next conferences

this week
May 26 - Prof. Fabio H. Ribeiro
An overview of the kinetics for the water-gas shift reaction
16:30, Sciences III, lecture theatre 1S081
May 28 - Dr. Nicolas Blanchard
Problems and Detours in the Chemical Synthesis of Mycolactone Analogs
16:30, lecture theatre A100
next week 
June 1 - Thomas Falguières
Regulation of the intracellular traffic and the activity of the hepatobiliary transporter ABCB4/MDR3
13:00, seminar room 352
June 2 - Prof. Thomas Carell
New bases in our genome
16:15, lecture theatre A150
June 5 - Paul Bartlett
Life at ultra-low ionic strength: surprises and a few simple lessons
10:30, seminar room 174


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