About ISOS

The "A. Corbella" International School on Organic Synthesis (ISOS) has a long tradition, which dates back to 1976. Named after its cofounder Attilio Corbella, who passed away prematurely in 1978, the School is sponsored by the Organic Chemistry Division of Società Chimica Italiana (SCI) and organized under the direction of the Department of Chemistry of the Università degli Studi di Milano, every year in June in Gargnano, a small village on Garda Lake.

Since its foundation, the School has been held in "Palazzo Feltrinelli", a XIX century villa overlooking the lake which is property of the Università degli Studi di Milano and is equipped with teaching facilities for up to 150 participants.

The School is mainly directed to Ph.D. students and young researchers coming both from University and Industry. It normally attracts close to 100 students, including the best graduate students from all the main Italian and European Universities.

The lectures span all aspects of modern synthetic Organic Chemistry and focus on research topics at the cutting-edge of organic chemistry and related areas, such as analytical chemistry, materials, innovative enabling technologies.

Every year, the ISOS scientific programme consists of lectures delivered by acclaimed scientists from academia and industry, poster sessions, short oral communications and problem session throughout the four-day schedule. Aim of the school is to create a friendly environment and provide the opportunity to young scientists, post-docs and PhD students to meet leading scientists of high international reputation in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere.

This article was updated on May 26, 2023