SYNC 2024

Symposium for Young Chemists: Innovation and Sustainability

June 24th – 28th 2024 – Rome, Italy

Registration begins at 11 a.m. in the Department of Chemistry, Cannizzaro Building CU014 (Piazzale Aldo Moro 5).

SYNC 2024

The Department of Chemistry of the Sapienza University of Rome is proud to announce the Second Symposium for Young Chemists: Innovation and Sustainability (SYNC 2024) that will be held in Rome from 24 to 28 June 2024.

SYNC 2024 symposium is a unique gathering designed specifically for PhD students and early-stage researchers. Our symposium aims to foster international collaborations among young chemists, bringing together people from diverse universities across Europe and, potentially, from around the world. Together, we seek to advance the frontiers of chemistry through shared exploration and collaboration.

Building on the success of the first SYNC in June 2022, which saw the enthusiastic participation of 330 young chemists from 23 European and extra-European countries, SYNC 2024 aspires to foster long-term sharing of research, promote the mobility of PhD students, and encourage the development of innovative projects in response to local, regional, and global challenges.

Our focus on the new generations and the international character of our participants is geared towards creating a transversal society, united in the pursuit of the common good and capable of overcoming barriers associated with all forms of diversity.

We invite you to explore the conference themes, which span from fundamental chemistry to applicative research in a variety fields of application.

We look forward to welcoming you in Rome next June for the SYNC 2024 Symposium.


A1 – Green Chemistry
A2 – Supramolecular Chemistry
A3 – New synthetic methods in Organic Chemistry
A4 – Reaction Mechanisms
A5 – Asymmetric synthesis
A6 – Natural Products
A7 – Homogeneous Catalysis

B1 – Drug Delivery
B2 – Drug Design and Discovery
B3 – Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
B4 – Biopolymers, Hydrogels
B5 – Advanced 3D Manufacturing Processes
B6 – Sensors and Bio-sensors

C1 – New Developments and Computational Methods
C2 – Computational Chemistry
C3 – Light and Matter
C4 – Electrochemistry
C5 – Surface Processes and Analysis
C6 – Applied Physical Chemistry
C7 – Photochemistry and Photophysics
C8 – Artificial intelligence and machine learning
C9 – Astrochemistry
C10 – Atmospheric Chemistry

D1 – Mass Spectrometry in targeted and untargeted analysis
D2 – Chromatographic Techniques
D3 – Advancements in Sample Preparation
D4 – Green Analytical Chemistry
D5 – Advanced Data Analysis and Chemometrics
D6 – Analytical Sensing
D7 – Chemistry and Heritage: preserving and sharing
D8 – Forensic Sciences

E1 – Organometallic chemistry
E2 – Multimetallic systems
E3 – Molecular Magnets
E4 – Inorganic Interfaces
E5 – Metal-organic frameworks (MOF)
E6 – Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis
E7 – Bio and Biomimetic Catalysis

F1 – Assemblies, Aggregates and Interfaces
F2 – Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
F3 – Organic-Inorganic Hybrids
F4 – Nanoparticles: synthesis and applications
F5 – Materials for additive manufacturing

G1 – Fuels
G2 – Photovoltaics
G3 – Bioremediation
G4 – Water, Waste Management and Recycling
G5 – Bioplastics and Sustainable Packaging
G6 – Life Cycle Assessment
G7 – Sustainable Industrial Processes
G8 – Resource recovery

H1 – Chemical Biology
H2 – Sensors and Diagnostic
H3 – Biomolecules
H4 – Bioinorganic Chemistry
H5 – Food Chemistry
H6 – Biotechnologies
H7 – Bioelectrochemistry
H8 – Medicinal Chemistry

I1 – Carbon-based Materials
I2 – Organic Electronics
I3 – Polymers and devices
I4 – Smart Sensors

L1 – Environmental Chemistry
L2 – Earth and Space
L3 – Chemistry and Culture Heritage: preserving and sharing
L4 – Origin of Life
L5 – Equity and Responsibility




  • Postponed to May 7th, 2024 – Abstract for Oral Presentation deadline

  • May 20th, 2024 – Notification of acceptance for Oral Presentation

  • May 20th, 2024 – Abstract for Poster deadline

  • May 23th, 2024 – Notification of acceptance for Poster Presentation


  • February 9th, 2024 – Authors registration opening

  • May 30th, 2024 – Early registration closing

  • June 17th, 2024 – Authors registration deadline

  • June 17th, 2024 – Late registration closing

  • June 24th – 28th, 2024 – On-Site registration