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13 How clarifying chemical processes makes food safer and better

Food Chemists Day presents new approaches in analysis

13/21
July 27, 2021

Food quality and consumer protection are the focus of the 49th German Food Chemists Day from August 30 to September 1, 2021. The Conference of the Food Chemical Society, a Division of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), will take place digitally this year. The lecture program presents current research and is particularly characterized by its strong everyday relevance. Food chemists will show, among other things, new methods for checking the authenticity of edible oils and present molecular insights into different types of beer. Scientific poster sessions, a virtual industrial exhibition and a supporting program - including tastings and a festive event with award ceremonies, especially for young scientists - round off the Conference .

Native oils, also known as cold-pressed oils, are particularly important from a nutritional point of view, are of higher quality than refined oils and therefore achieve higher market prices. Due to the gentle production, flavors, vitamins and polyunsaturated fatty acids are retained. At the same time, however, the more complex process only enables a lower yield than hot pressing. For this reason, native oils are often the target of food adulteration, in which refined oils are identified as cold-pressed. So far, there is no reliable marker to prove illegal processes, such as the pressing of oils from preheated seeds. Elisabeth Koch, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, in the working group of Professor Dr. Nils Helge Schebb , whether oxylipins, i.e. oxidation products of polyunsaturated fatty acids with oxygen, are suitable as new markers for assessing the processing, storage and quality of edible oils and fats. In her lecture , she will present the concentrations of oxylipins in various edible oils and whether these are influenced by the pressing. At the same time, it shows which changes in the oxylipin pattern occur during storage and how these are in accordance with the previously used parameters for the detection of fat spoilage.

The lecture by Stefan A. Pieczonka, Technical University of Munich, is about the taste and color of beer. In the team of Professor Dr. Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin, he investigated the Maillard reaction, which among other things leads to the formation of flavorings during the preparation of food. It also gives dark beer its characteristic taste and color. Although the chemical reactions of the Maillard reaction have already been studied intensively, they are still not fully understood. Using ultra-high-resolution mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS), the researchers were able to assign unambiguous sum formulas to thousands of mass signals from beer metabolites and thus enable the interpretation of the molecular composition of 250 analyzed beer samples. It turned out that the Maillard reaction is one of the driving forces behind the molecular diversity of beer and leads to significant changes in the composition of the beer metabolome. Pieczonka's findings lead to a better understanding of the processes that are essential for the taste and color of beer. These are of particular interest for brewing process development and quality control in the malt and beer industry.

Other topics at the 49th German Food Chemists' Day include metabolomics - new applications in food monitoring and environmental analysis -, undesirable substances in food, as well as minerals and trace elements and their effects on the human organism.

More information about the Conference at www.gdch.de/lchtag2021

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12 Angewandte Chemie Announces Inaugural Group of Advisory Editors, New Practices to Drive Greater Inclusivity

12/21
July 21, 2021

Angewandte Chemie, a leading chemistry journal from the German Chemical Society, announces a new group of Advisory Editors and set of policies and practices to support greater diversity, equity and inclusion, delivering on key commitments made in June 2020.

In the past year, Angewandte Chemie has made strides to foster greater inclusivity through its editorial team and processes. As part of this effort, the journal announces an inaugural group of Advisory Editors, who together constitute the Scientific Advisory Committee. These editors will provide a connection between the scientific community and the journal, helping to shape its scientific profile and providing input on editorial strategy. The Advisory Editors are active research scientists from around the world and will bring their diverse perspectives and experience into decision-making processes at the journal.

?I am excited to be part of the journey and help redefine the role of this chemistry journal in our changing world,? said Prof. Martina Stenzel, University of New South Wales, Australia.

"This is an exciting opportunity to share my perspectives and experiences as researcher, author, and reviewer to facilitate necessary changes at Angewandte Chemie," said Prof. Jianghong Rao, Stanford University, USA.

A new International Advisory Board has also been assembled. The Advisory Board represents a variety of voices from the whole community, including those from industry and academia, as well as both early career and established researchers.

Over the past year, the journal has adopted new editorial guidelines, which better incorporate DE&I principles. These include:

? Adopting new practices to expand reviewer pools and decrease the potential for bias, for example, by prioritizing diversity among peer reviewers.

? Revising procedures for appeals and sharing the new process transparently.

? Helping inform - and adopt - Wiley's new author name change policy, which makes it easy for authors to change their name on published research at their own discretion.

? Discontinuing the author profiles and news sections of the journal, recognizing that the profiles did not reflect the variety of success stories across the chemistry community. The journal has now launched a new type of profile focusing on first-time corresponding authors in the journal, with a greater focus on showcasing various voices.

? Raising awareness of DE&I among editors and team members through training and dialogue sessions held by Wiley

? Creating forums for external dialogue on DE&I issues, including a recent event with IUPAC entitled ? Empowering Diversity in Science: Gender in Academia and Publishing ?

? Angewandte Chemie is committed to representing the vibrant, diverse chemistry community that powers our world,? said Prof. Wolfram Koch, Executive Director, German Chemical Society. "The German Chemical Society and the Editorial team look forward to working alongside the Advisory Editors to ensure that we all remain focused in our approach and proactive in our efforts to drive both scientific discovery and greater inclusivity."

Angewandte Chemie is committed to representing the global chemistry community, fostering greater inclusivity, and moving science forward. Efforts to promote inclusivity are ongoing and will be communicated via the journal website.

