Cancelled: UK-India Symposium in Chemical Sciences 2020

8 September 2020 08:30-17:00, York, United Kingdom

The RSC and CRSI are supporting a series of joint symposia for 14 years in a row as part of the cooperation agreement, which has been renewed every five years. Earlier this year, the 14th edition of RSC-CRSI was successfully held in February 2020 in Vellore, India.

The purpose of these high-profile events is to bring together researchers from both countries and to facilitate research collaborations in areas from across the chemical sciences.

Every alternate year, India-UK symposium is held at different universities in the UK since 2012 and so far, four such symposia have been held.  Last meeting was held in Manchester and Oxford Universities. The next UK meeting will be held in September 2020 for which University of York and University of Durham have agreed to host the event.


  • Strengthening UK-India research collaborations
  • Consolidating partnership with CRSI and also discuss future activities
  • Support publishing activities in India
  • Develop new links between  chemical sciences community in the UK and India
  • Foster discussion of possible future projects between UK and Indian scientists

Focus of symposium and format:

  • The UK-India Symposium at York will focus on Green chemistry while the one in Durham will be on biology chemistry.   
  • The symposium will feature around 10 talks of 30 mins at both universities with five each from  the UK (mostly from host institution) and Indian delegation.
  • A poster session will also be organized for the students.
  • A presentation from a representative from Department of Science & Technology, India to highlight collaboration opportunities. 
University of York

University of York, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom

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