The next regular EWPC meeting has been postponed to 2022. Meanwhile, you might be interested in the Online Workshop on Phosphorus Chemistry, which will be held on 29-31 March 2021 as a web-conference. Read more

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 oral contributions from PhD students (15 + 5 min, 1 presentation per research group) and poster presentations (no limitations), and an invited plenary lecture. Students will also chair the sessions of oral contributions. Prizes for best oral contributions, posters, and chairs will be awarded.

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

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

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

March 2022

Rostock, Germany

Register by
late Jan 2022

OWPC, 2021

29-31 March 2021


submission by

31 Jan 2021