EuChemS President, Professor David Cole-Hamilton, recently spoke at the GDCh Wissenschaftsforum 2015 (WiFo 2015) opening ceremony. During his intervention, he gave examples of how EuChemS brings together chemistry related organizations, illustrating this with the example of the exchange program Young Chemists Crossing Borders, co-organised with the ACS’s Younger Chemists Committee YCC. EuChemS President also mentioned the first European employment survey and the commemoration of the centenary of the 1st large scale use of chemical weapons.
WiFo 2015 is the largest and most important scientific event of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh; German Chemical Society) taking place every two years. From August 30 to September 2, about 2,000 participants met in Dresden, Germany, for eleven plenary lectures (two from Nobel Prize winners), oral presentations, workshops, and poster presentations covering the broad range of chemistry including synthesis, catalysis, materials, energy, resources and environment, life sciences, analytical chemistry, history of chemistry. In addition, numerous prizes were awarded.
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