Fifth International Conference on Vibrational Optical Activity - VOA-5

September 11-16, 2016 - University of Antwerp - Belgium

Chiral, enantiopure compounds play an increasingly important role in modern society, as many pharmaceutical compounds, e.g. active compounds, mimics and biologics, are chiral. In modern regulatory work, the absolute configuration of such compounds must be accessed, as must the stability and structural integrity of biologics and generics of these. Therefore, techniques suitable for accurate absolute configuration assignment and detailed structural analysis are in high demand in research and industry.

The VOA conference series aims to present the cutting edge in research and development in the field of vibrational optical activity and beyond, highlighting developments in chiroptical spectroscopy, experimentally as well as theoretically, bringing together the leading scientists in the field for stimulating presentations and discussions of the newest trends and applications of this diverse group of techniques.

Topics include:

  • Infrared absorption and vibrational circular dichroism

  • Raman and Raman optical activity

  • UV-Vis absorption and electronic circular dichroism

  • Theoretical chiroptical studies

  • Complementary techniques


Organizing Committee Chair
Christian Johannessen
Groenenborger Campus
Groenenborgerlaan 171
B-2020 Antwerp
Tel. +32 3 265 35 05
VOA-5 Poster

Official VOA-5 Group Photograph

VOA-5 Group Picture

Photo by Yannick Geboes