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The 15th International Symposium on Inorganic Ring Systems

Welcome to the website of the 15th International Symposium on Inorganic Ring Systems. The symposium will be held at Uji city in Kyoto prefecture, Japan on June 24 (Sun) to 29 (Fri), 2018.

This conference occurs every three years and is the premier international showcase for Main Group Chemistry, including Organometallic Chemistry and Inorganic Materials Chemistry. This is the first IRIS meeting to be hosted in Japan. The IRIS meetings bring together approximately 250 scientists including world leading professors, postdoctoral fellows and research students from around the world. Plenary lectures and keynote lectures will be presented by internationally renowned scientists.

IRIS-15 will be held in conjunction with ICRIS 2018 under the support of Insitute for Chemical Research (ICR), Kyoto University and Frontier and Interdisciplinary Research Core for Deepening Investigations and Promoting Collaboration in Chemistry-oriented Fields.

In addition, we will be honouring Prof. Robert West on his 90th birthday and celebrating his chemistry.

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Important Information

• (180702) Photos have been uploaded.

• (180629) We awarded oral/poster presentation prizes for the following students.

Oral Presentation Awards

  • BCSJ Award (Chemical Society of Japan)
    • A26 Ms. Christina A. Braun (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Chemical Science Award (Royal Society of Chemistry)
    • A11 Mr. Martin W. Stanford (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Poster Presentation Awards

  • Chemistry Letters Young Award (Chemical Society of Japan)
    • PA36 Mr. Armin Rainer Eulenstein (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany)
    • PA32 Mr. Lorenz J. Schiegerl (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Chemical Science Award (Royal Society of Chemistry)
    • PA34 Ms. Beate G. Steller (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • Dalton Transaction Award (Royal Society of Chemistry)
    • PB14 Mr. Alexander Schmer (University of Bonn, Germany)
    • PB22 Mr. Ryohei Nishino (Rikkyo University, Japan)

• (180629) The whole schedule of IRIS15 is over. Pictures during the symposium will be uploaded soon!

• (180621) Abstracts will be provided in USB memory (NOT paper book).
It is also possible to access abstract data on the web by using the password provided at the venue.

Timetable (180622, updated)

Program Overview (including Poster Assignment) (180621, PB41 was added; 180624, PB42 was added.)


IRIS-15 International Advisory Board

C. W. Allen (USA)
N. Burford (Canada)
T. Chivers (Canada)
S. Dehnen (Germany)
P. Mathur (India)
M. Saito (Japan)
M. Scheer (Germany)
R. Streubel (Germany)
N. Tokitoh (Japan)
F. Uhlig (Austria)
M. Veith (Germany)
J. D. Woollins (UK)

Emeriti IRIS International Advisory Board members

A. H. Cowley (USA)
R. R. Holmes
J.-P. Majoral (France)
H. W. Roesky (Germany)
R. West (USA)

IRIS-15 National Advisory Committee

T. Agou (Ibaraki Univ., Hitachi)
T. Fujii (Nihon Univ., Tokyo)
K. Goto (Tokyo Inst. Tech., Tokyo)
A. Ishii (Saitama Univ., Saitama)
T. Iwamoto (Tohoku Univ., Sendai)
N. Kano (Gakushuin Univ., Tokyo)
T. Kawashima (Gunma Univ., Kiryu)
S. Kyushin (Gunma Univ., Kiryu)
Y. Matano (Niigata Univ., Niigata)
T. Matsuo (Kindai Univ., Osaka)
H. Matsuzaka (Osaka Pref. Univ., Osaka)
M. Minoura (Rikkyo Univ., Tokyo)
T. Murai (Gifu Univ., Gifu)
Y. Murata (Kyoto Univ., Uji)
A. Naka (Kurashiki Univ. of Science and the Arts, Kurashiki)
Y. Nakajima (AIST, Tsukuba)
M. Nakamura (Kyoto Univ., Uji)
N. Nakata (Saitama Univ., Saitama)
H. Nakazawa (Osaka City Univ., Osaka)
M. Nanjo (Tottori Univ., Tottori)
A. Ogawa (Osaka Prefecture Univ., Sakai)
S. Ogawa (Iwate Univ., Morioka)
J. Oshita (Hiroshima Univ., Hiroshima)
K. Okuma (Fukuoka Univ., Fukuoka)
F. Ozawa (Kyoto Univ., Uji)
T. Sasamori (Nagoya City Univ., Nagoya)
K. Sato (AIST, Tsukuba)
S. Sato (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Tokyo)
M. Segi (Kanazawa Univ., Kanazawa)
A. Sekiguchi (AIST, Tsukuba)
T. Shimizu (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Tokyo)
M. Suginome (Kyoto Univ., Kyoto)
Y. Takaguchi (Okayama Univ., Okayama)
N. Takeda (Gunma Univ., Kiryu)
K. Takimiya (RIKEN, Wako)
H. Tobita (Tohoku Univ., Sendai)
M. Unno (Gunma Univ., Kiryu)
S. Yamago (Kyoto Univ., Uji)
S. Yamaguchi (Nagoya Univ., Nagoya)
Y. Yamamoto (Hiroshima Univ., Hiroshima)
M. Yamashita (Nagoya Univ., Nagoya)

IRIS-15 Local Organizing Committee

Norihiro Tokitoh, Symposium Chair
Yoshiyuki Mizuhata
Mariko Yukimoto
Fuyuko Totani