Our annual "Herbstsprechertreffen" took place from 18th until 20th September. Due to the current corona situation it had to held as a digital event. Our regional forum from Mainz-Wiesbaden organized a great program with many good ideas despite the challenges a digital event comes with. Beside the main speakers meeting there was the possibility to meet the other speakers on a convivial get-together-evening with some earlier sent vine and snacks. On Saturday evening all participants got a pizza by a delivery service arranged by the organizer and followed by an exciting pub-quiz.

Earlier this day the old federal board was displaced, and a new federal board was elected. A great thanks to the old federal board with his members Tobias Wilcke, Emiel Dobbelaar, Melanie Walther, Tim Kröber and Karen Hindricks for very good work in the last year and congratulations to the new board with its new members Felcitas von Usslar, Lorin Steinhäuser and Chris Heintz. Still remaining in the federal board are Karin Hendricks and Emiel Dobbelaar. Emiel was elected as new chairperson.


We have developed a new media concept!
In future, all you need to do is to fill out our new online form, to post on our social media, on the homepage or in the JCF newsletter. The inconvenient writing of e-mails to the various responsible persons is thus a thing of the past. Simply paste your text (ideally in german and english), select where you want to place your post and attach a picture ... finished.
You can find the new form here:

Next year in spring 2021 it will be that time again! The 23rd JCF Frühjahrssymposium, one of the largest conferences for young researchers in Europe, will take place in Leipzig from March 29 to April 1, 2021. With our motto United in Chemistry, we want to celebrate diversity! In this way, the JCFs of Berlin, Dresden, Halle, and Leipzig are delighted to invite everyone interested in chemistry to Leipzig to celebrate diversity together. Our diversity, which is reflected in different interests and research focuses, origins and genders, passions and appreciations, is what sets us apart. We are all United in Chemistry! As a part of the great scientific community, we act in concert for new knowledge, efficient processes or the inspiration of young talents. In short: for a better world – the world of tomorrow. The pentagonal ring in our logo is a symbol for the JCF regional groups, its members and chemists from all over the world – for all of us – working together. 

The highlights of the conference are the top-class plenary and keynote presentations. As part of the plenary lectures Prof. Dr. Polly L. Arnold (Berkeley), Prof. Dr. Dieter Schlüter (Zurich) and Sir Martyn Poliakoff (Nottingham) are invited, as well as Prof. Dr. Anke C. Nölscher (Bayreuth), Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer (Lüneburg) and Dr. Jonas Warnecke (Leipzig) for the keynote lectures. All speakers will give exciting insights into their research activities. Besides, young researchers from all across Europe will present their research in short talks and a large poster session. A delicate conference dinner and various social activities complete the program and will give you the opportunity to learn more about the city of Leipzig. Once again, you will be able to connect with other young chemists as well as with leading scientists and various companies. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get United in Chemistry!

More information under https://www.jcf-fruehjahrssymposium.de/home/

Have you ever wondered how it would be like to be in the national board of the JCF? How much time it consumes or what tasks have to be done? Are you interested in transregional collaborations?
Until 12th August you can ask the JCF national board questions you always wanted to ask and they will answer them in an Ask-Me-Anything video.
Here you can type in your questions.

The annual autumn speakers meeting takes places online from 18th-20th September 2020. Next to the meeting and the election of a new national board, there will be time to network, e.g. during the get together or dinner. Prior to the meeting you have the opportunity to participate at different workshops which results will be presented on the meeting.

More information can be found at the homepage of the JCF Mainz-Wiesbaden

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The Equal Opportunities team has elaborated a guide on gender-neutral language. The document not only shows why a gender-neutral language is important (in chemistry), it also provides important tips.

Here is the guide.

Due to the Corona pandemic and the associated school closures, many pupils have problems working out the school material on their own, which is why the Corona School was founded by committed students. The platform connects pupils and students free of charge and digitally to help them with their learning materials. Due to the high demand, more students are needed to support the project!

Further information and registration can be found here: www.corona-school.de