December 12, 2017 The Association for Chemistry and Economics (VCW), a division of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), awards the Study Prize Business Chemistry 2017 to Laura Franke and Melanie Zhang. You will receive the award, each endowed with 1000 euros, on January 26, 2018 as part of the VCW conference "Value creation in transition - chemistry between innovations and new business models?" in Kronberg. Laura Franke studied business chemistry at Ulm University, where she graduated with distinction in 2016. As part of an internship and her master's thesis at Linde AG, she increasingly dealt with the topics of sustainable energy management and environmentally friendly mobility, which aroused her enthusiasm for hydrogen as an energy carrier. In her thesis, the award winner dealt with the ecological and economic aspects of a possible hydrogen supply in the transport sector as part of a supply chain analysis. Today Franke works for BMW in research as a project manager for the technology project 'hydrogen fuel cell'. After a bachelor's degree in chemistry at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Melanie Zhang completed a master's degree in business chemistry at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster, which she graduated with a grade of 1.1 in 2017. She gained insights into the professional world during various internships in the chemical industry and at consulting companies. During her studies she was an active member of the business chemists of the University of Münster eV (WUM). There she acquired corporate partners for the business chemists forum and organized workshops for the exchange between corporate partners and students. In 2017, Zhang joined Boston Consulting as a consultant. The VCW Business Chemistry Study Prize is announced annually in German-speaking countries and honors excellent academic achievements in the field of business chemistry. The aim of the Business Chemistry Study Prize is to sharpen the profile of the subject within the natural science faculty. In particular, the subject of business chemistry and the award-winning graduates are to be made better known in the industrial environment in order to emphasize the attractiveness of the course for students. The German Chemical Society (GDCh), with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It has 28 specialist groups and sections, including the Association for Chemistry and Economics, which emerged in 2002 from the Working Group for Chemistry and Business, which was founded in 1999. The VCW has set itself the goal of combining natural sciences, especially chemistry, and economics.
Dr. Markus Heitzmann, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, will receive the Meyer Galow Prize for Business Chemistry on November 28 from the foundation of the same name, which is part of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). The award, endowed with 10,000 euros, is given to scientists who have advanced a current innovation in chemistry. Heitzmann made a significant contribution to the successful launch of the new drug Jardiance® (empagliflozin). The oral antidiabetic drug not only lowers blood sugar, but can also lower the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with existing cardiovascular diseases. The award ceremony takes place during a ceremony at Boehringer Ingelheim, Ingelheim, and is presented by the President-elect of the German Chemical Society, Dr. Matthias Urmann, made.
People with diabetes and cardiovascular disease are at high risk of dying from cardiovascular death, even with modern therapy plans. The anti-diabetic drug Jardiance®, which the award winner was instrumental in launching, has been shown to reduce this risk in adults with type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular weakness. In the EMPA-REG OUTCOME® study, empagliflozin reduced the relative risk of cardiovascular death (as part of the composite primary endpoint) by 38 percent in adults with type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular disease compared to placebo and in addition to standard antidiabetic and cardiovascular therapy. Dr. Markus Heitzmann prepared the active ingredient market entry and ensured the highly complex supply of active ingredients. Although the synthesis of the active ingredient empagliflozin places high demands on production, technology, quality management and environmental protection, Heitzmann succeeded in creating the prerequisites for bringing the drug onto the market quickly.
In addition to numerous invited guests, Hubertus von Baumbach, CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr. Matthias Urmann, President-designate of the GDCh for the years 2018/19, as well as the founder Professor Dr. Erhard Meyer-Galow attend. The laudation for the award winner will be given by Professor Dr. Manfred Psiorz, Corporate Vice President Chemical Manufacturing and Supply, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH.
The Meyer Galow Prize for Business Chemistry is awarded annually to scientists in German-speaking countries who have successfully introduced a current innovation in chemistry to the market. The focus is on market launches that primarily take sustainability into account. The prize is awarded annually by the Meyer Galow Foundation for Business Chemistry, which is part of the GDCh. Founder is Professor Dr. Erhard Meyer-Galow, the former CEO of Hüls AG and former President of the GDCh. Meyer-Galow mainly worked at the interface between chemistry and the market and gave lectures on business chemistry at the University of Münster.
