Katharina Uebele is the youngest board member the GDCh has ever had. In the interview with ChemistryViews she talks about the commitment of young people within the GDCh and why it is of high importance for her. 

You can read the whole interview HERE.

German young chemist and former JCF board member Willis Collins Muganda took part in the #EUvsVirus Hackathon last week. He was interviewed by the EU media team in his function as mentor and youth ambassador in the civil society group. Check out what he has to say about the amazing youth engagement and why hackathons are not only about technology. We would like to thank all young chemists that continue to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 in every way they can.

More information about the hackathon under: https://euvsvirus.org/

Our chairman of the national board Tobias Wilcke reports in the networks@Evonik blog over studies and networking during corona and how the JCF is affected. 

You can read his whole report HERE.

Tim and Emiel of the JCF national board were virtually guests at Carbolution Chemicals GmbH. During the #strongtogether conversation CEO Michael Bauer asked the two how they and the JCF deal with the corona crisis. The whole talk is available as video or audio version:

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uykh1wOhfMQ
Audio: https://open.spotify.com/show/0YXEIz0fh9QYgRrFGY6USP

Link to the vlog: https://www.carbolution.de/shop_content.php?coID=31

Have fun listening, stay healthy, active and use the digital opportunities

🚨🚨🚨 Fighting Corona 🚨🚨🚨

The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V. (GDCh) is promoting PIRAT (Pandemic Important Resource Allocation Tool), a tool to register and efficiently distribute necessary resources in exceptional situations such as a pandemic. With the platform, universities and research institutions can provide currently unused resources - equipment, consumables, and personnel. These can then be requested by corona test labs to increase the test capacities.

For further information check the webpage and help to broadcast the project.

The second episode of the new format "Ask Me Anything" was recorded by the JCF Mainz-Wiesbaden in cooperation with the JUnQ Journal („Journal of Unsolved Questions“).🎥 This time the well-known chemist 👨‍🔬 und author 📚 Prof. Dr. Klaus Roth from the FU Berlin answered the questions of the Young Chemists. Have fun watching🖥 and many thanks to the Mainzer for the produktion!

Due to the current situation our next meeting of the regional board members on wednesday will take place online. Further information were sent via e-mail. Stay healthy and #stayathome🏠🍀

We regret to inform you that the Frühjahrssymposium 2020 has to be cancelled due to the current development of the coronavirus pandemic. Participants have received further information about the canceling process in the mail by the GDCh. Of course, we want to thank the organizing team, all helpers, sponsors and supporters again for their contribution!

The European Prize for Young Chemists recognizes young people, who show an extraordinary level of excellence in the early stages of their careers. 🏅 The application is still possible until May 15th:📨 


On 27th February 2020 parts of the current and former JCF national board visited the 4th European Chemistry Partnering in Frankfurt on the Main. In addition to interesting workshops, pitches and keynote speeches, new collaborations could be initiated.