EuChemS celebrated 50th anniversary online!

Jul 10, 2020

On Friday, 3 July 2020, at 10:00 CEST, people from all around the world gathered to celebrate the 50th birthday of EuChemS. The programme of the online celebration can be found HERE.

We were delighted to welcome many live speakers: Nobel Laureates, EuChemS Executive Board members, Presidents of EuChemS Member Societies and Supporting Members, Chairs of EuChemS Professional Networks, and Presidents of Friend Oranisations. The list of all the live speakers is in the table below (in order of appearance):

Speaker Organisation
Professor Pilar Goya EuChemS President
Dr Nineta Hrastelj EuChemS Secretary General
Professor Jean-Marie Lehn Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987
Professor Ben Feringa Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016
Dr Brigitte Van Tiggelen Chair of the Working Party on the History of Chemistry
Professor Eckart Rühl EuChemS Treasurer
Professor Gregori Ujaque Catalan Chemical Society (SCQ)
Professor Anu Airaksinen Finnish Chemical Society (SKS)
Professor Peter R. Schreiner German Chemical Society (GDCh)
Professor Livia Simon Sarkadi Hungarian Chemical Society (MKE)
Dr Cristina Todaşcă Romanian Chemical Society (SChR)
Dr Yves Auberson European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC)
Professor Marco Arlorio EuChemS Profesional Networks representative in the Executive Board
Professor Christopher Brett International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Professor Reuben Jih-Ru Hwu Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS)
Professor Daniel Garcia Rivera Latin American Federation of Chemical Associations (FLAQ)
Professor Luis Echegoyen American Chemical Society (ACS)
Professor Floris Rutjes EuChemS President-Elect


We are very proud to have welcomed almost 200 attendees whose birthday wishes during the celebration were truly tremendous, and who used the #50yearseuchems hashtag in all social media.

If you were not able to join our celebration live, we invite you to look at the recording on the EuChemS YouTube channel and subscribe for more clips from this event that will be coming soon!

The celebration programme was prepared by the Task Group chaired by Pilar Goya (EuChemS President), while the diverse preparations for the event, as well as the coordination of the online celebration itself, were in the capable hands of Jelena Lazić, EuChemS Science Communication and Policy Officer.