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The award ceremony will take place during a ceremony on November 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Boehringer Ingelheim, Binger Straße 173, 55216 Ingelheim. Media representatives are cordially invited. Interviews are possible by appointment. Please register as a media representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The German Chemical Society (GDCh), with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It maintains numerous foundations, such as the Meyer Galow Foundation for Business Chemistry, which Professor Dr. Erhard Meyer-Galow in 2012 to further promote business chemistry, especially under the aspects of sustainability and the need for chemical products or processes with high value for our society. The task of the foundation, which is administered by the GDCh, is the annual award of the "Meyer Galow Prize for Business Chemistry"
4th October 2017 From October 19-20, the division for Freelancer Chemists and owners of free independent laboratories and owners of independent laboratories of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) invites you to the 15th Colloquium Chimicum in Mainz. At the conference, which this year has the motto ?From Liliput to Nano?, freelance chemists including analytical chemists with or without testing facilities meet with colleagues from industry, universities or authorities. In Mainz they find out about current developments, exchange experiences and take a look outside the box. The lecture program on October 20th gives an insight into the diverse and varied tasks that freelance chemists face every day. For example, Claudia Piorr, Chemisches Labor Piorr, Neulußheim, reports: "Disasters and scandals arouse increased attention in people - and increase the circulation of test journals." In her lecture, she shows how (supposed) scandals have occurred in the last ten Years and years have repeatedly led to orders that the trade would otherwise not have placed, and how small, specialized laboratories could also benefit from them. Another exciting topic is dedicated to Steffen Beccard, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz. He reports on his research on edible gels, especially inulin gels. Inulin is a dietary fiber with a low calorie content and can therefore be used as a diet for diabetes. As a gel, it forms a nanocrystalline structure that is similar to the structure of fats in solid form. Beccard explains the gel formation of long-chain inulin from the perspective of basic research and shows the associated potential as a fat substitute in food. Even before the start of the lecture program, the conference starts on October 19 with the members' meeting of the division, a cultural program and the opportunity to exchange experiences at a joint dinner. Further information at www.gdch.de/collchim2017. The German Chemical Society (GDCh), with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It has 28 specialist groups and sections, including the division Freelancer Chemists and owners of free independent laboratories and Owners of Independent Independent Laboratories with over 150 members.
28th September 2017 Detergent chemistry is not just about clean laundry. In addition to efficient and resource-saving textile cleaning, the scientists also deal with the use of surfactants in personal care. On October 18, experts will come together in Berlin at the European Detergents Conference (EDC) to exchange ideas about raw materials, technologies and health and safety aspects in detergent chemistry. The division of Detergent Chemistry the German Chemical Society (GDCh) oriented as in recent years, together with the SEPAWA (Association of Soap, Perfume and Detergent Experts eV) and within the SEPAWA annual congress of the conference. The EDC complements and enriches the important event of the detergent and cleaning agent industry with its scientific lecture program. The scientific program of the conference consists of ten lectures. Experts from research and industry present the latest findings from their specialist field and pick up on current developments in basic and application-related research on detergents. The focus is on the washing process from a molecular point of view. For example, two lectures address the use of nanoparticles in processes at interfaces. Because nanotechnology has long since found its way into detergent chemistry. Nanocarriers, that is, tiny ?transporters? that can absorb and transport active ingredients, offer completely new possibilities. The speakers show what great potential there is in such surfactants with nanocarriers. On the occasion of the conference , the division also awards the sponsorship award for outstanding achievements in basic research in detergents and cleaning agents, which is accompanied by a lecture by the winner. This year the Dr. Viet Hildebrand. In his dissertation at the University of Potsdam he developed an extraordinary group of "switchable" polymer surfactants and set new accents for possible new components in detergents. Further information at: http://sepawa-congress.de/home-page/programm/6867-2/ and https://www.gdch.de/index.php?id=102. The German Chemical Society , with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. The " Detergent Chemistry " division was founded in 1974 as a forum for the scientific exchange of opinions and experience between all chemists and technicians from universities and research institutes, authorities and from the raw materials and detergent industry who deal with the problems of detergent chemistry. The division currently has around 390 members. The experts of the division are competent and sought-after discussion partners for national and supranational authorities in all questions of environmental and consumer safety for detergents and cleaning agents.
