International Year of Chemisty: Women Sharing a Chemical Moment in Time Networking Breakfast

The event hosted by Dr. Magdalena Bendová of the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic included a pannel discussion in which biochemist Prof. Jitka Ulrichová, Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs and Research, Palacky University, Olomouc, organic chemist and biochemist Prof. Jitka Moravcová, Vice Dean for Education, Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, expert in fermentation chemistry Prof. Gabriela Basařová of the Department of Fermentation Chemistry and Bioengineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, author of book “Czech Beer”, organic and theoretical chemist Dr. Jana Roithová of the Department of Organic and Nuclear Chemistry,Charles University, Prague, and theoretical chemist Dr. Dana Nachtigallová of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic took part. Invited panellists shared their views on science in general and chemistry in particular, and on the role of women in science in a lively discussion. The event turned out a warm and enjoyable meeting for both the participants and public.  

Towards the end of the Prague breakfast a Skype connection has been made with a similar event at the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow, Poland from where Dr. Barbara Petelenz of the Henryk Niewodniczansky Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences talked to us about her lifetime passion for the life and work of Marie Curie-Sklodowska.
See how it all went in our photogallery and in the offline webcast of the IYC networking event. British RSC devoted a double-page to the event in their RSC News.