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4th Small Molecule Activation Conference

#SMA22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Synopsis

Many essential natural processes and systems are based on the making and breaking of small molecules, consisting only of a few atoms. They are formed and consumed, for instance, as part of element cycles, and thus representatives like O2, N2 and CO2 form the constituents of the air we breathe, while compounds like methane and NO are generated under anaerobic conditions. Other examples are not only natural products and substrates but are prepared on large scales in industrial processes, such as H2, CO and NH3. Hence, small molecules are ubiquitous and comparatively inexpensive. In consequence it is highly desirable to utilize them as synthons for the synthesis of value-added products and fine chemicals. The challenge here is the fact, that small molecules, such as those mentioned, are at the same time thermodynamically and/or kinetically quite stable, which is of course also the basis for their high abundance. For instance, CO2 is the most stable of all carbon compounds and N2 contains the strongest of all chemical bonds. O2 bears a lot of redox potential but a high kinetic barrier prohibits reactions with organic molecules under moderate conditions in a controlled, selective fashion. Hence, the key for the transformation and utilization of small molecules lies in their appropriate activation by suitable metal or element sites that may be part of molecular compounds, enzymes or surfaces.

This conference highlights strategies, principles and applications concerning small molecule activation. It covers the whole range from inorganic, organic or organometallic to biochemistry chemistry, from catalytic systems (homogeneous, heterogeneous or biological) via mechanistic experimental and theoretical work to new elemental reactions that may be based on complex or ligand design, are biomimetic or surface-inspired.

Key Sessions

  • H2 Activation
  • N2 Activation
  • NxOy Activation
  • O2 Activation
  • H2O2 Activation
  • Reactive NxHy Species
  • COx Chemistry 
  • CxHy Conversion

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying academics can bring a student for only $785. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 16, 17, 18 May 2022 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Jack Peters to obtain a special registration link for your student. 

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Polly Arnold (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
F-BLOCK DINITROGEN COMPLEXES; FROM RARITY TO CATALYSIS IN THREE LIGAND MODIFICATIONS 
Sjoerd Harder (FAU)
Don Tilley (UC Berkeley, USA)
METAL OXO CLUSTERS IN OXIDATION CHEMISTRY AND WATER-SPLITTING CATALYSIS
Timothy Warren (Michigan State University)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Andy Borovik (University of California, Irvine, USA)
THE ROLE OF METAL-OXIDO COMPLEXES IN C–H BOND ACTIVATION
Kara Bren (University of Rochester, USA)
BIOMOLECULAR CATALYSTS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE AND NITROGEN OXYANION REDUCTION
Miquel Costas (University of Girona, Spain)
SITE AND ENANTIOSELECTIVE OXIDATION OF STRONG C-H BONDS WITH BIOINSPIRED CATALYSTS
Patrick Holland (Yale University, USA)
MECHANISMS OF NITROGEN REDUCTION BY IRON COMPLEXES
Marinella Mazzanti (EPFL, Switzerland)
DINITROGEN REDUCTION AND FUCTIONALIZATION BY MULTIMETALLIC URANIUM COMPLEXES
Marc Robert (Université de Paris, France)
MOLECULAR (PHOTO)ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CO2 TO C1 PRODUCTS WITH 2 TO 8 ELECTRONS. FROM MECHANISTIC STUDIES TO HYBRID SYSTEMS AND DEVICES
Andrew Weller (University of York, UK)
AMINE BORANE DEHYDROPOLYMERISATION: FROM THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SMALL MOLECULE ACTIVATION TO TAILORED NEW POLYMERS FOR MATERIALS APPLICATIONS

