COST CHAOS Announcement

CCHF | Virtual Symposium 08

Call for STSM Applications COST Action CA15106

Call Number 5 for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Applications

 5th Call for STSM Applications for Missions Occurring between 30.10.2017 and 15.03.2018

 All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the dates specified above

Purpose of a Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM)

 STSM facilitates Researchers from COST Countries participating in COST Action CA15106 to go to an institution, organisation or research centre in another participating COST Country to foster collaboration and to perform empirical research. Participation of “Early Career Investigators” (ECI) in STSM is particularly encouraged. An applicant can be considered as being an ECI when the time that has elapsed between the award date of the applicants PhD and the date of the applicants first involvement in the COST Action CA15106 does not exceed 8 years. PhD students are also eligible to partake in STSMs.

Specific information concerning STSM

 STSMs can have a duration of between 5 days and 90 days (and up to 180 days if the applicant is an ECI – see definition of ECI above).

The financial support on offer is a contribution to the overall expenses incurred during the STSM and may not necessarily cover all of the associated outgoings.

 The following funding conditions apply and must be respected:

  1. up to a maximum of EUR 2 500 in total can be afforded to each successful STSM applicant;
  2. up to a maximum of EUR 160 per day can be afforded for accommodation and meal expenses;
  3. for ECIs, a maximum amount of EUR 3500 can be afforded to the Grantee for STSMs with a duration of between 91 and 180 days

For ECIs partaking STSMs with a duration of between 5 and 90 days, the limit of EUR 2 500 must be respected;

  1. STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the dates specified in this call.

Financial support is limited to cover travel, accommodation and meal expenses and is paid in the form of a Grant.

For this call, the Management Committee of COST Action CA15106 “C-H Activation in Organic Synthesis” (CHAOS) has allocated a total budget providing good chances that the maximum sum can be awarded. The amounts granted for each individual STSM will be determined during the evaluation process by the formally appointed person (s). The selection of applicants is based on the scientific scope of the STSM application which must clearly compliment the overall objectives of the Action.

How to apply for an STSM:

 Interested researchers can apply by following the directions provided below and submitting their application and supporting documents to Tatiana Besset (, by the deadline of the 20/ 10 / 2017. All the documents should be submitted in a single PDF file.


  1. All applicants must carefully read the funding rules detailed in Section 7 of the COST Vademecum.

This document is available at:

Note that Short-term scientific missions (STSM) are exchange visits between researchers involved in a COST Action, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST country.

  1. All applicants must register for an e-COST profile at – adding their bank account details to their profile.
  2. All applicants must obtain a letter of invitation from the Host institution confirming that they can undertake the STSM on the given dates prior to submitting an application.
  3. All applicants must complete, submit and download their STSM applications online at:
  4. All applicants must send their submitted STSM application form and the relevant supporting
    documents to Tatiana Besset ( before the application submission deadline expires. Note that the STSM applications will be evaluated by a panel of three researchers: Erik Van der Eycken (, Doron Pappo ( and Tatiana Besset (

 The list of supporting documents to be submitted for the evaluation are:

  • Letter of invitation to the applicant from a senior researcher affiliated to the Host institution
  • The submitted STSM application form (downloadable when the online application is submitted – see point 4 above)
  • This document should be duly completed (from p 4, part I-III (Project description, Impact, Collaborators); please rename the document as 5_ STSM_Application_2017_Name)
  • A motivation letter including an overview of the proposed activities that will be performed, which must contain a plan of work for the visit highlighting the proposed contribution to the scientific objectives of the respective COST Action;
  • A letter of support from the Home Institution or the supervisor;
  • A Full C.V. (including a list of academic publications – if applicable).
  1. The application will then be assessed by the formally delegated person to Tatiana Besset ( against the perceived contribution that the proposed visit will make against the scientific objectives outlined in the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
  2. The applicant will be formally notified of the outcome of their STSM application by Tatiana Besset ( on the 26/ 10 / 2017.
  3. Within 30 days from the end date of the STSM, the successful applicant must submit a scientific report to the Host institution and to Tatiana Besset ( The applicant is also responsible for acquiring an official acceptance letter / Email confirmation of acceptance from a senior Researcher affiliated to the Host institution formally accepting the scientific report. This formal acceptance of the scientific report has to be sent to the Grant Holder and to Tatiana Besset ( for archiving purposes.

Failure to submit the scientific report within 30 days from the end date of the STSM will effectively cancel the Grant.

(Please note that the COST Association can request additional information to substantiate the

information contained within the documents submitted by STSM applicants).