26th September 2017 During a ceremony today, Professor Dr. Reiner Wittkowski, Berlin, awarded the Joseph König commemorative coin by the German Chemical Society (GDCh) at the 46th German Food Chemists Day at the University of Würzburg. The Food Chemistry Society - organizer of the conference and largest division in the GDCh - also awarded the Kurt Täufel Prize of the Young Scientist to Dr. Jörg Driver, Mainz, and the Bruno Roßmann Prize to Florian Kaltner, Oberschleißheim. In addition, Dr. Jochen Ulrich Ziegler, Ludwigshafen, with the Gerhard Billek Prize and Dr. Fabian Weber, Bonn, was awarded the Joseph Schormüller grant. Professor Dr. Reiner Wittkowski, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Berlin, received the Joseph König commemorative coin for his "impressive commitment as a food chemist in many scientific functions", as the award document says. He was the only food chemist to head the international intergovernmental organization "International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV)". In addition, Wittkowski was able to make an important contribution to authenticity research through his work on NMR Spectroscopy in food analysis, including in the area of wine. The Joseph König commemorative coin, as stated in the foundation statutes, commemorates ?the secret government councilor Professor Dr.-Ing. Eh Dr. phil. nat. hc Dr. agr. hc Dr. med. hc Joseph König (1843 - 1930), the meritorious old master of Food Chemistry?. As a student of Liebig, he laid the foundation for the chemistry of human food and beverages. With the Kurt Täufel Prize of the Young Scientist, Dr. Jörg Driver, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, for his fundamental work on the topic of 'The role of the DNA damage response and repair in the development of colon cancer and its modulation by natural substances and nutritional factors'. Fahrer's research is characterized by innovation, creativity, interdisciplinary cooperation and competence, and his numerous scientific works, which have been published in high-ranking specialist journals, have won national and international recognition. With the Bruno Roßmann Prize, the Food Chemistry Society honors outstanding scientific work that deals with rapid methods for the detection of harmful substances in food, methods for examining food with simple means as well as the improvement of nutrition, the reduction of pollutants and better physiological utilization. This year, Florian Kaltner, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, received the award for his work on the development and validation of an HPLC-FLD method for routine analysis with which the legally regulated fumonisins B1 and B2 in corn can be determined cost-effectively. The Gerhard Billek Prize for the best dissertation in the field of Food Chemistry to Dr. Jochen Ulrich Ziegler, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart. This prize is announced by the GDCh for scientific originality and an interdisciplinary approach. In his work he looks at the biofunctional components of ancient wheat species and modern baking wheat in flours, germs and bread and checks whether these are environmental or hereditary in nature. In addition, Ziegler dealt with the question of what causes the better tolerance of spelled and other ancient grains compared to modern wheat varieties, which has also been reported by doctors. He shows that the different processing is more important than the ingredients of the wheat variety. Dr. Fabian Weber, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, received a scholarship from the Josef Schormüller Memorial Foundation for a stay abroad. Further information at: www.gdch.de/lchtag2017. The German Chemical Society (GDCh), with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It has 28 specialist groups and sections, including the Food Chemistry Society, whose task it is to promote the exchange of ideas in the field of Food Chemistry and its related disciplines and to provide technical suggestions. With over 2,900 members, the Food Chemistry Society is the largest division in the GDCh.
7th September 2017 The 39th discussion meeting of the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy division of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) will take place from September 25th to 28th at the University of Bayreuth. Every two years the division selects an international partner for its conference . This year the partner country is France. As part of the event, to which up to 300 visitors are expected, the division awards the Felix Bloch lecture to Dr. Muslim Dvoyashkin, University of Leipzig. The Ernst Awards are also given to young scientists. The focus of the conference , entitled "39th FGMR Discussion Meeting and Joint Conference of the German and French Magnetic Resonance Societies: Advances in Magnetic Resonance - Methods and Applications", is on the presentation of new methodological developments in magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR and EPR) and the Resonance Imaging (MRI). There will be sessions with the titles "New Methods", Computational Methods / Fast NMR "," EPR Methods "and" Hyperpolarization Methods ". In addition, the sessions ?Structural Biology? and ?Bio-Macromolecules and Dynamics? address biological issues in the applications. Other sessions will cover ?Small Molecules / Homogeneous Catalysis?, ?Soft Matter?, ?NMR Crystallography / Materials?, ?Magnetic Resonance Imaging? and ?Paramagnetic Systems?. For the first time there will be a session on the subject of "NMR relaxometry", a method that has gained significant momentum in recent years as relaxometers have become commercially available. The extensive program consists of five plenary sessions with twelve lectures and six parallel sessions with four lecturers each and reflects the great diversity of the MR area. Top-class and internationally recognized speakers from France and Germany could be won as speakers. The conference is therefore extremely attractive for the entire MR community for both countries and contributes to the development and perpetuation of international scientific contacts both between the conference participants and between the partner organizations. The Felix Bloch Lecture is named after one of the two founders of magnetic resonance spectroscopy. In 1952 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance. Richard Ernst, who set an important milestone in the further development of NMR Spectroscopy , received the 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this. Felix Bloch Lecturer this year is Dr. Muslim Dvoyashkin from the University of Leipzig. The Ernst Awards are presented to Monu Kaushik (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main), Artur Lozovoi (Technical University Ilmenau) and Matthias Roos (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg). More information at: www.fgmr-gmrm-2017.uni-bayreuth.de The German Chemical Society (GDCh), with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It has 28 specialist groups and sections, including the division Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy with currently 475 members. The activities of the division include the annual discussion conference with contributions from all fields of magnetic resonance, various training and information events offered by the GDCh, as well as several special events that are organized by active members on special topics.
