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American Chemical Society joins the congress

March 19, 2010

Believe us or not: The world´s largest scientific organisation, the American Chemical Society, will participate actively on the Nürnberg congress. Have a look.

More information you can find on the ACS´ webpage, however these are the facts:
“With more than 161,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.”

We are happy to have them on board, leading to an overall international congress, with participants from all over the world. We are looking forward to having such a chemical congress at it´s best.

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About Liquid Crystals, Helmut Ringsdorf and the Way of Thinking

March 15, 2010

My PhD-thesis is already a couple of years ago. However, last Wednesday, I was relegated to those days in the early nineties when I synthesized and characterized discotic liquid crystals in Mainz. Last Wednesday, my doctor father, Helmut Ringsdorf, got for the first time the newly designed Alfred-Saupe-Medal for his lifework about liquid crystals and self-organizing systems (by the way: you cannot get any information about this, even on the webpage of the German Liquid Crystal Society (DFKG), which created this award. So it is good to have this blog).
But this is not the point I would like to make. In his acceptance speech Helmut Ringsdorf mentioned again how important it is for scientists – yes to learn – but for the very young people not just to learn, to follow and to step into foot prints of the professors and teachers, but to find an own way of thinking and acting.
So, everybody, but especially the young ones: Let it flow, give space to your own creativity, create new ideas, go new ways – leave the stamped out scientific tracks.
The 3rd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress 2010 in Nürnberg is an excellent signal in this context.
Final advise for today: Do not forget to apply for a stipend for young scientist. GDCh will support young people in a – believe me – phantastic way. Guys from other countries. Ask your national societies. If you do not have contacts: do not hesitate to contact us.

New Journal will be introduced in Nürnberg

February 22, 2010

Just a short note: Please cross your fingers, but the publishing house De Gruyter is planning to invite the participants for a special event to introduce the new journal BioMolecular Concepts.

This is strong support for multidisciplinarity, as you can read here by De Gruyter: “BioMolecular Concepts is a peer-reviewed, rapid-publishing journal fostering the integration of different fields of biology, including cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, epigenetics, neurosciences, and developmental biology. The journal publishes reviews, conceptual overviews and research papers on a wide range of topics. The reviews should cover the latest results in the corresponding research areas. The research articles should report novel results of broad significance, ranging from the role of single molecules to the organization of cellular networks and entire organisms.” More Information

We selected the right location

February 4, 2010

YES! The Metropolregion Nürnberg was selected as one of the top five most innovative clusters in Germany, in the sector of Medical Technology. Of course that is not chemistry. But you know: Nothing without innovative chemistry, success is always a question of multidisciplinarity.  More details? Please read the announcement of the German Goverment: “The excellence cluster competition is intended to take Germany to the top of the league of technologically advanced nations. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research launched the competition in the summer of 2007 under the slogan “Germany’s excellence clusters – more innovation, more growth, more employment”. The high-performance clusters formed by business and science that enter into strategic partnerships are set to boost Germany’s innovative strengths and economic success.” More information

Nürnberg is No. 1 in Chemistry in DFG-Ranking

September 20, 2009

If this is not a good sign for having chosen the right place for the 3rd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress 2010, that is: NÜRNBERG.

The German Research Foundation (DFG = Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) just published that in chemistry the University of Nürnberg-Erlangen is number one among all German chemistry faculties. In 2009 Nürnberg-Erlangen has the leading position with 17.3 Mio. Euro grants, ahead of Heidelberg, Münster, Frankfurt and the Bavarian capital Munic (München) (More information: Erster Platz für Chemie beim DFG-Ranking, sorry it is only in German).

Therefore: Have a look around next year in Nürnberg. Maybe all you international students will find the right place for studying chemistry in Germany, in Nürnberg-Erlangen. Make good contacts with Professor Andreas Hirsch, who is co-chair of the Scientific Committee, and with Professor Dirk Guldi, who is heading the Local Organizing Committee.

Countdown: 1 year until Nürnberg will start

August 29, 2009

Ladiessssss aaaand Gentlemeeeeen, it is time for countdown. Exactly in one year the 3rd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress will start in Nürnberg. So in order to be well prepared start to plan your trip to or in Germany as early as possible.  There are just 365 days left.

To visit this blog might be an excellent opportunity to get information about the scientific program, but also about stipends for students or accommodation and travel opportunities.

Please invite your friends to share information about all the chemistry around Nürnberg´s scientific program. Or maybe we can help to connect you in advance with people you and your friends are interested in.

By the way: Have you seen already the two invitation movies,
About the congress and Invitation in different mother languages?

See you in one year from now.