Section Chemistry and the Environment (SCE) Young Scientist Event 2022

May 3, 2022, 10.00-16.00h

The event is for young environmental scientists to learn about job opportunities in chemical and chemical-related private companies.

Goals of the Event
- Hear and discuss challenges for a career in industry
- Experience industry jobs during a site visit
- Get in contact with industry representatives and expand your network.

Syngenta Research Center, Stein
Schaffhauserstrasse, 4334 Münchwilen

Program, May 3, 2022
10.00   Arrival & registration
10.20   Welcome message: Dr. Jérôme Cassayre, Syngenta
10.30   Keynote: Dr. Heike Laue, Givaudan
                «Replacing the need for in vivo animal testing - the use of alternative in vitro assays for environmental risk assessment of fragrance chemicals»
11:00   Panel discussion: Opportunities and challenges for environmental scientists in chemical industry
               Participants: Dr. Lucie Lovelle (Novartis), Dr. Steve Maund (Syngenta), Dr. Ludovic Vieille-Petit (DSM); Moderation: Leslie Fendt (Roche)
12.00   Lunch
13.00   Site tour at the Syngenta Research Center
14.30   Round tables: Meet industry representatives, discuss environmental sciences careers/job profiles in chemical industry (i.e., big companies, contractors, start-ups)
15.30   Wrap-up
15.45   End of program

Fees and Registration
Participation is free of charge. However, registration via the website is mandatory:
Deadline: April 15, 2022.

This is an in-person event with a limited number of participants (40 registrations), and we trust that you will only register if you are able to attend.

We thank Syngenta Crop Protection for hosting the event and for sponsoring food and beverage.


David Spichiger, SCS