18th European Workshop on Phosphorus Chemistry (EWPC-18)

The European Workshop on Phosphorus Chemistry (EWPC) offers early-stage researchers an opportunity to communicate their work to the leading European research groups in phosphorus chemistry.

The long tradition of workshops previously held in Kaiserslautern (2004), Bonn (2005), Leipzig (2006), Zandvoort (2007), Regensburg (2008), Florence (2009), Budapest (2010), Münster (2011), Rennes (2012), Regensburg (2013), Sofia (2014), Kassel (2015), Berlin (2016), Cluj-Napoca (2017), Uppsala (2018), Bristol (2019) and Rennes (2020) will be continued with the 18th European Workshop on Phosphorus Chemistry in Rostock, Germany. This workshop series has a strong reputation for fruitful exchange of ideas, opinions and excellent discussions. The aspects of phosphorus chemistry covered by this workshop span organic, inorganic, polymer, materials chemistry and biological chemistry.

The programme will include talkshow-to lectures and poster presentations from PhD students, as well as an invited plenary lecture by a distinguished researcher. Students will also chair the sessions of oral contributions. Prizes for best talks, posters, and chairs will be awarded.

Talk or How-to: 15 min + 5 min discussion
Poster: Two poster sessions in the afternoon


We would like to thank everyone who participated at the EWPC-18 for the interesting talks and posters, lively discussions, and the great atmosphere!

Further news

EWPC-18 postponed to September 2022

EWPC-18 postponed to September 2022

Published: 20 Jan 2022, Updated: 08 Feb 2022

As the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus is currently spreading throughout Europe and current models expect a maximum of the wave in late February / early March, we have come to the decision that an in-person meeting in March 2022 is not feasible. Following a short survey among the group leaders, we have now decided to postpone the meeting to 14-16 September 2022. We thank everyone who took part in the survey and we are pleased about our community's strong support of an in-person meeting!

Thus, the EWPC-18 is now scheduled to take place in Rostock, 14-16 September 2022. Registration will re-open shortly. The new registration deadline will be July 31.

We will update all information on our website accordingly to keep you informed about travel regulations, hotel reservations etc. You may also subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest info to your inbox.

Coronavirus update Nov 2021

Coronavirus update Nov 2021

Updated: 29 Nov 2021

The EWPC-18 is currently planned as an in-person meeting in Rostock, Germany, in March 2022. However, with the fourth wave of COVID-19 hitting Germany at the moment, you will understand that this decision cannot be final at this time. We will re-evaluate the situation at the end of January 2022 to make a final decision if the workshop must be switched to an online format. 

Your health is of utmost importance to us. If we decide for an in-person meeting, we will follow strict safety measures. Thus, only fully vaccinated persons or persons who have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 6 months will be allowed to participate (certificates required). Additionally, each participant will be asked to perform a rapid antigen test before attending the conference. Also, if you are feeling unwell and show symptoms consistent with a potential Coronavirus infection, we will kindly ask you to stay away from the conference and seek medical advice.

We know it is unsatisfactory that we cannot give you a more definitive plan. Yet, after almost two years of online meetings, we feel that an in-person meeting is something everyone of us is looking forward to. Please bear with us and wait for our final decision before you make travel plans, or only book tickets that are refundable. Note that we cannot cover any costs that may arise from cancelling your journey.

Since the pandemic will also make it difficult to raise funds in large amounts, it may be possible that a small contribution (<50 EUR) will be raised. Of course, participation will be free of charge if we switch to an online format.

Registration is now open. Please register and submit your abstract by January 31, 2022.

EWPC-18 postponed to 2022

EWPC-18 to be postponed to March 2022

Updated: 27 Nov 2020

Covid-19 has affected all areas of our lives, and now it unfortunately also affects the yearly schedule of the EWPC. As you have probably already guessed, we are forced to postpone the EWPC-18 in Rostock by one year, due to the continuing uncertainty with respect to travel regulations, rules for social distancing, and quarantine regulations that may or may not apply in March 2021. In consequence, we are currently unable to book a lecture hall, not to mention make arrangements for catering or hotel reservations.

While this decision was not easy for us, we hope that you will understand. Ultimately, we are convinced that all our health is of utmost importance, and postponing the EWPC is the right decision.

Announcing OWPC

Nonetheless, we want to give PhD students a public platform for their phosphorus research. Thus, we will organise an OWPC (Online Workshop on Phosphorus Chemistry) as an additional platform for the exchange of ideas during the wait for the next regular EWPC meeting.

The online workshop will include both short lectures and a poster session. All details may be found on the OWPC website.

In memoriam Prof. Paul Kamer

In memoriam Prof. Paul Kamer

Updated: 02 Dec 2020

We mourn for Prof. Paul Kamer, who unfortunately passed away two weeks ago. Paul was Professor at the LIKAT in Rostock and part of our EWPC-18 organizing committee. Not only do we lose an extraordinary Phosphorus chemist, but also a friend and great person.

In memory of him, he will remain a member of our organizing committee posthumously. Furthermore, a memorial colloquium will be held as part of the OWPC on Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 9:00-11:30 a.m. CET.

In memoriam Prof. François Mathey

In memoriam Prof. François Mathey

Updated: 11 Dec 2020

Unfortunately, we have another very sad message to convey: Very recently, we received a note about the passing of Prof. François Mathey. We are truly sorry for the loss of yet another great Phosphorus chemist.

At a glance

EWPC-18, 2022

14-16 September 2022

Rostock, Germany

Register by
31 July 2022

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