Last updated 07/02/2021
The EYCN Projects
You can submit projects, for which you want to make use of the EYCN resources.
You can apply using this form: PROJECT_PROPOSAL_2020 (click to download the template)
Please find information about the past EYCN Projects:
EYCN scientific contribution Prize
You want to hear something about the latest chemistry research while walking the dog, washing the dishes, or doing your laundry? We have got you covered! In late 2020, the EYCN started a new science podcast to present current research topics in chemistry and related sciences to a general audience.
With this podcast, the EYCN wants to make current chemical research more accessible and demystify currently discussed science topics in the news. The target audience is not only chemists who want to explore topics beyond their own research, but also science-interested people in the general public. Each episode focuses on a highly discussed field or research topic. The EYCN gives a short introduction and interviews an expert in the field. Furthermore, they are highlighting some ofthe most interesting stories in chemical research in the last month.
Each year, the European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN) organizes a meeting with all national representatives from the member societies of the EYCN: the EYCN Delegate Assembly (DA). A large part of the DA is spent on the major events that the EYCN organizes, such as the EYCN Symposium at the EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC). The EYCN Board and Teams present ongoing projects and make plans and set goals for the new ones. There is always room for inventive and creative ideas, especially for the ones that promote chemistry in one way or another.
The Delegate Assembly offers a great networking opportunity to young chemists across Europe. The current and future professionals meet every year to discuss ideas amoung themselves and always strive towards the common goal: supporting younger chemists.
15th Delegate Assembly
The 15th Delegate Assembly of the European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN) took place in Sitges, Spain, on January 26–29, 2020. It was organized in collaboration with the Catalan Chemical Society (SCQ). During the DA, EYCN Delegates and board members presented their activities and discussed future plans. Moreover, this event hosted a number of special guests, including Prof. Javier García Martínez, the President-Elect of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Prof. Pilar Goya Laza, the President of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS), and Dr. Haymo Ross, the Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry—A European Journal. The EYCN also held an election for a new treasurer and new Science-Team leader. See the new members of the Board here.
14th Delegate Assembly
The EYCN Board together with the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and the German Young Chemists (JCF) organized the 14th EYCN Delegate Assembly and the 2nd Eurpean Young Chemists Meeting (EYCheM) in Bremen (Germany) from March 17-20, 2019.
In addition to the Delegates and former Board Members, led by the Chair, Alice Soldà, who provided overviews of their respective activities, a number of guests contributed to the event. Among them, the GDCh CEO, Wolfram Koch, welcomed the EYCN delegates and guests virtually. Furthermore, the EuChemS President Pilar Goya Laza, and Science Communication and Policy Officer, Alex Schiphorst, talked about the role and activities of EuChemS. In addition to the European partners, the American Chemical Society (ACS) was represented by Jackie O’Neil and Juan Carlos Aponte-Santini from the ACS-YCC. Other insightful contributions were provided by Bibiana Campos-Seijo, Editor-in-Chief of C&EN, Catherine Rawlins (Conference Presence Chair of IYCN), Anni Siltanen (ECEG and the Finnish Chemical Industry), Christian Bürger (CEO of chembid GmbH), and Matthias Kleff from Evonik Industries, long-term partner and sponsor of the EYCN.
The 14th DA was also accompanied by the elections for the new, biennial Board of EYCN. Antonio M. Rodríguez García, a postdoctoral researcher was elected Chair of the EYCN for the next two years, taking over from Alice Soldà.
13th Delegate Assembly
The EYCN Board together with the young chemists section of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI – Gruppo Giovani) have the pleasure to announce that the 13th EYCN Delegate Assembly (DA) will take place in Torino (Italy) from 6th to 9th of May, 2018.
You can find all the necessary information and links here.
12th Delegate Assembly
In May 2017 the 12th Delegate Assembly was held in Heraklion, Greece. The event had representatives from 18 different European countries who discussed the work done by young chemists during the past year and made future plans. New Board was elected (see the new members of the Board here).
11th Delegate Assembly
In April 2016 the 11th Delegate Assembly was held in Guimarães, Portugal. The event had representatives from 16 different European countries who met to discuss the work of young chemists from the past year.
EYCN scientific contribution Prizes
Elien Derveaux (University of Hasselt) was awarded the EYCN Best Poster Presentation Award at the ChemCYS 2020 conference for her poster “NMR-metabolomics to predict therapy response of resectable lung cancer: The Prolung Project”.
Nikolaos Eleftheriadis (University of Leuven) was awarded the EYCN Best Poster Presentation Award at the ChemCYS 2020 conference for his poster “Deciphering the mechanism and dynamics of SecA using single molecule FRET”.