18th August 2017 In the run-up to the Bundestag election, the major mathematical and scientific societies presented so-called ?election test stones? to all parties represented in the German Bundestag and in the state parliaments. This joint action is intended to document the fundamental scientific and political ideas of the respective parties. The parties' answers can be found at www.bundestagswahl.naturwissenschaften.mathematik.de. The umbrella association of geosciences (DVGeo), the German Mathematicians Association (DMV), the German Physical Society (DPG), the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and the Association of Biology, Biosciences and Biomedicine in Germany (VBIO) have the parties one Catalog of questions presented in which they ask them about their plans on selected topics from research, education, climate protection and the energy transition. The professional societies want to give their more than 130,000 members an instrument to find out about the scientific policy approaches of the parties up for election. The major mathematical and scientific societies deliberately refrain from commenting, because the ?election test stones? are not intended to be a recommendation for election, but rather enable members to incorporate the scientific and political ideas of the individual parties into their voting decision. Further information is available from the participating professional associations: ? Umbrella Association of Geosciences eV (DVGeo): PD Dr. Klaus-Dieter Grevel, Secretary, Tel .: 030 209398986; Email: email@example.com ? German Mathematicians Association (DMV): Thomas Vogt, Press Officer, Tel .: 030 83875657, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ? German Physical Society (DPG): Gerhard Samulat, Press Office, Tel .: 02224 923233, E-Mail: email@example.com ? German Chemical Society (GDCh): Dr. Karin J. Schmitz, Head of Public Relations, Tel .: 069 7917-493, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ? Association of Biology, Biosciences and Biomedicine in Germany (VBIO): Dr. Kerstin Elbing, Science & Society, Tel .: 030 27891916, E-Mail: email@example.com With around 31,000 members, the German Chemical Society is the largest chemical science society in continental Europe. It promotes scientific work, research and teaching as well as the exchange and dissemination of new scientific knowledge, also through transdisciplinary and international cooperation. The GDCh is also committed to up-to-date basic and advanced training in schools, universities and in the professional environment. Note: an abridged version of the answers can be found in the September issue of the Nachrichten aus der Chemie
August 8, 2017 What contribution can chemistry make to preserving our livelihoods on earth? What responsibility do chemists have in shaping this future? The German Chemical Society (GDCh) will discuss these and other fundamental questions with experts and laypeople on September 14th in Berlin at its symposium "Experiment Future - Value Thinking in Chemistry". "We want to bring new approaches to the debate about the role chemistry and science in general play in our world," says the President of the GDCh, Professor Dr. Thisbe K. Lindhorst. The event is embedded in the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2017, with which the specialist society is celebrating its 150th anniversary. ?The assumption that nature will fix it is no longer valid today,? Thisbe Lindhorst explains, explaining the motivation for the unusual discussion event: ?In the past 200 years, we humans have had such a strong impact on our planet that our livelihoods are in danger . That is why we now have to ensure that we and future generations have a good future. ?The GDCh President added that there was more to this than just taking the scientific perspective into account:? We have to think much more about the ethical dimension of our research. A new set of values in science - in our case in chemistry - is necessary for us to succeed in the experiment in the future. ?This approach is to be brought to life by a new concept that the GDCh developed for the symposium: First, representatives give out Science, economy and society impulses on the four subject areas ?War and Peace?, ?Poor and Rich?, ?Life and Death? and ?Full and Hungry?. In doing so, different positions should be worked out, which also shed a critical light on the role of chemistry. Thisbe Lindhorst: ?The topic of war and peace is about chemical weapons, for example: chemists were involved in their development; others - also within the framework of the GDCh - campaigned for the ban on chemical weapons for many years. We want to use examples like this to demonstrate how ethical and philosophical approaches influence our research and help chemists to live up to their responsibilities. ?Following the keynote speeches, the approximately 200 guests at the symposium from science, industry, politics and civil society are invited to participate in the discussion. The common goal: a vision for a value-led and responsible chemistry of the future. ?We hope that non-chemists will also make valuable contributions here,? says Lindhorst: ?We want to work out a final communiqué together, as a basis for further social discussion about the role of chemical research in shaping the future. I am firmly convinced that a better future is possible - and that chemistry can make a contribution to it. ?The symposium? Experiment Future - Value Thinking in Chemistry ?is under the patronage of the Federal Minister for Education and Research, Professor Dr. Johanna Wanka. The event will take place on September 14, 2014 from 9 a.m. in the Spreespeicher, Stralauer Allee 2 in Berlin. Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the symposium. Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org is required. To the complete program The German Chemical Society (GDCh) is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world with around 31,000 members. It promotes scientific work, research and teaching as well as the exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge. In 2017 the society celebrates its anniversary: 150 years ago August Wilhelm von Hofmann founded the German Chemical Society, the first predecessor organization of the GDCh in Berlin.
July 27, 2017 Professor Dr. Konrad Hungerbühler, ETH Zurich, will receive the Wöhler Prize for Sustainable Chemistry at the Science Forum Chemistry 2017 (WiFo) on September 13 in Berlin. The German Chemical Society (GDCh) honors his groundbreaking and outstanding contributions to the development and implementation of sustainable chemistry. Hungerbühler receives the award for the development of tools and methods with which chemical processes can be improved ecologically, economically and with regard to process reliability. These include methods with which the sustainability of reactions and chemicals is assessed. Hungerbühler was born in Zurich in 1952. After studying chemistry and completing his doctorate at ETH Zurich, he started his successful Career in the chemical industry at Ciba Geigy in 1979. Since his appointment in 1994, Hungerbühler has been Professor of Environmental and Safety Technology in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich. Further information on WiFo is available at www.wifo2017.de. The German Chemical Society (GDCh), with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It promotes scientific work, research and teaching as well as the exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge. In 2017 the society celebrates its anniversary: 150 years ago August Wilhelm von Hofmann founded the German Chemical Society, the first predecessor organization of the GDCh in Berlin.
