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  • The Gold 2018 conference will be held on July 15-18, 2018 in Paris, France, on the renovated campus of the Pierre et Marie Curie University (UPMC), in downtown Paris, close to the Seine River and to Notre-Dame Cathedral.
    Gold 2018 is the 8th edition of the International conference series organized every three years, following Gold 2015 in Cardiff, Gold 2012 in Tokyo, Gold 2009 in Heidelberg... As a material, gold has experienced a renewed interest from the scientific community during these last decades. It started with the field of catalysis by gold nanoparticles, and it is now expanding to booming scientific areas such as homogeneous catalysis, plasmonics, materials sciences, biotechnology, nanotechnology and therapeutic applications. The science of gold has thus become a highly multidisciplinary field. During Gold 2018, specialists from these different topics will be given the opportunity to discuss the most recent highlights and achievements of their field, and also to get a comprehensive overview of the related areas of gold science in the parallel sessions of the conference.  

    Fluorescent molecule on a DNA strand in a plasmonic resonator
    (V. Poulard & M. P. Busson)
  • Plenary speakers

    Naomi J. Halas
    Rice University
    Antonio Echavarren
    ICIQ Tarragona
    Cynthia Friend
    Harvard University
    Georges Calas
    UPMC Paris
  • Registration fees

    Opening of online registration on March 30th 2018.
    In € - VAT included Early bird
    Until May 15, 2018
    Late rate
    From May 16, 2018
    Regular € 550.00 € 650.00
    Regular - SCF member € 500.00 € 600.00
    Student € 350.00 € 400.00
    Student - SCF member € 300.00 € 350.00
    The registration fees include: entrance to sessions, entrance to exhibition, all conference materials (pass, programme, etc...), coffee breaks and lunches on site, the welcome reception on Sunday 15 July.
    A conference banquet will take place on Tuesday 17 July in the Pavillons de Bercy, which is not included in the registration fees.
  • Gold 2018 conference banquet

    A Belle Epoque funfair and its centenary merry-go-rounds and carousels
    A crystal chandelier hanging from verdant roof
    A little Venice with its lagoon and baroque palace
    A carnival reception in the middle of Paris

    The Pavillons de Bercy offer a peaceful haven in the middle of Paris, an entertaining museum and a unique collection of genuine objects from the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Topics  

    A. Catalysis
    B. Plasmonics
    C. Biofunctionalization and medical applications
    D. Self-assemblies and nanoparticles synthesis
    E. Molecular gold complexes
    F. Nanoelectronics, optoelectronics and electrochemistry
  • Important dates
    > Opening of abstract submission:
    > Deadline of abstract submission:
    > Extension for posters submission only:
    > Opening of online registration:
    > Notification of acceptance:
    > Deadline of early bird registration:
    > Deadline of online registration:
    November 2nd 2017
    February 19th 2018
    May 15th 2018

    March 30th 2018
    March 30th 2018
    May 15th 2018
    July 3rd 2018
  • Previous Gold conferences
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Tokyo, Japan
    Heidelberg, Germany
    Limerick, Ireland
    Vancouver, Canada
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Hanau, Germany
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