The Organic Reaction Mechanisms Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry is involved with promoting british physical organic chemistry throughout the UK and internationally. We aim to be a forum for those physical organic chemists who are applying their expertise to both traditional and new problems, and to those chemists across these diverse areas who identify a physical organic component in their approach to their sphere of research.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Activities of the Organic Reaction Mechanisms Group

Activities are run by the group for its members and are aimed at dissemination of new developments, and promotion of the general subject of physical organic chemistry. Events include:

The Annual Postgraduate One Day Meeting
Generally held around September each year, this is a one day meeting to showcase new developments in physical organic chemistry by PhD and Masters research students. It is generally well attended by the major research groups in physical organic chemistry, and interested industrialists and is an excellent opportunity to network and initiate new scientific ideas and potential collaborations.

The Annual Winter One Day Meeting
This meeting, held usually in early January, gathers key speakers from research and industry to present cutting-edge research in physical organic chemistry, and is usually followed by a sociable wine-mixer.

Young Physical Organic Chemist's Residential Meeting
The first residential meeting was run in May 2004 in the Peak District and, due to its continued success in 2005, it is envisaged this will become an annual event, designed to strengthen and encourage younger members of the physical organic community by developing a stronger network and thus ensuring a healthy future for the subject. The meeting is of similar format to that used by Gordon Conferences, where all attendees participate in presenting current work and close, informal discussion is strongly encouraged. If you are interested in participating in future meetings, or just want further information, please contact Dr Nick Williams.

The committee usually organises a major conference in the area of Physical Organic Chemistry every few years. Further, up-to-date details are found on the RSC's website by searching the conferences and events page. Further details on conferences can be obtained from the groups conference organiser, Dr AnnMarie O'Donoghue.

If you have ideas for other activities you'd like to see, then do not hesitate to contact the committee through the secretary, Dr Jim Iley.


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