Nanomodeling and Theoretical chemistry

The Norwegian Catalysis Symposium 2019

Bergen, December 5 - 6, 2019

The Catalysis Group of the Norwegian Chemical Society are pleased to welcome you to The Norwegian Catalysis Symposium 2019, which will take place at Grand Hotel Terminus in Bergen

The symposium will bring together scientists working at the forefront of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. These days in Bergen will offer the opportunity to discuss the latest developments in catalysis with senior investigators, junior scientists, post-doctoral associates, and graduate students. By creating a forum for dialogue between researchers with diverse expertise, and building on shared strengths, we hope to stimulate new advances.

We look forward to seeing you all in Bergen!

Vidar R. Jensen and Giovanni Occhipinti; organizers.


The symposium starts at 10.00 am on Thursday December 5 and ends at 15.00 pm on Friday December 6. Please make your travel plans accordingly.

We expect all proposed contributions to be accepted, either as a presentation (15+5 minutes) or as a flash presentation (7+3 minutes) including discussions. Please indicate the type of contribution when submitting your abstract. Contributors are requested to submit a one-page abstract as a MS-Word-file (NCS2019-Bergen).


In order to attend the Catalysis Symposium, you must register before November 8th 2019. A registration fee will be charged in order to cover the conference lunches, the conference dinner, and other expenses. (Click here for Registration)

Accommodation and Diet

Please make reservations for accommodation directly to the hotel and as soon as convenient (see details in the Accommodation).

Symposium dinner

The symposium dinner will be organized at Grand Hotel Terminus (5th December 2019 at 19:30). The cost of the dinner is included in the conference fee. If you have special dietary requests, please make these known during your registration.

Symposium Program

The program will consist of regular oral and flash presentations as well as lectures given by invited national (i.e., from Norwegian institutions) and international guests. This year’s invited guests are:

• Prof. Johannes Gerardus de Vries, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Rostock, Germany

• Dr. Carine Michel, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

• Prof. Deryn E. Fogg, University of Ottawa, Canada (sponsored by Dipl.ing. Houm AS)

• Prof. Per-Ola Norrby, AstraZeneca - Sweden (sponsored by Matriks AS)

• Assoc. Prof. Jason Hein, University of British Columbia - Canada (sponsored by Matriks AS)

• Assoc. Prof. Stephen Newman, University of Ottawa - Canada (sponsored by Matriks AS)

• Prof. Unni Olsbye, University of Oslo - Norway

• Prof. De Chen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Norway

Registration & Abstract Submission

Deadline for registration: November 8th, 2019

Register here

Abstract submission opening: October 4th, 2019
Deadline for abstract submission: November 8th, 2019

Call for Abstracts:
We are delighted to invite all authors to submit their abstracts. If you want to contribute at the symposium with a Regular (20 min.) or Flash (10 min.) presentation, including questions, you should send the title and a short abstract (max 1 page, including figures and references) before November 8th 2019 using this template: NCS2019-Bergen

For the abstract submission, please use this link


Hotel Grand Terminus, Bergen

Address: Zander Kaaes gate 6, 5015 Bergen (map)

Hotel rooms must be booked individually, and rooms (both single and double) have been preallocated at Hotel Grand Terminus (the conference venue) and are available at a reduced rate for the symposium participants (booking code: 4242445). The booking of the rom must be done either via telephone (+47 55 21 25 00) or email: booking@grandterminus.no. This offer will valid until the 8th November 2019.

–  813,- Kr for single room
–  1013,- Kr for double room
(Prices include the breakfast)

Other hotels nearby the symposium (without specific offer) :
Scandic Ørnen:
Address: Lars Hilles gate 18, 5008 Bergen (map)
Scandic Byparken:
Address: Christies gate 5-7, 5008 Bergen (map)
Radisson Blu Hotel 
Address: Nedre Ole Bulls plass 4, 5807 Bergen (map)


Symposium Venue

Hotel Grand Terminus, Bergen

Address: Zander Kaaes gate 6, 5015 Bergen (map)

How to Get to the Symposium Venue?

Travel from the airport to the hotel: Bergen Light Rail (a kind of tram) as well as airport buses are available right outside the arrival terminal. Light rail: You may buy the ticket at the vending machine at the tram stop (in the basement) at the airport. Leave the tram at the stop called "Nonneseter" (after ca. 40 min), one stop before the end at "Byparken". Then go through the train station and find the hotel on the other side, ca. 100 m from the tram stop. Bus: Buy a ticket on the bus or next to the bus. Leave the bus at the bus station ("Bystasjonen") in the city center, after ca. 30 min. Walking distance to the hotel: ca. 300 m. In case of late arrival, you may also take a taxi from the airport, which will take ca. 25 min to arrive at the hotel. 


Bergen Airport

- Bergen Ligth Rail (ByBanen) - Jump off at Nonneseter.

Airport bus
Departure every 15 minutes from 06:00-20:00 from Monday until Friday
Direction Airport-Bergen: Stop at Bergen Storsenter (map)
Direction Bergen-Airport: Departure at Bergen busstasjon, perr. N (map)

– Taxi: Bergen Taxi / Norgestaxi / Taxi 1


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