Sarah Lentink (University of Leuven) was awarded the EYCN Best Poster Presentation Award at the ChemCYS 2020 conference for her poster “Development of hybrid polyoxometalates as building blocks for supramolecular assemblies of biomolecules”.
Andrea Guidetti (University of Antwerp) was awarded the EYCN Best Poster Presentation Award at the ChemCYS 2020 conference for his poster “Mechanistic studies of photocatalysed thyolation reaction of aryl-allyl species”.
Greg Quintens (University of Hasselt) was awarded the EYCN Best Poster Presentation Award at the ChemCYS 2020 conference for his poster “Muconic esters as bio-based building block towards polyacrylate mimics”.
One poster presentation prize was awarded during the Merck and Elsevier Young Chemists Symposium in Rimini (Italy) to Mariarosaria Tuccillo for the poster “Ab initio study of Li-rich layered transition metal oxides as positive electrodes in Li-ion batteries”.
Jovana Tubak (University of Novi Sad) was awarded the EYCN Best Poster Presentation Award at the 7th Conference of the Young Chemists of Serbia for her poster presentation “Influence of the ionic liquids based electrolytes on the tomato growth, development and oxidative stress”.
Anđela Mrkobrad (University of Novi Sad) was awarded the EYCN Best Oral Presentation Award at the 7th Conference of the Young Chemists of Serbia for her oral presentation “Synthesis and characterization of new cadmium(II) complexes with 2-acethylpyridine-aminoguanidine”
Katharina Pfennigbauer (Technical University Vienna) was awarded the EYCN Poster Award at the 18th Austrian Chemistry Days for her poster “Synthesis of clickable N-heterocyclic carbenes for the functionalization of gold”.
One poster presentation prize was awarded during the 11th International Conference on Chemistry for Young Scientist Mendeleev 2019 in Rimini (Italy) to Julia Strelnikova for the poster “Rh(III)-catalyzed reaction of pirazoles with 1-sulfonyl-1,2,3-triazoles”.
Róbert Rončák (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice) was awarded with the EYCN Poster Award at the 71st Congress of the Slovak and Czech Chemical Societies for his poster “Nové sacharidové tiomočoviny ako potenciálne organokatalyzátory”.
María Pilar Martínez Moral (University of New York at Albany) was awarded the EYCN Best Oral Presentation Award at the SEQA 2019 for her oral presentation “Advancements in the determination of biomarkers of oxidative stress: the importance of a multiparameter approach”.
Andrzej Kałka (Jagiellonian University in Cracow) was awarded the EYCN Best Oral Presentation Award at the Spring Meeting of SSPTChem 2019 in Ustroń for his oral presentation “The burning Gordian knot of UV-Vis spectroscopy, namely the compensation of the temperature effects in a few words”.
Hadi Hachem (University of Rennes) was awarded the EYCN Best Oral Presentation Award at the Journées Scientifiques Société Chimique de France – Bretagne et Pays de Loire for his oral presentation “Single component conductors based on Ni(R-thiazdt(s))2 complexes”.
Malte Fischer (Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg) was awarded the second price of the EYCN Oral Presentation Award at the 21st JCF Frühjahrssymposium & 2nd EYCHeM for his oral presentation “Electrophilic cationic complexes of group 4 metals: establishing novel types of tridentate ligands and their applications”.
Veit Hänsch (Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology) was awarded the first price of the EYCN Oral Presentation Award at the 21st JCF Frühjahrssymposium & 2nd EYCHeM for his oral presentation “Metal-free synthesis of pharmaceutically important biaryls by photosplicing”.
- One poster presentation prize was awarded during the Merck Young Chemists’ Symposium 2019 in Rimini (Italy) to Veronica Caratelli for the poster „Origami multiple paper-based electrochemical biosensors for pesticide detection“.
- One oral presentation prize was awarded during the XV Simposio de investigadores jóvenes de la Real Sociedad Española de Química in Toledo (Spain) to Ángela Martín-Serrano Ortiz.
- One poster presentation prize was awarded during the 2nd Chemistry Conference of Graduate, Postgraduate students and PhD candidates at the Aristotle Universityde in Thessaloniki (Greece) to Despoina Andriotou.
- One oral presentation prize was awarded during the 6th Conference of the Young Chemists of Serbia in Belgrade (Serbia) to Marta Spasić, and one poster prize was awarded to Stefan Pavlović at the same event.
- Two poster prizes awarded during the Congress SCF18 in Montpellier and Toulouse (France) to Angelica Laurita and Vuk Vuković.
- One poster prize awarded during the 70th Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium in Queen’s University Belfast (Ireland) to Vincent Duong.
- One poster prize awarded during the 6th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting (PYCheM) in Setúbal (Portugal) to Pedro Ferreira.