About GDCh

The German Chemical Society (GDCh, German Chemical Society) has approximately 30,000 members and is one of the largest chemical scientific societies worldwide. It promotes scientific research and teaching as well as the exchange and dissemination of new scientific knowledge. The German Chemical Society supports the creation of networks, the trans-disciplinary and international collaboration and continuous education and training in schools, universities and professional environment. It has 27 divisions and 60 local sections. The German Chemical Society is the publisher of numerous scientific journals - partly in association with Chemistry Europe - and the owner of Angewandte Chemie. Visit us at www.gdch.de

About Wiley

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11 GDCh honors Omar M. Yaghi, Herbert Waldmann and Peter H. Seeberger

Prestigious awards and top international research for the final of the WiFo 2021

11/21
July 20, 2021

On September 1, 2021, the last day of the Chemistry Science Forum (WiFo), the German Chemical Society (GDCh) will present three of its most prestigious awards. Professor Dr. Omar M. Yaghi, who also gives the final lecture, receives the August Wilhelm von Hofmann medal. Professor Dr. Dr. hc Herbert Waldmann is awarded the Liebig commemorative coin . The Emil Fischer Medal goes to Professor Dr. Peter H. Seeberger. The WiFo program also includes a plenary symposium that shows perspectives for a ?green? future, a thematically subsequent panel discussion and further sessions on current research results in chemistry.

With the August Wilhelm von Hofmann Memorial Medal, the GDCh honors foreign researchers who have made a special contribution to chemistry. Professor Dr. Omar M. Yaghi, University of California, Berkeley, CA / USA, receives the awards for his outstanding work on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs). In addition, Yaghi pioneered molecular ?weaving? and synthesized the world's first atomic and molecular level woven material (COF-505). In addition to his academic achievements, the GDCh also recognizes Yaghi's commitment to promoting young academics, especially in emerging and developing countries. In the final lecture of the WiFo at 4 p.m., Yaghi gives an insight into his fascinating research. Omar M. Yaghi received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, USA. He is Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and Senior Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Yaghi is the founding director of the Berkeley Global Science Institute, which builds research centers in developing countries and supports young scientists. He is also co-director of the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute and the California Research Alliance by BASF. Yaghi is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and has received numerous awards for his scientific achievements. He has published over 300 articles and is one of the most cited chemists in the world.

Professor Dr. Dr. hc Herbert Waldmann, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, receives the Liebig commemorative coin commemorative coin endowed with 7,500 euros for the development of new concepts for the production of natural substance-based substance libraries. In addition, the GDCh recognizes his new synthesis methods for the production of lipidated peptides and proteins for the study of cancer-relevant G proteins such as the Ras / RasG system. Herbert Waldmann completed his chemistry studies with a doctorate at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in 1985. After two years at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, he returned to Mainz, where he received his habilitation in 1991. After holding positions at the University of Bonn and the University of Karlsruhe, he has headed the chemical biology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology since 1999 and is also Professor of biochemistry at the Technical University of Dortmund. Since 2005 he has also headed the Chemical Genomics Center of the Max Planck Society. Waldmann is the author of over 500 scientific publications and has received numerous awards. In 2014 the University of Leiden, NL, awarded him an honorary doctorate. Waldmann is a member of various editorial boards of scientific journals and belongs to numerous advisory boards and boards of trustees.

Finally, the GDCh awards Professor Dr. Peter H. Seeberger, Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, received the Emil Fischer Medal endowed with 7,500 euros for his groundbreaking contributions to the synthesis of complex carbohydrates and the chemical biology of carbohydrates, especially through the development of automated methods. In his work he was able to elucidate the basic mechanisms of the interaction of glycans with other biomolecules. With his syntheses, Seeberger established the field of "Molecular Glycobiology", from which new types of vaccines, new cholesterol-lowering agents, diagnostics and impulses for materials science emerge. He has thus decisively influenced the development of carbohydrate-based vaccines and materials. Peter H. Seeberger studied at the university Erlangen-Nürnberg Chemistry and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Colorado Boulder, USA, in 1995. After stays at the Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he was Professor of organic chemistry from 2003 from ETH Zurich and Affiliate Professor at the Burnham Institute in La Jolla, California. Since 2009, he has headed the ?Biomolecular Systems? department at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam at the University of Potsdam. Seeberger is the author of over 59 0 publications and received numerous awards.

Another highlight of the day is the plenary symposium ?Perspectives for a Green Future?. Professor Dr. Jean-Paul Lange, University of Twente, Enschede / NL, Dr. Alice Glättli, BASF, Ludwigshafen, and Professor Dr. Michael Kühn, German Research Center for Geosciences and the University of Potsdam, talk about new developments in relation to low-carbon fuels and chemicals from biomass, the contribution of the resource potential of the geological subsurface to the energy transition and the role of the chemical industry on the way to a sustainable future. In addition to the academic and industrial perspective, they also address the area of tension in between. In a subsequent panel discussion on the same topic, the speakers, together with other experts and the plenum, will discuss possible approaches on how the future can be made ?greener? with the help of chemistry.

Numerous other WiFos sessions deal with current research results from various chemical fields. A session on NFDI4Chem deals with research data management in chemistry. In addition, the GDCh Award for Biocatalysis and the Price for bioconversion of renewable raw materials be awarded for the first time.

Further information on the Conference at www.wifo2021.de

The GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum Chemie (WiFo) - in a nutshell

The GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021 will take place online from August 29th to September 1st under the motto "Chemists create solutions". A varied program of plenary lectures, main symposia, a poster and an industrial exhibition awaits the participants. In addition, numerous prestigious prizes are awarded. Registration is possible at www.wifo2021.de.

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Omar M. Yaghi
Herbert Waldmann
Peter H. Seeberger
(© Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung / David Ausserhofer)
 

10 What can chemistry contribute to the energy supply of the future?

Second day of the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021 with a focus on chemical energy research

10/21
July 13, 2021

How smoothly the necessary energy transition will succeed depends heavily on the current advances in chemical energy research. For this reason, the German Chemical Society (GDCh) is focusing on the contributions of chemistry to the energy supply of the future on the second day of the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry (WiFo) on August 31, 2021. In addition to a prominent plenary symposium entitled ?Chemistry for Future Energy Solutions ?, further sessions focus on various aspects of energy storage and conversion. In addition, the GDCh Professor Dr. Stefanie Dehnen, Philipps University of Marburg, for her work in the field of cluster chemistry with the Alfred-Stock Memorial Award .

