12th Barrande-Vltava French-Czech Chemistry Meeting


The annual Barrande-Vltava chemistry symposium is organized, under the auspices of the Embassy of France in the Czech Republic and the Société Chimique de France, alternately in France and in the Czech Republic. After the first post-Covid meeting held in Dijón (France) in 2022, the 12th Barrande-Vltava French-Czech Chemistry Meeting will be held in Olomouc, which is a beautiful UNESCO town located in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. The combination of its rich history on the one hand and of the lively atmosphere of a university city on the other has created a unique “genius loci” in Olomouc. Palacký University Olomouc represents the second oldest and the third biggest university in the Czech Republic, thus offering an attractive place for various scientific meetings.

This two-day scientific conference will cover many aspects of chemistry. Invited lectures will be presented by respected Czech and French speakers, while also the opportunity to present their results will be given to all participants within either a short oral communication or poster. Besides the onsite scientific programme, the meeting offers not only the ideal platform to reinforce the already existing scientific cooperation but also opens the possibilities to establish new collaborations or exchange programmes between the participating French and Czech institutions.

On behalf of the International Advisory Board and of the Local Organizing Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the 12th Barrande-Vltava French-Czech Chemistry Meeting on 27–29 August 2023, which will be held in Fort Science in Olomouc, an interactive science centre of Palacký University Olomouc.

I am looking forward to welcoming you in Olomouc in August 2023.

Pavel Štarha

On behalf of the Local Organisation Committee


The first meeting of this series was launched in Dijon in 2010, followed by meetings organized alternatively in the Czech Republic and France. Olomouc will host the meeting for the first time.

The first "French-Czech Vltava Chemistry Meeting" was launched in Dijon in 2010, following a call of the Embassy of France in the Czech Republic in the frame of the "Vltava" exchange programme. Since then, these meetings have been organized alternatively in academic institutions of the Czech Republic and France with continuous support from the Embassy of France and the French Institute of Prague:

  • University of Pardubice (Pardubice, 2011)
  • University of Bourgogne (Dijon, 2012)
  • Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, 2013)
  • Institute of Chemistry of Natural Substances of the CNRS (Gif-sur-Yvette, 2014)
  • Masaryk University (Brno, 2015)
  • University of Orléans (Orléans, 2016)
  • Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, 2017)
  • University of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, 2018)
  • Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, 2019)
  • Institut de Chimie Moléculaire de l'Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, 2022)

The aim of the Barrande-Vltava French-Czech Chemistry Meetings is to offer French and Czech junior and senior researchers a yearly forum in molecular and supramolecular chemistry in order to reinforce existing and foster future collaborations between academic institutions of France and of the Czech Republic, and implement them in the frame of bilateral programmes, such as: Hubert Curien "Barrande" exchange Program (PHC), PhD cotutelle fellowship of the Embassy of France in the Czech Republic, International Project of Scientific Cooperation of the CNRS. The meetings comprise a two-day scientific programme, usually starting on Monday, in order to allow the participants to arrive on Sunday afternoon, a welcome party being organized in the evening. They combine plenary and invited lectures delivered by senior faculty members and oral communications delivered by graduate students of both countries. In addition, a poster session organized in a convivial atmosphere allows the participants to meet with each other and establish the first contacts.

Topics of contributions cover all aspects of molecular chemistry, and reflect the diversity of the chemistry that is performed in both countries: Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, electrochemistry, photochemistry, theoretical chemistry, with applications in synthetic methodology and natural product synthesis, catalysis, molecular recognition and sensing, biochemistry, materials science, molecular electronics and photonics, and medicine (imaging and therapy).


Below please find a list of confirmed plenary and invited speakers. The full list of speakers is in preparation and will be announced with the final programme of the conference.

Plenary Lectures (45 min)

Invited Lectures (25 min)


The conference programme (at a glance) is given below. The programme (short and full versions) and the Book of Abstracts are also available to participants.

A presentation of Véronique Debord-Lazaro is here. More information for those interested at Veronique.Debord-Lazaro@ifp.cz


The conference will be held in FORT SCIENCE (Olomouc, Czech Republic)

FORT SCIENCE  is an interactive science centre of Palacký University Olomouc. The architecturally exceptional building served as an artillery depot in the 19th century. In 2015, the fort finally became a haven for knowledge.



17. listopadu 7, Olomouc, Czechia

GPS: 49.59285, 17.25792


See the location on Google maps

How to get there:
TRAM 1, 5, 7 - tram stop Envelopa
TRAM 1, 3, 7 - tram stop Tržnice
BUS 20 - bus stop 17. listopadu

The registration and welcome drink will be held at the FACULTY OF SCIENCE Palacký University.

The Social dinner will be held in the restaurant KONVIKT.


Registration is open for academics and non-academics interested in attending the conference. Important dates can be also find here.

  • registration and payment is open here
  • categories & fees:
    • Plenary / Invited speaker - no fee
    • Prof. / Dr. - 250 EUR
    • Student - 130 EUR
    • Accompanying person - 180 EUR
    • Non-academic participant - 400 EUR
  • important dates:
    • 30th June 2023 - deadline for registration and abstract submission (all contributions)
    • 27th August 2023 - conference opening
    • 29th August 2023 - conference closing

The registration fee includes the conference material, welcome reception (Sunday), coffee breaks (Monday, Tuesday), two lunches (Monday, Tuesday) and social dinner (Tuesday).


