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Young Faculty Meeting

Logo Chemistry YFM (temp)
Logo Chemistry YFM (temp)

The «Young Faculty Meeting» was set up to promote scientific exchange and networking among young academics in chemistry in Switzerland.

16th Young Faculty Meeting 2023

Wednesday 31. May – Thursday 1. June 2023

A two-day meeting on the Griesalp.

Limited number of places, register here [link very soon]. Share a room with a colleague/friend to enlarge the capacity.

Topic "Effective communication within academia and beyond".

Young Faculty speakers:

  • Dr. Rachel Hevey (University of Basel)
  • Prof. Klaus Eyer (ETH Zürich): 'Analytical Chemistry meets Immunology -Functional and multi-level Single-Cell Analysis'
  • Dr. Sarah Pati (University of Basel): 'What can we learn from stable isotope analysis about photochemical and biotransformation reactions of organiccontaminants and O2?'
  • Dr. José Augusto Berrocal (University of Fribourg): 'Coloring plastics with mechanical force'

Speakers:

  • Prof. Caspar Hirschi (University of St.Gallen): 'Communication of scientific expertise in democracies during acute and chronic crises'
  • Dr. Nineta Hrastelj (EuChemS Secretary General)
  • Prof. Adria LeBoeuf (University of Fribourg)
  • Dr. Fernando Gomollón Bel (Press and communication coordinator, Graphene Flagship): 'science communication'

Panel discussion on 'Effective communication within academia and beyond' with Caspar Hirschi, Nineta Hrastelj, and tbd. Moderated by Jovana Milic, Denise Mitrano and Patrick Steinegger.

Science Communication workshop with Adria LeBoeuf and Fernando Gomollón Bel

Evening program with powerpoint karaoke.

Organisers: Prof. Jovana Milic (AMI / Uni Fribourg), Prof. Denise Mitrano (Eawag / ETHZ), Prof. Patrick Steinegger (PSI / ETHZ), Dr. Leo Merz (SCNAT).


Previous Young Faculty Meetings:

15th Young Faculty Meeting 2022

7. June, Gurten, Bern.
Topic "modern leadership styles" including motivation and mental health of coworkers, employee management and more.
Organisers: Murielle Delley, Ross Dean Milton, Fabienne Schwab, and Leo Merz
Speakers Takuji Adachi, Jonathan De Roo, Nina Hartrampf, Franziska Lechleitner, Denise Mitrano, Bernd Nowack, Simon Reber, Joyce Volken, Susanne Wampfler.


14th Young Faculty Meeting 2021

8. June, open air meeting on the Gurten (Bern).
Topic "Group Management" including hiring, group culture, evaluation, feedback, mental health, data management and more.
Organisers: Nina Hartrampf, Jonathan de Roo, Leo Merz.
Speakers: Kumar Varoon Agrawal, Bruno Correia, Karl Gademann, Alain de Mesmaeker, Michel Rickhaus, Fabienne Schwab, Michal Shoshan, Matthias Töwe, Maarten Van Winckel, Madeleine Wirz, Maksym Yarema.


13th Young Faculty Meeting 2020

12. February, Haus der Universität, Bern.
Organisers: Victor Mougel, Michel Rickhaus, and Leo Merz
Speakers: Maartje Bastings, Ilija Čorić, Javier García-Martínez, Fernando Gomollón-Bel (presentation), Jeremy Luterbacher, Cristian Pezzato, Tomáš Šolomek, Cathleen Zeymer.


12th Young Faculty Meeting 2019

28. May, Haus der Universität, Bern.
Organisers: Pablo Rivera Fuentes, Tomáš Šolomek, Leo Merz.
Speakers: Athina Anastasaki, Michele Ceriotti, Martina Ribar Hestericova, Sascha Hoogendoorn, Bill Morandi, Victor Mougel, Oliver Renn, Michael Saliba, Antonio Togni.


