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7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress

Molecular frontiers &
global challenges

26–30 August 2018


About the congress

With a theme of ‘Molecular frontiers and global challenges’, the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress features five days of scientific and technical sessions, plenary lectures, oral and poster communications, keynote speakers and roundtable discussions, as well as exceptional networking opportunities, an exhibition and a unique social programme.

The EuCheMS Chemistry Congresses reflect the outstanding research being done in Europe and around the world by bringing together chemists from different countries and professional backgrounds to exchange ideas, advance knowledge and discuss key issues for chemistry and society. As such, the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress offers you exceptional opportunities to network with chemists from across Europe and beyond.

Registration is now open, via an online system and full payment is required to guarantee your booking.

Organisers and committees

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Where & When

ACC Liverpool, 26–30 August 2018

As the 2008 European Capital of Culture, Liverpool offers all congress participants a vibrant and exciting venue in which to gather, share ideas, and build and strengthen connections.

Liverpool has recently undergone considerable development to welcome international visitors, and host world-class events and entertainment. It is a truly diverse city, with a rich history in popular music, the oldest Chinese communities in Europe, UNESCO world heritage status for its maritime history, impressive architecture, more museums and galleries than any other UK city outside London, and two premier league football teams.

Liverpool is one of the most accessible cities in the UK, served by Liverpool John Lennon Airport and with London only two hours away by train. Manchester International Airport which has global connections is also only an hour on the train.

Programme Themes

The congress will provide valuable opportunities for members of the chemistry community to network, exchange ideas and build collaborations through the welcome reception, social programme and scientific sessions.


  • Catalysis at the homo/hetero/bio interface

    Convenor: Christophe Copéret

    Catalysis is being transformed and many studies now try to emulate cascade processes in which several reaction steps are combined using a combination of catalysts. This session aims to capture new emerging catalysis that is at the interface between the more traditional areas

    Heterogeneous catalysis

    Convenor: Annette Trunschke

    New developments in heterogeneous catalysis in areas of application such as biomass utilisation, clean hydrogen production and CO2 utilisation. In addition new areas of synthesis and materials including single atom catalysis, MOFs and advanced characterisation methods

    Homogeneous catalysis

    Convenor: Carmen Claver

    New emerging areas of homogeneous catalysis with respect to applications in green chemistry and manufacturing, novel catalysts and synthesis methods, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy

    Biological catalysis

    Convenor: Dick Janssen

    Biotransformations are at the heart of the global chemical industry’s transition to economic and environmental sustainability and this session will include all aspects; renewable feedstocks to manufacture a growing range of products for pharmaceuticals, home and personal care, food and drink, polymers, crop protection and lubricants; fundamental enzyme mechanism and modelling; biotransformations in flow systems; biotransformations for sustainable synthesis; biotransformations in metabolism/nutrition

  • Biomolecular assembly processes

    Convenor: Tuomas Knowles

    Protein folding and misfolding, lipid assembly processes, creating artificial cells, understanding cellular architecture (organelles), protein-lipid complexes (e.g. mass spec analysis), carbohydrates and cellular recognition, peptide-based materials. Origins of Life.

    Bioimaging, analysis and diagnostics

    Convenor: Andrew de Mello

    Single molecule fluorescence, high-resolution biomolecular and cellular imaging, single cell DNA and RNA sequencing and diagnostics, point of care and third world diagnostics, nanoconstructs for diagnostic applications, biomarker-based diagnostics. Novel deep tissue imaging concepts and technologies.

    Synthetic biology

    Convenor: Greg Challis

    Protein engineering (e.g. DNA polymerases, DNA repair enzymes), gene editing e.g. CRISPR, extending the genetic code via modified DNA, tRNA, mRNA, non-canonical amino acids in proteins. Understanding the epigenetics of nucleic acids. Modelling of synthetic biology. Evolution of proteins. Tools for synthetic biology. Metabolomics.

