GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2023 (WiFo 2023)

GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2023 (WiFo 2023)

This largest event of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) and most important chemistry congress in the German-speaking world takes place every two years.

This year’s topic: Rethinking Chemistry

Rethinking Chemistry is more important than ever to meet the most urgent challenges of our time, such as climate change, energy scarcity, and new legislation (European Green Deal). In line with the diverse tasks, Rethinking Chemistry is not a “one-fits-all solution”. Each area of chemistry can and must make its own contribution. And WiFo 2023 will show how many valuable contributions chemistry can make.

Special events at the conference include the ChemSlam (science slam on the topic of chemistry), the award ceremonies for the GDCh awards (Tuesday and Wednesday, following the Plenary Symposia, between 10:00 and 10:20), and the 2023 EurJIC-Wöhler prize award ceremony (On Monday, September 4, 2023, from 14:50 to 15:30, Felicitas Lips will present on the reactivity of amido-substituted silicon ring and cluster compounds during the session titled ‘Highlights from Inorganic Chemistry).


Planary Talks


  • Rethinking Chemistry – Concepts
  • Rethinking Chemistry – Sustainability Strategies

Synthese und Katalyse

  • Liebig-Symposium on Organic Chemistry
  • Karl-Ziegler-Symposium
  • Highlights aus der Anorganischen Chemie
  • Nachhaltigkeit; Nachhaltige Anwendungen von P/F/PF-Verbindungen
  • Sustainable Synthesis

Energie, Ressourcen und Umwelt

  • Unseren chemischen Footprints auf der Spur: Umweltanalytik von Elementen, Spurenstoffen und Isotopen als anthropogene Tracer
  • Wenn Chemikalien alle Barrieren passieren: Polare und persistente Substanzen landen im Trinkwasser
  • Podiumsdiskussion: Nachhaltigkeit


  • Dialog in Anorganischer Chemie
  • Rethinking Chemistry: Sustainability of Materials and Critical Resources
  • Highlights in Solid-State and Materials Chemistry
  • Materialien für die Energiewende
  • New Methods and Concepts in Crystal Chemistry

Life Sciences

  • Molecules of Life – Molecules in Life
  • Robots in Chemistry
  • Research Data Infrastructure

Interdisziplinäre Symposien

  • Rethinking History of Chemistry: Faszinierende Geschichten für die Zukunft
  • “Chemie trifft Kunst”
  • Grenzwertsetzung zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik
  • Finale der nationalen Three Minute Thesis (3 MT)
  • Vorstellung der JCF-Teams und Regionalforen


  • Experimentalvorträge
  • Diskussionsvorträge

Weitere Veranstaltungen

  • „ChemSlam” – Science Slam zum Thema Chemie
  • Karriereservice



Event Details

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