School of Chemistry

MICRA 2024

Students outside Fielding Johnson buildingMICRA 2024, the Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed will be held at the University of Leicester, 9 - 11 September 2024.

This biennial meeting brings together researchers working across the field of inorganic chemistry. Attendees are expected to be at an early stage in their career. This includes early career academics, independent research fellows, and experienced postdoctoral researchers. All attendees are encouraged to give short presentations on their work in order to introduce themselves to the community and potentially inspire new collaborations. The meeting is a great opportunity to get to know the early career researchers across the UK working in inorganic chemistry.

In 2024, MICRA will be hosted by the School of Chemistry, University of Leicester. Leicester has a strong history of inorganic chemistry and is a friendly city, bursting with heritage and culture.

The conference will be held at the College Court Conference Centre, where accommodation will also be available. A conference dinner will also be held at a location TBC.

Along with oral presentations from the delegates, we will also host three plenary speakers from experienced members of the inorganic chemistry community. We will also hold a Q&A session to give advice and help answer those burning questions that early career researchers may have.

Date: 9 - 11 September 2024
Location: College Court Conference Centre
Registration: Opening soon, contact the team ( to receive an alert when registrations open
Contact: For more information, contact Dr Sandy Kilpatrick ( or the Organisational Team (
Find us on Twitter: @MICRA2024

Plenary speakers

Photograph of Dr Rama SuntharalingamDr Kogularamanan (Rama) Suntharalingam, University of Leicester

  • Provisional talk title: "Metal complexes to tackle chemoresistant tumour sub-populations"

Learn more about Dr Kogularamanan (Rama) Suntharalingam

Photograph of Prof. Deborah KaysProfessor Deborah Kays, University of Nottingham

  • Provisional talk title: "CO Scission and Homologation Using Low-Coordinate Complexes"

Learn more about Professor Deborah Kays


Getting to Leicester is easy because of the city’s excellent rail and road connections. Leicester Train Station is 15 minutes’ walk from campus and St Margaret’s Bus Station is centrally located with coach services from most major English cities including Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester and London Victoria. Once you have arrived at the train station in Leicester, it is a short taxi ride (<£10) or bus journey to College Court. Consult Leicester Travelling by bus and Arriva Bus in Leicester.

For delegates travelling by car, the postcode for College Court is LE2 3UF. College Court offers complimentary car parking on site and have 130 spaces. For those with accommodation in Leicester, please leave your car at the accommodation and use public transport services.

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