    Chemical biology and drug discovery

    Convenor: Alessio Ciulli

    Beyond Lipinski’s rules: macromolecular drugs, cell uptake of macromolecular drugs, targeting specific cell types, new classes of oligonucleotide analogues and oligonucleotide-based therapeutics, next-generation aptamers, novel “small molecule” therapeutic approaches (e.g. Protacs), intelligently-functionalised antibodies and nanobodies, controlled release, covalent drugs and activity/affinity-based probes.

  • New approaches to clean fuels

    Convenor: Beatriz Roldan

    Advances in developing clean fuels including CO2 activation, hydrocarbons, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen production and storage, biofuels, photo and electro catalysis and water splitting

    Fuel cells and batteries

    Convenor: Ifan Stephens

    Fuel cells and electrolysers and all aspects of energy storage, including batteries and supercapacitors

    Solar photovoltaics

    Convenor: Annamaria Petrozza and Antonio Abate

    All aspects of solar energy generation from photovoltaics including design and optimisation of solar cells, new materials and resource recovery

    Sustainable use of resources and green chemistry

    Convenor: Eleni Heracleous

    Scarce natural resources, recycling, sustainable resources, greener synthetic methodology, catalyst and process design, new solvents including water, greener chemicals and materials, circular economy and life cycle analysis, CO2 as a chemical feedstock, biorefineries

    Clean water and air

    Convenor: Ivana Ivancev Tumbas

    Environmental chemistry related to clean water and air: water treatment, water reuse, resource recovery from water, improving air quality, controlling and monitoring air quality

  • Inorganic reaction mechanisms

    Convenor: Yann Garcia

    Mechanisms of inorganic chemistry reactions involving photochemistry and electrochemistry, as well as the study of luminescence and electron transfer based on a combined experimental and computational approach

    Bioinorganic chemistry

    Convenor: Ricardo Louro

    Bioinorganic chemistry as inspiration for inorganic models and catalysts, the role of metals in medicine and the design of inorganic radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostics and therapy

    Main group chemistry

    Convenor: Jean-François Halet

    New main group compounds, their association with transition elements in forming clusters and solids: experiment and theory

    Transition metal chemistry

    Convenor: Grace Morgan

    The chemistry of transition d and f elements, and their applications including in the design of single molecule magnets, hybrid materials, and catalysts

  • Materials governed by scale and dimensionality

    Convenor: Joao Rocha

    How the nano- and microstructure of materials governs their properties: from quantum dots, nanoparticles, and thin films or 2D materials to porous and hierarchically-structured solids

    Un-conventional syntheses of inorganic solids

    Convenor: Natalia Dubrovinskaia

    Preparation of materials with novel characteristics under extreme conditions like high-temperature/high-pressure, or by field-assisted synthesis in electrical or magnetic fields, or by soft chemistry e.g. in ionic liquids

    Functional materials and their electronic, magnetic and optical properties

    Convenor: Amparo Fuertes

    The electronic structure of solids paving the way to functionality: spintronics, magnets, solid state lighting, and thermoelectrics – in theory and experiment. This includes materials for devices like sensors, light-emitting diodes, semiconductors, energy conversion and storage technologies


    Convenor: Peter Behrens

    Design of new biomaterials, biomimetic syntheses, biomineralization, and applications in biological and medical systems, drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

    Soft control: macromolecules and smart polymers

    Convenor: Klaus Müllen

    Responsive polymers, liquid crystals, and gels as smart materials: Synthesis, characterization and theory of soft solids

  • Supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly

    Convenor: Paolo Samorí

    Spontaneous formation of molecular assemblies in organic solvents and in water

    Molecular machines and designed materials

    Convenor: Alberto Credi

    Synthesis and characterization of molecular shuttles, rotors, motors, other mechanical devices, and other functional molecules

    Organic synthesis and methodology

    Convenor: Christina Moberg

    New synthetic methodology, CH activation, remote and late stage functionalization, synthesis and semi-synthesis of natural products and biologically active compounds, green chemistry, reactions in water

    Organic reaction mechanisms

    Convenor: Jana Roithova

    Organometallics, heteroatom chemistry, fullerene chemistry, flow chemistry, solid phase chemistry

