The 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Organic Reactions and Processes will gather leading experts in organic chemistry at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI July 19-24, 2020. This 66th consecutive annual gathering will present leading edge research directed towards the synthesis of complex organic molecules. This GRC conference attracts a diverse group of leading scientists from both industrial and academic labs who are interested in the latest innovations in synthetic organic chemistry applied on scales from milligrams to kilograms.
The 2020 meeting features invited lectures focusing on fundamental and targeted research that enables access to elaborate molecular scaffolds with exquisite control. The program will include both established and emerging scientists from the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Topics include the total synthesis of natural products, pharmaceutical process chemistry, novel organic methods, biocatalysis, organometallic catalysis, and mechanistic investigations. Presentations will emphasize unpublished work and include open discussion periods to facilitate further understanding and generate new ideas for further research.
This conference also features a series of lively and interactive poster sessions, showcasing work by young and established scientists from both industry and academia. These are open for all attendees to present their own research and discuss recent progress with other experts. Thus, attendees are strongly encouraged to submit a poster abstract at the time of their applications. A subset of the posters will be selected to present oral "short talks" on the final day of the conference.
The deadline for the submission of poster abstracts is four weeks before the conference begins on June 19th, 2020. This conference is annually oversubscribed, so early application is encouraged.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Novel Strategies and Methodologies for Synthesis
- Transition Metal Catalyzed Reactions
- Stereochemical Control in Organic Synthesis
- Process Chemistry Research for the Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals
- Synthesis of Complex Bioactive Molecules
- Organometallic Catalysis and Mechanisms
- Catalysis and Process Chemistry
- Advances in Alkene- and Aromatic-Functionalization Reactions
- New Oxidative Transformations to Generate Molecular Complexity