What can chemistry contribute to the energy supply of tomorrow? Professor Dr. Ferdi Schüth, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Mülheim ad R., Professor Dr. Bettina V. Lotsch, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, and Dr. Thomas Haas, Evonik, Marl, in the plenary symposium from different perspectives. Together with the plenary, they dare to look into the future and show what contribution chemical energy research is already making and what is to come. Among other things, it is about the role of chemistry (e.g. with hydrogen as an energy carrier) in future energy systems and how the bridging between energy conversion and storage in two-dimensional molecular frameworks can succeed. Another topic is artificial photosynthesis, i.e. how carbon dioxide (CO2) can be converted into glucose or specialty chemicals with the help of electricity from renewable sources and bacteria.

Following the plenary symposium, the GDCh awards the Alfred-Stock Memorial Award to Professor Dr. Stefanie Dehnen, Philipps University of Marburg. The award, endowed with ? 7,500, is given to chemists for outstanding scientific work in the field of inorganic chemistry. Stefanie Dehnen receives the award for her research on cluster chemistry. The GDCh particularly recognizes her work in the field of synthesis, structure elucidation and application of innovative heteronuclear cluster and network compounds, which either consist of purely inorganic components or represent inorganic-organic hybrid compounds.

Stefanie Dehnen completed her chemistry studies at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT) in 1996 with her doctorate. After postdoctoral research, she qualified as a professor in 2004 for the subject of inorganic chemistry. Since 2006 she has been Professor of inorganic chemistry at the Philipps University of Marburg and at the Scientific Center for materials science, which she was Managing Director from 2012 to 2014. She is currently the chair of the Wöhler Association for Inorganic Chemistry in the GDCh and has been the vice-president of the GDCh since 2020.

Further sessions during the course of the day will address research results from different fields of chemistry. In addition to other lectures on energy storage and conversion that complement the plenary symposium, the program also includes topics such as fluorine chemistry and other contributions from organic and inorganic chemistry. In addition, the Senior Expert Chemists (SEC) are organizing an exciting session under the motto ?No fun without chemistry?, the Division of Chemists in Civil Service reports on ?Safe-to-Use Substances and Materials? and in the ?Young Chemists - The Collective? session, young scientists present: inside their research.

The job exchange on August 31, with an accompanying program from August 30 to September 1, is also aimed at those starting their careers and those willing to change. While on Monday the focus is on job profiles from industry and career coaching for academic careers is offered, on Tuesday the focus is on job profiles in the public service. On Wednesday, a lecture in cooperation with the Association of Employed Academics and Managers in the Chemical Industry (VAA - Chemical Managers) will deal with the legal basis of the employment contract. On all three days there is the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts at a Meet & Mingle table during the lunch break and to clarify open questions.

Further information on the Conference at www.wifo2021.de

The GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum Chemie (WiFo) - in a nutshell

The GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021 will take place online from August 29th to September 1st under the motto "Chemists create solutions". The participants can expect a varied program of plenary lectures, main symposia, a poster and an industrial exhibition. Numerous prestigious prizes are also awarded. Registration is possible at www.wifo2021.de.

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Stefanie Dehnen
(Foto: Jochen Mogk)

09 No measurable impact of the corona pandemic on starting a career in chemistry in 2020

New statistics for chemistry courses 2020 presents current data on chemistry courses

09/21
July 07, 2021

The corona pandemic did not noticeably affect chemists starting their careers in 2020 compared to previous years. This is shown by the annual statistics for chemistry courses of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). The data of graduates who are looking for a job and those with temporary jobs with a doctorate correspond to the stable values of recent years. In general, with 9,384 people, slightly fewer first-year students decided to study chemistry in the last year than in 2019 (9,422 people). The number of students who completed a chemistry course also fell from 3,905 in the previous year to 3,363 in 2020, as did the number of doctorates. It fell from 2,181 in 2019 to 2104 in the reporting year.

The following results were obtained in the individual courses:

     

  • In the field of chemistry / business chemistry, the universities registered 5,671 new students (2019: 5,746). 2037 students (2019: 2605) successfully completed their bachelor?s degree, 1956 received their master?s degree (2019: 2348). The median course duration was 6.9 semesters up to the bachelor?s degree (2019: 6.7) and 5.0 semesters up to the master?s degree (2019: 4.8). In 2020, 1,838 people completed their doctorate in chemistry / business chemistry (2019: 1921). The median duration of the doctorate was 8.2 semesters (2019: 8.3).
  • 1852 people began their studies in biochemistry and life sciences (2019: 1702). The number of Bachelor degrees fell to 745 (2019: 942) and that of Master?s degrees to 732 (2019: 834). The number of doctorates increased to 214 in 2020 (2019: 195). The duration of study increased slightly, the median was 6.6 semesters for bachelor's degrees (2019: 6.5), 4.9 semesters for master?s degrees (2019: 4.7) and 8.6 semesters for doctorates (2019: 8.5) .
  • In food chemistry , the number of first-year students rose from 405 in the previous year to 466. A total of 148 students passed the main examination A (1st state examination) or the diploma examination (2019: 164) and 145 people passed the main examination B (2nd state examination) (2019: 165). In addition, the universities reported 144 Bachelor and 110 Master degrees (2019: 169 and 115 respectively). The number of doctorates fell to 52 (2019: 65).
  • At universities of applied sciences (HAW), 1395 people started studying chemistry, significantly fewer than in the previous year (2019: 1569). At the same time, the HAW reported relatively unchanged figures compared to the previous year with 731 Bachelor's and 408 Master's degrees (2019: 743 and 421 respectively).

In the sum of the chemistry courses, the number of beginners remained almost unchanged at 9384 (2019: 9422).

98% of all Bachelor graduates at universities and 74% at HAW followed up with a Master?s degree. Around 87% of the master?s graduates at universities started a doctorate. This value is still lower than the long-term average (90%).

