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10/16/17

The „8th Young Chemists‘ Symposium Ruhr“ offered a bunch of lectures, workshops, poster session and areas for networking

The „8th Young Chemists‘ Symposium Ruhr“ offered a bunch of lectures, workshops, poster session and areas for networking

150 young chemists now took the chance to visit the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung on the 8th Young Chemists’ Symposium Ruhr which was organized by the Young Chemists of Bochum, Dortmund, Duisburg-Essen and Mülheim an der Ruhr. In his welcoming speech, Quang Minh Dao, Chairman of the symposium and speaker of the Mülheim Young chemists, introduced the extensive program of the day, consisting of 23 talks and workshops, poster sessions, guided tours and time for exchange. The representatives of the GDCh local groups of Duisburg/Essen, Bochum and Dortmund also presented their program and news. An important part of the program was also the contact to the industrial partners Lanxess, Evonik, Altana and Covestro who introduced their working possibilities for young researchers in the R&D departments.

After the official opening in the Grand Lecture Hall the participants took part at the workshops and lectures they had chosen and nominated the best poster of the symposium. There was also a price for the best talks in the fields Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry, Technical Chemistry/Material Science, Inorganic Chemistry/Analytic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry/Theoretical Chemistry. The winners were: Henrick Jens Rickmeier, Jonas Börgel, Christian Pichler, all from the MPI für Kohlenforschung, and Alexander Esser (Ruhr-Universität Bochum). The Poster-Prize went to Jonglack Kim (MPI für Kohlenforschung).

After a concluding main lecture and the award ceremony the young chemists had a barbecue in the Small Lecture Hall. Quang Minh Dao and his colleagues were very happy with the event organization: “We are very happy that so many young chemists took the chance to come to Mülheim in order to get updated, present their work, and get into contact with us and the other participants. They will certainly benefit from our symposium and I hope that we will see each other next year in Bochum.“