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 20 / 10 / 2017

Notification of application outcome: 26 / 10 / 2017

Period of STSM: between 30/ 10 / 2017 and 15 / 03 / 2018

Bath Meeting Agenda

Monday 18th September
VENUE: The Edge

8.30-9.00 Registration, Tea & Coffee Weston Studio
9.00-9.15 Opening and overview Arts Theatre
9.15-9.30 Summer School Report
9.30-9.50 Michael Schnürch
9.50-10.10 Andras Stirling
10.10-10.30 Georgios Vougioukalakis
10.30-10.50 Amparo Sanz-Marco
10.50-11.30 Tea & Coffee Weston Studio
11.30-12.30 WG1 Arts Theatre
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.20 Christoforos Kokotos Arts Theatre
14.20-14.40 Alexander Kirilov
14.40-15.00 Doron Pappo
15.00-15.20 Christopher Whiteoak
15.20-16.00 Tea & Coffee Weston Studio
16.00-17.00 WG2 Arts Theatre
17.15-18.30 Drinks reception Weston Studio
18.30-22.00 Drinks reception & BBQ Weston Studio & Foyer

Tuesday 19th September
VENUE: The Edge

8.30-9.00 Tea & Coffee Weston Studio
9.00-10.00 Matthew Gaunt Arts Theatre
10.00-10.20 Michel Etienne
10.20-10.50 Tea & Coffee Weston Studio
10.50-11.10 Bojan Bondzic Arts Theatre
11.10-11.30 Margarita Paneque
11.30-12.30 WG3
12.30-13.40 Lunch
13.40-14.00 Martin Prechtl Arts Theatre
14.00-14.20 Olga Garcia Pancheno
14.20-14.40 Gerard McGlacken
14.40-15.00 Tea & Coffee Weston Studio
15.00-15.20 Jan Deska Arts Theatre
15.20-15.40 Jean-François Soulé
15.40-16.00 Stephen Hashmi

Wednesday 20th September
VENUE: Building 1 South

9.00-10.00 WG4 Room 0.01
10.00-10.30 Tea & Coffee Foyer
10.30-11.30 MC Meeting Room 0.01

CCHF | Virtual Symposium 07

The next in the series of CCHF Virtual Symposia will be held on Tuesday July 18th at 4PM ET.

We have a fantastic line-up for this, the seventh in the series.
In order to receive information about how to connect to the event, please register below. We encourage everyone to create a “Seminar” feel by booking a room at your institution and getting an audience involved. You can download an editable flyer at the link below.

Register to connect here             Download Editable Flyer

To get more information about CCHF Virtual Symposium cilck here.

CCHF | Virtual Symposium 07


Bath Meeting Agenda

CH-Activation in flow

Please find below latest papers on CH activation in flow by Dr. Tomothy Noel

A Modular Flow Design for the meta-Selective C−H Arylation of Anilines


Described herein is an effective and practical modular flow design for the meta-selective C−H arylation of anilines. The design consists of four continuous-flow modules (i.e., diaryliodonium salt synthesis, meta-selective C−H arylation, inline copper extraction, and aniline deprotection) which can be operated either individually or consecutively to provide direct access to meta-arylated anilines. With a total residence time of 1 hour, the desired product could be obtained in high yield and excellent purity without the need for column chromatography, and the residual copper content meets the standards for parenterally administered pharmaceutical substances.

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Merger of Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis and C–H Activation for the Room-Temperature C-2 Acylation of Indoles in Batch and Flow


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A mild and versatile protocol for the C–H acylation of indoles via dual photoredox/transition-metal catalysis was established in batch and flow. The C–H bond functionalization occurred selectively at the C-2 position of N-pyrimidylindoles. This room-temperature protocol tolerated a wide range of functional groups and allowed for the synthesis of a diverse set of acylated indoles. Various aromatic as well as aliphatic aldehydes (both primary and secondary) reacted successfully. Interestingly, significant acceleration (20 to 2 h) and higher yields were obtained under micro flow conditions.

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Swiss Summer School 2017 “Trends in Organic Synthesis”

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to the Swiss Summer School 2017 “Trends in Organic Synthesis” (August 27–31 2017) in Villars. We have  a tremendous program including world leaders in organic synthesis who will provide and in depth coverage of some of the hottest topics in synthesis. The school will take place in a beautiful location in the Swiss Alps in a relaxing atmosphere.

PhD students, postdocs and faculty members from all Switzerland as well as from and other universities in Europe and abroad are welcome within place availability. Participants from the industry are also welcome. Deadline for registration is July 1st.

The organizing committee

Philippe Renaud (Bern)

Jieping Zhu (EPFL)

Here you can find more information about Summer School and application procedure.

6th CCHF Virtual Symposium | Tuesday, March 28th, 4PM EST



The next in the series of CCHF Virtual Symposia will be held on Tuesday March 28th at 4PM EST. We have a fantastic line-up for this, the sixth in the series.

In order to receive information about how to connect to the event, please register here.

We encourage everyone to create a “Seminar” feel by booking a room at your institution and getting an audience involved. If you would like to do this you can download a flyer here.

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