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European Young Chemists´ Network


If you are organizing a chemistry-related event or you have some news or updates that you would like to share with other EYCN members, please send the information to our Communication Team Leader at . We aim to stay in touch with everyone and improve communication across Europe.


Photochimica 2017 – FINAL RESULTS

We received 35 photos from 18 participants which were from 11 different countries. The submisions were evaluated by the Jury comprised of EYCN Science Team Members, EYCN Board Members and a professional photographer Wojciech Bibel.

Click here for more information about this contest.


1st Conference in Chemistry

1st Conference in Chemistry for Graduate students, Postgraduate students, and PhD candidates in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) took place on November 10-12, 2017.

The conference had 460 participants from all fields of Chemistry and a total of 112 presentations, 63 of which were oral and the rest poster presentations. During the first day of the conference it was organized a Career Day with 6 companies presenting their businesses and organizing interviews for the postgraduate students looking for job opportunities. Moreover the Chair of the EYCN Alice Soldà has presented the EYCN activities and the networking opportunities to the young chemists via an online platform.


The first EYCN soft-skills contribution in Europe!

Posters are widely used in the academic community, and most conferences include poster presentations in their program. Scientific posters concisely and attractively summarize information or a research project to help publicize it and generate discussion. A poster is an opportunity to effectively share research results and engage in scientific dialog with colleagues and the feedback can help you in refining your research and preparing it for publication.

The Chair of the EYCN Dr Alice Solda presented 8 SIMPLE RULES to design a great POSTER PRESENTATION and to minimize the time-consuming process of preparing and presenting an effective poster. This first-time contribution happened during the 5th Conference of Young Chemists of Serbia in Belgrade on September 29-30, 2017.


If you are organizing a workshop or a conference and you want to add in your program a soft-skills talk on paper writing, poster design, rules for interviews, CV writing and EU project rules, please contact us: ! We will be glad to provide our help, support and contribution!


Austrian Chemistry Days

The second time it becomes tradition!
In September 2017 the members of the Austrian Young Chemists’ Network from all 4 locations (Graz, Innsbruck, Linz and Vienna) assembled for the 2nd National Get Together.
This was not only a possibility to personally meet the new members of their growing network and new employers in our growing network, but also to develop concepts for new projects.

The first time in their history local representatives were able to vote for the members of the national board who are responsible for the nationwide organisation. This was made possible by our sponsors and we therefore kindly thank the EYCNEvonik, the Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry and the universities of Innsbruck and Vienna for their support!!


20th JCF-Frühjahrssymposium (spring symposium)

The 20th JCF spring symposium will take place at the University of Konstanz (Germany) from March 21-24, 2018. The GDCh-JCF spring symposium is a well-established international event for young chemists, in particular undergraduate and PhD students of chemistry and related subjects. Researchers from Europe and all over the world are encouraged to participate in the symposium.

On the following pages you may find information to the symposium – for further information feel free to contact Young Chemists Section of the German Chemical Society by e-mail To keep you up-to-date, we will constantly add information to this website, highlighted in the news section. Also check out facebook and twitter!

Registration deadline: December 15th, 2017. Please find more info: www.jcf-fruehjahrssymposium.de


AuxDefense2018 – World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense

Call for abstracts for the AUXDEFENSE2018 – World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense is now open! The event will take place in Lisbon (Portugal) on September 3-4, 2018. Deadline for an online abstract submission: January 31st, 2018. You can find more information here: https://conference.auxdefense.pt/

AUXDEFENSE2018 is sponsored by the Portuguese Ministry of National Defense, organized by the University of Minho and focused on the latest scientific and technical novelties in advanced materials for Defense, including equipment and soldier protective systems. The conference will bring together various universities, research and technological centers, companies and all those interested in innovative solutions for this very high demanding field. The conference aims to represent a forum for exchanging ideas, presenting the latest developments and trends, proposing new solutions and promoting international collaborations.

