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Participants at the just concluded Kenya Chemical Society pose for a group photo with DVC- Academic and Student Affairs
Amb. Prof. Ruthie Rono.  Photo: Diana Meso

The School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in collaboration with the Kenya Chemical Society (KCS) held the 9th International KCS conference from May 9-12 in the auditorium. KCS - a non-political scientific and professional society for chemists, technologists, technicians and allied professionals from diverse backgrounds in academia and industry  - invited chemical scientists and stakeholders from academia, government and global organizations to discuss ‘The Role of Chemistry in Inventing a Sustainable Future’

The conference attracted 100 participants from Kenya, South Africa, India, Nigeria, Cameroon, Burundi and UK, including such global organizations as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and SEANAC.

Plenary lectures, oral presentations, poster presentations and exhibitions attempted to address how chemistry spins the wheel of inventing a sustainable scientific development for the future and the role of research and innovation in driving development and patent protection of chemical compounds among others.

“This conference is the third science event for the KCS to be held here at USIU-Africa and it continues to give us visibility in terms of our vision and mission and also gives us an opportunity for more collaborations with other scientists which enables us to push the sciences at USIU-Africa forward,” said Dr Naumih M. Noah, Assistant Professor of Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry at the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.