Welcome

It is a great pleasure to invite you to take part in the fourth edition of the International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis 2021 (ISySyCat2021) taking place at the University of Evora in the historically recognized mediaeval city of Evora from August 31st to September 3rd 2021. The city of Evora besides its striking beauty, uniqueness and hospitality is steeped in history having been the home to the Romans, the Moors, Visigoth's and others, including kings of Portugal. It has a coveted UNESCO world heritage stamp, and this walled city is the location of a Roman temple, and several palaces and exotic cathedrals. The conference will take place in the original part of the University known as Colégio Espirito Santo which dates back to the 16th Century.

The conference will focus on key topics in contemporary organic, organometallic, polymer synthesis and catalysis, which are of relevance to both academic and industrial chemists alike. This is reflected in the topics that will be discussed in the plenary lectures. Generally speaking, ISySyCat focuses strongly on chemical synthesis with catalysis as one of the key enablers. Like always, we anticipate a good mix of participants from academia and industry. This is reflected in the list of plenary speakers that hail from both academia and industry from all over the world. We are eagerly looking forward to seeing you in Evora in September 2021.


Anthony Burke
Department of Chemistry and LAQV-Requimte,
University of Evora, Conference Chairman

Organization

Conference Chairman: Anthony Burke, University of Évora, Portugal.

Scientific Committee

Prof. Anthony Burke University of Evora, Portugal site
Prof. Artur Silva University of Aveiro, Portugal site
Prof. Narcisso Garrido University of Salamanca, Spain site
Prof. Janine Cossy ESPCI ParisTech, France site
Dr. Martin Ernst BASF, Germany site
Prof. Francisco Alonso Universidade de Alicante, Spain site
Prof. Paula Branco Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal site
Prof. Maria Manuel Marques Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal site
Prof. Alex Szpilman Ariel University, Israel site
Dr. Stefan Mix Almac, Northern Ireland site
Dr. Hans-Jurgen Federsel (ex-AstraZeneca, UK), Sweden site

Organizing Committee

Prof. Anthony Burke, University of Evora, Portugal
Prof. António Teixeira, University of Evora, Portugal
Prof. Paulo Mendes, University of Evora, Portugal
Prof. José Eduardo Castanheiro, University of Evora, Portugal
Dr. Elisabete Carreiro, University of Evora, Portugal
Dr. Carolina Marques, University of Evora, Portugal

Key Dates

  • The deadline for receipt of payment for registration with discount is the 1st June 2021

  • The deadline for registration without discount will be 26th July 2021

  • The Deadline for receipt of poster/oral communication abstracts will be until 15th of May 2021 * **


  • *Applicants will be informed about the acceptance of their abstract for a poster, an oral or flash presentation (with poster or not) prior to the 1st June 2021.
    ** Abstract submission will involve registration without payment.

Registration

Registration includes:

  • Access to all talks, poster sessions and exhibition booths
  • Coffee breaks and lunches (participants with dietary issues should inform the organizing committee in a timely fashion).
  • Book of abstracts and conference bag.
  • Social receptions.
  • Conference banquet (boasting a fine selection of local and regional dishes and wines).
  • Free-wireless connection throughout the conference
  • Category Price before
    June 1st 2021 (€)
    Price after
    June 1st2021 (€)
    Portuguese Chemical Society membership? ** non-members members non-members members
    Academic 410 370 510 470
    Industrial 600 560 700 660
    Post-docs 330 290 430 390
    Students * 230 190 320 280
    Accompanying Person 150
    Social Program This will be indicated in due course
    * PhD, MSc and undergraduate. ** With subscription up to date.

    Cancellation and Refund

    • For any cancellation received until June 30, 2021, refund will be subject to a fee of 50 €
    • For any cancellation received after June 30, 2021, no refund will be made
    • All bank charges involved in the transactions are paid by the participant
    • Any request for refund must be addressed to isysycat2021@chemistry.pt
    • Refunds will be handled after the Conference

    Payment Information

    Bank Transfer

      Account Owner: Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
      Bank: Millennium BCP (Lisboa, Pt)
      IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 4534 5670 6780 5
      BIC/SWIFT: BCOMPTPL
      Bank address: Millennium BCP (Avenida 5 de Outubro 60-68, 1050-059 Lisboa, Portugal)


    Credit Card & Paypal
      Payment with credit card is possible - choose the payment method in your personal/registration area and follow the guidelines

    Scientific Program

    The conference will be organized into 15 plenary lectures (45 min. each), delivered by a series of internationally recognized speakers from academia and industry, 25 short talks (20 min., selected from the submitted abstracts by the scientific committee), 36 flash talks (about 10 mins each selected from the submitted abstracts by the scientific committee) and two poster sessions. There will be prizes for the best communications, that will be awarded during the gala dinner on the 2nd of September.
    The poster sessions will be divided into three distinct categories; Synthetic Methodology, Catalysis, total or target based synthesis. The scientific committee will select the best posters from each category, and a prize will be awarded to the first author.
    Half of the accepted posters will be presented on the first day and the second half on the second day (further details will be given in due course). Presenters will be expected to place their poster in their attributed space by lunch-time on the 31st of August and remove them by the coffee break on the last day (3rd of September).

