The main aim of the conference is to discuss the results from the four working groups on the chemistry in cold diluted gases, icy grain surface chemistry, UV and X-ray photochemistry and isotopic fractionation. We plan to have a strong focus on new collaborations and projects originating from our funded short term scientific missions. In addition, we will invite talks presenting highlights of recent discoveries and upcoming missions/facilities related to astrochemistry. The conference is meant to also look into the future and define the key areas where progress needs to be made to move the field ahead.

The conference will take place in Assen (Netherlands) at the Hof van Saksen from 10-14 September 2018.