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The successful opening of the 3rd EOC forum

On July 15, 2016, the opening of the 3rd EOC forum was held at Union Buildings of Tianjin University and Nankai University. 

The EOC Symposium had launched by academician Zhou Qilin, and it opens annually in the charge of the State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry with a different theme every year, and this year's topic is “Transition Metal Catalysis for Organic Synthesis”. 

The symposium had invited 17 renowned chemists from worldwide to address academic lectures and 11 domestic outstanding young professors to put up wall newspapers for better academic interactions. Moreover, 200 faculty teachers and students of the State Key Laboratory, among whom 32 postgraduate students made wallpaper presentations, attended the conference. Zhou Qilin, an academician and the president of the College of Chemistry hosted the opening ceremony and delivered an opening address. 

After the inauguration, during the period of a day and a half for academic exchange, such excellent chemists as professor Jonathan Ellman from Yale University, professor Naoto Chatani from Osaka University, academician Ma Shengming in Fudan University and Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, academician Zhou Qilin from Nankai and others presented enlightening academic reports, which encouraged intellectual passions of the attenders, at the meantime, smoothened the interaction and cooperation in the area of Transition Metal Catalysis. There’s no doubt that the forum, as a platform for international academic interaction, fully demonstrated the increasingly powerful academic influence of Chinese chemists. 

Professor Cun Chunming, the director of the State Key Laboratory concluded the closing ceremony with his speech and awarded three winners of best wallpaper presenters, and the 3rd EOC forum closed in the warm applauds for the three students.