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It is our pleasure to welcome you to participate in the 6th UK Catalysis Conference (UKCC) which will take place at Holywell Park, Loughborough over Tuesday 7 – Thursday 9 January 2020.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for catalytic scientists and engineers from across the UK’s academic and industrial communities to interact and network over the whole spectrum of Catalysis ranging from Organocatalysis, Biocatalysis, Homogenous catalysis and Heterogeneous catalysis.

The scientific programme will be organised around the following all aspects of catalysis: Organo/Biocatalysis, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Homogeneous Catalysis and Engineering.

We are pleased to announce that our plenary speakers in 2020 will be:

  • José Odriozola (University of Sevilla, Spain)
  • Duncan Wass (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Stewart Parker (STFC, UK)
  • Angelika Brückner (Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Germany)

Please note that the early bird registration fee will be £425 for PDRA, Academic, Industry & Government registrations and £350 for PhD student and Emeritus registrations. The deadline to register with the earlybird registration price will be Friday 8th November. Following this the price will be £490 and we will not be able to guarantee on-site accommodation (although accommodation will still be included). The conference registration fee includes the conference, two nights accommodation at nearby Burleigh Court (including breakfast and dinners), the abstracts, coffee/tea, lunches and access to the lectures and poster session. Accommodation will be arranged for participants upon registration by the UKCC team.

A number of bursaries of £150 for early career researchers, excluding PhD students, are available to assist with participation in the UKCC2020. These will be awarded to staff within 10 years of the award of their PhD and will be prioritised by the researcher giving an oral presentation then a poster presentation in registration date order. Please indicate on the form when you submit your abstract in EasyChair if you wish to be considered for a bursary and then please register to attend through our E-store in the normal manner. Please note that successful recipients will be informed in December and bursaries will be paid via bank transfer from UKCC to the recipient.

An image of the Holywell Park Conference Centre in Loughborough

Registration and Abstract Submission

Important deadlines and pricing

The Earlybird deadline for registration is Friday 8th November 2019, 23:59, and the final deadline for registration is Friday 29th November 2019, 23:59. PDRA, Academic, Industry & Government registrations are priced at £425 before the earlybird deadline (with this price increasing to £490 after this), PhD student and Emeritus registrations are £350, and a concession price of £350 is available for undergraduate students.

Guidance for abstract submission

Before submitting your abstract for consideration by the Organsing Committee, please ensure that it meets the submission requirements.

An editable exemplar abstract can be downloaded by clicking HERE, and should be used as a template for your own submission.

Travel Information

Information relating to location, travel, and accommodation at this year's conference venue, Holywell Park, Loughborough, can be found HERE.


Contact Us

For further information, please contact the UKCC 2020 Organising Committee via email ( or phone (004428 90 97 6608)

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Registration is now open

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Our sponsors

We are grateful for the generous support from the sponsors of the UK Catalysis Conference 2020:

Logos of Sponsors of the 2020 UK Catalysis Conference