“JungChemikerForum” (JCF) is the youth organization of the German Chemical Society (GDCh e. V.). Our young chemists are either students or young professionals with special memberchip conditions within the GDCh. The JCF consists of approx. 10,000 members forming almost one third of the entire society and is continuously growing since its foundation in 1997. Our organization is divided into local groups (currently 53) of young chemists all over Germany, which offer and host lots of activities in their regions. In addition to the local events, there are also nationwide activities like job fairs, lecture tours, workshops, national meetings and our main event: the “Frühjahrssymposium” (Spring Symposium).
Our main challenge is building a connection between universities, schools, industries and the public. We also promote our members with advice for a career in academia, industry or special fields. Students are invited to make their first experiences in science communication as participatants of our Spring Symposium every year. Freshmen, Bachelor-, Master-, PhD-students as well as young professionals contribute with oral or poster presentations in a warm and fruitful atmosphere.
The JCF subsists on volunteering young chemists, who want to strengthen and advance our network beside their studies or PhD. New challenges and opportunities will prepare them for their ongoing way in the inspiring field of chemistry.
The FJS 2023 is organized by the JCF local groups of Giessen, Frankfurt, and Marburg.