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Comins elected president of ISHC

Daniel L. Comins
Daniel L. Comins

Daniel L. Comins, professor of chemistry at North Carolina State University, has been elected president of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC). He will serve as president-elect for two years and as president from 2013 until 2015.

ISHC was established by Dr. Raymond N. Castle (1916-1999) in August 1968. The function of the society is to promote heterocyclic chemistry, in particular by serving as the primary sponsoring agency for the International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ICHC), a large biannual meeting typically attracting up to a thousand participants.

Further aims of the ISHC are to honor persons who have made outstanding contributions to the field with two distinguished awards and the appointment of ISHC Fellows. The ISHC is also actively involved in the publication of Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry (PHC) a major reference work on heterocyclic chemistry.

Comins has over 220 publications in various areas of organic chemistry and natural product synthesis. He recently was awarded his 40th U.S. patent. For more information on the work of Daniel Comins, visit his faculty website.

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