The seminar has an outstanding reputation for excellence and highly engaged discussion, and it has become a focal point for scientists at the forefront of chemistry to present and discuss their latest developments.
Since 1993, the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) has been organizing this biannual conference. Early editions were focused on theoretical chemistry, which changed in 2006 when for every seminar a different research topic related to the IQCC interests was chosen. From 2016 onwards the conference series have the general topic of Predictive Catalysis. In the last two editions of the Girona Seminar (2016 and 2018) the subtheme was “Transition-Metal Reactivity by Design” and for in 2020 “Biocatalysis”.
The meeting is sponsored by Chemistry Europe