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.


A printed copy of the conference booklet will be given to all registrants

RACI Anti-Harassment Policy

The RACI will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating the RACI Anti-Harassment Policy may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

If you experience any of the behaviour described and/or you feel uncomfortable or unsafe during Organic18, please contact Professor Kate Jolliffe. The conference organisers will take appropriate action as soon as possible.

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

Caltech (USA)

Professor Dave MacMillan

Princeton University (USA)

Professor Ben Davis

University of Oxford (UK)

Professor Veronique Gouverneur

University of Oxford (UK)

Professor Erick Carreira

ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Professor Donna Blackmond

The Scripps Research Institute (USA)

Professor Mary Garson

University of Queensland (Australia)
Margaret Sheil Leadership Award Lecture

A. J. Birch Medal Awardee


Keynote Speakers

Professor Masahiro Murakami

Kyoto University (Japan)

Professor Bradley Moore

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA)

Professor Louis Barriault

University of Ottawa (Canada)

Professor Mike Kerr

University of Western Ontario (Canada)

Professor Peter Schreiner

Justus-Liebig University Giessen (Germany)

Assistant Professor Alison Narayan

University of Michigan (USA)

Assistant Professor Corinna Schindler

University of Michigan (USA)

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)