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Bürgenstock 2012

Reflections on stereochemistry

No longer held in Bürgenstock or the preserve of stereochemists, the Bürgenstock conference on stereochemistry is much more than its name suggests. The diverse range of subjects discussed at the meeting highlights the fundamental importance of chemistry in other scientific disciplines ranging from molecular biology to materials science.

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The existence of the Junior Scientists Participation (JSP) programme ( provides support for emerging academics to attend the Bürgenstock Conference. S.J.C. is grateful to the Swiss Chemical Society and the Industrial sponsors for the award of a JSP fellowship.

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Conway, S. Reflections on stereochemistry. Nature Chem 5, 86–88 (2013).

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