Welcome

Due to the uncertainty with the global Covid-19 pandemic situation, in consultation with the Portuguese Chemical Society, the University of Evora and the General Directorate for Health (Portugal), the organizing committee for ISySyCat21 has opted to go-ahead with the conference BUT, as a mixed conference, in person (with a limited number of participants) and on-line (webinar). See below for further information, such as registration fees and the new program.
For your comfort and peace-of-mind you are advised before you travel to Portugal to check the latest regulations in place as regards COVID-19

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
Pedro Brandão, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Dr. Gonzalo Mármol, University of Evora, Portugal

Key Dates

  • The deadline for receipt of payment for registration with discount is the 30th 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 28th 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 15th June 2021.
    ** Abstract submission will involve registration without payment.

Registration

Full
in person participation registration

On-line
participation registration

Category Price before
June 30th 2021 (€)
Price after
June 30th2021 (€)
Price before
June 30th 2021 (€)
Price after
June 30th2021 (€)
Portuguese Chemical Society membership? ** non-members members non-members members non-members members non-members members
Academic 390 350 490 450 175 135 275 235
Industrial 580 540 680 640 220 180 320 280
Post-docs 310 270 410 370 120 80 220 180
Students * 210 170 310 270 80 40 180 140
Accompanying Person 150
Social Program - Excursion 50 per person
* PhD, MSc and undergraduate. ** With subscription up to date.

Full 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
  • 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 14 plenary lectures (45 min. each), delivered by a series of internationally recognized speakers from academia and industry (at the conference venue and via zoom), over 25 short talks (selected from the submitted abstracts by the scientific committee and given at the venue and via zoom), multiple flash talks (each selected from the submitted abstracts by the scientific committee, given at the venue and via zoom) and two poster sessions (at the venue and transmitted via zoom). There will be prizes for the best communications.

    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.
    For the in person poster presenters, they 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.

    On-line participants can present oral, flash and poster presentations. More information will be given shortly on the on-line poster presentation format and procedure.

    For the on-line poster presentations, the presenter will need to record a short 2 minute video (Max) with their poster presentation (ideally using powerpoint) which will be uploaded to YouTube. Only one poster presentation per participant will be allowed.

    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). We recommend this to avoid queuing on the following day.
    The venue will be clearly sign-posted. When at the conference venue, all in person participants will be expected to follow the health and safety guidelines (based on the most updated information issued by the General Directorate for Health -Portugal) that we will be sent to all in person participants before the start of the conference.


    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

    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

    Dr. Oliver Thiel

    Amgen, USA

    Prof. Mariola Tortosa

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

    Dr. Alain de Mesmaeker

    Syngenta, Switzerland

    Prof. Gonçalo Bernardes

    Cambridge University, UK

    Dr. Rocco Paciello

    BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany

    Plenary Talk Titles


    Phil Baran
    Scripps (CA), USA

    Translational Chemistry

    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 that is provided.

    The abstract must not exceed one A4 page. The selection of the oral and flash communications to be presented will be undertaken 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 28th of May 2021.
    The participants will be informed by e-mail about the acceptance of their contribution and the type of their presentation by the June 15th, 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 but it will also be live-on-line.

    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

    The posters should be printed in A0 format.

    On-line POSTERS Guidelines

    1. Posters should be submitted in the following format; pdf.
    2. The posters will be available in an image gallery for viewing during the conference period (31 August to 3 September 2021).
    3. A short video (max. 2 mins) should be produced and used in the poster presentation session (which will be indicated in due course). The presenter is expected to be on-line during this session to answer potential questions from the audience.
    4. Poster submission emails should have the following text:

      “I, (fill with your name), grant permission for the enclosed video to be uploaded and broadcast in the YouTube channel of the “International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis 2021” from the 31st of August to the 3rd of September 2021.”
    5. An e-mail should be sent to isysycat2021@chemistry.pt with a link containing the poster and video (use a file sharing service like, Wetransfer, Dropbox or GoogleDrive). The poster and video file should be clearly identified, with the name of the presenter (First and Last names). However, please only do this when you have confirmation from the organizing committee that your abstract for an on-line poster presentation has been accepted.


    Social Program

    Conference Gala Dinner

    The ISySyCat21 Conference Gala Dinner will take place on the evening of the 2nd of September at the Hotel M'Ar de Ar in Evora, a modern 4-star hotel just within the main city walls. This buffet dinner will consist of a fine selection of local and regional dishes and wines, and other beverages, that will be preceded by a pleasant outdoor (garden) cocktail reception. We greatly look forward to sharing your company.

    Excursion - João Portugal Ramos

    On the afternoon of the 3rd of September, you are invited to part-take in a delightful social program. One of the programs includes a coach trip to the João Portugal Ramos - Adega Vila Santa Winery in Estremoz (a very historic village, 45 km outside of Evora), here you will be served a beautiful four course set lunch, accompanied by a selection of excellent wines, including wine tasting from the João Portugal Ramos wine cellar, and a guided visit to the winery. Regiões - João Portugal Ramos (jportugalramos.com) As the visit will coincide with the peak of the active and busy vine harvesting season, it should be an interesting experience. The other includes a walking guided tour to visit the most exciting historic sites in the town of Évora. Full details on the walking guided tour will be given during the conference. These trips will be organized within the regulations of the General Directorate for Health (Portugal) that will be in effect at that time.

    Accommodation

    For the duration of the conference, the University of Evora, has made available to delegates a limited number of rooms (for 2 or 3 people on a sharing basis) close to the conference venue. The cost will be 26,5 €/night/person, which includes a light continental breakfast in the University canteen in the morning. Please contact the staff at daa@sas.uevora.pt for further details. University residential


    When making your booking, please mention that you will be attending ISySyCat21 in order to get the special discount that most of these hotels have kindly made available

    M´AR De AR Aqueduto ***** reservas@mardearhotels.com
    M'AR De AR Muralhas **** reservas@mardearhotels.com
    Albergaria do Calvário Hotel **** hotel@adcevora.com
    Vitória Stone Hotel **** book@vitoriastonehotel.com
    Evora Hotel **** reservas@evorahotel.pt
    Vila Galé – Evora ****
    Olive Hotel (Eborim) **** evora.reservas@luxhotels.pt
    Moov Hotel Evora *** evora@hotelmoov.com
    Heaven Inn Suites & Terraces info@heaveninnhostels.com
    Stay Hotels evora@stayhotels.pt
    Hotel Dom Fernando reservas@hoteldomfernando.com

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    SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITING

    To promote and advertise your company we have a number of interesting packages available for you at competitive prices. Please contact Anthony Burke isysycat2021@chemistry.pt for further details.

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

    Platinum (Catalyst) Sponsor

    Gold (Catalyst) Sponsor

    Silver (Catalyst) Sponsor

    Exhibitors

    Other Supporters

    Prize Sponsors


    Wiley-VCH are sponsors of the Best Oral Presentation Prize

    We are very grateful to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for kindly sponsoring through its affiliated journals (Chemical Communications, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Frontiers) a prize for the best poster in three sessions that includes a certificate and a cheque for £100.

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