2012 Bad Durkheim

4th SEC annual meeting

For the fourth time, the annual meeting of Senior Expert Chemists took place from May 9th to 11th, 2012 under the motto "The Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region as a power and innovation center". This year the seniors met at the Mercure Hotel in Bad Dürkheim. The local organization was in the hands of Hermann Pütter, Ulrich Schirmer and Peter Thieme.

With well over 300 participants, the meeting was the most popular so far. But the quality of the Conference in the top league. The invited speakers offered lectures of the finest quality: from the problems of feeding the world's population of the future to the therapy of brain tumors with ion beams. The discussion with young chemists took place mainly on the basis of their posters. In addition, young and old had ample opportunity to discuss new research or scientific findings on old problems. A trip to BASF in Ludwigshafen and a joint dinner in the Feierabendhaus - alternatively a guided tour in Speyer - complemented the scientific program of the Conference.

A detailed report on the Conference is available for download as a PDF file. The slides of the presentations and the posters can be downloaded as PDF files below (list of presentations) - of course only if the authors have given their express permission. Photos from the Conference can also be viewed (photo gallery); all photos: © 2012 Wolfgang Gerhartz.

The fourth annual meeting of senior chemistry experts was supported by the Federal Senior Expert Chemists , Seniors, Women and Youth.

Jung und Alt diskutieren diskutieren über Forschung (Foto Wolfgang Gerhartz)


Many, but not all, presentations are available in PDF format. If you are interested, send an email to Wolfgang Gerhartz

Wednesday 9 May 2012

  • The fourth quarter or how and why we age
Hans Gunter Gassen
  • New organic chemical synthesis methods
Horst Kunz
  • World nutrition, organic farming and genetic engineering
Matin Qaim
  • Chemical history - with special consideration of the region
Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger
  • flavorings in wine: relationships between instrumental analysis and sensory assessment
Adolf Rapp
(Link: literature database for viticulture )

Thursday, May 10, 2012

  • Can the resource situation be assessed?
Armin Reller
  • Innovative materials for next-generation batteries
Andrew Fisher
  • Biofuels in dissent
Gerhard Kreysa
  • Heterogeneous catalysis in the chemical industry
dr Friedbert Nees
  • Basic values in the 21st century
Eggert Voscherau

Friday, May 11, 2012

  • Opportunities of plant biotechnology
dr peter eckes
  • Viral infections as cancer triggers and cancer therapy
Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz
  • Heavy ion therapy of brain tumors
Jurgen Debus
  • From inorganic solids to materials: examples from synthetic chemistry at high temperatures
Barbara Albert


University of Kaiserslautern

The Mechanism of the Decarboxylative Cross-Coupling: A DFT Investigation Fromm, A.; Goossen, LJ
Calculation of the Magnetic Anisotropy via DFT using the broken Symmetry Method Kessler, E.; van Wullen, C.
Transition Metal Catalyzed Isomerization of Allyl Esters to Enol Esters Mamone, P.; Gooßen, LJ; Grunberg, FJ, Khan, BA
Towards the mechanism of daptomycin: an EPR and EM approach Theison, S.; Mueller, C.; Colesie, C.; Hideg, K.; Büdel, B.; Ziegler, C.; Trommer, WE
Antigen-gelonin fusion protein for the treatment of myasthenia gravis Theison, S.; Hossann, M.; Abrosinov, J.; Schwan, N.; Trommer, WE

University of Heidelberg

Sterically demanding imidazoles Meier, C.
Gem Diauration and its Significance in Gold Catalysis Nosel, P.; Hashmi, ASK
Gold-Catalyzed Diyne Cyclization Reactions - Evidence for Gold-Vinylidenes Wieteck, M.; Hashmi, ASK

University of Darmstadt

iGEM—Genetically Engineered Machine Competition Rottmann, P.; Warzecha, H.
Next generation recycling Cordes, H.; Wehling, A.; Warzecha, H.
Helically Chiral Polymers as Alignment Media in NMR Spectroscopy Schilling, J.; Reggelin, M.
Synthesis of the First Geminal "Free" Bis(sulfoximine) Mehler, C.; Reggelin, M.


Transient ischemic attack (circulatory disorder) caused by a cerebral cavernoma (spongy blood in the brain) Small, TO
Philately for the International Year of Chemistry 2011 and 100 years Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Maria Sklodowska Curie Gunther, K.

Photo gallery


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