May 31, 2017 The German Chemical Society has published the brochure ?Discussion results and recommendations from the closed conference 'Strengthening chemistry lessons in school classes 5 and 6'?. In addition to an analysis of the current situation in the orientation stage at schools in Germany, it contains recommendations on how to bridge the gap between an early enthusiasm for chemistry and specialist teaching. At the invitation of the GDCh, experts from ministries of culture and representatives from industry, associations and universities came together for a closed conference in September last year. At the Protestant Academy in Tutzing, they discussed how to increase interest in chemistry in school. After two days of intensive group work, the participants agreed on the following recommendations:
The initiator and former GDCh board member Professor Dr. Gisela Lück, University of Bielefeld, emphasizes how important it is to implement these recommendations: ?As an industrialized nation, we simply cannot afford to let the school years pass when our students enthusiastically experiment and understand the phenomena. We must not allow adolescents to start studying chemistry and Physics at an age when other topics usually become more important! ?The participants in the closed-door conference assume that the necessary preparatory work will be completed in around three years so that the implementation can then be pushed forward in all federal states. Download the complete brochure The German Chemical Society , with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It promotes scientific work, research and teaching as well as the exchange and dissemination of new scientific knowledge. The GDCh supports the creation of networks, transdisciplinary and international cooperation and continuous education and training in schools, universities and in the professional environment. It has 28 sections and sections, including the division of Chemical Education with about 1,900 members. Chemistry teacher, high school teacher and chemists from industry and the public sector have joined forces in the division of Chemical Education a competent forum for all issues that affect the chemistry in teaching, teaching, training and further education.
May 30, 2017 The predecessor company of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) was founded 150 years ago. On the occasion of this anniversary, the Science Forum Chemistry (WiFo), which will take place from September 10th to 14th in the founding city of Berlin, was supplemented by some program highlights: In addition to the lecture series of the individual GDCh specialist groups, there will also be an Applied Festival Symposium and the Symposium this year ?Experiment Future - Value Thinking in Chemistry? part of the congress. Among the speakers are several Nobel Prize winners and other highly decorated scientists. Around 2000 visitors from Germany and abroad are expected. On September 10th, GDCh President Professor Thisbe K. Lindhorst will open the Science Forum Chemistry 2017 in the Konzerthaus on Gendarmenmarkt. The Federal Minister of Education and Research, Professor Johanna Wanka, will speak a greeting along with other international guests. As part of the opening ceremony, the Primo Levi Prize will be awarded for the first time, which is jointly sponsored by the GDCh and the Italian Chemical Society. The award commemorates the Italian chemist and writer who was deported to Auschwitz as a Jewish resistance fighter and survived. The Nobel Laureate, Professor Roald Hoffmann, Cornell, USA, who will also give the plenary lecture, will be honored. In addition, the GDCh awards three honorary memberships to Professor Egon Fanghänel, TGZ Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Professor Helga Rübsamen-Schaeff, AiCuris Anti-Infective Cures, and Dr. Peter Gölitz, Wiley-VCH. On Monday, September 11th, the Applied Festival Symposium will take place in the Henry Ford Building of the Free University of Berlin. For the symposium, which the GDCh is organizing together with its journal ?Angewandte Chemie?, numerous top-class scientists - including four Nobel Prize winners - were able to be won as speakers. As part of the symposium, the GDCh also awards the Karl Ziegler Prize to Professor Matthias Beller, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Rostock. On September 12th and 13th, the specialist group meetings and numerous, partly interdisciplinary symposia will take place on topics such as synthesis and catalysis, life sciences and Chemical Education . In addition to the lecture program, numerous scientists are honored for their achievements. ?Experiment Future - Value Thinking in Chemistry? will follow on September 14th. The symposium in the Spreespeicher, under the patronage of Professor Johanna Wanka, addresses the role of chemistry in solving global problems and in shaping the future. Keynote speeches and innovative discussion formats on key topics such as ?poor and rich? and ?war and peace? are viewed from different perspectives and placed in the social context. Further information on the Science Forum Chemistry 2017 as well as accompanying events such as the ? Student Day ?, the job exchange and the Next Generation satellite conference ?Thinking the unthinkable? are available at www.wifo2017.de. The German Chemical Society (GDCh), with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It promotes scientific work, research and teaching as well as the exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge. In 2017 the society celebrates its anniversary: 150 years ago August Wilhelm von Hofmann founded the German Chemical Society, the first predecessor organization of the GDCh in Berlin.
