ISACS19: Challenges in Organic Chemistry

20 - 23 March 2016, Irvine, United States

Following the success of ISACS1 in San Francisco (2010) and ISACS7 in Edinburgh (2012) and ISACS14 in Shanghai (2014), ISACS19 brought together world leading experts in the field of organic chemistry and synthesis. 

The conference took place at the University of California, Irvine, USA. 


The conference provided an outstanding programme, complimented by extensive poster sessions forming a key part of the symposia. There were questions after each talk and delegates were exposed to new areas of research which encouraged the cross fertilization of ideas. 


  • Catalysis 
  • Peptides 
  • Sugars 
  • Theory & Mechanism 
  • Total Synthesis 

Poster Prize Winners

There were 3 poster prizes awarded at ISACS19:

Chemistry World Poster Prize

Aubert Ribaucourt: Total synthesis and structural revision of aruncin B

Chemical Science Poster Prize

Alexander Karns: Investigation into the Formal Dyotropic Shift of Himbert Cycloadducts

Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Poster Prize

Xiaoyi Wang: Application of β-Seleno-Phenylalanine in Additive-Free One-pot Ligation-Deselenization Chemistry

Abstract Submission
Registration is now open for this event. Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Please see 'accommodation' for further details.
Early bird (to 12 February 2016) Standard (13 February - 22 February 2016) 
Non-Member $580 $660
Member $430 $505
Student Non-Member $270 $350 
Student Member $235 $310 

What's included in the registration fee?

  • Event pack/abstract book
  • Lunch on 20, 21 and 22 March
  • Refreshment breaks on 20, 21, 22 & 23 March
  • Attendance at all sessions
  • Welcome drinks reception on the evening on 20 March
  • **please note that no dinners are included and each evening is a free evening

Book now

Terms and Conditions for Events run by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Travel Bursaries of £150 each are available to Student Members who apply by 18 January 2016. 
Please download the form from the 'Introduction' section. 
Sponsorship Opportunities
A selection of sponsorship opportunities is available for companies who would like to promote their activities at ISACS19.
As well as booking a table top exhibition space, there are opportunities to sponsor social events, advertise in the abstract book or place a promotional item in delegate packs. A sponsorship menu document will soon be  available to download from this page with more details and prices.
Please note that exhibition spaces are limited, spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
If you would like more information about sponsoring ISACS19, please contact the Commercial Sales Department at the Royal Society of Chemistry on
University of California, Irvine

Beckmann Centre, University of California, Irvine, 100 Academy, Irvine, CA 92617, United States

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center

As a scientist and a businessman, Dr. Beckman envisioned a West Coast center where experts could discuss matters of science and technology, comparable to the headquarters of the NAS and the NAE in Washington, DC. A grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, and The Irvine Company's donation of seven acres on the crest of a hill adjacent to the campus of the University of California, Irvine made this vision a reality. Designed by the renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering opened its doors in April, 1988, and the Beckman Center continues to be operated by the academies as their West Coast location for both program activity and conferences.
The Beckman Center is conveniently located at 100 Academy, Irvine, CA, near the University Drive exit from CA-73. Adjacent to the University of California, Irvine, and less than three miles from the John Wayne Orange County Airport, the Beckman Center is easily reached from several local freeways.
Please see the ‘Beckman Center Map and Directions’ link for further directions by road.


Parking is available on-site at no charge. The parking consists of 172 regular spaces, 5 handicapped spaces, and 100 overflow spaces

Airport transfers

A discounted rate has been agreed with Prime Time shuttle services from LAX to the Wyndham Irvine Hotel. Shared ride services start from $37.26 one way and private vans start from $110.40 per way fro 7 people. To book at this reduced rate, use the link on this page or call +00 1 800 733 8267 hit 1 for reservations and use the discount code 660978.

Coaches between the venue and the hotel

Coach transportation will be arranged each morning and evening between the Beckman Center and the Wyndham Irvine Hotel. Please check back for the itinerary closer to the event date. Should you wish to travel at any other times, this will be at your own expense. the venue and hotel and approx. 3 miles apart.

Local Area

The Beckman Center is in Irvine, California, adjacent to the campus of the University of California, Irvine. In the heart of Orange County, our location is approximately midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Meeting participants and their guests will find spectacular scenery, excellent hotels and restaurants, and a variety of fun and interesting things to do.
Please see the ‘Local Area’ and ‘Orange County Visitors Association’ links for further information on things to do whilst visiting the area.
Accommodation is not included in the registration fee.We have agreed a preferential rate at the Wyndham Irvine Orange County Airport Hotel of $149.00 per room per night (room only). Accommodation can be booked by following the link provided here.

Complementary Shuttle Service from John Wayne Airport (SNA) to the Wyndham Irvine Hotel

The Wyndham Irvine Hotel offers a complementary shuttle service to and from the local John Wayne Airport (SNA) for hotel guests. To book this service upon arrival at John Wayne Airport, call (949) 863-1999 from the courtesy phones near to the baggage claim. Return journeys can be booked at hotel reception.

Book accommodation here at the Wyndham Irvine Orange County Airport Hotel $149

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