General Program, Short talk

Welcome and Conference Opening

R. K. Sigel1, R. Alberto2,3
1Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Zürich, 2Co-Chair SCS Fall Meeting, 3Department of Chemistry, University of Zürich

Welcome to the 2019 Fall Meeting of the Swiss Chemical Society!

We are pleased to welcome you to the SCS Fall Meeting 2019, one of the largest annual research conferences held in Switzerland. Close to 1'000 participants representing both, industry and academia, will participate in this years meeting.

For generations of young chemists educated in Switzerland, the Fall Meeting has been a great platform to present their research –often for the first time ever at a major conference- and to be inspired by the people you get to meet.

The Scientific Program offers Award Lectures presented by leaders in their respective fields, as well as invited and contributed lectures in eight thematic sessions. For each of these, there also is a poster session. All in all, there are more than 400 posters and over 100 oral presentations.

Thematic Sessions:

Finally, the best student oral and poster-presentations of each session will be awarded prizes. The SCS Metrohm and DSM Award Programs are among the most highly remunerated, and the Award Ceremony at the end of the meeting marks one of the highlights of the event.

Prof. Roger Alberto, University of Zürich / DFR President, and
Dr. Hans Peter Lüthi, ETH Zürich / SCS Foundation (Fall Meeting co-Chairs)
Dr. Alain De Mesmaeker, Syngenta, SCS President
Mr. David Spichiger, SCS Executive Director