SymPOC is the premier meeting in Physical Organic Chemistry in the UK. From 2010 onwards, this will be a biennial event, with SymPOC2012 forming part of ICPOC21 in Durham.

Frequency: biennial, Easter break.

Past meetings: SymPOC2010 (Bristol), SymPOC2009 (Glasgow), SymPOC2008 (Durham), SymPOC2007 (Cardiff).

Physical Organic Chemists' Residential Meeting

The POC Residential Meeting aims to give Research Group Leaders a forum to discuss work in progress in a relaxed informal atmosphere and to give young researchers the opportunity to present their studies at a highly interactive poster session. Over the past years, the meeting has brought together physical organic chemists at all career stages resulting in strong connections and detailed discussion. In addition, the meeting serves as a networking opportunity for academics and industrialists interested in any aspect of Physical Organic Chemistry. To stimulate interaction, the meeting takes place in a countryside setting. 

Frequency: annual, June/July.

Past meetings: 2004-2009 at Losehill Hall near Castleton (Derbyshire), 2010 at Gregynog Hall near Newtown (Powys).

Postgraduate Symposium

The POC group Postgraduate Symposium gives postgraduate students the opportunity to present their work, both orally and in the form of posters. The event is supported by industrial partners, offering the opportunity for an industrial site visit.

Frequency: annual, mid-September.

Past meetings: AstraZeneca Charnwood, Syngenta Huddersfield.

Other Meetings

The POC group arranges other events, such as Problem Solving in Design, Synthesis and Process (London, 2009) which brought together academics, industrialists, students and equipment manufacturers with an interest in chemical process, as well as themed one-day meetings with invited lectures.

Related Links

Link icon SymPOC 2010
14-15 April 2010 - Bristol, UK

Link icon SymPOC 2009
7-9 April 2009 - Glasgow, UK

Link icon SymPOC 2008
16-18 April 2008 - Durham, UK

Link icon SymPOC 2007
19-20 April 2007 - Cardiff, UK

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