Fall Meeting 2014, Welcome Message

PortraetLuethi

  

PortraetRenaud

On behalf of the Division of Chemical Research of the Swiss Chemical Society, we welcome you to the 2014 Fall Meeting. We also welcome the presenters of the nearly six-hundred scientific contributions (posters, contributed lectures, invited lectures). Given its popularity, the Fall Meeting represents a major event for chemical research in Switzerland, offering a unique opportunity for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and senior scientists from academia and industry to share the results of their research.


This year, the event is hosted jointly by the ETH Zurich Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences and the University of Zurich, Department of Chemistry at the Irchel Campus.


As in previous years, we will have a number of invited lectures presented by distinguished scientists. This year’s Paracelsus Award Lecture will be given by Nobel Laureate Prof. Richard R. Schrock (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). The KGF-SCS Distinguished Industrial Investigator and the Sandmeyer Award Lectures, delivered by Drs. Hans Ulrich Blaser (St. Gallen, formerly Ciba-Geigy, Novartis and Solvias) and Harald Walter (Syngenta Crop Protection Münchwilen AG) are also part of the plenary program. Other invited and award lectures, including the Grammaticakis-Neumann Award Lecture, will be delivered in the Parallel Sessions.


At the Commercial Exhibition, more than twenty companies will be presenting their products and services. At the same time, there will also be the Poster Session.


We are grateful to our sponsors for their continued support. This support is also an expression of the interest of industry in our research activities, many of which are carried out by young scientists. This year, we particularly welcome the Qatar Foundation and the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), who will present their ambitious programs in the areas of renewable energy and water processing.


We invite you to browse through the program and hope that the 2014 Fall Meeting will capture your interest. The newly introduced 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 the University of Zürich Irchel Campus on September 11! Your participation and your contribution to the scientific discussion will help to make the event a success for everybody involved.


Prof. Philippe Renaud                                          PD Dr. Hans Peter Lüthi
Chairman of the Division of                                 Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Chemical Research

 


PortraetHengartner

Dear Participants of the Fall Meeting of the Swiss Chemical Society,


It is a long-lasting and valuable tradition of the Swiss Chemical Society to invite young chemists to its annual Fall Meeting. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all over Switzerland meet to discuss and present their latest research results.


I am very impressed by the fact that again almost 600 scientific contributions have been submitted for this year’s conference.


The 2014 Zurich Fall Meeting of the Swiss Chemical Society is organized by a joint team of scientists from the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, a great example of a productive collaboration for the benefit of science. I am proud that the Swiss Chemical Society decided to hold its meeting on our University’s Irchel Campus. I am confident that you will find this to be an excellent venue for this conference.


I welcome you to the University of Zurich and wish you an interesting and successful conference meeting with many high quality contributions, stimulating discussions, and a friendly atmosphere that will promote scientific collaboration as well as personal friendship.


Prof. Michael Hengartner
President of the University of Zurich

 


 

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