46% of graduates with a doctorate in chemistry are aware of their first step into professional life. According to data from the universities, around 38% started a position in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry (2019: 36%), 19.7% (2019: 18%) took a temporary position in Germany (including postdoc). After graduation, 12% worked in the rest of the economy (2019: 14%) and 11% took a job abroad after graduation (2019: 11%). Around 4% of the graduates held a position in the public service (2019: 6%). At the time of the survey, 10% were considered job seekers (2019: 11%).

The real number of job seekers is likely to be slightly lower: Due to the key date of the survey on December 31. Graduates who start their new position in January or February are still recorded as job seekers. The stable values of graduates looking for a job and those with temporary contracts in recent years show that, according to the data available, the corona pandemic did not have a major impact on starting a career compared to previous years.

The brochure ?Statistics of the Chemistry Courses 2020? is available as a flip catalog at www.gdch.de/statistik.

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Summe der Studienanfänger/-innen in den Chemiestudiengängen
Studiengang Chemie: Bestandene Examina im Diplom-, Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang
Studiengang Chemie: Verbleib der 2020 promovierten Chemiker/-innen
 

08 May Thi Nguyen-Kim receives GDCh award for journalists and writers

First day of the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021 with numerous highlights

08/21
July 06, 2021

The German Chemical Society (GDCh) awards science journalist Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim will receive the GDCh award for journalists and writers 2020 on August 30, 2021. The chemist will receive the award on the first day of the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry (WiFo) 2021. On the same day, the GDCh will award Professor Dr. Eva Hevia, University of Bern, the Arfvedson Schlenk Award. A prominent plenary symposium is also devoted to the question of how future pandemics can be prevented. Further sessions deal with current research results from different fields of chemistry. In a public evening lecture, the science journalist and astrophysicist Professor Dr. Harald Lesch on an exciting journey into the world of science.

The GDCh award for journalists and writers , endowed with ? 7,500, recognizes outstanding journalistic or literary achievements that contribute in a special way to the dissemination of chemical science content in German-speaking countries. Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim receives the award, which could not be awarded last year due to the pandemic, for her journalistic work, in which she communicates scientific relationships with competence and humor. The GDCh particularly appreciates her skillful use of classic and new media formats. With specialist knowledge and enthusiasm, the chemist manages to arouse interest in chemistry and the natural sciences in people of all ages.

Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim studied chemistry at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. During her doctoral thesis at RWTH Aachen University, Harvard University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research, she dealt intensively with science communication and started, among other things, her YouTube channel ?The Secret Life of Scientists?. Nguyen-Kim then set up the multi-award-winning science channel ?maiLab? at funk, the Online offering from ARD and ZDF. Your video "Corona is just starting" was the most watched YouTube video in Germany in 2020. On television, the science communicator moderates the science magazine Quarks as the successor to Ranga Yogeshwar and appears for scientific education on political talk shows, the Tagesthemen or the heute journal. Her books "Komisch, alles chemisch" and "The smallest common reality" achieved top positions in the Spiegel bestseller list. Nguyen-Kim has received several awards for her work, including the Federal Cross of Merit and as Journalist of the Year 2020.

Also on August 30th, the GDCh will award the Arfvedson Schlenk Award, endowed with 7,500 euros. The award, which is sponsored by the company Albermarle Germany GmbH, honors scientists for outstanding work in the field of lithium chemistry. This year's award winner is Professor Dr. Eva Hevia, University of Bern. With her outstanding work, she was able to show that fundamentally important organolithium and lithium amide reactions can also take place without the exclusion of air and that the presence of moisture can even improve the reaction kinetics in some cases. This makes it possible to replace toxic, volatile organic solvents with biologically renewable solvents and paves the way for sustainable organolithium chemistry.

Professor Dr. Eva Hevia graduated in chemistry in 2002 with a PhD from the University of Oviedo, Spain. She then moved to Strathclyde University, Glasgow, United Kingdom, where she was Professor of inorganic chemistry from 2013 to 2019. In 2019 she accepted the call to the University of Bern, Switzerland, where she also holds the Chair of inorganic chemistry . She has already received numerous awards for her research, including the Excellence Research Award in Organometallic Chemistry from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry in 2019 and the Corday-Morgan Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2017.

The award ceremonies are embedded in the scientific program of the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021. The morning of the day of the event starts with a brand new plenary symposium. Under the motto "How to Avoid the Next Pandemic - Fighting Infectious Diseases of the Future", Dr. Michael J. Sofia, Arbutus Biopharma, Warminster PA / US, Prof. Dr. Helga Rübsamen ? Schaeff, AiCuris, Wuppertal, and Prof. Dr. Stephan A. Sieber, Technical University of Munich, on how to deal with or prevent future pandemics.

At 5:30 p.m., science journalist and astrophysicist Professor Dr. Harald Lesch on an exciting journey to the origins of the chemical elements. His lecture deals with the origin of the atoms of the chemical elements that we stand on, that we breathe, that we live with and that give us energy. Are we all made of stardust in the end? Anyone interested can register for the public evening lecture (regardless of whether they are participating in the WiFo). Participation is free. The access data will be announced in good time on the WiFo website.

Numerous other sessions will be devoted to current research results from different fields of chemistry distributed over the day of the event. In addition, a poster session offers young academics the opportunity to present their own research to an international audience and to build up and expand their professional network. The lecture program of the GDCh career service also provides helpful information on starting your career and planning your career. At ChemSlam, a science slam with a focus on chemistry, scientists or chemistry students present topics from chemistry in a simple and entertaining way and show how understandable and exciting - maybe even funny - chemistry can be. And a virtual exhibition in which numerous companies and institutions present themselves offers many opportunities for interaction and networking.

Further information on the Conference at www.wifo2021.de

The GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum Chemie (WiFo) - in a nutshell
The GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021 will take place online from August 29th to September 1st under the motto "Chemists create solutions". The participants can expect a varied program of plenary lectures, main symposia, a poster and an industrial exhibition. Numerous prestigious prizes are also awarded. Registration is possible at www.wifo2021.de.

