AMSTERDAM, June 11 /PRNewswire/ --

- Virtual Environment Brings Renowned Organic Chemists Live From Paris to Your Desk Top

Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it will host the Tetrahedron Virtual Conference ( - a real-time virtual platform offering low cost online access to the high quality content to be presented at the Tenth Tetrahedron Symposium in Paris, France, 24-26 June 2009.

From Wednesday 24 June, virtual delegates will have access to real-time video webcasts of selected presentations during the three days of the Symposium and to the archived content for three months after the event. As well as access to world-renowned speakers, including a chemistry Nobel Laureate, virtual delegates have access to selected posters presented at the conference, the opportunity to visit virtual exhibitor booths, take part in scheduled chat sessions with selected speakers and network with other online delegates.

The Tenth Tetrahedron Symposium also celebrates 50 Years of Tetrahedron Letters ( and will bring together 1150 delegates to hear from an eminent line-up of speakers. Topics to be addressed span the full range of organic chemistry, including new developments in synthetic methodology, objectives in total synthesis, functional and mechanistic studies of biological systems, and advances in new materials.

Online delegates can watch real-time presentations detailing the latest research by the following top speakers:

Carlos Barbas - The Scripps Research Institute, USA, Thomas Carell - University of Munich, Germany, Jean-Marie Lehn - University of Strasbourg, France, Steve Ley - University of Cambridge, UK, Kim Janda - The Scripps Research Institute, USA, Richard Schrock - MIT, USA, Masakatsu Shibasaki - University of Tokyo, Japan, Barry M. Trost - Stanford University, USA and George Whitesides - University of Harvard, USA

This new virtual platform enables greater participation from the global organic chemistry community in this celebratory Symposium. This is a great opportunity to see and listen to some of the best research and the greatest scientists within the field of organic chemistry, commented Herbert Waldmann, Chairman of the Board of Editors of Tetrahedron Publications and Director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, Germany. We are very pleased that the global organic chemistry community will have a chance to share their research and meet each other. The virtual part of the Symposium makes this event even more accessible for colleagues around the world and it enables truly international interaction.

The Tenth Tetrahedron Symposium takes place in Paris, France 24-26 June 2009. The Symposium in Paris is now sold out. Access to the Virtual Conference costs EUR99 before Friday 26 June and EUR149 for access after the event. Full information on both the live and virtual conference is available at

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Name: Shira Tabachnikoff, Phone: +31-20-485-2736, E-mail: