The FJS 2022 is organized by the local groups of Hannover and Göttingen. However, as this year's motto "Communicating the Future" puts emphasis on communication, we aim to also include neighboring fields into the conference. This being said, we are happy to announce that the FJS 2022 will also feature program points from the jDPG (young German Physical Society), the Junior GBM (Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and the yPC of the DBG (German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry).
“JungChemikerForum” (JCF) is the youth organization of the German Chemical Society (GDCh e. V.). Our young chemists are either students or young professionals with special memberchip conditions within the GDCh. The JCF consists of approx. 10,000 members forming almost one third of the entire society and is continuously growing since its foundation in 1997. Our organization is divided into local groups (currently 53) of young chemists all over Germany, which offer and host lots of activities in their regions. In addition to the local events, there are also nationwide activities like job fairs, lecture tours, workshops, national meetings and our main event: the “Frühjahrssymposium” (Spring Symposium).
Our main challenge is building a connection between universities, schools, industries and the public. We also promote our members with advice for a career in academia, industry or special fields. Students are invited to make their first experiences in science communication as participatants of our Spring Symposium every year. Freshmen, Bachelor-, Master-, PhD-students as well as young professionals contribute with oral or poster presentations in a warm and fruitful atmosphere.
The JCF subsists on volunteering young chemists, who want to strengthen and advance our network beside their studies or PhD. New challenges and opportunities will prepare them for their ongoing way in the inspiring field of chemistry.
The ‚Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e. V.‘ (GBM) was founded in 1947 and is one of the leading German professional societies for life sciences. With 5,000 members, including 1,500 young members, the non-profit GBM forms a national network of researchers supporting e.g. further education, research and teaching. Additionally, the GBM displays a platform for an interdisciplinary exchange at congresses and conferences for scientists. Since April 2011, the young members of the GBM have been established, who are locally anchored in city groups, namely Junior-GBM. These young GBM members organise regional and nationwide scientific symposia and provide insight into the pharmaceutical industry by e.g. company visits. All in all, the GBM membership is an opportunity for (young) scientists establishing national academic and industrial contacts extending the potential of good interacting scientific research.
The Young DPG (jDPG) is a part of the German Physical Society (DPG) where students who are interested in physics can meet and share their fascination for the subject. The Young DPG currently has around 4000 members and is divided in more than 30 regional groups that are spread all over the country.
There are many national events as excursions, competions, lectures and conferences. Programs especially for doctoral and teaching students, as well as vocational orientation events are also offered. Moreover there is a pupils' conference for highschool students every year. In total the Young DPG organizes around 200 events every year that have a large variety of topics.
The regional group in Hanover consists of around twelve active members. Its local events are open to everyone who is interested in physics. There are monthly group meetings, as well as excursions and talks. Especially for university students vocational orientation events, workshops and networking events are offered. The aim of the regional group is to share the joy of physics and to connect people.
We, the young Physical Chemists (yPC), are part of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie, DBG), which was founded in 1894. As the yPC, we are representing the interests of young DBG members within the society as well as outside, we provide a network for young members to connect, and are organising several events each year focussed on topics such as carrier opportunities.
Our last event was a session about equal opportunities and diversity in science on the annual conference of the DBG, where we learnt about the very personal experiences of three speakers on the compatibility of family and career, disability, and gender identity and inclusion in science. Our last event was an online lecture series “yPC meets industry - online” focussed on career development in November 2021 with very exciting speakers from different fields ranging from laser technology and spectroscopy, to publishing, artificial intelligence, and modern challenges in chemistry. For more information, visit our website https://bunsen.de/ypc.