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2nd Small Molecule Activation Conference

20 May 2016 - 23 May 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Report

The second Fusion conference on Small Molecule Activation took place in Cancun Mexico, from 20th – 23rd May 2016. The meeting was chaired by Christian Limberg (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany).

The first day was dedicated to dioxygen activation, including systems operating homogeneously, heterogeneously, or in biology. Kenneth Karlin (Johns Hopkins University, plenary), Franc Meyer (Georg-August-University), and Jean-Philip Lumb (McGill University) spoke about biomimetic and bioinspired copper chemistry and Pieter Vanelderen (KU Leuven) pointed out the similarities to copper units bound at the surfaces of silicate materials. Molecular models for metal sites on silicates were discussed by Marie-Louise Wind (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), and Karen Goldberg (University of Washington) provided insights into the proceedings occurring when bonds between late-metal ions and organic residues come into contact with O2. O2 activation at molecular first row transition metal compounds was reported by Christine McKenzie (University of Southern Denmark), while Grit Daniela Straganz (Technische Universität Graz) dealt with natural paragons, namely iron enzymes. Finally, Victor Adamian (BP Petrochemicals) talked about the mechanism of one of the most important homogeneously catalysed industrial processes utilizing O2 as the oxidant.

The morning of day 2 focused on the utilization of CO2 and CO for the synthesis of value-added products. Etsuko Fujita Brookhaven National Laboratory gave a plenary lecture on thermal and photochemical CO2 conversion; the latter formed also the topic of the lecture given by Matthias Schwalbe (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). Didier Bourissou (Paul Sabatier University) outlined how the concept of frustrated Lewis-pairs can be exploited for CO2 activation. Holger Dobbek (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) explained how it is realized in enzymes and Yunho Lee (KAIST) presented biomimetic model studies. CO cleavage and coupling was discussed by Theodor Agapie (Caltech) and mimics of reactive intermediates in catalytic processes mediated by transition-metal CO complexes were presented by Josh Figueroa (University of California, San Diego).

After a period of leisure time in a beautiful environment the scientific part of the day continued by lectures about N2 activation and reactive nitrogen species. Binding and activation of the latter formed the topic of talks given by Christine Thomas (Brandeis University), Kallol Ray (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Bas de Bruin (University of Amsterdam), and a plenary lecture given by Paul Chirik (Princeton University) addressed the interconversion of ammonia with its elements. Binding and activation of dinitrogen formed the topic in the presentations of Andrew Ashley (Imperial College London), Liang Deng (Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry), and Leslie Murray (University of Florida).

The next morning started with a plenary lecture given by Marc Fontecave (College de France) discussing CO2 reduction by molecules and solids followed by a talk of Cameron Jones (Monash University) outlining how main-group element complexes can activate small molecules. The activation of peroxides formed the focus of presentations given by Christopher Scarborough (Emory University) and Anna Company (Universitat de Girona). Stefan Roggan (Bayer Technology Services) presented results concerning the activation of chlorine for the synthesis of phosgene. Again the afternoon remained free before the program continued with lectures concerning the conversion of hydrocarbons. Matthias Tamm (Technische Universität Braunschweig) and Adam Veige (University of Florida) talked about alkine metathesis and oligomerisation, George Britovsek (Imperial College London) about olefin oligomerization and T. Brent Gunnoe (University of Virginia) about olefin hydroarylation. There followed the poster session and a very enjoyable Gala dinner including the awarding of the poster prizes.

The last day started with a plenary lecture by Zhaomin Hou (RIKEN) on the activation of hydrocarbons and dihydrogen followed by a presentation by Ronny Neumann (Weizmann Institute of Science) on the oxidation of arenes and alkylarenes by an electron transfer-oxygen transfer (ET-OT) mechanism. Robert Wolf (Universität Regensburg) reported how the oxidation of C-H bonds with O2 can be reached using light. The activation of CO2 and its utilization were the topic of talks given by Arjan Kleij (ICIQ) and Fabian Dielmann (University of Münster), and the program was concluded by an oral contribution that had been selected among the submitted posters: Eynat Haviv (Weizmann Institute of Science) talked about the photoelectrochemical reduction of CO2.

Hence, the conference gathered excellent scientists from all over the world covering a wide range of small molecule activation. It thus revealed common principles, prerequisites for catalysis and current trends/frontiers.

