The Chemiedozententagung was held at Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany, on March 5–6, 2012. The event is held annually as a gathering of chemistry professors with the aim of giving up-and-coming professors a chance to present their work to more senior members in the field. Traditionally the meeting has been used by younger and senior researchers with the view of acquiring or filling available positions within the German university system, respectively. It is organized by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Universitätsprofessoren für Chemie (ADUC, Association of German University Professors of Chemistry) of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society).
ChemViews magazine brings you these impressions from the conference and its award ceremony.
The recipients of the annual ADUC prizes. From left to right: Conference organizer, Professor Ingo Krossing, Albert Ludwigs University, Professor Shigeyoshi Inoue, Technical University Berlin, Germany, Dr. Nuno Maulide, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, Germany, Dr. Philipp Adelhelm, Justus Liebig University, Gießen, Germany, and ADUC President, Professor Peter Schreiner, Justus Liebig University.
The conference provided plenty of time for fruitful discussions. From left to right: Dr. Christian Küchenthal, Justus Liebig University, Gießen, Germany, Dr. Klaus-Dieter Franz, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Dr. Sebastian Hasenstab-Riedel, Albert Ludwigs University, and Professor Peter Comba, Heidelberg University, Germany.
The conversations continued at the champagne reception in the evening at the Historical Merchants Hall in the center of the old city. Left to right: Professor Roland Winter, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, Professor Hans-Dieter Arndt, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, Dr. Rainer Stürmer, Stümer Scientific Consulting, Rödersheim-Gronau, Germany, Dr. Hans-Georg Weinig, GDCh, Frankfurt, Germany, Professor Emeritus Ekkehard Winterfeldt, Hanover University, Germany, Dr. Ernest Guggolz, Editor-in-Chief of the GDCh membership magazine Nachrichten aus der Chemie.
GDCh President, Professor Barbara Albert, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, introduced the two GDCh prize winners.
The Carl Duisberg Memorial Award from the GDCh was presented to Professor Daniel Seidel (right), Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, and ChemViews‘ Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Vera Köster (left), was awarded the Prize for Journalists and Writers by Professor Barbara Albert (center).
Professor Daniel Seidel presents his laureate lecture.
On the second and final day of the conference, ChemViews‘ Editor-in-Chief was surprised with a party at the Wiley-VCH booth to celebrate her award.
Dr. Eva Wille (above, right and below, left), Vice President and Executive Director, Wiley-VCH, and Dr. Peter Gölitz (above, left and below, right), Editor-in-Chief, Angewadte Chemie, were joined by friends to congratulate and raise their glasses to their colleague.
There was even a ChemistryViews-themed cake, which didn’t last long once it was cut …
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