Montero-Alejo, Universidad de Chile

Luis A. Montero-Cabrera, Universidad de La Habana

Alejandro Rodríguez-Serradet, Universidad de La Habana

Gabriela Sánchez-Díaz, Universidad de La Habana

 

OTHER SPONSORS:

UH-c

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Sociedad-economica-amigos-del-pais

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ’s FOR FOREIGN VISITORS

Information regarding visas for attending scientific meetings in Cuba can be obtained from airlines and travel agencies.

Options for accommodation and tourist information on Havana could be provided by the Cuban office of “Caribbean à la Carte” (http://www.caribbeanalacarte.com/).

 

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