The conference venue allowed for a very relaxed atmosphere for discussion, networking, and setting up collaborations. Due to the high quality of the speakers and their lectures, they received the unshared attention of all participants – despite the temptations waiting outside the lecture halls.

The representatives of Fusion on site were most professional, helpful and reliable and at the same time pleasant to be with; all participants were very impressed with the high organization level of the meeting. There was general agreement among the participants that a third meeting should be organized for 2018 on the same topic, as progress is rapid in this field, which forms the basis of an efficient exploitation of our resources.

The meeting was sponsored by the journal Inorganic Chemistry (American Chemical Society) as well as by the Publisher Wiley-VCH.

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2nd Small Molecule Activation Conference

20 May 2016 - 23 May 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Synopsis

Following the success of the first SMA conference in Chicago, which took place in July 2014 we are delighted to be organising a second series. 

Small molecules are constituents of the air we breathe (e.g. N2, O2, CO2) and take part in element cycles and various metabolic processes. Further representatives (e.g. H2, CO, CH4) are produced/converted in nature under anaerobic conditions or in industrial processes on large scales. Hence, small molecules such as those mentioned are readily accessible and comparatively inexpensive, so that it is highly desirable to include them into syntheses of value-added products or to use them as reservoirs of chemical energy (fuels). However, at the same time they are typically quite thermodynamically stable, so that their utilization requires an activation step. The topic of this conference will thus be concerned with various aspects of small molecule activation, with a focus on molecular insights. It provides a stimulating and interdisciplinary environment for both senior scientists and young researchers to discuss latest progress in the field.

Key Sessions

  1. H2 Activation
  2. N2 Activation
  3. NxOy Activation
  4. O2 Activation
  5. H2O2 Activation
  6. Reactive NxHy Species
  7. COx Chemistry 
  8. CxHy Conversion

2016 SMA Poster Prize

We will be providing a prize to the best young investigator talk (A Wiley book and $300) and further prizes for the two best posters (1st- a Wiley book and $150, 2nd Place- a Wiley book). We are also delighted to offer one poster presenter an opportunity to give a short talk.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Paul Chirik (Princeton University)
EXPLORING CARBON NEUTRAL METHODS FOR THE INTERCOVERSION OF AMMONIA WITH ITS ELEMENTS
Marc Fontecave (Collège de France)
CATALYSTS FOR CO2 REDUCTION: FROM MOLECULES TO SOLIDS 
Etsuko Fujita (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
CO2 HYDROGENATION AND FORMIC ACID DEHYDROGENATION BY HALF-SANDWICH CP*IR COMPLEXES WITH PROTON-RESPONSIVE LIGANDS IN WATER
Zhaomin Hou (RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science)
ACTIVATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF H2, N2 AND CO2 BY TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES
Kenneth Karlin (Johns Hopkins University)
COPPER AND HEME-COPPER DIOXYGEN BINDING, STRUCTURES AND REACTIVITY

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Theodor Agapie (California Institute of Technology)
CLEAVAGE AND COUPLING OF CO WITH MOLYBDENUM COMPLEXES SUPPORTED BY LIGANDS WITH PENDANT ARENE MOIETIES 
Andrew Ashley (Imperial College London)
TEACHING OLD COMPOUNDS NEW TRICKS: EFFICIENT N2 FIXATION BY SIMPLE Fe(N2)(DIPHOSPHINE)2 COMPLEXES 
Karen Goldberg (University of Washington)
REACTIONS OF LATE TRANSITION METAL ORGANOMETALLIC COMPLEXES WITH MOLECULAR OXYGEN 
Franc Meyer (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
BIOINSPIRED DIOXYGEN ACTIVATION AT HIGHLY PREOGANIZED DICOPPER SITES
Ronny Neumann (Weizmann Institute of Science)
A VANADIUM SUBSTITUTED POLYOXOMETALATE, H5PV2Mo10O40 AS A CATALYST FOR ELECTRON TRANSFER-OXYGEN TRANSFER OXIDATIONS.  A UNIQUE COMPOUND FOR UNIQUE TRANSFORMATIONS
Christopher Pickett (University of East Anglia)
PHOTOELECTROCATALYSIS AT P-TYPE SILICON: CO2 REDUCTION, H2 GENERATION AND PHOTOELECTROSYNTHESIS OF AMMONIA 

