Scientific Program

Preliminary Program

The Preliminary Scientific Program: CLICK HERE!

Program Grid:CLICK HERE!

Current list of confirmed speakers—Check back often!

  • David Amabilino, Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelon, Spain
  • Daniel Armstrong, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Laurence Barron, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • James Canary, New York University, USA
  • Marvin Caruthers, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • Albert Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Noel Clark, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • Roberto Corradini, University of Parma, Italy
  • Karl-Heinz Ernst, Nanoscale Materials Science Unit, EMPA, Switzerland
  • Ben Feringa, University of Groningen, The Netherlands [Winner of the 2009 Chirality Medal]
  • Joseph Gal, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA
  • Bart Kahr, University of Washington, USA
  • Randy Kamien, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dilip Kondepudi, Wake Forest University, USA
  • Meir Lahav, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Robert Lemieux, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
  • Kurt Mislow, Princeton University, USA [Moderator of the Symposium Special Session]
  • Andy Phillips, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • Yian Shi, Colorado State University, USA
  • Mohan Srinivasarao, George Institute of Technology, USA
  • Junji Watanabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Christopher Welch, Merck & Co., Inc., New Jersey, USA
  • Eiji Yashima, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Claudio Zannoni, University of Bologna, Italy

Important Dates

December 1, 2008 Deadline for nominations for Chirality Medal 2009

  :: Congratulations to Professor Ben Feringa, winner of the 2009 Chirality Medal!
March 1, 2009 Abstract deadline for lecture and poster abstracts
April 1, 2009 Deadline for late-breaking abstracts
April 2009 Preliminary Program posted at
June 1, 2009 Final deadline to submit poster abstracts

Poster abstracts received after June 1 may be presented at the meeting, if space is available, but will not be published in the Final Program. Must email to request a poster board at the meeting. 

Call for Papers

Submissions of abstracts requesting oral and poster presentations covering all aspects of chirality are welcome from scientists, engineers, researchers, and practitioners world-wide. The broad spectrum of presentations will create an interdisciplinary forum highlighting the following scientific themes:  chiral peptides and polynucleotides; enantioselective synthesis; chiroptical and NMR spectroscopy; materials chirality; preparative resolution; frontiers of chiral analysis; nonbiological enantioenrichment and the origins of life; biological chirality and pharmacology; and stereochemical terminology. 

Researchers with new results in areas relevant to the meeting topics are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration for lecture and/or poster presentation. We are striving to ensure the broadest possible coverage of recent advances. In order for the scientific committee to develop appropriate oral and poster sessions for the program, we strongly encourage you to submit your abstract by March 1. The deadlines to submit abstracts are posted above under "Important Dates." If you intend to submit a contribution for the oral program but company approval is required prior to submitting, please contact us at by March 1 and give the name of the meeting, abstract title, authors, brief description of the kind of material that you would like to present, and when approval is expected. This material will be kept confidential. Please submit abstracts electronically to It should be noted that all papers are accepted based on the understanding that one or more of the authors will personally attend the conference and present their work.

The broad spectrum of lecture and poster presentations will create an interdisciplinary forum on all aspects of molecular and supramolecular chirality, including the following broad areas:

  • Separation of enantiomers / measurement of enantiomeric excess
  • Enantioselective reactions / synthesis
  • Supramolecular and materials chirality
  • Chiroptics

Submit Abstracts

Abstract length is approximately 300 words (no graphics). If sending as an attached file, send in Microsoft Word, RTF or text format (.doc, .rtf, or .txt) and cut-and-paste the abstract into the e-mail. Indicate the name of meeting, lecture or poster preference, list of authors/coauthors with addresses, and underline the presenting author. Please be sure to provide contact details for the presenting author should we have any questions. Please submit abstracts electronically to


Each presenter is encouraged to submit a manuscript based on the lecture or poster presentation for inclusion in the proceedings of Chirality 2009. The Symposium proceedings will be published in a special issue of the journal, Chirality. Authors should submit manuscripts via the journal’s online submission system, which is accessible at Please be sure to make a note that the paper is from the Chirality 2009 meeting.