The symposium, that took place on Friday, 19 June 2020, was an initiative of the Photochemistry Section of the Swiss Chemical Society to promote the exchange within the photochemistry community in Switzerland and beyond.

Helvetica sponsored the Best Presentation Awards at the 2020 SCS Photochemistry Symposium and Dr. Richard Smith handed over the „virtual“ certificates and prize money to the following presenters:

Best Contributed Talk, Certificate and CHF 200:

Sara Cembellín, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
“Metal Free and Visible Light Promoted Synthesis of Isothiazoles”

Best Elevator Speech (2), Certificate and CHF 100:

Steffy Becht, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
“Formation of triazole photoswitches on azide modified structures via click reaction”

João Avó, University of Lisbon
“Nanomaterials with thermally-activated delayed fluorescence for live-cell imaging”


Céline Wittwer, SCS