ERJ staff report (LMH)
Moscow -- Lanxess and the Russian Academy of Sciences are holding a joint symposium as part of Germany Year in Russia 2012/2013. The 8 Nov event will be held under the banner â€œChemistry - shaping the future.â€
The high-profile conference with scientists from both countries offers a wide range of themes from various chemical disciplines - from catalyst chemistry and polymer and organic chemistry to material science issues, Lanxess said.
Among the many prominent speakers taking part in the symposium are Russian Nobel Prizewinner Academician Zhores Alferov, Vice-President of RAS; Professor Hans-JÃ¶rg Bullinger, President of the Fraunhofer Society in Munich; Academician Iliya Moiseev from the Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow; and Professor Joachim Sauer, Head of the Quantum Chemistry Research Group of Humboldt University in Berlin.
Under the theme â€œGermany and Russia: shaping the future togetherâ€, Germany is mounting an information campaign throughout Russia from June of this year to June 2013 involving a broad range of projects in the areas of politics, business, culture, education and science, Lanxess said.The projects are sponsored by the German Foreign Ministry, the Goethe Institute and the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, with support from the German-Russian Chamber of Foreign Commerce (Deutsch-Russische Auslandshandelskammer).
Since 2009, Lanxess has been based in Russia with its sales subsidiary OOO Lanxess based in Moscow. The company said its target markets here include the automotive and tyre industries, and the construction sector.
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News release from Lanxess