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Sébastien Bontemps (LCC CNRS, France)
CASCADE REACTION FOR COMPLEX CO2 TRANSFORMATIONS
Jaeheung Cho (UNIST)
Fabian Dielmann (Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck)
USING PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS TO CREATE VALUABLE PRODUCTS FROM CARBON DIOXIDE AND FROM SULFUR HEXAFLUORIDE
Deborah Kays (The University of Nottingham, UK)
CO SCISSION AND HOMOLOGATION USING LOW-COORDINATE COMPLEXES
Janusz Lewiński (Warsaw University of Technology)
Ellen Matson (University of Rochester, USA)
CONCERTED PROTON ELECTRON TRANSFER FOR SMALL MOLECULE ACTIVATION USING POLYOXOVANADATE-ALKOXIDE CLUSTERS
Rebecca Melen (Cardiff University, UK)
SINGLE OR DOUBLE? SINGLE AND TWO ELECTRON PATHWAYS IN FRUSTRATED LEWIS PAIR CHEMISTRY
Franc Meyer (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)
David Morales-Morales (UNAM, Mexico)
Kallol Ray (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
SMALL MOLECULE ACTIVATION AT TRANSITION METAL CENTERS: STRUCTURE-FUNCTION CORRELATIONS
Hannah S. Shafaat (Ohio State University, USA)
BIOORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY IN MODEL METALLOENZYMES
Inke Siewert (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)
J.C. (Chris) Slootweg (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
A RADICAL APPROACH TO MAIN-GROUP CHEMISTRY
Daniel L. M. Suess (MIT, USA)
INSIGHTS INTO BIOLOGICAL NITROGEN FIXATION DERIVED FROM CHEMICALLY MODIFIED NITROGENASE COFACTORS
Ian Tonks (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
REASSESSMENT OF N2 ACTIVATION BY LOW-VALENT Ti-AMIDE COMPLEXES: A REMARKABLE SIDE-ON BRIDGED BIS-N2 ADDUCT IS ACTUALLY AN ARENE ADDUCT
Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt (Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany)

Target Audience

The target audience performs research within one of the abovementioned areas. It ranges from well-established scientists via independent junior researchers to young academics working on their PhD. The latter are particularly welcome, since the conference strongly benefits from new, fresh views and lively discussions in the lectures or at the poster sessions. Furthermore, the conference provides a unique opportunity for doctoral candidates to meet the leading scientists in their fields and inform themselves about potential postdoc supervisors; the size of the conference is ideal to support personal contacts.

Educational Need

Participants will learn about the concepts, prerequisites and applications of small molecule activation and get an update on the state-of-the-art of this vibrant research area. Students will learn to present their results in a comprehensive way on posters and to discuss them with experts, which will certainly advance their progress. Selected students will get the chance to outline their research in short lectures. The arrangement of their results concisely and intelligibly to an educated audience in a way that stimulates thoughts and triggers questions will be a sustainable experience for their further development.

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16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

Inke Siewert

Professor, Georg-August-University Goettingen

Jacob Christiaan (Chris) Slootweg

Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam

Fabian Dielmann

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Innsbruck

Rebecca Melen

Professor, Cardiff University

Ian Tonks

McKnight Land-Grant Professor, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Daniel Suess

Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Deborah Kays

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Nottingham

Marinella Mazzanti

Professor, EPFL

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16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Programme

MONDAY 16TH MAY 2022

14:00 – 15:00

Student Networking Reception

 

14:30 – 15:30

Registration & Refreshments

 

N2 Activation
Session Chair: Timothy Warren

15:30 – 15:40

Opening Comments

 

15:40 – 16:20

Polly Arnold
University of California, Berkeley

F-BLOCK DINITROGEN COMPLEXES; FROM RARITY TO CATALYSIS IN THREE LIGAND MODIFICATIONS

 

16:20 – 16:45

Ian Tonks
University of Minnesota

REASSESSMENT OF N2 ACTIVATION BY LOW-VALENT Ti-AMIDE COMPLEXES: A REMARKABLE SIDE-ON BRIDGED BIS-N2 ADDUCT IS ACTUALLY AN ARENE ADDUCT

 

16:45 – 17:10

Daniel Suess
MIT

INSIGHTS INTO BIOLOGICAL NITROGEN FIXATION DERIVED FROM CHEMICALLY MODIFIED NITROGENASE COFACTORS

 

17:10 – 17:40

Marinella Mazzanti
EPFL

DINITROGEN REDUCTION AND FUCTIONALIZATION BY MULTIMETALLIC URANIUM COMPLEXES

 

17:40 – 18:25

Refreshments

 

18:25 – 19:00

Patrick Holland
Yale University

MECHANISMS OF NITROGEN REDUCTION BY IRON COMPLEXES

 

