2016 Australasian Metallosupramolecular Symposium

You are invited to the 2016 Australasian Metallosupramolecular Symposium! 

This event will occur from 12:00pm – 6:30pm on Friday 12th February at UNSW’s School of Chemistry.

The purpose of the event is to bring together researchers from around Australia and the region to discuss research being undertaken in the field of metallosupramolecular chemistry.  Australia has traditionally excelled internationally in the field of Inorganic Chemistry, and metallosupramolecular chemistry is a cutting edge branch of this discipline. 

The primary goal of the Symposium is to build collaborations and connections between research groups from different regions of the country to strengthen Australia’s international competitiveness in this field. The opportunity to discuss the major questions and potential challenges for the field with colleagues and students from the region will stimulate new ideas, and foster closer ties particularly between students at different institutions.

The event is modelled on that of the RACI Organic and Organometallic Symposia, with post-graduate presentations forming the focus of the day, followed by a Plenary Lecture by a leader in the field. A BBQ lunch will be provided, in addition to snacks and refreshments in the afternoon. Dinner (not included) will be provided at a local restaurant. 

This year’s Plenary Lecture will be delivered by Prof Paul Kruger, from The University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Paul’s research ranges from organic synthesis and coordination chemistry, through materials and structural chemistry, to host-guest and sensor chemistry. This work is underpinned by structural analysis by single-crystal X-ray diffraction which is complimented by a range of spectroscopic techniques.

Registration for all participants will be free

Participants are requested to email directly to me (j.beves@unsw.edu.au) to register by January 31st. Students should include the title of their proposed presentation.   

Student talks will be 15 min long, with 5 mins for questions and discussion, with an aim for this discussion to be rather informal. We aim to select between 8-10 students to give presentations.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me and I look forward to welcoming you all to UNSW in February!


Dr Jon Beves