Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure for me to announce the 12th International Vanadium SymposiumV12, held in November 2020 in Limassol, Cyprus.  For first time V12 will be carried out together with the 10th International Symposium on Group Five Elements including except vanadium and the elements Niobium and Tantalum.  We are honored to host both conferences, V12 and Group Five Elements, in our country.

V12 follows the previous successful symposia held in Cancun - Mexico (1997), Berlin - Germany (1999), Osaka - Japan (2001), Szeged - Hungury (2004), San Francisco -USA (2006), Lisbon – Portugal (2008), Toyama – Japan (2010), Arlington – USA (2012), Padua – Italy (2014), Taipei – Taiwan (2016) and Montevideo -Uruguay (2018).

The origins of the International Symposium on Group Five Elements can be traced back to a conference held in Hawaii-USA (1989), in Tokyo-Japan (1992 and 1994), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1999, Toledo-Spain (2002), Hancock-USA (2005), Poznan-Poland (2008) Riccione-Italy (2011), Malaga-Spain (2014) and New Delhi-India (2017).

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I cordially invite you to participate in this upcoming exciting event.

This interdisciplinary events gather Vanadium, Niobium and Tantalum researchers from all over the world involved in various research topics including coordination chemistry, speciation, batteries, novel V-containing materials, catalysis, biological chemistry, enzymology, vanadium-based drugs, therapeutic applications, toxicology and environmental/occupational exposure to V agents. Vanadium, Niobium and Tantalum, are key components in solid-state chemistry, materials science, catalysis and engineering for the preparation of functional materials.

Vanadium, Niobium and Tantalum Symposiums provide a platform for researchers, from all over the world, to present the latest developments in Vanadium Niobium and Tantalum science, to find opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration, tο build new collaborations, to share experience, to have simulating discussions, to inspire new researchers, and set the future targets of Vanadium Niobium and Tantalum research.

In addition, this Symposium will certainly offer an excellent opportunity to all to visit Cyprus, a multicultural small island that combine cultures from Europe, Asia and Africa, to discuss science and have fan in a like home environment, enjoying the Cypriot hospitality.

I look forward to see you in Cyprus in November 2020!!


Prof. Anastasios Keramidas
Chair of V12
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus
Nicosia, Cyprus