H2 Activation
Session Chair: Sjoerd Harder

 

19:00 – 19:15

Matthias Tamm
Technical University of Braunschweig

TETRAAMINOCYCLOPENTADIENONE IRON COMPLEXES AS HYDROGENATION CATALYSTS

 

19:15 – 19:30

Maria Batuecas
Imperial College London

FUNCTIONALIZATION AND HYDROGENATION OF CARBON CHAINS DERIVED FROM CO

 

19:30

Group Dinner

 

TUESDAY 17TH MAY 2022

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast at Leisure

CO2 Activation
Session Chairs: Kara Bren & Marc Robert

08:30 – 08:55

Fabian Dielmann
Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck

USING PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS TO CREATE VALUABLE PRODUCTS FROM CARBON DIOXIDE AND FROM SULFUR HEXAFLUORIDE

08:55 – 09:10

Siad Wolff
Humboldt University of Berlin

CONTROLLING THE ACTIVATION AT REDUCED NI(II)-CO22--MOIETIES THROUGH LEWIS ACID INTERACTION IN THE SECOND COORDINATION SPHERE

09:10 – 09:40

Marc Robert
Université de Paris

MOLECULAR (PHOTO)ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CO2 TO C1 PRODUCTS WITH 2 TO 8 ELECTRONS. FROM MECHANISTIC STUDIES TO HYBRID SYSTEMS AND DEVICES

09:40 – 10:05

Sébastien Bontemps 
LCC CNRS

CASCADE REACTION FOR COMPLEX CO2 TRANSFORMATIONS

10:05 – 10:50

Poster Viewing & Refreshments

10:50 – 11:20

Kara Bren
University of Rochester

BIOMOLECULAR CATALYSTS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE AND NITROGEN OXYANION REDUCTION

11:20 – 11:50

Robert Gilliard
University of Virginia

MAIN-GROUP ELEMENT-MEDIATED REACTIONS OF CO2, CS2, AND RELATED MOLECULES

11:50 – 12:30

Erwin Reisner
University of Cambridge

SOLAR-TO-CHEMICAL CONVERSION USING 3D TRANSITION METAL CATALYSTS

12:30 – 16:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

Small Molecule Activation with Main Group Compounds
Session Chair: Polly Arnold

16:30 – 17:10

Sjoerd Harder
FAU

ALKALINE-EARTHS FOR SMALL MOLECULE ACTIVATION

17:10 – 17:25

Pawel Löwe
University Münster

BOND METATHESIS AND SMALL MOLECULE ACTIVATION USING METHYLENEPHOSPHONIUM IONS

17:25 – 17:50

J.C. (Chris) Slootweg
University of Amsterdam

A RADICAL APPROACH TO MAIN-GROUP CHEMISTRY

17:50 – 18:15

Rebecca Melen
Cardiff University

SINGLE OR DOUBLE? SINGLE AND TWO ELECTRON PATHWAYS IN FRUSTRATED LEWIS PAIR CHEMISTRY

18:15 – 19:45

Poster Session & Refreshments

19:45

Dinner at Leisure

WEDNESDAY 18TH MAY 2022

07:00 –08:30

Breakfast at Leisure

Element-Hydrogen Bond Cleavage
Session Chairs: Erwin Reisner & Andy Borovik

08:30 –09:05

Andrew Weller
University of York

AMINE BORANE DEHYDROPOLYMERISATION: FROM THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SMALL MOLECULE ACTIVATION TO TAILORED NEW POLYMERS FOR MATERIALS APPLICATIONS

