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Young Faculty Meeting Chemistry

Logo Chemistry YFM wide
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YFM 2024

1.-2. February 2024 (Thu/Fri).

AI in chemistry: The future of discovery and education?

tentative program:

Round of introductions
Philippe Schwaller (EPFL): Introduction to Machine Learning
Maria Börner (Westernacher Solutions, Berlin / Women in AI (WAI)): From AI Proof of Concept to Product
Jenn Chubb (University of York): Speeding up to keep up? Implications of AI in the research process
Interactive panel discussion with Philippe Schwaller, Maria Börner, and Jenn Chubb


Andres Marulanda Bran (LIAC-EPFL): workshop: Practical AI Tools for Researchers
Kjell Jorner (ETHZ): Combining machine learning with expert knowledge
Michael Reutlinger (Roche): ML/AI in Small Molecule Research at Roche
Beatriz Borges (EPFL): AI Assistants in Higher Education - Possibilities and Threats

YF speakers:
Murielle Delley (Uni BS): Interfacial Chemistry and Catalysis of Inorganic Materials
Patrick Steinegger (PSI/ETHZ): Following in the footsteps of Mendeleev: Chemistry experiments with transactinide elements
Ross Milton (Uni GE): Metalloenzyme (Electro)Catalysis for Hydrogen and Ammonia Production
Nako Nakatsuka (ETHZ): DNA-Gated Nanopores for Small-Molecule Biosensing
Ali Deliz Liang (UZH): Genetic code expansion for metalloenzyme engineering
Jean-Rémy Marchand (Novartis): Computer-Aided Medicinal Chemistry in an Industrial Setting: Novartis

And of course there will be the powerpoint karaoke with Richard Smith (Helvetica) in the evening.

Download the program.

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

We thank Helvetica for supporting the YFM 2024!


Previous Young Faculty Meetings:

16th Young Faculty Meeting 2023

31. May – 1. June 2023, Griesalp.
Topic: "Effective communication within academia and beyond".
Organisers: Jovana Milic, Denise Mitrano, Patrick Steinegger, Leo Merz.
Speakers: José Augusto Berrocal, Fernando Gomollón Bel ('Some secrets of science communication'), Rachel Hevey, Caspar Hirschi ('Communication of scientific expertise in democracies during acute and chronic crises'), Nineta Hrastelj ('Does science contribute to policy making?'), Adria LeBoeuf, Jovana Milic, Malte Oppermann, Sarah Pati, Helga Rietz.
Sponsor: Wiley-VHCA.


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 du «Young Faculty Meeting» 2013
Impression du «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

Photo de groupe du «Young Faculty Meeting» 2009
Photo de groupe du «Young Faculty Meeting» 2009

​Young Faculty Meeting 2008

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

Photo de groupe du «Young Faculty Meeting» 2008
Photo de groupe du «Young Faculty Meeting» 2008

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