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News | 2022-09-14
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The Mistra SafeChem Programme Symposium – practicalities and detailed agenda

The Mistra SafeChem Symposium on Green and Sustainable Chemistry is held September 26 at AstraZeneca in Mölndal, just south of Gothenburg.

Now the registration is closed for participation on-site. But you can still register to take part digitally!

Here is practical information and the time-set agenda for the symposium.

You can register until September 24 to participate digitally. Then you will get a Zoom link via email 24 hours before the symposium starts. Here is the link for registration.

If you are registered to participate on site: The address is Pepparedsleden 5, Mölndal. See this map Opens in new window. to find the right entrance at AstraZeneca, the PGN Conference Center.
You who arrive by car can use the light blue marked parking on the map.
You who arrive by train can take bus 25 from Gothenburg Central Station. It takes about 40 minutes to the bus stop AstraZeneca.

We would like to inform you that a photographer will take pictures during the symposium, to be used by the Mistra SafeChem programme, on the website, in the annual report etc.

Agenda for the afternoon

Registration opens at 12.30 – please come early to make sure we have time for the interesting agenda:

13:00: Welcome and Introduction to the Programme
Ulrica Edlund, Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

13:10: Welcome to AstraZeneca
Malin Lemurell, Executive Director and Head of Medicinal Chemistry, Research and Early Development, Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism, BioPharmaceuticals R&D, AstraZeneca

13:20: Green Chemistry for a Sustainable World
Paul Anastas, Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale University

14:00: Poster pitches
Research students of the programme

14:10: Coffee break

14:30: Mistra SafeChem: Innovative chemistry

  • Ian Cotgreave, Professor, RISE, Karolinska Institutet:
    Minimizing Hazards and Risks in Chemical Process Development: Tools, Applications and Potential for Impact
  • Per-Olof Syrén, Associate Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology:
    Designer Enzymes for Safe and Sustainable Chemical Synthesis
  • Aji Mathew, Professor, Stockholm University, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry:
    Sustainable Textile Recycling: Innovative Processes and Products

15:30: Sustainable Molecular Synthesis by Catalyzed C-H Activation
Lutz Ackermann, Professor, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Founder and Director of the Woehler Research Institute for Sustainable Chemistry

16:00: Break

16:15: Driving Sustainable Innovation Across the Pharmaceutical Product Life Cycle and Value Chain
Stewart Owen, Principal Environmental Scientist, AstraZeneca

16:45: Concluding Remarks
Richard Lihammar, Programme Director Mistra SafeChem, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

17:00-18:00: Mingle
Vegan snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are served. The bar is open for other requests at your own expense.