April 28, 2017 On April 29, the day of remembrance of the victims of chemical weapons, the German Chemical Society (GDCh) is in thought with all those injured and killed. The recent poison gas attack in Syria shows that a lot still needs to be done today to prevent the development and use of chemical weapons. For this reason, the society advocates international ethical guidelines for chemists. "Chemical weapons are still being used, although they bring terrible suffering to those affected," says former GDCh President Dr. Thomas Geelhaar, in whose tenure in 2015 the first use of poison gas was 100 years old. Geelhaar was a member of the German delegation that commemorated the victims of the global use of poison gas at a commemoration event in Ypres, Belgium. ?Not only today, but every day one should be aware of this and campaign for chemical weapons to finally be banned. We chemists in particular, who made the development of such weapons possible in the first place, have to ensure that people are no longer harmed by chemical weapons, ?emphasizes Geelhaar. The GDCh, to which around 31,000 chemists belong, is aware of its responsibility. Those who belong to society are committed to the GDCh's code of conduct . Among other things, it says: ?The GDCh and its members support and promote sustainable and lasting development in society, the economy and the environment. They always act in the awareness of their responsibility towards future generations. They observe the laws and international conventions applicable to their work and its results and effects and oppose the abuse of chemistry, e.g. B. for the production of chemical weapons and addictive substances. ?In addition, the GDCh is also internationally committed to the ban of chemical weapons. Together with other scientists and representatives of specialist chemical societies from more than 20 countries, the company took part in drawing up the ? Hague Ethics Guidelines ?, which were published in September 2015 by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The GDCh board supports the Hague ethical guidelines and recommends them to all actors in chemistry for information, consideration and transfer to employees, students and decision-makers. In addition, the GDCh is also represented in the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO) created in 2016, which advises the OPCW on the topics of education, training, awareness-raising and communication. With around 31,000 members, the German Chemical Society is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It promotes scientific work, research and teaching as well as the exchange and dissemination of new scientific knowledge. The GDCh supports the creation of networks, transdisciplinary and international cooperation and continuous education and training in schools, universities and in the professional environment. The GDCh has 28 specialist groups and sections as well as 60 local associations.
April 20, 2017 For the ninth time, on April 29th and 30th, outstanding scientists from chemistry, Physics and Materials Science science will meet near Goslar for the conference ?From the witch's kitchens in Materials Science?. The organizer is the Center of Interface Science, which is located at the Universities of Oldenburg, Osnabrück and Bremen. At the place where, according to legend, witches from all over Germany have been gathering since the 16th century, current research will be presented at the end of April. Traditionally, only women - renowned researchers from all over the world - present at the conference in the Rammelsberg World Heritage Site near Goslar, but scientists are of course welcome as guests. The compatibility of family and research has also been considered: on April 30, the museum mine opens its doors to young researchers, who are competently looked after there. The conference was initiated by the Deputy GDCh President Professor Dr. Katharina Al-Shamery from the University of Oldenburg. The conference by the Equal Opportunities in Chemistry Working Group of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (DBG) and the Collaborative Research Center 1083 ?Structure and Dynamics of Internal Interfaces? at the University of Marburg. The University Society of Oldenburg also supports the event. After the first day of the conference is dedicated to exchange and networking, the scientific program begins on April 30th with a lecture by Professor Dr. Maki Kawai, Tokyo University and Molecular Science Institute, Okazaki, Japan. The international excellent scientist links in their interdisciplinary research in surface science, Physical Chemistry, condensed matter Physics, Materials Science and nanoscience. It explains how individual molecules can be examined ?at work? with the scanning tunneling microscope. The other lectures will deal with the investigation on an atomic scale of catalysts under reaction conditions, new quantum materials and graphenes. In addition, Dr. Johanna Kowol-Santen from the German Research Foundation can provide important information, for example on funding opportunities, about a research career. Registration and further information about the conference at: www.cis.uni-oldenburg.de/51386.html. The German Chemical Society (GDCh), with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It has 28 specialist groups and sections, including the Working Group on Equal Opportunities in Chemistry (AKCC) with 230 members. The goals of the AKCC include the compatibility of work and family, the breaking of conventional role models and evaluations as well as the advancement of girls.
March 30, 2017 Today the Ars legendi Faculty Prize for excellent University teaching teaching in mathematics and the natural sciences is awarded in Berlin. In the chemistry category, Dr. Christian Ehli from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg received the award for excellent University teaching. The prize winner convinced the jury with his methodologically excellent teaching and learning concept, with which he succeeds in anchoring physical and general chemistry in the entire educational path. Further Ars legendi faculty awards go to Dr. Jorge Groß from Otto Friedrich University Bamberg (life sciences), Professor Dr. Sven de Vries from Trier University (mathematics) and a team from Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, consisting of Professor Dr. Claudia Schäfle, Professor Dr. Silke Stanzel and Professor Dr. Elmar Junker (Physics). Ehli developed a teaching concept with which he is already inspiring students for the MINT area (mathematics, Computer Science, natural sciences, technology). His experimental lecture series "Chemistry on tour" is thematically linked to school lessons. All participants can actively contribute and carry out experiments themselves. Ehli passes on his interactive approach in teacher training courses. The chemist also came up with a few ideas for the introductory phase: Ehli makes it easier for students to get started with a ?bridging course in chemistry?. He organizes his courses interactively and supplements them with various didactic offers such as e-learning or an ?online basic knowledge fitness center?. In addition, it is important to Ehli to convey the fascination and importance of STEM to the general public. Therefore, he was the first to develop an interactive experimental lecture for the whole family. Participants can try out many of the experiments themselves and experience science first hand. At the last Long Night of Science at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg he thrilled 300 visitors with his lecture. The Ars legendi Prize is awarded in the four categories of life sciences, chemistry, mathematics and Physics and is endowed with ? 5,000 each. The prize was awarded by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, the German Chemical Society, the German Mathematicians Association, the German Physical Society and the Association of Biology, Biosciences and Biomedicine in Germany. The prize is intended to make the importance of University teaching teaching for the education of the next generation in mathematics and the natural sciences visible and to create a career-effective incentive to get involved in University teaching teaching and to promote it beyond one's own sphere of activity. Additional information on this year's Ars legendi faculty award and the other award winners can be found in the press release 06/17 of March 1, 2017: www.gdch.de/presse The German Chemical Society (GDCh) is one of the largest chemical science societies with around 31,000 members worldwide. It promotes scientific work, research and teaching as well as the exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge. In 2017 the society celebrates its anniversary: 150 years ago August Wilhelm von Hofmann founded the German Chemical Society, the first predecessor organization of the GDCh in Berlin. Note to the editors: The GDCh President Professor Dr. Thisbe K. Lindhorst or the Deputy GDCh President Professor Dr. Katharina Al-Shamery are available for an interview about the importance of good teaching.
