ESOC 2023

22nd European Symposium on Organic Chemistry

 Ghent, Belgium    July 9-13, 2023

Due to the postponement of this physical event in 2021, a 2-days Mini Virtual Symposium has been created and will take place on July 5-6, 2021 in a fully digital setting. This mini-symposium has been organised to close the gap until the next edition in 2023 and will have four sessions, with four invited plenary speakers and a large number of oral communications selected from submitted abstracts.

You can already register for this virtual event here :




We look forward to welcoming you at the 22nd European Symposium on Organic Chemistry (ESOC 2023) in Ghent, July 9-13 2023.

Since the first edition, this prestigious conference aims to bring together scientists from Europe and other parts of the world to share their interests in the field of organic chemistry at large. 

The programme will be designed to attract organic chemists both from academia and industry, and especially PhD students, postdocs and young researchers will have plenty of opportunities for exchange and discussion. 

This year, the Scientific Programme will include the following topics :

  • Organic Synthesis and Methodology
  • Catalysis and C-H Bond Activation
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Organic Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Physical and Computational Organic Chemistry
  • Enabling Technologies

ESOC 2023 will take place in the new University Forum (UFO), the main gathering area and representative building of the university, ideally located in the heart of the city.

Welcome to Ghent “Europe’s best kept secret”!
Johan Van der Eycken and Erik Van der Eycken
ESOC 2023 Chairmen