09:05 –09:20

Thomas Braun
Humboldt-University Berlin

C-F AND C-H BOND ACTIVATION REACTIONS OF FLUORINATED OLEFINS AT RHODIUM

09:20 –09:45

Ellen Matson
University of Rochester

CONCERTED PROTON ELECTRON TRANSFER FOR SMALL MOLECULE ACTIVATION USING POLYOXOVANADATE-ALKOXIDE CLUSTERS

09:45 – 10:00

Ekkehardt Hahn
University Münster

REDUCTIVE ACTIVATION OF C2‒H and C2‒HALOGEN BONDS BY OXIDATIVE ADDITION TO TRANSITION METALS

10:00 – 10:45

Group Photo, Refreshments & Poster Viewing

10:45 – 11:10

Inke Siewert
University of Göttingen

BASE-METAL CATALYZED HYDROGENATIONS OF

C=O BONDS WITH ELETCRONS AND PROTONS

CO and NO Conversion
Session Chair: Patrick Holland

11:10 – 11:35

Deborah Kays
The University of Nottingham

CO SCISSION AND HOMOLOGATION USING LOW-COORDINATE COMPLEXES

11:35 – 12:00

Hannah Shafaat
Ohio State University

BIOORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY IN MODEL METALLOENZYMES

12:00 – 12:40

Timothy Warren
Michigan State University

NITRIC OXIDE SIGNALING CHEMISTRY AT COPPER AND LEWIS ACID SITES

12:40 – 17:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

Cooperativity in SMA
Session Chair: Chris Slootweg

17:30 – 18:10

Don Tilley
UC Berkeley

METAL OXO CLUSTERS IN OXIDATION CHEMISTRY AND WATER-SPLITTING CATALYSIS

18:10 – 18:35

Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

COOPERATIVE REACTIVITY IN MONO- AND MULTINUCLEAR COMPLEXES WITH RE(DOX-)ACTIVE LIGANDS

18:35 – 19:05

Refreshments & Poster Viewing

19:05 – 19:30

Franc Meyer
University of Göttingen

INSPIRED BY NITROGENASE: DIHYDRIDE COMPLEXES FOR THE REDUCTIVE ACTIVATION OF CHALLENGING SUBSTRATES COUPLED TO H2 RELEASE

19:30 – 19:55

David Morales-Morales
UNAM

THE DESIGN OF NEW PINCER MOTIFS FOR THEIR APPLICATION IN SMALL MOLECULES ACTIVATION

20:00

Gala Dinner & Poster Awards

THURSDAY 19TH MAY 2022

07:00 –08:30

Breakfast at Leisure

Reactivity of Metal Oxido Species I
Session Chair: Hannah Shafaat

08:30 –09:05

Andy Borovik
University of California, Irvine

THE ROLE OF METAL-OXIDO COMPLEXES IN C–H BOND ACTIVATION

09:05 –09:30

Kallol Ray
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

SMALL MOLECULE ACTIVATION AT TRANSITION METAL CENTERS: STRUCTURE-FUNCTION CORRELATIONS

09:30 – 10:05

Miquel Costas
University of Girona

SITE AND ENANTIOSELECTIVE OXIDATION OF STRONG C-H BONDS WITH BIOINSPIRED CATALYSTS

10:05 – 10:35

Refreshments

Reactivity of Metal Oxido Species II
Session Chair: Don Tilley

10:35 – 11:00

Jaeheung Cho
UNIST

CO(III) BOUND PEROXY INTERMEDIATES IN NITRILE ACTIVATION AND ALDEHYDE DEFORMYLATION

11:00 – 11:15

Dustin Kass
Humboldt University of Berlin

A NON-HEME APPROACH ON STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL FE-CU MODEL COMPLEXES FOR THE CRITICAL INTERMEDIATES OF CYTOCHROM C OXIDASE

11:15 – 11:40

Janusz Lewinski
Warsaw University of Technology

REACHING MILESTONES IN THE OXYGENATION OF NON-REDOX-ACTIVE METAL ALKYLS

11:40 – 11:45

Closing Comments


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16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1818 $1893 $565 $192 $279 $64
Industry $1818 $1893 $565 $192 $279 $64
Student $1523 $1598 $565 $192 $279 $64

All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (16, 17, 18 May 2022) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours 
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (16, 17, 18 May 2022) on a shared basis with a conference participant 
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner (includes an open bar)
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 nights’ fixed accommodation (16, 17, 18 May 2022) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- Gala Dinner 
- 24 hour room service
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children younger than 5 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun). Please kindly ensure your child / children are supervised at all times during conference and related events. Childcare services are available at the hotel, please contact Jack for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at all restaurants according to their operational hours
- Unlimited alcoholic beverages, cocktails and soft drinks available by the glass at all restaurants and bars according to their operational hours
- 24 hour room service
- Guest room mini bar (replenished daily)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children younger than 5 years stay free of charge with a parent. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun).