11th Young Faculty Meeting 2018

5. June, Haus der Universität, Bern.
Organisers: Sereina Riniker, Justin Zoppe, Leo Merz.
Speakers: Ulrich Aschauer, Aleix Comas-Vives, Thomas Eichenberger, Emiliana Fabbri, Wilfred van Gunsteren, Laura Nyström, Wendy Queen, Stephan von Reuss, Alice Soldà.


10th Young Faculty Meeting 2017

6. June, Haus der Universität, Bern.
Organisers: Fabien Cougnon, Albert Ruggi, Leo Merz
Speakers: Christian Bochet, Raffaella Buonsanti, Volker Herdtweck, Matthias Nettekoven, Pablo Rivera-Fuentes, Christian Hinderling, Marc-David Ruepp, Kevin Sivula, Kaori Sugihara, Konrad Tiefenbacher.
Sponsors: Member companies of Kontaktgruppe für Forschungsfragen (BASF, Syngenta, Novartis, Roche).


Young Faculty Meeting 2016

8. June, Haus der Universität, Bern.
Organisers: Michal Juríček, Lucas Montero, Leo Merz
Speakers: Edmondo Benetti, Fabien Cougnon, Ahmet Demirörs, Edith Joseph, Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo, Christof Sparr; Karl-Heinz Ernst, Eliav Haskal, Jay Siegel.
Sponsors: Member companies of Kontaktgruppe für Forschungsfragen (BASF, Syngenta, Novartis, Roche).

Young Faculty Meeting 2015

3 June, Uni Bern.
Organisers: H. Jessen, Y. Simon, L. Merz
Speakers: Michal Juríček, Madhavi Krishnan, Jeremy Luterbacher, Plinio Maroni, Lucas Montero, Sereina Riniker, Patrick Jermann, Wolfgang Henggeler, Pia Viviani.
Sponsors: Member companies of Kontaktgruppe für Forschungsfragen (BASF, Syngenta, Novartis, Roche).

Young Faculty Meeting 2014

Date: 5 June 2014, University of Bern
Organisers: Gilles Gasser, Marcel Hollenstein, Mira Portmann, Adrien Lawrence
Sponsors: Member companies of Kontaktgruppe für Forschungsfragen (BASF, Syngenta, Novartis, Roche).

Young Faculty Meeting 2013

Date: 6 June 2013, University of Bern
Organisers: Marc Creus, Jan Cvengros, Mira Portmann, Adrien Lawrence
Sponsors: Member companies of the Kontaktgruppe für Forschungsfragen (BASF, Roche, Novartis, Merck Serono, Syngenta).

Impression from the Young Faculty Meeting 2013
Impression from the Young Faculty Meeting 2013

​Young Faculty Meeting 2012

Date: 7 June 2012, University of Bern
Organisers: Barbara Winter-Werner, Mira Portmann, Franziska Schoenebeck, Felix Zelder, Ryan Gilmour
Sponsors: Member companies of the Kontaktgruppe für Forschungsfragen (Merck Serono, Novartis, Roche, BASF, Syngenta).

​Young Faculty Meeting 2011

Date: 16 June 2011, University of Bern
Organisers: Barbara Winter-Werner, Christian Heinis, Nicolai Cramer
Sponsors: Member companies of the Kontaktgruppe für Forschungsfragen (BASF, Roche, Novartis, Merck Serono, Syngenta).

​Young Faculty Meeting 2010

Date: 25 June 2010, University of Bern
Organisers: Barbara Winter-Werner, Clément Mazet

​Young Faculty Meeting 2009

Date: 17 June 2009, University of Bern
Organisers: Barbara Winter-Werner, Hermann Wegner, Andreas Zumbuehl

Group foto of the Young Faculty Meeting 2009
Group foto of the Young Faculty Meeting 2009

​Young Faculty Meeting 2008

Date: 28 November 2008, University of Bern
Organisers: Barbara Winter-Werner, Karl Gademann, Michele Cascella

Group foto of the Young Faculty Meeting 2008
Group foto of the Young Faculty Meeting 2008

for the disciplines of mathematics, astronomy and physics: Platform MAP also organises a YFM: