Here you will find publications on topics that concern the GDCh. You can find the links to the individual publications by clicking on the arrow to the right of the heading
Scientific societies on climate change: "Listen to science!" (January 2020)
Four large mathematical and scientific societies in Germany, including the GDCh, are calling for politicians and businesses to take vigorous measures against climate change. They refer to the available scientific knowledge, which requires more decisive action. Further information in a press release.
GDCh factsheet: Climate Change: Small Molecules - Big Impact: (June 2020)
At www.gdch.de/factsheet, the German Chemical Society has been publishing factsheets with generally understandable information on relevant topics since April 2020. To the factsheet on Climate Change: Small Molecules - Big Impact!
Too much CO 2 from traffic: is electromobility the solution? (May 2019)
A contribution to the discussion by Reinhard Zellner, reprint of the article from the Nachrichten aus der Chemie
Released in May 2019; Download PDF (1.9 MB)
Air Quality and Climate - Challenges for Chemistry (August 2017)
An article in the Nachrichten aus der Chemie on the working committee chemistry, air quality and climate (CLK) by Peter Wiesen, Wuppertal and Reinhard Zellner, Essen, chairmen of the CLK committee. To the contribution
Statement at the conclusion of the World Climate Summit in Paris (December 2015)
The world community agreed in Paris: Climate protection is a global obligation. There is no longer any doubt about the anthropogenic cause of climate change and the need for action to keep it within limits. This is more than in previous decisions by the negotiating partners and is therefore a success. At least politically and in the mind. But what can we really expect? A statement from Prof. Dr. Reinhard Zellner, chairman of the GDCh / Dechema / DBG joint committee for chemistry, air quality and climate. To the press release
You can find more articles on the topic of climate change in the Nachrichten aus der Chemie
The articles on the spotlight on sustainability in the September issue of the Nachrichten aus der Chemie are published as a virtual issue "Sustainability" in the Wiley Online Library.
At this joint Online event of the GDCh and the American Chemical Society (ACS) on October 28, 2020, the role of the chemical societies in achieving the 17 UN sustainability goals was discussed.
The white paper Science to enable sustainable plastics summarizes the results of the eighth Chemical Sciences and Society Symposium (CS3). Download the full white paper as a pdf in English or for the press release in German
Contribution by Goverdhan Mehta, Stephen A. Matlin, Alain Krief and Henning Hopf in the Nachrichten aus der Chemie
To the article (access for members under MyGDCh): https://doi.org/10.1002/nadc.20164048006
At www.gdch.de/factsheet, the German Chemical Society has been publishing factsheets with generally understandable information on relevant topics since April 2020. To the fact sheet Insect Proteins: Sustainable Nutrition
All articles on publishing the spotlight are summarized as a virtual issue.
The American Chemical Society, the German Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry announce their partnership with the Chinese Chemical Society and the Chemical Society of Japan as co-owners. additional Information
On July 1, 2019, the contract between the DEAL project, which represents almost 700 academic institutions in Germany as a consortium, and the publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. comes into force. The agreement was signed in January 2019. The contract regulates, among other things, that researchers at Project DEAL institutions can publish articles as "Open Access" in Wiley journals. additional Information
In September 2018, eleven research funding organizations from Europe (cOAlition S) published the so-called Plan S, which defines the framework conditions for the transition to open access for the research results financed by these funding organizations by 2020 in ten principles. For comments in German and English.
The American Chemical Society (ACS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the German Chemical Society (GDCh) are entering into a cooperation to advance the financial and strategic development of ChemRxiv, the preprint server for the global chemical community. To the press release
In its meeting in December 2013, the GDCh board decided on the position paper ?On the future of scientific publishing?. The paper was drawn up by a 13-person commission chaired by the GDCh President, Professor Barbara Albert, on the basis of a GDCh discussion paper ?On open access to scientific knowledge? drawn up in 2004. Download the position paper ( PDF )
NFDI4Chem is the specialist chemistry consortium, NFDI4Cat is the specialist catalysis consortium in the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) initiative. The goals of NFDI4Chem and NFDI4Cat are to digitize all important steps in chemical research in order to support scientists in the collection, storage, processing, analysis, publication and reuse of research data. The GDCh is involved in both consortia. More information on NFDI4Chem and NFDI4Cat
You can find more articles on the topic of Open Access in the Nachrichten aus der Chemie
How the path from basic research via an enzyme led to rapid diagnosis of the Sars-CoV-2 virus with real-time polymerase chain reaction.
Producing large quantities of an mRNA vaccine against the Sars-CoV-2 virus is not a problem. The packaging, including the lipids that protect it, turn out to be the bottleneck.
The escalating Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in several vaccines against the disease being developed and approved at record speed. Researchers used both established and new strategies.
A peculiarity of the currently rampant Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus is that infected people can no longer perceive some odors. This can be used to detect an infection at an early stage.
The genome of the Covid-19 pathogen Sars-Coronavirus-2 (Sars-Cov-2) consists of 30,000 letters. Virus genomes from tens of thousands of infected people have already been sequenced and examined. From this, details of the global spread can be read and perhaps also information about how the pandemic will develop.
In a current statement, the joint Fine Dust Working Committee (AAF) from DECHEMA / ProcessNet, GDCh and KRdL analyzes the aerosol transmission path of the corona viruses in more detail. The experts go into countermeasures and explain how masks, proper ventilation, suitable air purification and overhead suction can reduce the aerosol load and thus the transmission. To comment
Testing as many people as possible for Sars-Cov-2 infection has advantages. Not only does this reveal the true contamination of the population, but: Those who know they are carrying the virus are also more willing to stay at home. But the test reagents are not that easy to obtain in the required quantities.
The virus that causes the Covid-19 pandemic, like the pathogens of Sars, Mers and various versions of the flu, has spread from animals to humans. To avoid future pandemics, we need to identify and block the ways in which they get to us.
The COVID-19 pandemic cannot be overcome without mathematical and scientific expertise. This is emphasized by five large mathematical and scientific societies in Germany in a position paper. The professional societies DVGeo, DMV, DPG, GDCh and VBIO represent the subjects of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and geosciences. To the position paper
At www.gdch.de/factsheet, the German Chemical Society has been publishing factsheets with generally understandable information on relevant topics since April 2020. The first two factsheets deal with fighting viruses with antiviral agents or soap and disinfectants.
Chemical-related information on the pandemic is continuously linked on these pages ( to the website )
With this catalog of topics, the Chemistry Study Commission of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) takes stock of the six-semester university courses 's degree in chemistry at universities and shows future prospects. To the recommendations
Publisher: Federal Employers' Association Chemistry eV (BAVC), German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry eV (DBG), Society for Chemical Technology and biotechnology eV (DECHEMA), Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology eV (GBM), German Chemical Society eV (GDCh), Industrial Union of Mining, Chemistry and Energy (IG BCE), Association of employed academics and executives of the chemical industry eV (VAA), and Association of the Chemical Industry eV (VCI) To the position paper
The GDCh and six other associations present their demands on teaching in high school. To the position paper
The results of the closed conference in the Evangelical Academy Tutzing in September 2016 are summarized in a brochure.
The catalog of topics for the six-semester university courses 's degree in chemistry at universities contains an inventory of the core content of the modern Bachelor's degree in chemistry in the scope of around four semesters, as well as optional curriculum components. To the recommendations
Every year, the GDCh collects extensive data on the number of chemistry students in the various study sections, the number of exams taken, their assessments and the duration of the studies. In addition, data on post-doctoral qualifications, post-doctoral candidates and junior professorships at German universities, as well as the proportion of female C3 and C4 professors are recorded on a regular basis. additional Information
Equal opportunities is an important issue for the GDCh. Regardless of our (historical) name German Chemical Society, chemists of all nationalities are of course welcome here. One of our mission statements says, among other things: "We live diversity and equal opportunities".
last modified: 25.11.2021 14:25 H from K.J.Schmitz