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Cancun, Mexico

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16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

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Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive

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Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancún All Inclusive Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5 Zona Hotelera 77500 Cancun Q.R. Mexico
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport

This stylish hotel features contemporary Mexican architecture, including one of the largest and most impressive thatched-roof "palapas" in the entire country. There are cultural activities, arts and crafts and sports programs to keep you constantly entertained, plus time to relax and enjoy the Mayan culture, soak up the Caribbean sunshine and revel in the international ambiance that settles in after the sun goes down.

Throughout your stay delegates will enjoy a full meal plan, inclusive of beverages. Take your pick from the aromatic Asian delights at Kaumbu, traditional fare at El Mexicano, delicious international cuisine at Kalmia Buffet or perhaps sample the sumptuous Italian dishes at Rosato. There are also several other dining opportunities such as the Cevichería, Pizzeria, Sushi Corner, pool and lounge bar areas. The Gala Night with either a Mayan or Caribbean theme takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast of local cuisine, an open bar and amazing local entertainment.  We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities

- Lagoon Pool
- Extensive Health Club and Spa
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas

Location

Cancun is a delightful combination of natural beauty, islands, ecological reserves and white sandy beaches. However, besides sun, sand and sea, this destination also offers an infinite variety of underwater activities to choose from: the diving, snorkelling and fishing here are outstanding and you will find an undersea world packed with tropical fish that live on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Sports enthusiasts might choose one of the many eco-tourism activities, such as cycling or hiking through the tropical forest or kayaking through mangroves, or something a little more adventuresome, like zip lining through the treetops.

Apart from the more well-known ancient Mayan archealogical sites such as Tulum, Cobá and Chichén Itzá you may like to visit the Aktun Chen caverns, voted one of the Top 10 underwater walks by National Geographic described as a truly magical experience.

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Transportation

Cancun International Airport is just a short 20-minute journey from the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun and is easily accessible from almost every country in the world, with many major international airlines providing direct or interconnecting flights on a daily basis.

In the interest of safety, we would recommend booking a private transfer service from the airport to the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, however, Taxi services are also available if preferred.

Private Transfers

Maritur are a reputable and reliable DMC based in Cancun. The Maritur team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Maritur will manage and confirm all transportation bookings. 

Private transfer service vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 7 persons, plus luggage. Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for a member of the Maritur team holding a ‘Fusion Conferences’ welcome sign. Please note any transportation services need to be pre-booked with Maritur.

*Please note all bookings need to be made at least 5 days prior to your arrival date. Unfortunalty, there is no remaining availablilty for transfers on 5th May, due to demand. You will receive your booking confirmation up to 48 hours after booking your transfer*

Private Transfer Rates

One Way: $50.00 (USD) 

Round Trip: $100.00 (USD)

In the event of any delays or cancellations, please ensure you contact Maritur at least 36 hours in advance; if Maritur are not informed within 36 hours full cancellation charges will apply (Not notified of flight cancellation: 100% penalty charge, No-Shows: 100% penalty charge).

To arrange transportation or make an enquiry, please contact Maritur directly, using their online booking facility (see link below). Please note: You can either pay via card or wire transfer

https://events.maritur.com/fusion-conference/ 

Taxi

Unlike other Airports, Cancun Airport Taxi Services must be pre-arranged. To obtain safe, licensed and bilingual transportation services please ensure you book your ground transportation online with an authorised transportation company prior to your arrival.

Approximate Taxi Fare

One way (Cancun Hotel Zone): $24.85+ (USD) 
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subject to change, please check the Cancun International Airport website for a more accurate estimation for your trip.

Further information on Taxi services can be found on the Cancun International Airport website (see below link) along with some top tips for travellers from local experts and official authorities. 

https://www.cancunairport.com/taxi.html 

** Please note that Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Maritur or any other transfer/taxi service as transportation is not included within the registration package **

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Local Activities

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we will not be offering group activities on this occasion. However, if you wish to explore Mexico or organise an individual trip, we recommend the following activities. We ask that any off-site trips are organised during free time or pre/post conference, to ensure you are fully present for the meeting.