Confirmed Invited Short Talks

Victor Adamian (BP)
OXYGEN AND HYDROCARBON ACTIVATION IN COMMERCIAL OXIDATION OF PARA-XYLENE TO TEREPHTHALIC ACID 
Didier Bourissou (Université Paul Sabatier)
CO2 FIXATION/TRANSFORMATION WITH PHOSPHINE-BORANES, PHOSPHINE-ALANE PT COMPLEXES AND NON-INNOCENT PD PINCER COMPLEXES
George Britovsek (Imperial College London)
ETHYLENE OLIGOMERIZATION BEYOND SCHULZ-FLORY DISTRIBUTIONS
Bas de Bruin (University of Amsterdam)
CATALYTIC RADICAL-TYPE TRANSFORMATIONS;
CATALYTIC REACTIVITY OF COII & ‘CARBENE AND NITRENE RADICALS’
Anna Company (Universitat de Girona)
SPECTROSCOPIC STUDIES AND OXIDIZING REACTIVITY OF TWO HIGH-VALENT Ni-OXYGEN SPECIES
Liang Deng (Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry)
LOW-COORDINATE LOW-VALENT IRON AND COBALT COMPLEXES WITH NHC LIGATION: SYNTHESIS, REACTIVITY, AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN DINITROGEN ACTIVATION 
Holger Dobbek (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
CO/CO2 ACTIVATION BY HETEROMETALLIC NI ENZYMES
Josh Figueroa (University of California-San Diego)
SUBSTRATE ACTIVATION AND DYNAMICS BY TRANSITION METAL ISOCYANIDES  
T. Brent Gunnoe (University of Virginia)
TRANSITION METAL CATALYZED OLEFIN HYDROARYLATION: NEW ROUTES FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF ALKYL AND VINYL ARENES
Cameron Jones (Monash University)
THE STABILIZATION AND "TRANSITION METAL-LIKE REACTIVITY OF LOW OXIDATION STATE/LOWCOORDINATION NUMBER P-BLOCK COMPLEXES
Arjan Kleij (ICIQ)
SMALL MOLECULE CATALYSIS USING CO2: ACCESS TO VALUABLE ORGANIC MOTIFS
Yunho Lee (KAIST)
SMALL MOLECULE TRANSFORMATION AT A LOW-VALENT METAL CENTER SUPPORTED BY A PEP PINCER LIGAND
Jean-Philip Lumb (McGill University)
DRIVING SYNTHESIS BY OXIDATION
Christine McKenzie (University of Southern Denmark)
SELECTIVELY HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL REACTIVITY OF O2 
Leslie Murray (University of Florida)
SYNTHESIS AND REACTIVITY OF TRIMETALLIC COMPLEXES
Stefan Roggan (Bayer Technology Services)
BENT CARBON SURFACE MOIETIES AS ACTIVE SITES ON CARBON CATALYSTS FOR PHOSGENE SYNTHESIS
Chris Scarborough (Emory University) 
Bert Sels (KU Leuven)
REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES IN TMI-ZEOLITES
Grit Daniela Straganz (Technische Universität Graz)
ENZYMATIC MONONUCLEAR NONHEME FE(II) CENTERS: THE ROLE OF THE PROTEIN ENVIRONMENT IN TUNING O2 DEPENDENT CATALYSIS
Matthias Tamm (Technische Universität Braunschweig)
CATALYTIC ALKYNE AND DIYNE METATHESIS
Christine Thomas (Brandeis University)
APPLICATIONS OF HETEROBIMETALLIC COMPLEXES TO THE ACTIVATION OF SMALL MOLECULES SUCH AS CO2 AND HYDRAZINE
Adam Veige (University of Florida)
TRIANIONIC PINCER LIGANDS AND THEIR ROLE IN METAL CATALYZED CYCLIC POLYMER SYNTHESIS
Robert Wolf (Universität Regensburg)
BENZYLIC C−H BOND OXYGENATION AND OXIDATIVE CHLORINATION BY FLAVIN PHOTOCATALYSIS

Target Audience

Researchers concerned with the binding and conversion of small molecules at metal centres.