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07 Awards for two outstanding women scientists

Awards for Evamarie Hey-Hawkins and Petra Mischnick at the opening of WiFo 2021

07/21
June 29, 2021

As part of the opening ceremony of the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry (WiFo) 2021 on August 29, the German Chemical Society (GDCh) will award two special prizes: Professor Dr. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, University of Leipzig, receives the renowned Karl Ziegler Award. Professor i. R. Dr. Petra Mischnick, TU Braunschweig, is awarded the newly introduced Hildegard Hamm Brücher Award for equal opportunities in chemistry .

The Karl Ziegler Award is one of the most highly endowed German awards in the field of chemistry. It is named after the founding president of the GDCh and winner of the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Karl Ziegler. It is awarded to scientists who work in Karl Ziegler's research areas. These are in particular organometallic and inorganic chemistry, organic and Angewandte Chemie, polymer chemistry and catalysis. The prize is endowed with 50,000 euros and a gold medal and is funded by a foundation that Ziegler's daughter, Marianne Witte, set up at the GDCh.

2021 awarded the Karl Ziegler Award Professor Dr. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, University of Leipzig. The broad research field of the nationally and internationally highly respected chemist shows great parallels with that of Karl Ziegler. Among other things, she conducts research in the field of organophosphorus chemistry, in the field of biologically active boron and transition metal compounds as well as heterometallic transition metal complexes and catalysis. Hey-Hawkins is a pioneer in the field of reactive transition metal-phosphorus bonds in metal-phosphanido complexes and convinces with innovative research approaches. A large number of patents are based on their scientific achievements. The scientist is also very committed to the chemical community.

Evamarie Hey-Hawkins doctorate in 1983 from the Philipps University in Marburg. After postdoctoral stays in Great Britain and Australia, she completed her habilitation in Marburg in 1988. After working at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart and as a Heisenberg fellow at the University of Karlsruhe, she accepted an appointment at the University of Leipzig in 1993. Hey-Hawkins is a full professor of inorganic chemistry and also acts or acted as managing director of the Institute for inorganic chemistry and (pro) dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy.

The chemist has already received numerous honors for her scientific achievements and her commitment, such as the ?Distinguished Woman? (IUPAC), the Order of Merit of the Free State of Saxony, the University Medal of the University of Leipzig and the Leipzig Science Prize. In 2018 Hey-Hawkins was accepted into the European Academy of Sciences. Her international reputation is also reflected in numerous guest professorships and guest grants, including in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

The chemist is also involved in numerous editorial boards, award committees and various organizations such as the DFG and the Leibniz Association. She has been a member of the GDCh since 1983, of which she was a Board from 2016-2019. Today she is chairman of the AG phosphorus chemistry of the GDCh, which she co-initiated.

For the first time, the GDCh awards the Hildegard Hamm Brücher Award for equal opportunities in chemistry. With the new prize, which is endowed with 7,500 euros, the GDCh wants to set a visible sign and honor exemplary commitment to equal opportunities in chemistry. Hildegard Hamm-Brücher (1921-2016) was a chemist and received her doctorate in 1945 from Nobel laureate Professor Heinrich Wieland in Munich. After the war ended, she became a science editor at the Neue Zeitung. There she met Theodor Heuss, her political mentor, and many other democratically minded people. Hildegard Hamm-Brücher was considered the ?grande dame? of German post-war politics. It not only stood for freedom and democracy, but also for consistently value-based action. She fought tirelessly against grievances. Among other things, she campaigned for a better education system and encouraged women to become more involved. In 1994 she was the first woman to be nominated for the federal presidential election. In addition to her public offices, she showed great social commitment and received numerous honors.

Professor Dr. Petra Mischnick the award. The selection committee paid tribute to the Agnes Pockels student laboratory at the Technical University of Braunschweig, which was initiated by Petra Mischnick in 2002. The project was one of the first of its kind and, with its exemplary character, had a broad impact - there are now over 200 student laboratories across Germany. In the project, students of different ages and social backgrounds are equally encouraged and their interest in the MINT subjects is aroused. The Agnes Pockels student laboratory not only offers students a place where they can experiment under laboratory conditions. Petra Mischnick's team has also developed over 70 experiments from various subject areas since 2003, which children and young people can carry out in day care centers or schools. In addition, experiment boxes on exciting topics (e.g. "On the trail of the perpetrator") are lent out and training courses for educators and teachers are offered.

But also beyond the Agnes Pockels school laboratory, Petra Mischnick distinguishes herself through her longstanding commitment to equal opportunities. She was one of the pioneers who made equality a central issue in the GDCh and was a founding member and first chairwoman of the Working Group on Equal Opportunities in Chemistry (AKCC) in 2000. Mischnick is committed to equality to this day and shows a consistency in her attitude, her tireless commitment and her lived values, which also distinguished Hildegard Hamm-Brücher.

Petra Mischnick passed the 1st state examination in food chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig in 1981. After a practical year in Lübeck, she passed the 2nd state examination in Hamburg in 1983. At the university there, she received her doctorate in 1987 and her habilitation in 1996 in the field of organic chemistry. Two years later she was appointed to the Institute for food chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig, where she worked until her retirement in March 2020. In the German Chemical Society she was a member of the board and executive committee from 2003 to 2007 and vice-president from 2005 to 2006.

Both awards will take place during the opening of the WiFo, on August 29th at 7 p.m., after the greeting by GDCh President Professor Dr. Peter R. Schreiner. They only mark the beginning of many other highlights and award ceremonies that the virtual WiFo 2021 has in store.

Further information on the Conference at www.wifo2021.de

The GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum Chemie (WiFo) - in a nutshell
The GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021 will take place online from August 29th to September 1st under the motto "Chemists create solutions". A varied program of plenary lectures, main symposia, a poster and an industrial exhibition awaits the participants. In addition, numerous prestigious prizes are awarded. Registration is possible at www.wifo2021.de.

