analytical chemistry

Who we are - what we do

The GDCh Division of Analytical Chemistry sees its main task in bringing together all those who are interested in analytical chemistry in science and practice to the greatest extent possible for the purpose of promoting the field of knowledge by cultivating the exchange of ideas and experiences and conveying technical suggestions. An important goal of the Division is that in analytical work the principles of "analytical thinking and acting" in training and further education as well as in the most varied of applications are taken into account in order to achieve reliable data, results and statements.

The Division 's goal is to set scientific and research policy accents in the field of analytical chemistry through statements and position papers, to create appropriate framework conditions for the subject and to strengthen the position of basic research in this area. Intensive, relevant work is done primarily in the working groups.

The Board of the Divisioninvolves the younger members (Young Analytical Chemists ) intensively - also by electing two Young Analytical Chemists to the Board.


As the central scientific conference , the division organizes ANAKON in odd years. Plenary and discussion lectures as well as poster contributions convey the focus of scientific progress and the most important results from research and development.

By participating in the scientific committee and organizing the scientific program, the division participates in the organization of the analytica conference, which will take place in even years during the analytica trade fair in Munich.

In addition, conferences of the specialist group working groups and international analytical conferences on German Soil are particularly supported.

Awards & honors

Every two years the Analytical Chemistry division awards the Clemens Winkler Medal (scientific life's work) and the prize of the Analytical Chemistry division (special achievements by young scientists). You can find information on other awards from the division and its working groups on the Awards and Honors page.

The GDCh's Fresenius Prize honors personalities who have rendered services to the scientific development and promotion of analytical chemistry.


The organ of the division for Analytical Chemistry is published four times a year handout. All section members receive the printed journal as part of their membership.

Promotion of young scientists

The division supports the activities of young academics through a generous scholarship program to (co) finance the active participation of young specialist group members in national and international conferences, seminars or workshops.

The young analysts provide two members of the section board and organize annual meetings and doctoral seminars.

Spring School Analytics

The aim of the Spring School Industrial Analytical Chemistry block course is to familiarize students in master's degree courses in chemistry with analytical methods and issues that are of outstanding importance in industrial analytics.

New flyer

15. Interdisciplinary PhD seminar

September 6-8, 2021


September 13-17, 2021
Website; Flyer

DAAS doctoral seminar

September 20/21, 2021
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March 7-10, 2022
Chairs: D. Belder, T. Reemtsma

EuroFAST 2022

April 18-21, 2022
Nijmegen, NL

HPLC 2023

June 18-22, 2023
Chairs: M. Lämmerhofer, OJ Schmitz

Training ACh

Current training courses for 2021 can be found here

EuCheMS-DAC Division



GDCh headquarters
Dr. Carina S. Kniep
Tel .: +49 69 7917-499

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