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2nd Small Molecule Activation Conference

20 May 2016 - 23 May 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

Thomas Gunnoe

Professor, University of Virginia

Ronny Neumann

Principal Investigator, Weizmann Institute of Science

Christopher Pickett

Professor, University of East Anglia

Andrew Ashley

Royal Society University Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London

Didier Bourissou

CNRS Research Director, Paul Sabatier University

Anna Company

RyC Researcher, Universitat de Girona

Giuseppe Zampella

Senior Researcher, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences

Leslie Murray

Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Victor Adamian

Senior Scientist, BP Petrochemicals

Cameron Jones

Professor, Monash University

Liang Deng

Professor, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Holger Dobbek

Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

George Britovsek

Reader in Catalysis, Imperial College London

Bas de Bruin

professor , University of Amsterdam

Bert Sels

professor, KU Leuven

Grit Straganz

Principal Investigator, Group Leader, Graz University

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2nd Small Molecule Activation Conference

20 May 2016 - 23 May 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Programme

Friday 20th May 2016

13:00 – 14:00

Registration

13:00 – 14:00

Welcome Lunch

*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

14:00 – 14:15

Opening Comments

O2 Activation
Ronny Neumann & Kenneth Karlin

14:15 – 14:55

Kenneth Karlin
Johns Hopkins University

COPPER AND HEME-COPPER DIOXYGEN BINDING, STRUCTURES AND REACTIVITY

14:55 – 15:20

Bert Sels
KU Leuven

REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES IN TMI-ZEOLITES

15:20 – 15:45

Jean-Philip Lumb
McGill University

DRIVING SYNTHESIS BY OXIDATION

15:45 – 16:20

Franc Meyer
Georg-August-University

BIOINSPIRED DIOXYGEN ACTIVATION AT HIGHLY PREOGANIZED DICOPPER SITES

16:20 – 16:50

Refreshments

16:50 – 17:15

Christine McKenzie
University of Southern Denmark

SELECTIVELY HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL REACTIVITY OF O2

17:15 – 17:40

Victor Adamian
BP Petrochemicals

OXYGEN AND HYDROCARBON ACTIVATION IN COMMERCIAL OXIDATION OF PARA-XYLENE TO TEREPHTHALIC ACID

17:40 – 18:15

Karen Goldberg
University of Washington

REACTIONS OF LATE TRANSITION METAL ORGANOMETALLIC COMPLEXES WITH MOLECULAR OXYGEN

18:15 – 18:40

Grit Daniela Straganz
Technische Universität Graz

ENZYMATIC MONONUCLEAR NONHEME Fe(II) CENTERS: THE ROLE OF THE PROTEIN ENVIRONMENT IN TUNING O2 DEPENDENT CATALYSIS

18:40 – 18:55

Marie-Louise Wind
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

ACTIVATION OF SMALL MOLECULES BY CHROMIUM SILOXIDES

18:55

Dinner at Leisure & Free Time

Saturday 21st May 2016

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

CO2 and CO Conversion
Marc Fontecave & Etsuko Fujita

08:30 – 09:10

Etsuko Fujita
Brookhaven National Laboratory

CO2 HYDROGENATION AND FORMIC ACID DEHYDROGENATION BY HALF-SANDWICH CP*IR COMPLEXES WITH PROTON-RESPONSIVE LIGANDS IN WATER

09:10 – 09:25

Matthias Schwalbe
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

PHOTOCHEMICAL CO2 REDUCTION CATALYZED BY MONO- AND DINUCLEAR PHENANTHROLINE-EXTENDED TETRAMESITYL PORPHYRIN COMPLEXES

09:25 – 10:00

Theodor Agapie
Caltech

CLEAVAGE AND COUPLING OF CO WITH MOLYBDENUM COMPLEXES SUPPORTED BY LIGANDS WITH PENDANT ARENE MOIETIES

10:00 – 10:25

Didier Bourissou
Paul Sabatier University

CO2 FIXATION AND TRANSFORMATION WITH PHOSPHINE-BORANES, PHOSPHINE-ALANE PT COMPLEXES AND NON-INNOCENT PD PINCER COMPLEXES