-   AquaWorld. Lots of water based activities available including snorkelling, paragliding, glass bottom boat trips and more. Approx. 10 minute walk from the hotel. More information- https://aquaworld.com.mx/en/tours/ 

-   Xcaret Park. Xcaret is a water, theme, amusement, eco-archaeological park and more, in one place. Due to its privileged location in the Mayan jungle among underground rivers, cenotes and facing the Caribbean Sea, there are lots of activities on offer. Approx. 1 hour drive from the hotel. More information - https://www.xcaret.com/en/about-xcaret/

-   Tulum Mayan Ruins (Day Trip). The Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico, are a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the gorgeous Riviera Maya. Built as a seaport fortress with steep cliffs and limestone walls, the ancient city is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites in Mexico, much of which still stands after more than 800 years. Approx. 1 hour 50 minutes drive from the hotel. More information -  https://www.islandlifemexico.com/tulum-ruins-visitors-guide/

-   Isla Mujeres (Day Trip). A beautiful, peaceful paradise just across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun, Mexico. Known for beautiful white sand beaches, calm crystal clear turquoise waters and the friendliest locals in the Mexican Caribbean. With the beauty of the Caribbean, the heritage of the Mayans, and the easygoing charm of the people, Isla Mujeres has become a haven for people from all over the world. Approx. 1 hour 5 minutes from the hotel via ferry. The Gran Puerto Cancun (Ultramar) ferry dock is located in Puerto Juarez, a few minutes from downtown Cancun. The boats leave every half hour from 5:00 am until 9:30 pm and every hour after that. The crossing takes about 15 minutes. More information - https://www.isla-mujeres.net/

-   Chichen Itza (Day Trip). Chichen Itza was one of the most important city-states in pre-Hispanic America. It’s one of the 7 Wonders of the World and is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico. Chichen Itza is divided into Old Chichen and Chichen Itza where you can find 6 Mayan Ruins in Old Chichen and around 20 Mayan Ruins in Chichen Itza, making it a total of 26 Mayan Ruins to see on the Mayan Site. Approx. 2 hour 46 minutes drive from the hotel. More information - https://www.chichenitza.com/

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Group Activities

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we will not be offering group activities on this occasion. Health and safety is highly controlled within the hotel but it’s extremely difficult for Fusion to monitor health and safety outside of the hotel with external suppliers and activity providers. Should you be comfortable with exploring the local area and attractions, please see our Local Activities tab which details lots of places you may wish to visit during your stay in Mexico. 

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused as we know our group activities are very popular amongst delegates! But we hope for your understanding given the ever-changing nature of the pandemic.

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4th Small Molecule Activation Conference

#SMA22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Oral Presenters

We have several oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

If you are accepted for a talk, we recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference website.

Your Presentation

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to our AV technician who will be present in the conference room. We advise running through your presentation at least 30minutes prior to your session commencing to ensure your slides and any videos or animations appear as expected. We prefer our speakers to run their presentation from the master PC or Mac, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop then please notify us prior to the session. A HDMI or VGA cable is usually available on the podium.

Our AV technician will apply your microphone and provide a combined slide advancer and laser pointer.

We ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time decreases.

Please make sure your presentation adheres to the following guidelines.

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9)
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

Download Abstract Template

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Media Partners
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4th Small Molecule Activation Conference

#SMA22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs

Posters

We have several poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

Please bring your poster to registration and hand this to a member of the Fusion team. They will advise of your poster number and display your poster for you. 

Your poster will remain on display for the duration of the conference, allowing presenters to take advantage of the refreshment breaks and free time for valuable networking opportunities, in addition to the official poster session.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster session(s). Your poster will be judged during the poster session and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.

Posters will be taken down by the Fusion team and will be ready for collection at the Fusion desk on the final day of the conference.

Download Abstract Template

Supported By

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Media Partners
If you're interested in sponsoring this conference please contact us.

4th Small Molecule Activation Conference

#SMA22


16 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

Cancun, Mexico

Chairs