Speakers include:-

Neil Garg (UCLA, US) - RSC Merck Award winner 2016

Nuno Maulide (Vienna, Austria)

John Murphy (Strathclyde, UK) - the Charles Rees Prize winner

Ei-ichi Negishi (Purdue, USA, 2010 Nobel Laureate)

Franziska Schoenebeck (Aachen, Germany)

Paul Wender (Stanford, USA)


Supporting Talks

A large number of 30 minute supporting talks will be available to paid, registered participants. These will be selected from abstracts submitted by 28th March 2017.


Postgraduate Talks

A large number of 15 minute short talks are available to registered and paid postgraduate students. Talks will be selected by the committee based upon abstracts submitted by 28th March 2017.


  • poster session with prizes

  • Excellent afternoon walks

  • Conference Banquet

Scientific Activities:


Poster Session:

There will be a poster session in the Wordsworth Hotel on Friday, after the evening lecture session.  We are offering to all delegates the opportunity to submit posters; those interested in submitting a poster should email a one-page abstract (Word .doc or .docx) based on the enclosed sample abstract and using the template by 28.3.2017.  Prizes will be awarded for the best posters presented by PhD students.  Posters should be A1 or A0 Portrait.


Supporting Speakers:

A number of supporting speaker slots (30 mins) are available to participants.  These are normally split between academics and industrialists.  If you are interested, you should submit an abstract for consideration by the Committee (as well as registering for the meeting) as soon as possible, and no later than 28.3.2017.  You will be informed of the outcome by 10.4.2017.

The Group does not cover travel expenses or accommodation for supporting speakers.


PhD Student and Post-Doc Oral Presentations:

There are several short talk (15mins) slots available for final year PhD students and post-docs, in order to present their research.  These will be selected from the best poster abstracts submitted.  Please indicate when submitting your abstract if you also wish to be considered for oral presentation.  You will be informed if you have been accepted to speak by 10.4.2017.