10:25 – 10:55

Refreshments & Group Photo

10:55 – 11:20

Holger Dobbek
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

CO/CO2 ACTIVATION BY HETEROMETALLIC NI ENZYMES

11:20 – 11:45

Yunho Lee
KAIST

SMALL MOLECULE TRANSFORMATION AT A LOW-VALENT METAL CENTER SUPPORTED BY A PEP PINCER LIGAND

11:45 – 12:10

Josh Figueroa
University of California, San Diego

SUBSTRATE ACTIVATION AND DYNAMICS BY TRANSITION METAL ISOCYANIDES 

12:10 – 16:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

N2 Activation and Reactive Nitrogen Species
Theodor Agapie & Andrew Ashley

16:00 – 16:35

Andrew Ashley
Imperial College London

TEACHING OLD COMPOUNDS NEW TRICKS: EFFICIENT N2 FIXATION BY SIMPLE Fe(N2)(dIPHOSPHINE)2 COMPLEXES

16:35 – 17:00

Christine Thomas
Brandeis University

APPLICATIONS OF HETEROBIMETALLIC COMPLEXES TO THE ACTIVATION OF SMALL MOLECULES SUCH AS CO2 AND HYDRAZINE

17:00 – 17:25

Liang Deng
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

LOW-COORDINATE LOW-VALENT IRON AND COBALT COMPLEXES WITH NHC LIGATION: SYNTHESIS, REACTIVITY, AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN DINITROGEN ACTIVATION

17:25 – 17:50

Leslie Murray
University of Florida

SYNTHESIS AND REACTIVITY OF TRIMETALLIC COMPLEXES

17:50 – 18:20

Refreshments

18:20 – 19:00

Paul Chirik
Princeton University

EXPLORING CARBON NEUTRAL METHODS FOR THE INTERCOVERSION OF AMMONIA WITH ITS ELEMENTS

19:00 – 19:25

Bas de Bruin
University of Amsterdam

 

CATALYTIC RADICAL-TYPE TRANSFORMATIONS; CATALYTIC REACTIVITY OF COII & ‘CARBENE AND NITRENE RADICALS’

19:25 – 19:40

Kallol Ray
Humboldt University Berlin

HIGH VALENT METAL OXO AND NITRENE CORES IN CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY

19:40

Dinner at Leisure & Free Time

Sunday 22nd May 2016

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

Generation of Fuels and Value-added Products
Zhaomin Hou

08:30 – 09:10

Marc Fontecave
College de France

CATALYSTS FOR CO2 REDUCTION: FROM MOLECULES TO SOLIDS

09:10 – 09:35

Cameron Jones
Monash University

THE STABILIZATION AND TRANSITION METAL-LIKE REACTIVITY OF LOW OXIDATION STATE/LOWCOORDINATION NUMBER P-BLOCK COMPLEXES

09:35 – 10:05

Refreshments

Alternative Oxidants
Karen Goldberg

10:05 – 10:30

Christopher Scarborough
Emory University

COORDINATION CHEMISTRY OF HYDROGEN PEROXIDE

10:30 – 11:05

Anna Company
Universitat de Girona

SPECTROSCOPIC STUDIES AND OXIDIZING REACTIVITY OF TWO HIGH-VALENT Ni-OXYGEN SPECIES

11:05 – 11:30

Stefan Roggan
Bayer Technology Services

BENT CARBON SURFACE MOIETIES AS ACTIVE SITES ON CARBON CATALYSTS FOR PHOSGENE SYNTHESIS

11:30 – 17:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

Conversion of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
Paul Chirik

17:00 – 17:25

T. Brent Gunnoe
University of Virginia

TRANSITION METAL CATALYZED OLEFIN HYDROARYLATION: NEW ROUTES FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF ALKYL AND VINYL ARENES

17:25 – 17:50

Adam Veige
University of Florida

TRIANIONIC PINCER LIGANDS AND THEIR ROLE IN METAL CATALYZED CYCLIC POLYMER SYNTHESIS

17:50 – 18:15

Matthias Tamm
Technische Universität Braunschweig

CATALYTIC ALKYNE AND DIYNE METATHESIS

18:15 – 18:40

George Britovsek
Imperial College London

ETHYLENE OLIGOMERIZATION BEYOND SCHULZ-FLORY DISTRIBUTIONS

18:40 – 19:40

Poster Session, Cocktails & Refreshments

20:00 – 23:00

*Gala Dinner & Poster Awards*

Monday 23rd May 2016

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

Activation of CO2 and Hydrocarbons
Franc Meyer

08:30 – 09:10

Zhaomin Hou
RIKEN

ACTIVATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF H2, N2 AND CO2 BY TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES

09:10 – 09:45

Ronny Neumann
Weizmann Institute of Science

A VANADIUM SUBSTITUTED POLYOXOMETALATE, H5PV2MO10O40 AS A CATALYST FOR ELECTRON TRANSFER-OXYGEN TRANSFER OXIDATIONS.  A UNIQUE COMPOUND FOR UNIQUE TRANSFORMATIONS

09:45 – 10:10

Robert Wolf
Universität Regensburg

BENZYLIC C−H BOND OXYGENATION AND OXIDATIVE CHLORINATION BY FLAVIN PHOTOCATALYSIS

10:10 – 10:40

Refreshments

10:40 – 11:05

Arjan Kleij
ICIQ

SMALL MOLECULE CATALYSIS USING CO2: ACCESS TO VALUABLE ORGANIC MOTIFS

11:05 – 11:20

Fabian Dielmann
University of Muenster

HIGHLY ELECTRON-RICH PHOSPHINES FOR THE ACTIVATION OF STRONG BONDS AND SMALL MOLECULES

11:20 – 11:35

Eynat Haviv
Weizmann Institute of Science

PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CO2 CATALYZED BY A DIRe(I) COMPLEX WITH A POLYOXOMETALATE ELECTROCHEMICAL SHUTTLE

11:35 – 11:50

Closing Comments

 


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2nd Small Molecule Activation Conference

20 May 2016 - 23 May 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $1667 $1767 $617 $284 $254 $71
Industry $1667 $1767 $617 $284 $254 $71
Student $1004 $1004 $617 $284 $254 $71

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

Accompanying child fees and extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years of age. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at the Fiesta Americana Condesa. 

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun offers a 24hour all inclusive service. Our registration and additional adult/child fees are inclusive of the following;

- Accommodation for 3 Nights (20, 21, 22 May 2016).
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – available at all restaurants according to operational hours or programmed events.
- International Bar available by the glass in restaurants and bars according to operational hours.
- Pool snacks and International Bar available by the glass at Pool Area.
- Minibar including: soft drinks, domestic beer, bottled water and coffee. Refreshed daily.
- 24 Hour Room Service.
- In Room amenity – Bottle of wine, per room, per stay.
- Gala Night Entry (includes an open bar).
- Complimentary WI-FI throughout the hotel.

Additional nights (per person) are inclusive of the following;

- Accommodation for 1 Night
- Lunch on day of arrival
- Dinner on day of arrival
- Breakfast on day of departure
- International bar available by the glass in restaurants and bars from lunch on day of arrival until breakfast on day of departure

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2nd Small Molecule Activation Conference

20 May 2016 - 23 May 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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2nd Small Molecule Activation Conference

20 May 2016 - 23 May 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Venue

Fiesta Americana Condesa

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Address
Fiesta Americana Condesa, Blvd.Kukulkán km 16.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun, 77500 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

The Fiesta Americana Condesa, Cancun is the 2015 Winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and also received the Travellers Choice Award in 2014. 

The remains of ancient Mayan cities are scattered throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and no trip to Cancun would be complete without a visit to these majestic temples and pyramids set amongst lush tropical vegetation. We will be working very closely with a reputable tour company who will be organising trips to Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba and Xcaret to name a few, some of which may require a full day. Full day excursions will be arranged pre or post conference and may be on an individual or group booking so we would recommend booking extra nights to extend your stay as early as possible to avoid disappointment should these excursions be of interest to you and/or your party. For further information please contact us.

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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2nd Small Molecule Activation Conference

20 May 2016 - 23 May 2016

Cancun, Mexico

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Transportation

Cancun International airport is just a short 20-minute journey from the Fiesta Americana Condesa 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.

Amstar are a reputable and trustworthy DMC based in Cancun. The Amstar team will be on hand to provide a seamless transfer service to and from Cancun International Airport. Amstar will manage and confirm all transportation bookings, therefore please contact them directly with any questions (see contact info below). To book a transfer, please do so via the online booking facility here.

