Event in Vienna promotes organic chemistry growth

Vienna is recognising its strengths in organic chemistry – and providing for its future development – in hosting the 21st European Symposium for Organic Chemistry (ESOC).

The event is expected to bring more than 850 participants from over 50 countries to the Reed Messe Wien from July 14–18, 2019.

Alongside its scientific programme, the event is introducing its first-ever associated job fair for PhD and postdoc students, where companies will conduct interviews on site as a free of charge add-on for the student participants. More than 90 accepted applicants will meet with the companies participating in the technical exhibition during the symposium, underlining the link between science and industry.

The ESOC conference has developed into the flagship event for the Organic Chemistry community in Europe and beyond. The art of Organic Synthesis lies at the heart of this conference, and its impact on life sciences and material sciences will also be prominently featured.

Martina Candillo, Director Congresses & Events Messe Wien says: “The 21st ESOC Symposium emphasizes not only on the excellent positioning of Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center as a highly professional meeting location but also being an integral part of the science cluster Vienna University of Economy and Sigmund Freud University.”

The event is being co-chaired by specialists in the sector Dr. Michael Schnürch from the Institute for Applied Synthetic Chemistry at the Technical University of Vienna; and Nuno Maulide, Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Vienna and leader of the Maulide Group, a group of international researchers at the university passionate about organic chemistry.

The conference is ideally suited for organic chemists from both academia and industry, in  particular PhD students, postdocs and young researchers.

The scientific programme will offer 11 plenary sessions and 13 invited lectures. There are about 30 slots for oral presentations and 561 scientific posters complement the scientific discussions, covering the following key subjects: Total synthesis and Methodology, Catalysis, Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Supramolecular Chemistry, Organic Materials and Physical and Computational Organic Chemistry.

The event will also include dedicated networking activities.

Schnürch adds: “A highlight of this year’s symposium is the keynote lecture of the Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry 2016, Sir James Fraser Stoddart, who will talk about Radical Chemistry in the Design and Synthesis of Artificial Molecular Machines, the field of science he received the Nobel Prize for.”


(via ESOC)