8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC8)

  • Author/Organiser: Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) with the support of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society (SPE)
  • Event Website: https://www.euchems2020.org
  • Event Date: 30 August 2020 to 03 September 2020
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Venue: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Associated Societies: Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (SPQ), Portugal | EuChemS

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The event has been postponed to August 28, 2022, due to concerns about COVID-19.


The EuChemS Chemistry Congress is the largest European chemistry congress. It is held every other year in a different European country. Events so far have taken place in Budapest, Torino, Nuremberg, Prague, Istanbul, Seville, Liverpool, and now in Lisbon.

This year's unifying theme will be "Chemistry the Central Science", focusing on the central role of chemistry at the interfaces with biology, materials, and environmental sciences. There will be some special events, such as the 25th Anniversary Symposium Chemistry – A European Journal (see below).


  • Advances in Synthetic Organic Methodologies
  • Metal Containing Compounds and Solids: Properties and Applications
  • Chemistry meets Biology
  • Colloids and Materials
  • Biomaterials and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Spectroscopic and Analytical Tools / Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Chemistry and Society
  • Functional Materials
  • Food Chemistry
  • Molecules in Motion
  • Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
  • Imaging


Selected Speakers

  • Hanadi Sleiman, McGill University, Canada
  • Cristina Nevado, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • João Rocha, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Lutz Ackermann, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Nicola Armaroli, National Research Council, Bologna, Italy
  • Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University, USA
  • Omar Yaghi, University of California, USA
  • Takuzo Aida, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Special Events

25th Anniversary Symposium Chemistry – A European Journal

Monday, August 31Chemistry - a European Journal celebrates 25th Anniversary
Confirmed Speakers

  • Kuiling Ding, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China
  • Jean-François Nierengarten, Université de Strasbourg, France
  • Leroy Cronin, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Véronique E. Gouverneur, University of Oxford, UK
  • Nuno Maulide, Universität Wien, Austria




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