23rd March 2017 From March 30th to 31st, 2017, food scientists from research, industry and trade laboratories will meet for a working conference of the Southeast Regional Association of the Food-Chemical Society. At the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, they will discuss new findings on the effects of food ingredients on humans. The opening lecture of the conference already addresses a current topic with the improvement of vitamin D supply, which is also of interest to many consumers. Vitamin D is responsible, among other things, for stable bones and strong muscles in the human body and can be formed in the skin under the influence of sunlight. However, almost 60 percent of the German population do not achieve the desired blood concentration and thus do not use the preventive potential of the "sun vitamin". Professor Dr. Gabriele Stangl from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg shows in her lecture what food-based strategies for improving the vitamin D supply in the population can look like. In Halle, experts from industry, surveillance and private laboratories will get to the bottom of other exciting topics from analysis and consumer protection. The following questions are on the agenda: Are baby bottles made of polyarylsulfones a safe alternative? What is the best way to identify and detect antibiotic residues in meat? And what activities is the federal government doing with regard to food fraud? More information at https://www.gdch.de/netzwerk-struktur/fachstruktur/lebensmittelchemische-gesellschaft/regionalverbaende.html. The German Chemical Society (GDCh), with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It has 28 specialist groups and sections, including the Food Chemistry Society, whose task it is to promote the exchange of ideas in the field of Food Chemistry and its related disciplines and to provide technical suggestions. For this purpose, among other things, conferences of the six regional associations are held. With almost 2,900 members, the Food Chemistry Society is the largest division in the GDCh. It organizes the German Food Chemists' Day every year - this year from September 25th to 27th in Würzburg.
March 7, 2017 On March 15, food chemists from the North Rhine-Westphalia regional association of the Food Chemistry Society will meet in Münster for their 2017 working conference. In addition, fundamental considerations on the toxicological effects of very small particles such as microplastics in water or nanoparticles are on the program. The varied conference program consists of 14 specialist lectures and numerous poster contributions. Experts present the latest findings on mineral oils in cosmetics and toys and also discuss the toxicological assessment of mineral oil residues. Another exciting topic is whether psychoactive substances pass into cow's milk when the animals are fed with hemp-containing feed. Experts from investigation offices and research, together with industry representatives, examine this question from an analytical, toxicological and, in particular, legal point of view. Further topics are new trace substances in drinking water and current analysis methods, without which no trace would be possible. The development of new analytical techniques is one of the core competencies of state-certified food chemists. It can also be used to answer nutritional-physiological questions. For example, there is now a urine examination technique for assessing the health of apple consumption. Without the expertise of food chemists, this would be just as impossible as the legal dispute with food fraud. For this reason, the conference also discuss how training with a state qualification must be designed in the future in order to meet the constantly changing requirements. More information at https://www.gdch.de/netzwerk-struktur/fachstruktur/lebensmittelchemische-gesellschaft/regionalverbaende.html. The German Chemical Society (GDCh), with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It has 28 specialist groups and sections, including the Food Chemistry Society, whose task it is to promote the exchange of ideas in the field of Food Chemistry and its related disciplines and to provide technical suggestions. For this purpose, among other things, conferences of the six regional associations are held. With almost 2,900 members, the Food Chemistry Society is the largest division in the GDCh. It organizes the German Food Chemists' Day every year - this year from September 25th to 27th in Würzburg.
