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The Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures (CSACS) 13th annual conference took place this past May at McGill University. About 220 participants attended the conference and 49 posters were shown. Speakers included Zhenan Bao of Stanford University, Jean-François Lutz of Institut Charles Sadron, Benoît Marsan of Université du Québec à Montréal and Joachim Spatz of the University of Heidelberg. 

A new feature was the Three Minute Thesis competition that saw 10 graduate students present their research projects. This year’s inaugural winner was Carolin Madwar of McGill’s Bruce Lennox Lab.

Founded in 2002, CSACS brings together scientists who study various aspects of self-assembly. The overall goal of this unique centre is to promote innovative research in a non-traditional field of chemistry: the complex structures formed by self-assembly.