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.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

SymPOC 2008 - Call for Papers

(Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry)

16th-18th April 2008, Department of Chemistry, Durham University

Organised by the RSC Organic Reaction Mechanisms Group and the Department of Chemistry at Durham University

Sponsored by EPSRC and AstraZeneca

Invited Speakers:
Professor dr. Jan Engberts (Groningen)
Professor Chris Hunter (Sheffield)
Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones (Bristol)
Professor Jonathan Percy (Strathclyde)
Professor John Richard (SUNY at Buffalo)

Local Plenary Lecturer:
Professor Colin Bain (Durham)

The registration fee for SymPOC2008 is £55 for registration before Friday 22nd February 2008 and £65 for late registration.

Several 30-minute time slots are available for oral presentations. Postdocs and final-year PhD students are invited to apply for a 20-minute time slot. In addition, posters can be presented.

Anyone wishing to present work (oral or poster presentation) should register before 22nd February 2008 and submit an abstract (single page A4 in PDF) for an oral presentation or a (tentative) title for a poster presentation upon registration.

Registration for this event must be done online at:

Further information about the conference, accommodation, registration and abstract submission is available at the website above or by contacting:

Dr AnnMarie O’Donoghue
Conference Secretary RSC Organic Reaction Mechanisms Group
Department of Chemistry, Durham University
Telephone: +44 (0)191 3342 592; Fax: +44 (0)191 3844 737