Welcome to the 2020 Fall Meeting of the Swiss Chemical Society, a Virtual Conference!

The SCS Fall Meeting 2020, one of the largest annual research conferences was held in Switzerland. For the first time the Fall Meeting took place as an online conference to fulfill the regulations of the government and to facilitate safe exchange of scientific information. The talks and lectures were provided on Zoom.

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 one gets to meet.

The Scientific Program offered Award Lectures presented by leaders in their respective fields, as well as invited and contributed lectures in nine thematic sessions covering all of chemistry. For each of these, there also is a virtual poster session still available until Friday, August 28, 2020.

With respect to the special circumstances the return on the Call for Contributions was surprisingly high: We received more than 400 abstracts for a short talk or a virtual poster in one of the nine sessions (i.e. about 80% of the return in a “normal” year!).

 Program Highlights:

  • Two plenary sessions with lectures of SCS prize winners 2020
  • Virtual Poster Session during the whole week
  • Nine thematic parallel sessions with keynote lectures and 15min PhD presentations
  • Best oral and best virtual poster presentation award ceremony

Topics of the parallel sessions are

New Session of Chemistry and the Environment: “We welcomed abstracts from scientists and engineers engaged in all research areas related to chemical processes that (bio)molecules undergo in the environment and their impact on the environment. This includes atmospheric, aquatic and soil chemistry, and the effect of molecules on living organisms.”