The ICS 2020 expected so long was concluded on 17 June, Friday. The about 160 participants (the detailed statistics come soon) agreed on the importance of the personal meetings and discussions. The symposium gave this opportunity.
The 3 plenary presentations by highly recognized Prof. Stodart, Prof. Ito and Prof. Sollogoub gave an insight into the CD-based MOFs, the sliding gels (already used in the car industry) and synthesis of CD derivatives as artificial proteins, respectively.
In addition to the 16 keynote and 44 oral presentations including also the talks of the two Szejtli-prize awardees: Aurore Fraix (Catania University) and Angela Scala (University of Messina) 62 posters were displayed in the widest range of CD applications. During the fruitful discussions in the auditorium, during poster sessions and coffee breaks we could share ideas and start new collaborations.
The conference started with an excursion to the Mount Etna one day after a smaller eruption at sunset. During the gala dinner we enjoyed the excellent Italian food and the beautiful panorama to Taormina Bay.
Thanks are due to the organizers, especially to Prof. Mazzaglia and his team for organizing such an interesting scientific event and unique social programs on a so beautiful place in Sicily.