2024 Magdeburg

9th SEC annual meeting, May 6th - 8th, 2024 in Magdeburg

Motto: “Impulses for sustainable development”

Hotel "Zum Herrenkrug" Magdeburg (© Andreas Lander)

The next SEC annual meeting will take place in Magdeburg. As always, you can look forward to an interesting lecture program, a cultivated atmosphere, a well-organized supporting program and, last but not least, lots of sideline discussions. The GDCh's official conference website has been activated since the beginning of August 2023. You can register for the Conference there.


In Magdeburg we can meet, stay overnight and eat under one roof: the Dorint- Hotel Herrenkrug, located directly on the right bank of the Elbe. For example, you can reach Magdeburg from Frankfurt or Munich in 4 hours, Berlin is 2 hours and Hamburg 3 hours away.

The “Otto city” of Magdeburg looks back on an eventful history. The city's two namesakes are Otto I (the Great, 912-973), the founder of the Holy Roman Empire, and Otto von Guericke (1602-1686), known for his experiments on air pressure. The Magdeburg Cathedral is a pioneering achievement of the Gothic style on German soil.

scientific programme

Monday, May 6, 2024


  • Chemistry studies 4.0 and sustainable transportation, Marcel Liauw, RWTH Aachen University
  • Bacillus subtilis - from the minimal genome to vegan milk - new approaches to nutrition, Jörg Stülke, University of Göttingen
  • Combustion and sustainability - a senior looks back and ahead, Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, Bielefeld University
  • Modern materials and their sustainable application for mobility in old age, Franziska Scheffler, University of Magdeburg
  • Preclinical identification of Alzheimer's disease, which occurs particularly in old age, Klaus Gerwert, University of Bochum
  • Evening lecture: “Wine is one of the best gifts – and not just for old boys”. What's the matter?
    Chemistry of wine aromas, Bianca May, Geisenheim University

Tuesday, May 7, 24


  • Modern biocatalysis: enzyme search, optimization and applications in organic chemistry, Uwe Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald
  • Why do potato chips even make seniors addicted - interaction between nutrition and the brain, Monika Pischetsrieder, FAU Erlangen
  • Sustainable polymers for the circular economy of tomorrow, Bernhard von Vacano, BASF
  • Startups meet experience - What can young entrepreneurs and seniors learn from each other?, Holger Bengs, BNCP, Frankfurt


    • Recyclable biofilms, Dirk Hollmann, Cell2Green, Bad Doberan
    • Generation, storage and transport of renewable energies, Maria Fulde, FLD Technologies GmbH, Bitterfeld-Wolfen/Offenbach
    • Lipidomics for Industry and Academia, Oliver Uecke, Lipotype, Dresden

  • Evening lecture: Fake science from the pen of AI - and what seniors can do about it, Bernhard Sabel, University of Magdeburg

Wednesday, May 8, 24


  • Chemical strategies in the fight against multi-resistant bacteria, Stephan A. Sieber, TU Munich
  • Green hydrogen through water electrolysis – the energy of our grandchildren, Thomas Turek, TU Clausthal
  • Legends about nuclear energy - from enthusiasm to skepticism from the perspective of a senior, Gerhard Kreysa, Epstein
  • Tatort Berlin - Who betrayed the Berlin Blue? Chemical crime novel by senior lecturer Klaus Roth, FU Berlin

Supporting program

The supporting program is currently being prepared   There will probably be a tour of the cathedral and/or a city tour. But a visit to the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, founded in 1996, will also be part of the program. To register, please use the official GDCh conference website.


For registration


> Magdeburg 2024

Magdeburg links

for the private program around the annual meeting

> Magdeburg Cathedral
> hypar shell
> Elbe Park
> Green Citadel
> Convent of Our Lady
> Boat lift
> Romanesque Road
> Ring sanctuary Pömmelte
> Nebra Sky Disc

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