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06 Surfactants with regional vegetable oils for sustainable household and personal care products

Meyer-Galow Award for Business Chemistry Chemistry 2020 goes to Edgar Endlein

06/21
June 22, 2021

Dr. Edgar Endlein, Managing Director Research & Development, Werner & Mertz GmbH, Mainz, will receive the Meyer-Galow Award for Business Chemistry Chemistry 2020 on July 7, 2021. The prize of the foundation of the same name, which is part of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), is endowed with 10,000 euros. It is awarded for the market launch of an innovation in chemistry that is of particular value to society, especially in terms of sustainability. Edgar Endlein has been successfully involved in the transfer of surfactants based on regional European vegetable oils into sustainable household and personal care products and their market launch for years. The award ceremony takes place during a virtual ceremony and is chaired by Prof. Dr. Peter R. Schreiner, President of the GDCh.

Renewable materials and regenerative energy must increasingly be used for sustainable use of limited resources. Biodiversity must also be respected and preserved in order to preserve it for future generations. Detergent substances, so-called surfactants, in detergents, cleaning agents and cleansing personal care products should be biodegradable against this background, have the best possible (eco) toxicological profile, be plant-based and agricultural cultivation and logistics should have the lowest possible environmental impact. Renewable vegetable oils are therefore increasingly being used for the production of surfactants. Many of the vegetable oils used do not come from biodiverse sources, but are based on palm kernel oil or coconut oil.

The use of regional European vegetable oils would lead to greater diversity. However, such oil plants have a different composition than tropical ones: the carbon chain of the triglycerides of European oil seeds is generally longer and, depending on the type of plant, the fatty acids they contain are more or less unsaturated. Both have an influence on the chemical reactivity and the application properties. For this reason, additional research and development efforts are necessary in order to use such surfactants based on oil plants of the temperate climate zone in recipes for household and personal care products.

Dr. Edgar Endlein accepted. The sugar surfactants used, for example based on sunflower oil, are almost entirely made up of renewable carbon. Just like those based on rapeseed oil, they are also extremely mild and skin-friendly, can form stable foams and have strong emulsifying properties. Thanks to his innovative and future-oriented thinking and acting, the award winner has been able to successfully use surfactants based on regional European vegetable oils in detergents and cleaning agents of the Frosch brand in recent years. Its development and its market launch have a special value for society, especially under the aspect of sustainability.

About the event:

The award ceremony will take place during an Online party on July 7, 2021 at 11 a.m. GDCh President Prof. Dr. Peter R. Schreiner will present the award to Dr. Edgar Endlein , who will briefly present the award-winning project. Originally, the Meyer Galow Prize is always awarded at the end of the year. However, since this was not possible in 2020, the award ceremony will now be rescheduled.

Media representatives are cordially invited to the Online celebration hour. Interviews are possible by appointment. Please register at https://www.gdch.de/gdch/stiftungen/meyer-galow-stiftung/preisverleihung-meyer-galow-preis.html.

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05 GDCh Science Forum Chemistry for the first time digital

The most important chemistry congress in the German-speaking area presents top international research

05/21
May 25, 2021

The GDCh Science Forum Chemistry (WiFo) 2021 will take place from August 29 to September 1, completely online for the first time due to the pandemic. The most important chemistry congress in the German-speaking area with mostly over 2000 participants from Germany and abroad is organized by the German Chemical Society (GDCh). The scientific program includes top international research on socially relevant ?megatopics? such as infection research, energy, sustainability and climate research. Numerous symposia are also devoted to different fields of chemistry. In addition, some of the GDCh's most prestigious prizes are awarded - including the Karl Ziegler Award endowed with 50,000 euros and the newly introduced Hildegard Hamm Brücher Award for equal opportunities in chemistry. A poster exhibition and a job exchange enable young academics in particular to present themselves in a year with few events. In addition, the digital conference platform offers excellent opportunities to expand your personal network.

Infection research, energy, sustainability and climate research - these topics pose new, pressing challenges to science around the world. The contribution chemistry can make to solving global problems is shown by the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry, which will take place in 2021 under the motto ?Chemists create solutions?. In daily plenary symposia, scientific luminaries present how future pandemics can be combated, how chemistry can contribute to the energy of the future and how it can support and advance sustainable developments. Numerous symposia of the GDCh Divisions give an insight into current scientific developments and findings from the world of chemistry.

"Our next WiFo will not only be digital, but also much more international than previous science forums," emphasizes GDCh President Professor Dr. Peter R. Schreiner. "Most of the scientific lectures will be held in English and the digital event makes it easier for interested parties from all over the world to take part in the WiFo." The GDCh therefore expects a significantly higher number of international scientists than with previous WiFos.

At the ceremonial opening of the WiFo on August 29, the Karl Ziegler Award be awarded - with prize money of 50,000 euros, it is one of the most highly endowed German chemistry prizes. As a further highlight, the Hildegard Hamm Brücher Award for equal opportunities in chemistry will be awarded for the first time. With the new award, the GDCh honors individuals, teams or organizations who are committed to innovative projects for equal opportunities in chemistry.

In addition to the scientific program, the WiFo 2021 also offers numerous opportunities for networking - not a matter of course for an Online conference. The digital conference platform, which has already been tried and tested several times, offers participants direct (video) chat functions as well as so-called ?Meet & Mingle? rooms, which enable (video) chats in groups. Direct networking and exchange of contact data is also possible. Thanks to this strong social component, contacts can be made during coffee breaks - almost like at a face-to-face event. In addition, a poster exhibition, a job exchange and a virtual exhibition in which numerous companies and institutions present themselves also offer many opportunities for interaction and networking. Young scientists in particular benefit from this: With favorable participation conditions, there are good opportunities to present your own research to an international audience and to build up and expand your professional network.

