ArmChemFront 2018
Frontiers in Chemistry
Yerevan, 21 - 25 October 2018
Frontiers in Chemistry

Welcome to Frontiers in Chemistry, Armenia 2018

Topics: Synthetic transformations, Catalysis, Chemical Biology, Materials Science, Supramolecular, Photoredox and Organometallic chemistry

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing and scientific committees, it is our great pleasure to invite you cordially to participate in the International Conference "Frontiers in Chemistry, Armenia" (ArmChemFront 2018), organized jointly between the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and Yerevan State University, Armenia.

ArmChemFront will take place in Yerevan, Armenia, from October 21-25, 2018. The first edition of this conference in 2013 was the first chemistry symposium to be held in Armenia to cover chemistry as a broad field and was initiated to reenergise chemical research and science education in this part of the world. Following the success of that event and spurred on by the enthusiastic feedback we still get from the participants of that meeting, a second edition will now be organized. The conference will be an excellent platform to exchange new ideas and to discuss recent developments in diverse aspects of chemistry, and will be comprised of the following themes: Synthetic transformations, Catalysis, Chemical Biology, Materials Science, Supramolecular, Photoredox and Organometallic chemistry.

Renowned plenary and keynote speakers will present overviews of recent developments. In addition to plenary and invited lectures, the scientific program will be complemented by contributed lectures as well as poster presentations. We especially encourage young chemists to use this unique opportunity to present their latest exciting results as oral and poster communications, to network and establish new contacts.

Mountainous landscapes with fast-flowing rivers form a stunning backdrop for the ancient history and cultural heritage of Armenia. The rich history of the country extends over 2700 years, and it was the first state to adopt Christianity as its official religion at the beginning of the 4th century. All of this makes Yerevan an attractive destination to host an exceptional scientific program, and provides for excellent opportunities for cultural and social experience.

The conference program will also include visiting several UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
Monastery of Geghard, founded in the 4th century
Mother Cathedral of Holy Echmiadzin, One of the oldest churches in the world (5th century)
7th Century Archaeological Site of Zvartnots.

Prof. dr. Syuzanna Harutyunyan (University of Groningen)
Prof. dr. Ben Feringa (University of Groningen)
Prof. dr. Ivan Aprahamian (Dartmouth College)

Selected participant reactions on the previous edition (2013)