Contact Name: Daniela Jiménez 
Contact Telephone: +52 (998) 881 9587 Ext. 4245 
Contact Email:  dajimene@amstardmc.com

Private Airport Transfers

Private Transportation prices to and from Cancun International Airport and to and from the Fiesta Americana Condesa hotel are as follows: 

Number of Passengers

Price (One Way, Per Vehicle)

Price (Return Trip, Per Vehicle)

1 - 3 Passengers plus luggage

$39.00 USD

$77.00 USD

4 - 7 Passenger plus luggage

$44.00 USD

$85.00 USD

8 - 10 Passengers plus luggage

$53.00 USD

$103.00 USD

Note: Prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:
- Private van with bilingual driver.
- Amenities on arrival (bottled water per person).

If your flight is delayed or your wait at immigration is more than 45 minutes, please contact Amstar as soon as you can to keep them updated with your situation. It’s important Amstar are informed of any delays as soon as you are made aware so the transfer can be rescheduled. Note: If you wish to cancel your transfer, please inform Amstar at least 72 hours in advance otherwise full cancellation charges will apply. If you fail to inform Amstar of any amendments to your travel schedule and consequently do not turn up at the date and time booked, full cancellation charges will apply for no shows.

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Fusion Conferences’ signage where a member of the Amstar team will greet you and escort you to the vehicle. For departures, please wait in the hotel lobby at your requested pick-up time where your driver will meet you.

For arrival transfers and round-trip transfers, payment has to be made online at the time of booking. For return transfers, payment can be made online at the time of booking or at the Amstar Transfers desk during the conference via card or cash (USD or MXN).

For frequently asked questions please take a look at the FAQ section on the Amstar website.

To make a booking with Amstar Transfers, please follow this link to access the online booking facility. If you have any questions for Amstar Transfers, please contact them directly.

Contact Name: Daniela Jiménez
Contact Telephone: +52 (998) 881 9587 Ext. 4245
Contact Email: dajimene@amstardmc.com 

IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION OR CONFIRMATION NUMBER AND BRING IT WITH YOU.

** Please note Fusion Conferences accept no responsibility for any bookings made with Amstar Transfers or any other transportation supplier **

Shared Shuttle Service

The Amstar Shuttle is a shared service with other Amstar guests and may include 3-4 stops before reaching the Fiesta Americana Condesa. This service operates for flights arriving at Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 17:00pm EST and for flights departing Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 18:00pm EST from the 07th February until 08th March 2018.

Shared Transportation prices to and from Cancun International Airport and to and from the Fiesta Americana Condesa hotel are as follows: 

Price (One Way, Per Person)

Price (Return Trip, Per Person)

$10.00 USD

$20.00 USD

Note: Prices do not include gratuity.

Includes:
- Shared transfer with non-group participants from nearby resorts.
- Just a few stops en route to the Fiesta Americana Condesa.
- Comfortable, fully air-conditioned vehicle.

Please note that the shared shuttle operates for flights arriving at Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 17:00pm EST and for flights departing Cancun Airport between 7:00am - 18:00pm EST. If your flight times fall outside of the shuttle schedule, you will need to opt for a private transfer.

Amstar will monitor your flight arrival information and adjust your pick-up time accordingly in the event of a delay. Should you change your inbound or outbound flight for any reason, please ensure you inform Amstar of the changes so they monitor the correct flight. Note: If you wish to cancel your place on the shuttle, please inform Amstar at least 72 hours in advance otherwise full cancellation charges will apply. Full cancellation charges will apply for no shows.

Upon arrival at the airport, please exit the terminal building and look for ‘Amstar’ signage where a member of the Amstar team will greet you and escort you to the vehicle. For departures, please wait in the hotel lobby at your requested pick-up time where your driver will meet you.

For arrival transfers and round-trip transfers, payment has to be made online at the time of booking. For return transfers, payment can be made online at the time of booking or at the Amstar Transfers desk during the conference via card or cash (USD or MXN).

For frequently asked questions please take a look at the FAQ section on the Amstar website.

To make a booking with Amstar Transfers, please follow this link to access the online booking facility. If you have any questions for Amstar Transfers, please contact them directly.