2nd March 2017 The 19th spring symposium of the JungChemikerForum (JCF) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) will take place in Mainz from March 29th to April 1st. Around 320 young scientists come together at Johannes Gutenberg University to present their research and exchange ideas on an interdisciplinary basis. In addition to lectures, poster sessions and workshops, the top-class scientific program also offers a diverse framework program. In addition, the Carl Roth Award will be given to Dr. Sven Herrmann awarded. The JCF spring symposium is one of the largest conferences in Europe by and for young scientists and is organized annually by changing regional young chemists forums of the GDCh. In 2017, when the GDCh looks back on 150 years of history and the JungChemikerForum celebrates its twentieth anniversary, the JCF Mainz-Wiesbaden took over the organization of the conference and created a varied program. In addition to lectures by renowned scientists, the JCF Spring Symposium also features young research group leaders and young scientists. They have the opportunity to present their research in lectures. In 2017, parallel sessions will be held for the first time in order to give as many young scientists as possible the opportunity to present their work. In addition, poster sessions offer students and doctoral candidates from all areas of chemistry and related natural sciences the opportunity for professional exchange. Individual posters are announced in three-minute poster presentations, and poster and lecture award winners are honored - after evaluation by the participants. For the anniversary year, the JungchemikerForum Mainz-Wiesbaden is also holding numerous workshops, exciting excursions and a varied evening program. Another highlight will be the Carl Roth Award on March 31st. The GDCh awards the award, endowed with 5000 euros, to young chemists who develop resource-conserving 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. This year, the coveted Dr. Sven Herrmann for his work at Ulm University on the synthesis and properties of polyoxometalate-based ionic liquids. The laureate developed new application-related concepts and was able to make the materials examined by him accessible for a new type of corrosion protection, among other things. In addition, based on his research, he developed an innovative filter material for water treatment, for which a patent has already been applied for. Further information can be found at www.jcf-fruehjahrssymposium.de. With around 31,000 members, the German Chemical Society is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It promotes scientific work, research and teaching as well as the exchange and dissemination of new scientific knowledge. The GDCh supports the creation of networks, transdisciplinary and international cooperation and continuous education and training in schools, universities and in the professional environment. The GDCh has 28 specialist groups and sections as well as 60 local associations and young chemist forums at 54 university locations. The JCF forms a nationwide platform for over 10,000 young members of the GDCh.
https://www.gdch.de/netzwerk-struktur/fachstruktur/lebensmittelchemische-gesellschaft/regionalverbaende.html . The German Chemical Society (GDCh), with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It has 28 specialist groups and sections, including the Food Chemistry Society, whose task it is to promote the exchange of ideas in the field of Food Chemistry and its related disciplines and to provide technical suggestions. For this purpose, among other things, conferences of the six regional associations are held. With almost 2,900 members, the Food Chemistry Society is the largest division in the GDCh. It organizes the German Food Chemists' Day every year - this year from September 25th to 27th in Würzburg.
February 21, 2017 Current topics from analytics and consumer protection are on the program of the 2017 symposium of the North Regional Association of the Food Chemical Society. On February 27 and 28, scientists, officials and representatives from the (food) industry will meet at the University of Hamburg to exchange ideas and provide technical suggestions. To begin with, there will be a public panel discussion on the subject of ?How honest is our food??. Controversial discussions as well as clear answers are expected from the members of the podium. In addition to Professor Dr. Michael Bockisch, managing director of Bockisch Consult, Christiane Huxdorff, campaigner at Greenpeace eV, Sebastian Lege, product developer and TV expert, Silke Schwartau, head of the nutrition department of the Hamburg consumer center, and Birgit Stöver, member of the Hamburg citizenship, try to shed light on the darkness bring. All interested parties are cordially invited to the panel discussion on February 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the west building of the University of Hamburg, lecture hall ESA 1 W (room 221), Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1. Admission is free. In the further course of the conference , the food chemists, who are the ultimate experts in all questions relating to the quality and composition of food, will get to the bottom of current consumer issues. For example, one lecture is devoted to so-called superfoods and sheds light on the tension between science and esotericism. The role of whistleblowers is also considered. Are they an opportunity or a threat to industry and official surveillance? These and other questions about food analysis and consumer protection will be the subject of lively discussions at the conference. More information at
26th Frankfurt Special Colloquium deals with seas and oceans from a scientific perspective
17th January 2017 ?Seas and oceans - valued, used and threatened? is the title of the 26th Frankfurt Special Colloquium, which will take place on January 26, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main. Four scientists will present the dangers that threaten our seas and how they can be countered. Intact seas are an important basis for human existence. However, since this habitat is now increasingly threatened by exploitation and pollution, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research announced the Science Year ?Seas and Oceans? in 2016/2017. For this reason, the Frankfurt Special Colloquium this year is also dedicated to the topic of "Seas and Oceans". In addition to studies on microplastics in the sea, the focus is on how chemical pollutants can be monitored on the high seas, what new pollutants occur in fish and how solar fuels and drinking water can be obtained from seawater. The Frankfurt Special Colloquium is organized annually by DECHEMA, DBG, DVS, GDCh, VDI-BV Frankfurt, the Frankfurt Physical Society and the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research. As it was organized this year by the German Chemical Society (GDCh), chemical aspects in particular play an important role in the event. At the same time, the colloquium marks the beginning of various events of the GDCh anniversary year. The 26th Frankfurt Special Colloquium will take place on January 26, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the DECHEMA-Haus, Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25, Frankfurt am Main. All interested parties are cordially invited. Admission is free. Complete program and registration at: http://dechema.de/Kolloquium_Meere+und+Ozeane_2017.html. The German Chemical Society (GDCh), with around 31,000 members, is one of the largest chemical science societies in the world. It promotes scientific work, research and teaching as well as the exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge. In 2016 the society celebrates its anniversary: 150 years ago August Wilhelm von Hofmann founded the German Chemical Society, the first predecessor organization of the GDCh in Berlin.
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