On June 17, the Photochemistry Section of the Swiss Chemical Society organized the SCS Photochemistry Symposium at HEIA Fribourg. The goal was to promote the exchange within the photochemistry community in Switzerland and beyond and the program included three keynote lectures, invited lectures, short talks and poster presentations of all areas of photochemistry. More than 60 participants followed the invitation and joined the event in Fribourg.

Best Presentation Awards

ChemPhotoChem awarded the best contributed talk with the Best Oral Contribution Award which came along with a certificate and a cash amount of CHF 250.00.
Helvetica sponsored the Best Poster Presentation Award. The jury selected 3 winners who were awarded with a certificate and a cash check of CHF 150.00 each.

The award for the best short talk was given to

Dr. Ricardo Fernández-Terán, University of Sheffield, UK
«Ultrafast Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy of Transition Metal Hydrides: Couplings, Solvation and Proton-Coupled Electron»

The prizes for the best posters were awarded to

Isabelle Holzer, University of Bern
«Using in-situ time-resolved Vis-NIR spectro-electrochemistry to study kinetics in IDTBT polymers»

Dr. Marina Russo, University of Zurich
«Photouncaging of Carboxylic Acids from Cyanine Dyes with Near-Infrared Light»


Dr. Cesare Berton, EPFL Lausanne
«Performance boost of a merocyanine photoacid by supramolecular encapsulation» 

Jury members: Alexandre Fuerstenberg, Eric Vauthey, Pablo Rivera-Fuentes, Peter Stacko, Jovana Milic.


David Spichiger, SCS