Further information on the Conference at www.wifo2021.de

The GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum Chemie (WiFo) - in a nutshell

The GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021 will take place online from August 29th to September 1st under the motto "Chemists create solutions". The participants can expect a varied program of plenary lectures, main symposia, a poster and an industrial exhibition. In addition, numerous prestigious prizes are awarded. Registration is possible from May 25th at www.wifo2021.de.

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GDCh-Präsident Prof. Dr. Peter R. Schreiner
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04 Paul Bunge Prize 2021 goes to Liba C. Taub

Awards at the Bunsen conference 2021

04/21
April 27, 2021

As part of the Bunsen conference 2021, which will take place virtually this year from May 10th to 12th, Professor Liba C. Taub, University of Cambridge, UK, will receive the Paul Bunge Prize 2021 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the history of science Instruments. The prize of the Hans-R.-Jenemann-Stiftung is endowed with 7,500 euros and is awarded jointly by the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (DBG). It honors outstanding work on the history of scientific instruments. The awarding of the 2020 Paul Bunge Prize to Professor Simon Werrett, University College London, UK, will also be made up for at the conference .

The American professor Liba C. Taub, University of Cambridge, UK, receives the Paul Bunge Prize in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the history of scientific instruments. Taub studied history of science at the University of Oklahoma and received her PhD in 1987. Her research focuses on ancient Greek and Roman astronomy, Physics and meteorology, and the history of scientific instruments. From 1991 to 1994, the science historian worked at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Chicago (USA) as curator and head of the department for the history of astronomy. Since 1995 she has been the director and curator of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge, UK, which is dedicated to the history of science, including the collection and display of scientific instruments. She also teaches history and philosophy of science at Newnham College, University of Cambridge and can look back on numerous scientific publications in anthologies and specialist journals.

Her professional career previously included positions at universities in the USA, the Netherlands and Switzerland, at the Deutsches Museum in Munich and at the Dresden State Art Collections. From 2010 to 2014 she was part of the interdisciplinary research association Excellence Cluster Topoi, funded by the Einstein Foundation in Berlin. In this context, she dealt extensively with early scientific records and thus contributed to the development and research of ancient forms of science communication.

Taub has already received several scientific awards and is an elected member of numerous scientific associations. She has been Vice President of the Académie internationale d'Histoire des Sciences since 2017.

The Paul Bunge Prize will be awarded to Liba C. Taub during the 120th Annual General Meeting of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (DBG), the Bunsen conference 2021, which will take place virtually from May 10th to 12th. At the conference , Professor Simon Werrett, University College London, will also be awarded the 2020 Paul Bunge Prize. Last year the 119th Bunsen conference to be canceled at short notice and the award ceremony postponed.

Further information on the conference at www.bunsentagung.de

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Liba C. Taub erhält den Paul-Bunge-Preis 2021
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03 Ars legendi Faculty Prize Mathematics and Natural Sciences 2021 honors good teaching in pandemic times

03/21
March 23, 2021

The Ars legendi faculty award for excellent University teaching teaching in mathematics and the natural sciences goes this year to Katrin Meyer from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Biology), Olalla Vázquez from the Philipps-Universität Marburg (chemistry), Brigitte Forster-Heinlein from der University of Passau (mathematics) and to Christian Hoffmann from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology at Saarland University (Physics).

The Ars legendi Faculty Prize for Mathematics and Natural Sciences honors scientists for outstanding, innovative and exemplary performance in teaching, advice and support. The prize is awarded by the Stifterverband, the Association of Biology, Biosciences and Biomedicine in Germany, the German Chemical Society, the German Mathematicians Association and the German Physical Society.

The prize is endowed with 5,000 euros each and has been awarded annually since 2014 in the categories of Biology, chemistry, mathematics and Physics .

The award winners were selected by a jury made up of students and teachers from the individual subjects and representatives of university didactics. She awarded the Ars legendi Faculty Prize for Mathematics and Natural Sciences 2021 to the following university professors:

In the Biology category

Dr. rer. nat. Katrin Meyer from the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology at the Georg-August University in Göttingen was able to convince the jury with her concept of ?experiencing theory?. Even before the corona pandemic, she developed an attractive online range of courses that deliberately focuses on the - often only cursory - theoretical principles of ecology. Your interactive ?theoretical experiences? convey both methodological skills as well as specialist and social skills. The jury was impressed by their very interactive approach, the meta-team concept and the differentiation of tasks according to performance level.

In the chemistry category

Prof. Dr. Olalla Vázquez, Professor of Chemical Biology at the Philipps University of Marburg, won the jury for herself with a teaching concept that focuses on the realistic and comprehensive communication of the scientific process. With courses whose content and design are consistently based on current research, it prepares students precisely for activities in research. She places particular emphasis on imparting broad methodological knowledge, presentation experience, active learning and personal responsibility.

In the math category

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Forster-Heinlein, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Passau, fascinated the jury with the creation of a hands-on math museum. Its central exhibits go back to final theses by mathematics students from the faculty, who not only demonstrate professional competence, but also train communication skills. The fact that the graduates work closely with students and the fact that their own thesis will then be publicly available provides additional motivation for the students.

In the Physics category

Dr. rer. nat. Christian Hoffmann from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Saarland University impressed the jury with his interdisciplinary events for students of Physics, engineering and law. It combines theory and experiment in an excellent way in a variety of events that are characterized by interactivity. In addition to high professional standards, he places value in his training on imparting IT skills based on the principle of ?mastering instead of serving?.

Award ceremony

The Ars Legendi Faculty Prize for Mathematics and Science will be presented in June this year as part of an online event. Since the awarding of the 2020 award had to be canceled due to the pandemic, the award winners from last year will also be honored at the online event. The date of the event will be announced in good time.

