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Welcome to Aromaticity 2025!


The concept of "aromaticity" has continuously evolved throughout history. Its effects manifest in observable ways, remaining a cornerstone in chemistry for describing benzene-like systems. However, the concept is not directly quantifiable and is subject to debate and diverse interpretations. Various theoretical approaches offer distinct perspectives, and a fully standardized definition of aromaticity has remained elusive. 
The Aromaticity 2025 conference tackles this by bringing together experts with expertise in both experimental and theoretical backgrounds. This gathering seeks to establish the foundation for a more standardized definition of aromaticity, potentially leading to its official recognition by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
On behalf of the Aromaticity 2025 Organizing Committee, we extend a special invitation to chemists from across the globe to attend this unique and exciting event in Merida, Mexico, from January 27 to 30, 2025. We are confident that the stimulating program and stunning location will make Aromaticity 2025 an unforgettable experience.


Gabriel Merino (Cinvestav Mérida)
Miquel Solà (Universitat de Girona)
Henrik Ottosson (Uppsala Universitet)


Confirmed Speakers

Florida State University
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Universitat de Girona

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

University of Belgrade
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Universidad de Málaga
Universidad del País Vasco
Linköping University

Universitat de Girona
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Kyoto University
Israel Institute of Technology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

KAUST University
Polish Academy of Sciences

Universidad Andrés Bello
University of Tokyo
Boston University
Universidad de Guanajuato
University of York

Igor Alabugin
Mercedes Alonso

Albert Artigas

José E. Barquera-Lozada
Marija Baranac-Stojanović
F. Matthias Bickelhaupt
Juan Casado
Fernando Cossío
Bo Durbeej

Silvia Escayola
Israel Fernández
Célia Fonseca-Guerra
Gernot Frenking
Aiko Fukazawa
Renana Gershoni-Poranne
Ori Gidron

Théo P. Gonҫalves

Daniel Gryko

Rafael Islas
Yoshimitsu Itoh
Malika Jeffries-EL
Oscar Jiménez-Halla
Peter Karadakov

Aurelio Mateo-Alonso

Eduard Matito
Paul McGonigal
Jean-Francois Morin
Alvaro Muñoz-Castro
Masaaki Nakamoto
Minh Tho Nguyen

Mesías Orozco-Ic

Sudip Pan

Ricardo Pino-Rios
Jordi Poater
Robert Podgajny
Yosadara Ruiz-Morales
Hiroshi Shinokubo
Amnon Stanger
Irena Stará
Dariusz Szczepanik
Francesc Teixidor
William Tiznado

Josene Toldo
John D. Tovar
Clara Viñas
Judy Wu

Universidad del País Vasco

Donostia International Physics Center
University of York
Université Laval
Universidad San Sebastián
Hiroshima University
Van Lang University

Donostia International Physics Center

Jilin University

Universidad Arturo Prat
Universitat de Barcelona
Jagiellonian University
Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo
Nagoya University
Israel Institute of Technology
Czech Academy of Sciences
Jagiellonian University
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona
Universidad Andrés Bello

Aix-Marseille Université
Johns Hopkins University
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona
University of Houston


The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Merida. Click here for more information about reservation instructions.

Mérida: A Safe City

Mérida is the second safest city in the Americas (after Quebec City) and ranks 21st in the world. In addition, Mérida was recognized as the "Best Small City in the World" in the 2019 Readers' Choice Awards.

Easy Access to Mérida

Mérida is well-connected to international travelers. You can fly directly to its International Airport from Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Tampa, and Toronto.  Alternatively, you can fly to Cancún International Airport or Mexico City and connect to Mérida.

Exploring the Heart of Yucatán

Mérida. The capital of Yucatán is a captivating blend of Mayan and Spanish cultures. This unique fusion is evident in its architecture, cuisine, and vibrant people.  During your stay, we'll offer a selection of exciting excursions, including:


Uxmal. The ruins of the ceremonial structures at Uxmal represent the pinnacle of late Maya art and architecture in their design, layout and ornamentation, and the complex of Uxmal and its three related towns of Kabah, Labná and Sayil admirably demonstrate the social and economic structure of late Maya society.

Celestun. Celestun in Mexico is known for two things–beaches and flamingos. A coastal town on the Yucatán peninsular, it has a feeling that the best days are a little past it, yet the beach is really quite unspoiled and natural.

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Registration Fees

The registration fees for the participants are: 

Faculty:   €550

Graduate students: €450

Conference registration fees can be paid in person at the conference registration desk. Online transfer option will be available soon. 
We encourage submissions on cutting-edge research in all areas of aromaticity.

  • Abstract Format: Abstracts must be submitted as single-spaced documents in Microsoft Word (.docx) format.

  • Deadline for Poster Submissions: October 15th, 2024.

  • Notification of Acceptance: The Organizing Committee will notify all poster presenters regarding acceptance/rejection by October 30th, 2024.

  • Poster Presentation Instructions: Detailed instructions for poster preparation and presentation will be provided to accepted presenters after notification.

Abstract Submission 
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Local Organizing Committee

Gerardo Hernández Juárez 

Lisset Noriega 

Elier E. Abreu Martínez 

Maria A. Fernández Herrera 

Filiberto Ortíz-Chi 

Fernando Murillo 

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