- One poster prize awarded during the 35th Spring Meeting in Skorzęcin (Poland) to Zuzanna Lawera.
- One oral presentation prize was awarded during the 20th JCF Spring Symposium in Konstanz (Germany) to Sebastian Lamping, and two poster prizes were awarded to Anna Gruszkiewicz and Natalia Wilkosz at the same event.
- Six poster prizes awarded during the 14th Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists (ChemCYS) in Blankenberge (Belgium) – partial financial support by the EYCN.
- Seven oral presentation prizes awarded during the 10th Trobada de Joves Investigadors dels Paisos Catalans in Barcelona (Spain) – partial financial support by the EYCN.
- One poster prize awarded during the 25th Anniversary of Students’ Section of Polish Chemical Society Winter Meeting in Bydgoszcz (Poland) to Natalia Jurga.
- One best oral presentation prize awarded during the 1st Conference of Graduate and Postgraduate Chemistry Students in Thessaloniki (Greece) to Afroditi Vlachou.
- One poster prize awarded during the Merck Young Chemists’ Symposium (MYCS) in Milano Marittima (Italy) to Francesco Distante.
- One poster prize awarded during the 5th Conference of the Young Chemists of Serbia in Belgrade (Serbia) to Dragana Barjaktarević.
- One poster prize awarded during the 17th Austrian Chemistry Days in Salzburg (Austria) to Nastaran Hayati.
- Two poster prizes awarded during the 69th Irish Postgraduate Colloquium in Dublin (Ireland) to Aishling Dunne and Vuslat Buk.
- One poster prize awarded during the V Portuguese Chemistry Students Meeting Chemistry (ENEQUI) in Coimbra (Portugal) to Andreia Espirito Santo Cunha.
- One poster prize awarded during the 22nd Hellenic Chemistry Conference in Thessaloniki (Greece) to Constantina Diamanti.
- One poster prize awarded during the 4th Conference of the Young Chemists of Serbia in Belgrade (Serbia) to Sanja Stojanović.
- One poster prize awarded during the 4th Journeys of Mediterranean Young Researchers (JMJC) in Nice (France) to Elena Bovio.
- Two poster prizes awarded during the Merck Young Chemists Symposium (MYCS) in Riccione (Italy) to Claudia Caprini and Flavio di Pisa.
- One poster prize awarded during the 4th Royal Society of Chemistry Early Career Symposium in Glasgow (UK) to Stacey Webster.
- Two poster prizes awarded during the 15th Sigma-Aldrich Young Chemists Symposium (SAYCS) in Rimini (Italy) to Claudia Cioce and Arianna Rossetti.
- One poster prize awarded during the 3rd Conference of the Young Chemists of Serbia in Belgrade (Serbia) to Stepan Stepanović.
We are glad to share with you the videos of our new project carried out by our Science team, and in particular our delegate Antonio M. Rodríguez García, who interviewed more than 30 great scientists during the 7th ECC, including two Nobel Laurates, Prof. Ben Feringa and Prof. Frances H. Arnold, numerous significant names in the field, like Michael Grätzel, Jin-Quan Yu, Christopher Dobson any many more, without forgetting talented chemists from the new generation, the EYCA 2018 finalists!
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European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST)
- COST Action CM1407 “NATCHEMDRUGS” International Award for a young chemist awarded to Elena Lenci in Kracow (Poland) in 2017. Topic: “Challenging organic syntheses inspired by nature – from natural products chemistry to drug discovery”.
Prof. Bruno Botta (chair of COST Action), Elena Lenci (COST Action 2017 winner), Dr. Federico Bella (EYCN representative)
- COST Action CM1201 “Biomimetic Radical Chemistry” and the ITN “ClickGene” Prize awarded to Stella Totti in Grenoble (France) in 2016.
Ilya Vorotyntsev (EYCN representative), Stella Totti (COST Action 2016 winner)
The EYCN program during the 7th EuChemS Chemistry Congress that took place in Liverpool from August 26-30, 2018 was designed especially for young chemists.
One of the speakers, Mr Mauro Davanzo, gave a talk titled “Young chemists in European industries: opportunities and challenges”. We are sharing this presentation with our network and you can find the full PPT by clicking here.
Read the full program of the EYCN Symposium in 2018.
During the previous EuChemS Chemistry Conference (ECC) in Seville (Spain) in September 2016, the EYCN organized a four-day career event. These “EYCN Career Days” were filled with lectures and workshops which were specifically designed by young members and created for young chemists looking ahead to their future career in academia or industry. In order to achieve these series of events, the EYCN strongly collaborated with industry, academic (funding) institutions and publishing authorities. In addition, the event was jointly organized with the GDCh Career Services & RSC Careers.
See the complete program here