Welcome Message from the Fall Meeting Chairs

150904 Gerber BochetOn behalf of the Division of Chemical Research of the Swiss Chemical Society, we warmly welcome you to the SCS Fall Meeting 2015 which will be hosted by the EPFL on its Lausanne Campus. With more than 520 scientific contributions (posters, contributed lectures, invited lectures), it is a major event for chemical researchers in Switzerland and brings together all the actors of the chemistry scene, from the starting graduate student to the seasoned senior scientist, from both academia and industry. As in the past meetings, there will be a jury to select the best oral and poster presentations for which prizes, sponsored by Metrohm and DSM, will be awarded.

Following our longtime tradition, we will have a series of invited lectures presented by distinguished scientists. This year’s Sandmeyer Award Lecture will be given by Dr. Stefan Abele (Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd). The KGF-SCS Distinguished Industrial Investigator and Senior Industrial Investigator award lectures will be delivered by Drs. Jürg Zimmermann (Novartis Pharma AG) and Michelangelo Scalone (F. Hoffmann La Roche). Other invited and award lectures, including the Grammaticakis-Neumann Award Lecture, will be delivered in the Parallel Sessions.

The Poster Session is planned in the early afternoon, but you are welcome to visit the area at any time, in particular during the lunch and coffee breaks. Do not forget to visit the Commercial Exhibition where more than fifteen companies will be presenting their products and services.

We are very grateful to the companies and institutions who support this meeting. This support is also an expression of the interest of industry in our research activities, many of which are carried out by young scientists. The organization of such a large meeting would not be possible without the help from many people and the logistic support provided by the EPFL; we would like to thank them for their contribution to the success of this event.

We invite you to browse through the program and hope that the 2015 Fall Meeting will capture your interest. The conference tool will allow you to access the titles and abstracts through the Web. The tool also allows you to search the entries by author name and topic.

We look forward to seeing you at EPFL on September 4! Your contribution and your presence are what make this event a continuously growing success!

Prof. Christian Bochet                                 Prof. Sandrine Gerber
Chairman of the Division of                       Chair of the Organizing
Chemical Research                                      Committee