IUPAC|CHAINS2023 49th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress & 52nd IUPAC General Assembly & 11th CHAINS (IUPAC 2023)

IUPAC|CHAINS2023 49th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress & 52nd IUPAC General Assembly & 11th CHAINS (IUPAC 2023)

The event brings together all disciplines of chemistry, a diverse audience of chemists from both academia and industry, and from all around the globe. Apart from plenary and keynote lectures, the congress will include parallel sessions with oral presentations, working group meetings and poster presentations by junior and senior researchers. See also below for some special events such as the Chemistry Europe Award and the 4th Ryoji Noyori ACES Award.

The IUPAC World Chemistry Congress is organized biennially with recent previous editions in Sao Paolo (2017), Paris (2019), and digitally in Montreal (2021).


Preliminary Program


Plenary Speakers Include

  • Molly Stevens (Sunday 20 August 2023)
    Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Department of Materials, in the Department of Bioengineering and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK
  • Marc Koper (Monday 21 August 2023)
    Professor of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
  • Jennifer Thomson (Monday 21 August 2023)
    Emeritus Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Charlotte Williams (Tuesday 22 August 2023)
    Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and an EPSRC Established Career Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, UK
  • Bartosz Grzybowski (Tuesday 22 August 2023)
    Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at UNIST and a Group Leader at the IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter, and Professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • Nicola Spaldin (Wednesday 23 August 2023)
    Professor of Materials Theory in the Department of Materials at ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Hiroaki Suga (Thursday 24 August 2023)
    Professor of the Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science in the University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Chad A. Mirkin (Friday 25 August 2023)
    Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Medicine at Northwestern University, USA


Other Highlights

The award ceremony for the Chemistry Europe Award will take place during the Opening Ceremony of the IUPAC|CHAINS2023 conference on Sunday, August 20, 2023, from 14:00 to 18:30.
The Chemistry Europe Award lecture is scheduled for the Heterogeneous Catalysis session, which will be held on Monday, August 21, 2023, from 13:20 to 14:50.
Bert Weckhuysen talks about Advances in Operando Spectroscopy and Microscopy of Catalysts


  • The Ryoji Noyori ACES Award Symposium will take place on Monday, August 21, 2023, from 10:20 to 12:20



  • Scientific Writing & Publishing Workshop (Friday, August 25th from 9:00 until 10:30)

How do journal editors process manuscripts? What can I do to improve my journal submissions? What are the top reasons editors reject manuscripts, and how could this be avoided? What top tips should I remember when writing and submitting a manuscript? What should I never do when submitting a paper?

In this presentation, Dr. Francesca Rita Novara (Editor-in-Chief, Chemistry—Methods and ChemistryOpen, Chemistry Europe, Wiley-VCH) will open up the black box of publishing. We’ll cover the best practices to get one’s paper reviewed and published, the editorial thought process, and a few concrete tips in optimizing manuscripts. Participants will also get the chance to interact with the editor in a short Q&A session after the presentation. The talk will be useful to anyone in the sciences who wishes to publish their work someday.


  • “Road to Success” Sessions
    highlight different positions and career trajectories available to scientists
    > Session 1 (Tuesday, August 22nd, 13:20 – 14:50):
    Rehana Sidat (GSK)
    Laura McConnell (Bayer)
    Lene Hviid (Shell)
    Francesca Novara (Wiley-VCH)
    > Session 2 (Friday, August 25th, 9:00 – 10:30):
    René Harmsen (Screening Devices)
    Gert-Jan Gruter (Avantium)
  • You will find the Wiley/Wiley-VCH booth at #7



Event Details


  1. Ujang Tinggi

    I am interested in attending the conference, and I would appreciate it if could be included in the mailing list for further information on the event. Thank you.

  2. Grace Iniama

    I eagerly want to attend, can I be accepted and aided to achieve this dream? I’m dropping my email for further information/ directives .

    1. Catharina Goedecke

      Dear Reader,
      You can find the event organizer’s homepage with further information linked under the “Read More” button.
      Best regards, Your ChemistryViews Team


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