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Chemistry Rediscovered – Playing with chemical reactions

To all the final participants of the Video Contest Chemistry Rediscovered – Playing with chemical reactions,

On behalf of the European Young Chemists’Network (EYCN), the younger members division of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS), we are very thankful for your participation in this first edition of the European video contest – Chemistry Rediscovered. We received a total of 15 amazing videos and experimental protocols, from 8 participant countries, and the quality and originality of all projects exceeded all expectations for this inaugural edition. It was a pleasure to watch every single one of them! Even though it was tremendously difficult for us to evaluate such a competitive contest, we finally managed to choose the best 5 teams.

Please find below the overall classification of this competition.

Chemistry Rediscovered – Final results

Thank you once again for your submission, we definitely hope to have you as participants in our upcoming events!


Chemistry Rediscovered (Update 22.05.2017)

To all the final participants of the Video Contest “Chemistry Rediscovered”.

First of all, we want to acknowledge all of your effort and dedication in participating in this competition. We have been pleasantly surprised by the quality and originality of all projects, which hugely exceeded expectations for this inaugural edition.

However, we regret to inform you that the winners of the competition will not be announced today. Winners will instead be announced by 31st May 2017 at the latest.

We are sorry and disappointed for the delay, which is due to our thorough evaluation of the tremendous number of highly competitive entries.

We hope that you can understand this short delay, it being our first edition of the competition, and we will take these learnings to ensure it will not happen again in the future.

David Conceição
Project leader
Science team subcommittee of EYCN

Alice Soldà
Chair of EYCN

Chemistry Rediscovered

Application Deadline 17th of February: Societies which want to participate have to state that until the 17th of February.

Submission Deadline 16th of May: Projects have to be submitted until the 16th of May. 

The contest intends to promote chemistry among the young high-school students from all Europe. This will be achieved with the help of teachers, who will develop scientific projects together with their students and encourage them to present their findings, in the form of a video-experiment, together with an accurate experimental protocol. The competition will present itself in two stages: a first NATIONAL selection of the two best teams, performed by the chemical society of each country; and a second stage, where the best national representatives will dispute the EYCN award.

Please note the Rules and Regulations and Project Application.


Challenging organic syntheses inspired by nature – from natural products chemistry to drug discovery

The Young Chemists Network (EYCN) together with the COST Action CM1407 “NATCHEMDRUGS” are offering one award for a young chemist who is currently within this scientific area.

The award consists of: 100 EUR, free participation at a COST meeting (2nd-3rd March 2017, Krakow – Poland) and an oppertunity to present an oral communication (15 mins) at this international event.

You must be aged 35 or under, working in a COST Member country and working in the scientific field covered by COST Action CM1407. You must also be available to attend the conference to collect your prize!

HOW TO APPLY: Deadline: 15th January 2017. Send your CV and a 1-page abstract of your research (both in PDF format) to the Networks Team (). In your email, please guarantee that you will be able to be present at the award ceremony if you are chosen as the winner.

See the poster below for more details.

Good Luck!

EYCN Career Days

During the upcoming EuCheMS Chemistry Conference (ECC) in Seville (Spain) next September, the EYCN will organise a four-day career event. These “EYCN Career Days” are filled with lectures and workshops which are specifically designed by and for young chemists looking ahead to their future career in academia or industry. In order to achieve these series of events, the EYCN strongly collaborates with industry, academic (funding) institutions and publishing authorities. In addition, the event is jointly organized with the GDCh Career Services & RSC Careers.

Please find below an overview of our program.

programme Seville web

Take into consideration that a registration is required for the CV Clinic! This in order to limit the number of participants for each session and to maximize the advice for your career!

Please register HERE!

Moreover, on Thursday September, 15th, the EYCN in collaboration with the German Research Foundation set up a workshop discussing the possible funding opportunities in Europe. This workshop will take place in Room Roma! Please have a look at the detailed program below

program Funding

See you soon in Seville!


We would like to encourage you to apply for the Chemistry Views new competition by sharing moments related to your work as a chemist. This could be a video or photo which shows a new structure, an interesting lab set up or demonstrates the way you’ve come to understand a complex issue.The deadline is the 31st July, so get your submissions in quickly.You can read more about the competition here

11th Delegate Assembly

In April 2016 the 11th delegate assembly was held in Guimaraes, Portugal. The event saw representatives from 16 different European countries meet to discuss the work by young chemists from the past year.


European Young Chemist Award 2016.

The European Young Chemist Award 2016 is intended to showcase and recognise the excellent research being carried out by young scientists working in the chemical sciences and will be presented at the 6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress to be held in Seville from 11-15 September 2016.

The European Chemistry Congresses are the most relevant events for the European Chemistry community. Chemists from all parts of Europe, come together to present and discuss the latest achievements in cutting edge chemical sciences. There is no other occasion where chemists from different countries, all areas of chemistry and various professional backgrounds can converge in one place.

In order to apply applicants must submit a number of documents to EuChems (euchems.award@gmail.com) before the deadline of the 1st April.



The European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN), the younger members’ division of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS), invites you to participate in the first European Photography Contest – named Photochimica 2016.

Under the slogan “Chemistry is everywhere!” the EYCN wants to promote chemistry through visual arts, by its presence in our daily life, in every situation.

You don’t need to be a professional photographer or chemist. The competition is aimed at youngsters below 35 years who are passionate in photography and chemistry. The submission runs from 1st of February to 6th of March 2016.

COST ACTION Scholarship

Thanks to the amazing work of our Networks team, leaded by Dr. Michael Terzidis, we have arranged a collaboration with a COST Action within the H2020 program. We have managed to create a scholarship that will fund the travel expenses, accommodation and conference fees to attend the Young Investigators session of the joint meeting that will take place 25th – 27th April 2016, in Grenoble (France). The awardee will also be invited to present his/her results in an oral communication. For further details, please check our website EYCN. In addition to reading the PDF please distribute it among your young chemist network, friends and colleagues.

Researchers Night 2015

new EYCN pic

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