Contact Name: Daniela Jiménez
Contact Telephone: +52 (998) 881 9587 Ext. 4245
Contact Email:  dajimene@amstardmc.com

IMPORTANT: PLEASE PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION OR CONFIRMATION NUMBER AND BRING IT WITH YOU.

** Please note Fusion Conferences accept no responsibility for any bookings made with Amstar Transfers or any other transportation supplier **

Taxis

If you do not wish to make a reservation in advance and would prefer to take a taxi upon arrival at the airport, or from the hotel, please check that the vehicle and driver are licensed and be vigilant at all times. If you are unsure about the driver or if the vehicle is unmarked, wait until another taxi becomes available or telephone Amstar to see if they can immediately send a car. 

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20 May 2016 - 23 May 2016

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Local Activities

Details will be available at a later date.

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Group Activities

Selvatica Group Activity - Sunday 22nd May 2016

We have arranged an exciting group activity for the 2016 SMA participants. The tour will take place during free time on Sunday 22nd May 2016.

Over 250 acres of Tropical Jungle, in Selvatica you will be able to experience a unique adventure in the longest zip-line circuit  in North America, recognized by Travel & Leisure magazine as "one of the 35 great adventures in the World", divided in 12 zip lines varying in lengths and heights from 270 ft. to over 2,000 ft, it will make you fly over the jungle. Take a ride on a military vehicle through the jungle to get to the millenary natural cenote. With crystal and pristine waters you will be able to swim choosing between a water zip line or the diving platform. Live this unique and exciting adventure and feel the emotion and adrenaline running through your body.

The tour is optional and should you wish to participate we would ask that you email jack@fusion-conferences.com to confirm your participation no later than Monday 09th May as we are required to confirm numbers in advance due to transportation requirements.

Itinerary for Sunday 22nd May 2016:

11:55 – Lunch at Leisure
12:40 – Meeting Point in Hotel Lobby
12:45 – Departure from Hotel to Selvatica 
13:25 – Arrival at Selvatica
13:40 – Tour Begins
16:05 – Tour Ends
16:45 – Arrival to Hotel

The price of the tour will vary depending on confirmed numbers. We will confirm the tour price during conference registration. For guidance, the cost will be approximately $100.00, dependent on final group size. Please consider an additional $5.00 gratuity, per person.

The above price includes; air conditioned transportation, Mayan Sky assistance, entry to Selvatica, Canopy Tour, Polaris Ranger RZR Buggy experience and time to swim in the sink-hole.

Please bring with you; comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, swimsuit, towel, hat and sunscreen. Should you wish to purchase any additional services such as locker rental, photos, videos, snacks, beverages and souvenirs, please bring cash or credit card.

Please note the following restrictions; no pregnant women, back pains, or heart problems, maximum weight 260 Lbs., maximum waist size 47 in.

Please note that payment for the tour will need to be made during conference registration at the Mayan Sky Hospitality deskMayan Sky will accept both cash and card payments. Please note a surcharge will be added for payments made using card (5% for VISA or Master Card and 6% for AMEX). This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not to participate in the tour.

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Childcare

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Oral Presenters

To be considered for a 15 minute talk slot, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the oral submission deadline: 11 March 2016.

Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation. We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

Your Presentation on the Day

If you have prepared some slides to accompanying your talk please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

For those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to: admin@fusion-conferences.com

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have an accompanying presentation. We prefer speakers to use our master laptop to run presentations from, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop, please notify us in advance.

It is important that all speakers adhere to their presentation time and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters and the audience as your time decreases.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team.

Helpful Tips for Presentation Slides

Aspect Ratio: 4:3 in Presenter View, Landscape in Orientation
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT or PPTS format. 
Video Clips: Please save these separately and do not build them into the PowerPoint. Videos will be played via the AV control desk using the master laptop.

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20 May 2016 - 23 May 2016

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Posters

We have a number of poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the poster submission deadline: 25 March 2016

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

During conference registration if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

You can display your poster from registration. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that posters are taken down on the final day of the meeting. The poster session is usually scheduled on Day 3, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and the poster prizes will be awarded during the conference Gala Night that evening. 

2016 SMA Poster Prize

We will be awarding a prize to the best young investigator talk (A Wiley book and $300) and further prizes for the two best posters (1st- a Wiley book and $150, 2nd Place- a Wiley book). We are also delighted to offer one poster presenter an opportunity to give a short talk.

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