December 2 - 6, 2018 / The University of Western Australia

Matilda Bay, view from UWA

Organic18 is the premier Organic Division Conference of the Royal Australian
Chemical Institute for 2018 and will highlight recent advances in organic chemistry.
The conference will encompass all areas of organic chemistry with presentations
from Australian and International researchers from academia, business and industry.


The conference will be held on the grounds of The University of Western Australia, one of Australia's most picturesque campuses, situated on the Swan River in Crawley. We invite you to be part of this exciting meeting.

Plenary Speakers

Professor Sarah Reisman


Professor Dave MacMillan

Princeton University

Professor Ben Davis

University of Oxford

Professor Veronique Gouverneur

University of Oxford

Professor Erick Carreira

ETH Zurich

Professor Donna Blackmond

The Scripps Research Institute

Professor Mary Garson

University of Queensland

Margaret Sheil Leadership Award Lecture

A. J. Birch Medal Awardee


Keynote Speakers

Professor Masahiro Murakami

Kyoto University

Professor Bradley Moore

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Professor Louis Barriault

University of Ottawa, Canada

Professor Mike Kerr

University of Western Ontario, Canada

Gender Equity and Inclusivity

The Conference Committee is committed to ensuring gender equity and inclusivity.

Read the RACI Inclusion and Diversity Policy

Women in Organic Chemistry Symposium

A special one-day symposium dedicated to Women in Organic Chemistry will precede the conference.

The symposium will run from approximately 11:00am-3:30pm and will include a plenary lecture by Professor Margaret Brimble, followed by lunch and a panel discussion. The main conference program will commence at 4:00pm with a plenary lecture by Professor Mary Garson.


Dr Scott Stewart

The University of Western Australia

Professor Michael Sherburn

Chair, RACI Organic Chemistry Division

Dr Matthew Piggott

The University of Western Australia

Sunset at City Beach, Perth (Scott Stewart)