Registration, payment and cancelation policy

  • the registration process is open here
  • after registration, participants will receive a confirmation email
  • a confirmation email will contain a link to the payment gateway
  • all payments must be made in EURO and banking fees must be covered by the participant
  • all payments will be confirmed by the official receipt (no proforma invoices will be issued)
  • upon receiving the payment, participants can submit an Abstract and request a password for special accommodation rates
  • no refunds will be issued for cancellations received after July 10, 2023 (transfer of registration will be allowed)

Call for Abstracts

All submissions must have an abstract submitted by the deadline.

  • 30th June 2023  is a deadline for abstract submission (all contributions)
  • abstract can only be submitted by a registered conference participant and upon payment of the conference fee
  • preference for oral or poster presentation must be indicated during the registration process
  • each participant can submit only one abstract as a presenting author
  • abstracts must be written in English
  • abstracts must be prepared using the template
  • specify the presenting author in the abstract
  • send abstracts (as a *.docx file) directly to pavel.starha@upol.cz
  • all abstracts will be considered by Local Organizing Committee for their acceptance (the decision will be emailed to each participant)


  • plenary lectures                    40 min
  • invited lectures                     25 min
  • oral communications            15 min
  • poster (A0 (841 × 1189 mm) size is recommended (portrait orientation)


Olomouc is directly accessible by road and by train from the international airports in Prague (Vaclav Havel Airport Prague) or Vienna (Vienna International Airport).

Olomouc is accessible from Prague (ca. 280 km) by:

and from Vienna (ca. 280 km) by:


Schematic map showing Czech Republic and Olomouc:


There are many suitable hotels located within walking distance of the venue. Special rates have been negotiated for conference participants.

Prices are valid only for conference participants after providing the password, which they will receive after registration and payment of the conference fee.

Theresian Hotel ****

Rooms: single and double rooms Standard, single and double rooms Junior Suite 

Prices: on request


Contact: reception@theresian.cz

Clarion Congress Hotel ****

Rooms: single rooms (1800 CZK/night), double rooms (2100 CZK/night)


Contact: reservations.cchol@clarion-hotels.cz

Hotel Flora ****

Rooms: single room Comfort (1500 CZK/night), double room Comfort (1900 CZK/night), single room Superior Plus (1900 CZK/night), double room Superior Plus (2300 CZK/night)


Contact: hotelflora@hotelflora.cz

Hotel Trinity ****

Rooms: single room (1700 CZK/night), double room Twin (two beds) or Double (double bed) (1880 CZK/night for one person or 2100 CZK/night for two persons), double room DeLuxe (1950 CZK/night for one person or 2330 CZK/night for two people), double room Suite (3000 CZK/night)


Contact: reception@hotel-trinity.cz

OREA Hotel Arigone****

Rooms: double room (2140 CZK/night for one person or 2300 CZK/night for two persons)


Contact: recepce.arigone@orea.cz

Comfort Hotel Olomouc Centre***

Rooms: single rooms (1600 CZK/night), double rooms (1900 CZK/night)


Contact: reservations.cchol@clarion-hotels.cz

Hotel V Ráji

Rooms: double rooms, single rooms

Prices: on request


Contact: hotel.vraji@seznam.cz

Palacký University Dormitory

Rooms: single rooms (690 CZK/night), double rooms (470 CZK/person/night)

Will only be available from Monday.


Contact: skam@upol.cz

Sponsors & Partners

The institutions and companies supporting the event.






The members of International Advisory Board and Local Organizing Committee are specified.

International Advisory Board

  • Jean-Claude Chambron (Université de Strasbourg)

  • Eric Doris (CEA/Université Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette)

  • Josef Hamáček (CBM CNRS Orléans/Université d'Orléans)

  • Petr Hermann (Charles University, Prague)

  • Pavel Lhoták (University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague)

  • Ctibor Mazal (Masaryk University, Brno)

  • Michel Meyer (Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon)

  • Aleš Růžička (University of Pardubice)

  • Olivier Siri (Aix-Marseille Université)

  • Irena G. Stará (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry CAS, Prague)

  • Serge Thorimbert (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)

 Local Advisory Board

  • Pavel Štarha (Department of Inorganic Chemistry, UP) - chair

  • Lucie Plíhalová (Vice-Rector for Science and Research; Department of Chemical Biology, UP)

  • Petr Bednář (Department of Analytical Chemistry, UP) 

  • Miroslav Soural (Department of Organic Chemistry, UP)

  • Bohuslav Drahoš (Department of Inorganic Chemistry, UP)

  • Aleš Panáček (Department of Physical Chemistry, UP)


Pavel Štarha, PhD

Department of Inorganic Chemistry

Faculty of Science

Palacký University Olomouc

17. listopadu 12

77146 Olomouc

Czech Republic

phone: +420-58563-4348

e-mail: pavel.starha@upol.cz

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