Ethics needs chemists!

On 7 October, the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) hosted the webinar ‘Good Chemistry – Do Chemists Need Ethics?” chaired by Dr. Jan Mehlich, recipient of the 2020 EuChemS Award for Service and member of the EuChemS Working Party on Ethics in Chemistry. Floris Rutjes, EuChemS President, welcomed with an opening speech the 177 attendees from 31 different countries who participated in this online event.

“EuChemS seeks to stimulate chemical education and aims to contribute to an integral education of students as important future enactors of progress and influential decision-makers in academia, industry, and the public sphere.”

Floris Rutjes, EuChemS President,
Opening speech of the webinar ‘Good Chemistry – Do Chemists Need Ethics?’

During this interactive webinar, Dr. Jan Mehlich invited the attendees to reflect on the role of ethics in the chemical sciences through various examples and case studies. You are invited to watch the recording of this webinar on the EuChemS YouTube channel to discover all about the conclusions of this online event.

Dr. Jan Mehlich will be presented with the 2020 EuChemS Award for Service at the 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress 2022 (ECC8) in Lisbon (Portugal) in recognition of his outstanding commitment and hard work in fostering chemistry in Europe, along with the activities and goals of EuChemS.

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