    Those who will be presenting oral communications should send their power-point presentations to the organizing committee via email about 3-4 days from the start of the conference.

    Those who arrive on the 30th of August can register in the evening of the 30th of August from around 4 pm onwards (till about 7 pm). The venue will be clearly sign-posted.


    Key areas

    The conference will focus on the following key areas:

    • Total synthesis.
    • Synthesis in Medicinal chemistry, chemical biology and materials science.
    • New reagents, catalysts, strategies and concepts for organic synthesis.
    • Biocatalysis in synthesis.
    • Organocatalysis.
    • Flow-chemistry approaches to the synthesis of key targets.
    • Applications of organometallic compounds in synthesis and catalysis.
    • Stereoselective synthesis.
    • Synthesis and property of functional molecules and organic materials.
    • Sustainable and Green synthetic and catalytic methods.
    • Process development of key pharmaceutical targets.
    • Computational tools for synthesis and catalysis.
    • Polymer synthesis.

    Conference Timeplan

    Plenary Speakers

    Dr. Kevin Campos

    Merck, USA

    Prof. Armido Studer

    University of Muenster, Germany

    Prof. Phil Baran

    Scripps (CA), USA

    Dame Prof. Margaret Brimble

    University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Prof. Brian Stoltz

    CALTEC, USA

    Prof. Chaitan Khosla

    Stanford University, USA

    Prof. John Sutherland

    Manchester University, UK

    Prof. Klaus Mullen

    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany

    Prof. Tim Noel

    Eindhoven University of Technology, Holland

    Prof. Victor Snieckus

    Queens University, Canada

    Dr. Oliver Thiel

    Amgen, USA

    Dr. Mattheu Dorbec

    Jannsen Pharmaceuticals, Belgium

    Prof. Mariola Tortosa

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

    Dr. Alain de Mesmaeker

    Syngenta, Switzerland

    Prof. Gonçalo Bernardes

    Cambridge University, UK

    Plenary Talk Titles (under construction)


    Phil Baran
    Scripps (CA), USA

    Translational Chemistry

    Margaret Brimble
    University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Natural Products Synthesis: A Crucible for Mew Method Discovery

    Brian Stoltz
    CALTEC, USA

    Complex Natural Products as a Driving Force for Discovery in Organic Chemistry

    Armido Studer
    University of Muenster, Germany

    Boron an Emergent Element in Radical Chemistry

    Chaitan Khosla
    Stanford University, USA

    Mechanisms, Diversity, and Evolution of Assembly-Line Polyketide Synthases

    Gonçalo Bernardes
    Cambridge University, UK

    Metal-mediated Bioorthogonal Bond-cleavage Reactions

    John Sutherland
    Manchester University, UK

    Origins of Life Systems Chemistry

    Prof. Klaus Mullen
    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany

    Graphene nanoribbons as functional multitalents

    Dr. Oliver Thiel
    Amgen, USA

    Molecular Complexity as a Driver for Innovation in Pharmaceutical Process Development

    Prof. Timothy Noël
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Holland

    Innovation in synthetic methodology through use of flow

    Dr. Kevin Campos
    Merck, USA

    Innovations in Synthetic Chemistry at MSD: Striving for the Ideal Commercial Manufacturing Process

    Prof. Mariola Tortosa
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

    Stereoselective synthesis of sp3-rich building blocks

    Dr. Alain de Mesmaeker
    Syngenta, Switzerland

    Design and synthesis of strigolactone derivatives using keteneiminiums as key intermediates: potential application to crop enhancement and crop protection.

    Abstract submission

    Each registered participant will be entitled to submit up to 2 abstracts, for a poster or either an oral or a flash presentation (there is also the option of flash presentation with poster). However, only one abstract will be considered for oral or flash presentation.

    The meeting’s official language will be English

    Abstracts should be submitted via the SPQ registration site. Please, log in using the login and the password provided during the registration process and then proceed with "abstract submission". Please use the Microsoft Word file Abstract Template.

    The abstract must not exceed one A4 page. Decision between poster and oral communications will be made by the scientific committee upon evaluation of the submitted abstracts. The abstract file should be saved as follows: name_surname_poster.doc or name_surname_oral.doc (or docx in either case). Each participant can submit up to two abstracts as presenting author, however, only one will be considered for oral communication and this should be indicated on the appropriate form.

    The Deadline for receipt of poster/oral presentation/flash talk abstracts will be the 15th of May 2021
    The participants will be informed by e-mail message about the acceptance of their contribution and the type of their presentation by the June 1 st, 2021.

    Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts (only abstracts of registered participants will be included), so please make payment in a timely fashion..

    Please make sure your abstract does not contain any spelling or grammar mistakes, as it will be reproduced as submitted.

    The fourth addition of the International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis 2021 (ISySyCat2021) will take place at the University of Evora in the historical Colégio de Espirito Santo from August 31st to September 3rd 2021.

    The conference will focus on key topics in contemporary organic and organometallic synthesis and catalysis, which are of relevance to both academic and industrial chemists alike. Posters


    Steps for abstract(s) submission Abstract template Personal Area/abstract submission

    SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITING

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    We thank the following companies and organizations for their kind sponsorship and support of ISySyCat2021.

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