Conferences

The international leadership of the IQCC is demonstrated by the organization of scientific conferences such as the biannual Girona Seminars (11 editions on Computational and Theoretical Chemistry until 2014, starting from 2016 focusing on Predictive Catalysis to keep it in line with the goals of the IQCC), the XXXIV Congress of the Organometallic Chemistry Specialized Group of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, and a total of 6 international conferences in the 2011-15 period.


Upcoming Events

Girona Seminar 2020

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 the next edition in 2020, the topic will be “Biocatalysis”.

The Girona 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. The meeting also aims at promoting new collaborations and it brings together young and senior scientists in a beautiful environment and in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

In order to put special emphasis on the research of young researchers, prior to the main meeting there will be a one-day Young Researchers Symposium. This symposium will be organized for, and by, PhD students in order to showcase their results, and we encourage all participants of the Girona Seminar to also attend this symposium.

We hope to count on your participation to contribute to this meeting.

For more information, visit the meeting website: http://www.gironaseminar2020.com/

Past Events

Girona Seminar XIII, Apr. 3-6, 2018

Girona Seminars have taken place in the historic town of Girona every two years since back to 1993, with the aim of bringing together, in a beautiful environment and in an informal and friendly atmosphere, young and senior scientists. The next edition of the seminar focuses on Predictive Catalysis, where leading scientists in the field will share their expertise and recent studies. This sharing of information and knowledge will bring about a learning experience for young researchers who will be able to learn about the state-of-the-art in the field, and present their own results. It will also foster collaborative efforts between participants, which may be complemented through instruments available in national and European mobility programs.

For more information, visit the meeting website: http://www.gironaseminar.com/


XXXIV GEQO meeting

XXXIV Congress of the Organometallic Chemistry Specialized Group of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (XXXIV GEQO meeting) will take place in the city of Girona, Catalonia. The meeting will be held in September 7-9, 2016 at the Girona Auditorium and Conference Center and it is organized by IQCC members. The biennial GEQO has an outstanding reputation for excellence and highly engaged discussion, and has long been a focal point for scientists at the forefront of organometallic and homogeneous catalysis to present and discuss their latest developments. The meeting also aims at promoting new collaborations.

For more information, visit the meeting website: http://geqo2016.com/


Girona Seminar (XII), Apr. 13-15, 2016

For more information, visit the meeting website: http://www.gironaseminar.com/2016/


Girona Seminar (XI), Jun. 30-Jul. 3, 2014

For more information, visit the meeting website: https://xigironaseminar2014.wordpress.com/


Girona Seminar (X), Jul. 2-5, 2012

For more information, visit the meeting website: https://xgironaseminar.wordpress.com/


Previous Girona Seminars

GS IX, Jul. 5-8, 2010, Electron Density, Density Matrices, and Density Functional Theory
GS VIII, Jul. 7-10, 2008, Aromaticity: basics and applications
GS VII, Jul. 10-13, 2006, Nature of the Chemical Bond
GS VI, Jul. 21-24, 2003, Molecular Similarity
GS V, Jul. 12-20, 2001, Molecular Similarity
GS IV, Jul. 5-7, 1999, Molecular Similarity
GS III, May 26-31, 1997, Molecular Similarity (and 7th International Conference on Mathematical Chemistry)
GS II, Jul. 17-22, 1995, Molecular Similarity
GS I, Jun. 1993, Molecular Similarity