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Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions
Gordon Research Conference

Electron Flow: From the Molecular to the Global Scale


August 5-10, 2018


Salve Regina University
Newport, RI Site Information


David N. Beratan & Elena Galoppini

Vice Chairs:
Felix N. Castellano & Claudia Turro

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 8, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

Since the first meeting in 1970, the Gordon Research Conference on Electron Donor Acceptor Interactions has become the premier international forum to showcase transformative theoretical and experimental research on electron and energy transfer in molecular, supramolecular, and biological systems. In combination with the GRS, this meeting has come to welcome a significant cohort of younger researchers. The 2018 meeting will explore how the molecular principles that control charge flow at the level of single molecules play out in the milieu of complex functional man-made materials, nanostructured interfaces, biological membranes, multi-species biological communities and, indeed, at the global scale. Specific session themes include molecular charge transport in solar photochemistry, functional synthetic materials inspired by biology, infra-red control of electron transport reactions, multi-electron transport within biomolecules, transport of electrons beyond the cell and between organisms, and intrinsically quantum effects on electron transfer.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.


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Session Titles

The Conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by November 15, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • Electron, Protons, and Life
  • Infra-Red Control of the Electron Transfer Reaction Coordinate
  • Extracellular Electron Transfer
  • Multi-Electron Redox Processes in Biology
  • Solar Photochemistry
  • Electron Transfer Based Materials and Complex Systems
  • Electronic Coherence and Charge Transfer
  • From Change Transport to Functional Nanostructures
  • Late-Breaking Topics
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