This conference is the last event of a series of prestigious IUPAC Conferences held every two years in different parts of the world. Just to mention the last three, 21-ICOS was held in Mumbai (India) on December 2016; 20-ICOS was held in Budapest (Hungary) in 2014, and 19-ICOS was held in Melbourne (Australia) in 2012, all of them bestowed by big attendance and great success.
The ICOS Conference returns to Italy after a long span of 20 years, since the 12th edition held in Venice in 1998. The upcoming 22nd edition aims to compete positively with the previous editions bringing to Florence prestigious speakers from all over the world for six days of exciting lectures on various aspects of organic synthesis addressing the most important advances of our discipline.
The conference will include plenary lectures, invited lectures, and many oral and poster communications to allow as many as possible attendants to present their scientific results on the different field of organic synthesis. The conference will also host, as tradition, the 2018 Thieme-IUPAC Prize lecture. We hope that many young chemists will take the opportunity to participate in this event and have scientific discussions with some of the leading scientist in organic chemistry.
Alberto Brandi, Conference Chair
Maurizio Taddei, Vice-Chair