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Information on the Ars legendi faculty award for mathematics and natural sciences can be found at stifterverband.org/ars-legendi-mn

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02 Take the coffee break with the Avatar

23rd spring symposium of the JungChemikerForum with a special virtual concept

02/21
March 2, 2021

The 23rd Spring Symposium of the JungChemikerForum (JCF) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) will take place online from March 29th to April 1st. The event, which this year is jointly organized by the JCF regional forums in Berlin, Dresden, Halle and Leipzig, makes exemplary use of the possibilities of a virtual format. In addition to a varied program with top-class speakers, the awarding of the Carl Roth Prize 2020 to Maximilian Benz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), will be made up for during the online conference.

Stroll through a virtual conference area with a self-designed avatar and get into conversation with others: this is an opportunity offered by the 23rd JCF Spring Symposium. Because the young chemists came up with something special for the virtual conference location: For the spring symposium, a surface was created that resembles a classic conference location. There, the participants can move around with their avatars and interact with one another by networking via video chats. So the social component is not neglected either. Lectures and workshops are broadcast via video conferencing tools. Another great advantage of the virtual format is its inclusiveness: people who would not have been able to travel long distances or be away from home for four days can take part in the spring symposium with very little effort.

The motto of the event this year is ?United in Chemistry? and is dedicated to diversity. Because despite all the differences in interests, research focus, origin or gender, all participants are connected through chemistry. The conference takes place half a day on four afternoons and sometimes evenings to make it easier for people with families to take part. In addition to the scientific core program with top-class speakers such as Sir Martyn Poliakoff and Polly Arnold, digital workshops are offered and the industry also uses various formats to present itself digitally.

As part of the event, Maximilian Benz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), will be awarded the Carl Roth Award 2020. The GDCh awards the award, endowed with 5000 euros, to young chemists who develop resource-saving synthetic routes or who use chemicals innovatively. The prize is financed by Carl Roth GmbH & Co. KG, which will also contribute a further 3,000 euros in the form of a voucher. Benz is honored for the development of the "chemBIOS" technology, which uses numerous nano-droplets as a reaction space to achieve the fastest sales with low consumption of substances. This promising innovation in the development of drugs was already shown in "Nature Communications" in a proof-of-concept study released.

Further information on the conference at www.jcf-fruehjahrssymposium.de.

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Maximilian Benz

01 Awarded the Carl Duisberg Memorial Prize and the Gmelin Beilstein Memorial Medal

Felix Schacher and Guillermo Restrepo will be honored at the virtual chemistry lecturer conference 2021

01/21
February 25, 2021

The Chemistry Lecturer Conference 2021 will take place from March 15 to 17 - this year for the first time virtually. The Association of German University Professors of Chemistry (ADUC) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) invites university lecturers from the Faculties of Chemistry from Germany and neighboring countries to the online conference. After the conference had to be canceled at short notice last year, the awarding of the Carl Duisberg Memorial Prize to Felix Schacher and the Gmelin-Beilstein Memorial Medal to Guillermo Restrepo will be rescheduled this year. The ADUC itself honors a total of six young scientists.

Dr. Guillermo Restrepo, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences (MiS), Leipzig, receives the Gmelin-Beilstein-Medal 2020. With this, the GDCh honors his interdisciplinary research, which combines mathematics, history and philosophy of chemistry and thus leads to new knowledge leads. The Gmelin-Beilstein commemorative coin, endowed with 7500 euros, is awarded to national and international personalities who have made special contributions to the History of Chemistry, chemical literature or chemical information. Guillermo Restrepo uses computational and mathematical tools to address historical and sociological questions in chemistry. For example, through his research he was able to show the exponential growth in the number of chemical compounds over the past two hundred years and the effects of the world wars on chemical production. Restrepos methods are important additions to traditional approaches to studying the History of Chemistry and provide highly innovative approaches to understanding the History of Chemistry.

Guillermo Restrepo was born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1976. After studying chemistry at the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Bucaramanga, Colombia, he received his doctorate with distinction from the University of Bayreuth in 2008. After further positions at the Universidad de Pamplona, Pamplona, Colombia, at the University of Bayreuth, at the Texas A&M University, Galveston, USA, and the University of Leipzig, he has been researching at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences in Leipzig since 2017 .

Also as part of the online conference, Professor Dr. Felix H. Schacher, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Carl Duisberg Memorial Prize 2020. The award serves to promote young academics in chemistry and is endowed with a total of 7,500 euros. It is awarded to people who work at a German university or, as a German, at a foreign university, who do not yet hold a C4 / W3 or comparable position and who are not over 40 years of age. With the award, the GDCh honors, among other things, Schacher's pioneering work in the field of polyampholytes and polyelectrolytes. Even as a young scientist, the award winner is one of the world's leading polymer scientists and successfully implements innovative concepts. At the time of the nomination in 2019, the then 38-year-old had already 150 peer-reviewed publications that were cited over 5100 times.

Felix H. Schacher was born in 1980 and studied chemistry at the Universities of Bayreuth and Lund, Sweden. In 2009 he received his doctorate in Bayreuth with distinction. After research stays at the University of Bristol, Great Britain, and at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan, Schacher moved to the University of Jena in 2010. In addition to his diverse research initiatives, he has held the position of Dean of Studies at the Faculty of Chemical and Geosciences there since 2016.

In addition, the ADUC will award three young scientists from different fields of chemistry for the establishment of an independent research area for 2021. For 2021, Dr. Robert Göstl, Dr. Christian Sindlinger and Ass. Prof. Dr. Vera Krewald excellent. The award winners from 2020, Dr. Urs Gellrich, Dr. habil. Crispin Lichtenberg and Dr. Jannika Lauth, are represented at the conference with lectures.

More information about the conference at www.gdch.de/cdt2021.

The German Chemical Society (GDCh) is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world with around 30,000 members. It has 27 specialist groups and awards numerous prizes for special achievements in chemical research. Up to three junior research group leaders (post- doctoral candidates, scholarship holders or junior professors ) are honored annually by the Association of German University Professors of Chemistry (ADUC) , which is part of the GDCh, for establishing an independent research area.

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