The topics covered by the conference include:

  • Composite Materials
  • Fibres
  • Textiles
  • Active Materials
  • Nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Energy harvesting and storage
  • Smart materials and structures
  • Auxetic materials
  • Self-healing materials
  • Meta materials
  • Chameleonic materials
  • Thermoregulation
  • Energy and impact absorption
  • Monitoring systems
  • Camouflage
  • Chemical, Biologic, Radiologic and Nuclear Protection


Photochimica 2017

The acceptance of works within the framework “Radioactivity!” of the second Photochimica 2017 contest was completed. We received 35 photos from participants from 11 countries.

The first Photochimica 2017 exhibition will take place during the Medicina-Scientia-Culturae – International Conference devoted to the achievements of Maria Skłodowska-Curie in Warsaw, University of Technology, Medical University of Warsaw, University of Warsaw (Poland) on November 6-8, 2017.

For the rules and regulations, please visit this link.


The EYCN YouTube channel

Take a look at our first promotional video created by Julian Dutzler. The video is about the Delegates Assembly, an annual meeting of all national representatives from the EYCN. Subscribe to our channel “European Young Chemists Network” and stay tuned for more exciting videos!


Slovakia: a new EYCN member country

We are pleased to welcome the Slovak Chemical Society to the EYCN! Now, our organization has representatives from 22 countries. You can find more information about this society and its delegate here.

If your society is a member of EuCheMS, but doesn’t have any young representative(s) in the EYCN, please contact us:


Mobility and Mentoring

For the second time, the EYCN representatives attended an international conference “Mobility and Mentoring: Increasing the Employment of Young Workers in the European Chemical Industry” in Lisbon from 20-22 September, 2017. For more information about this EU project, click here.


International symposium on Bioinspired Macromolecular Systems

The International symposium on Bioinspired Macromolecular Systems in Aveiro (Portugal) on November 6-8, 2017.

The symposium will highlight the key contributions of chemical strategies for the modification of natural and biomimetic biomaterials, as well as advanced processing technologies/methodologies towards the development of next-generation multifunctional devices to be used in the biomedical and healthcare arena. The scientific program will comprise a series of plenary lectures to be delivered by internationally renowned scientists, well-known for their expertise and experience in chemistry, materials science and engineering, biomaterials science, marine biotechnology,  biomedical engineering, bioengineering, biology, and/or advanced therapies (such as tissue engineering), which will provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview on the latest developments in the relevant fields related with the topics of the event.


17th Merck Young Chemists Symposium

We are honored to announce the 17th edition of the Merck Young Chemists Symposium, as an annual scientific event organized by the Young Group Italian Chemical Society (SCI Giovani) with the financial support of Merck. Thanks to the presence of Merck and the active participation of SCI at European level (society member of EuCheMS), the event will be international, hosting several top-scientists.

Merck Young Chemists Symposium 2017 will be hosted in Milano Marittima (Italy) on November 13-15, 2017. This year, a special  emphasis will be given to chemistry without borders: how chemistry is increasingly present in all of the fields that are fundamental for human life, i.e. energy, health and environment? Deadline for abstract submission is September 24th, 2017.


Atlantic Basin Conference on Chemistry

Chemical societies across North and South America, Europe, and Africa invite chemistry professionals to the ABCChem Conference in Cancún (Mexico) on January 23-26, 2018. This event will offer an opportunity for top scientists from around the Atlantic Basin region to share ideas and collaborate on current multi-disciplinary chemistry topics.

For more information, contact 

The general submission window for ABCChem has now closed. However, in recognition of the extraordinary natural disasters that have recently impacted researchers throughout the Atlantic Basin community, anyone who was adversely affected may still submit an abstract directly by contacting  through Monday, October 9th, 2017.


Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists

The 14th edition of the Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists (ChemCYS 2018) is organized by Jong KVCV and will take place February 21-23, 2018, at the Belgian coast in Blankenberge. Registration is already open and the deadline for abstract submission is October 31st. Registration fees already include accommodation and catering during the whole conference.

You can find more information about the conference below.