Important Deadlines

– Deadline for PhD students Abstract Submission: June 10, 2022

– Deadline for Registration: May 31, 2022

PhD Students

The Course will be held at the University of Urbino, Palazzo Battiferri Via Saffi, 42 (Urbino, Italy). PhD students and young researchers are invited to present the results of their research project with a poster.

If interested, they are asked to send an abstract to Prof. Stephanie Federico ( and to Prof. Simone Lucarini ( no later than June 10, 2022.

Some selected abstracts will be discussed on Thursday July 7.

PhD students who wish to apply for the selection of short oral presentation are asked to fill in the following form (Link). Poster discussion and selected oral communications will be given in English.

Instructions for the preparation of abstract full-length papers to be included in the ESMEC 2022 Proceedings:

Abstract must be structured in sections, as follows:

  • Background(< 80 words): Provide one-two statements outlining the research field and its importance, briefly putting the piece of work into the context.
  • Aims(< 70 words): Which issues did you set to address?
  • Methods(< 100 words): Describe the main methodological aspects.
  • Results: Provide a report/discussion of the most important findings (< 500 words); insert herein good-resolution image scheme/s, chart/s, table/s and/or figure/s directly in the text, where appropriate.
  • Conclusion(< 80): Highlight the take-home-message of the research work.
  • References: As a rule, they should not exceed 4 reff.

In order to harmonize the editing template, please carefully read the following standards.

  • FILE: Microsoft Word
  • PAPER SIZE: A4 (European standard)
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: Maximum 2 pages
  • MARGINS: Top, 3,00 cm; bottom, 2,00 cm; left, 4,00 cm; right, 2,00 cm
  • LINE SPACING: Single
  • ARTICLE FONT: Justify, Times New Roman, Regular or Bold where needed, Single line spacing; Section’s title left aligned and bold

Title and Affiliation:

  • TITLE: Times New Roman, bold, 12, UPPER CASE;
  • Author’s name (only the presenting PhD student): Times New Roman, 11
  • Affiliation (Doctorate School and Department): Times New Roman, 11
  • Sections’ heads: Times New Roman, 10, bold
  • Text: Times New Roman, 10
  • References: Times New Roman, 10


If Article (example):

Darvesh, S.; McDonald, R. S.; Penwell, A.; Conrad, S.; Darvesh, K. V.; Mataija, D.; Gomez, G.; Caines, A.; Walsh, R.; Martin, E. Structure-activity relationships for inhibition of human cholinesterases by alkyl amide phenothiazine derivatives. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2005, 13, 211–222.

If Book (example):

Giacobini, E. Butyrylcholinesterase: Its Function and Inhibitors; Martin Dunitz: London and New York, 2003.

Guide to the preparation of the poster presentation:

The poster, written in English, should summarize the research carried out during the doctorate, referring to what has already been outlined in the abstract.

  • Poster Size: 100 cm x 120 cm (vertical).
  • To put up the poster use only drawing pins.
  • Presenters are asked to mount their posters on Sunday, July 3, from 7.00 pm on at the Palazzo Battiferri, University of Urbino.
  • The Poster discussion will be held during the sessions on Tuesday July 5 from 16.00 to 18.00.
  • The final timetable of the presentations will be published on this site within two weeks from the beginning of the school.
  • Some selected abstracts from the students that applied for the selection for oral presentations will be discussed on Thursday, July 7.

Suggestions for the preparation of the oral presentations:

  • Organize the presentation in four sections:
    • Introduction: Precisely define the importance of the topic you dealt with, describing it in a general perspective taking into account the scientific background of the audience.
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion
  • The assigned time has to be respected (about 10 + 2 minutes). Within this time you can generally present 10-12 slides.
  • IUPAC names should not be used, but you should associate numbers, simple names or acronym to the complex chemical formulas.
  • If you use sentences, please pay attention that the audience can easily read them.
  • Simplify tables and charts so that they can be readily understood.