The Physical Organic Chemistry GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
Physical organic chemistry focusses on the understanding how structure affects the reactivity of organic molecules. Physical organic principles are applied to many different fields, making the rational design of chemical properties a conceivable. This conference focusses on experimental, spectroscopic and theoretical approaches to understand old and new organic reactions. The scientific areas covered include bioorganic chemistry, catalysis, functional materials, reactivity at interfaces, new methods, reactive intermediates and supramolecular systems. The invited speakers from different fields will provide an interdisciplinary environment to discuss current challenges for the understanding on how organic reactions and organic functional systems work. The combination of established leaders in their fields and up-and-coming researchers as speakers will provide the traditionally informal and highly interactive environment for discussions across fields of study. We encourage all participants to present their newest and unpublished results. The poster sessions are highly interactive and no abstracts are required. Short talks are selected from the posters for the last evening session of the conference and these talks are one of the highlights of the conference.
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 September 28, 2022. Please check back for updates.