  • Photochemistry / photophysics / electrochemistry

    Convenor: David Birch

    Fundamental photochemistry, photophysics and electrochemistry; cross-cutting aspects of photochemistry and electrochemistry related to materials science (e.g. solar energy conversion, photocatalysis, sensing and imaging through luminescence); supramolecular photochemistry: photochromism and photoswitching; photobiological processes; electrochemistry and instrumentation

    Advances in physical chemistry

    Convenor: Marie Paule Pileni

    Structure and dynamics of materials and surfaces, physical chemistry of functional materials, soft matter and interfaces for biomedical and environmental applications, relationship between physical properties structure of food and nutritional health, thermodynamics, catalysis, surface science, ultrafast reactions, electron transfer, structures and dynamics of water

    Advances in analytical chemistry and methods

    Convenor: Jiri Homola

    Novel methods and advanced materials in analytical chemistry, chemical sensors and biosensors, mass spectrometry, separation science, food safety and security

    Computational and theoretical chemistry

    Convenor: Chantal Daniel

    Theoretical and computational methods as well as their applications to elucidate structure, energetics, interactions and reactivity of matter at length scales from the atom to the bulk

  • Future leaders

    The programme will feature keynote talks delivered by promising young chemists in Europe like ERC and MCSA grantees. Lectures will cover six different chemistry fields to try to be as inclusive as possible.

    European Young Chemist Award

    EYCN organises, in collaboration with the Società Chimica Italiana and Consiglio Nazionale dei Chimici, the European Young Chemist Award – EYCA. This awards recognises the best PhD students and Postdoc researchers in Europe. Lectures by the selected finalists will be open to the public.


    The EYCN symposium will have a series of workshops for early career chemists. Some of them will be designed to improve soft skills (paper writing, oral communication, problem solving, job interviews) and others will be specifically targeted towards grant proposals. Recent ERC and MSCA awardees will share their tips to compile a winning proposal for EU funding.

    Social events

    EYCN symposium will also have social events, some of them designed to foster networking between young chemists, established researchers, and chemical companies as well as other events in local pubs to share chemistry with the general public.

  • Practical Approaches for Laboratory Education


    Pattern Recognition for Chemometrics and Metabolomics


    ABCs of Analytics


    Methods of Computational Chemistry: challenges, demand and new developments


    Towards a more diverse and inclusive chemistry community


    PCCP: Celebrating 20 years of society collaboration in physical chemistry and chemical physics


    Carbohydrates – tools for synthesis and analysis


Sponsorship & Exhibition

Our selection of sponsorship packages has been crafted to help you get the best exposure for your products and services.

With chemists from a variety of countries and professional backgrounds all coming together for the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, you’ll have exceptional opportunities to:

  • Gain brand exposure
  • Meet face-to-face with active researchers
  • Discuss your ideas with delegates
  • Make new contacts
  • Gather leads

As well as offering you high visibility on-site, our sponsorship and exhibition packages give you the opportunities to further promote your business through extensive pre- and post-event marketing activities.


Sponsorship Options


Increase your impact

We have a variety of compelling and creative options to help you build connections and get noticed.

Download our sponsorship booklet for more information

For further information or to make a booking, please get in touch with our commercial team, either by filling in our sponsorship enquiry form or calling 01223 432181.


Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now open

The call for abstracts includes both oral and poster presentations and you will be asked to submit to one of the conference themes.

The deadline for submission of oral abstracts will be 29 January 2018 and for posters will be 16 April 2018. Abstracts will need to be submitted via the online system and email submissions cannot be accepted.

In order to submit your abstract online, you will need to enter your abstract content into the boxes on the system and any images that appear in abstracts will need to be uploaded as individual jpeg or png files. You will be able to position your image within the abstract and you will see a preview of your final abstract before you complete submission.

Once the deadline has passed, all abstracts will be reviewed and the submitter will be informed of the outcome via email four to six weeks after the deadline.



Please note that the presenter must register, attend the Congress and present their work during the scientific / poster session.

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Get in touch

Registration is now open, via an online system and full payment is required to guarantee your booking.

If you want to ask a specific question, please get in touch.

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