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4th International DoSChem Student Symposium 12.-13.09.24.

4th International DoSChem Student Symposium

  • When: September 12-13 (Thu-Fri) 2024
  • Where: Faculty of Chemistry; UZA II (lecture hall 3 located at “gate A”, Mineralogy department), Josef-Holaubek-Platz 2, next to tram stop D “Althanstrasse”.
  • Registration is open, the deadline for PhDs and PI until August 14th, 2024.

The DoSChem Symposium always gathers a lot of students and faculty of our large Doctoral school (>200 PhD students; >50 PIs), where the projects of the three different research focus areas are presented and discussed. Each session is opened by a renowed keynote speaker invited by the students. This allows the discussion and connection between the variety of our focus areas and therefore from all corners of chemistry.

Symposium sneak preview with confirmed keynote speakers we are honored to greet in Vienna:

  • 2 engaging students poster sessions, exciting talk and poster awards, and a career "afternoon" on Friday
  • Call for student-helping volunteers: like every year, we're inviting enthusiastic doctoral candidates like you to volunteer and help make this event phenomenal success. Volunteering at the symposium is a fantastic opportunity to network with peers and leading professionals, gain event management experience, and contribute to our vibrant community. Also, you will be rewarded with an awesome T-shirt, participation in our organizer's dinner together with keynote speakers and additional participation  ECTS for helping us.
  • How to volunteer: Please complete the online registration form by May 31st to indicate your interest for volunteering. We will contact the volunteers soon to find a date for our organization meeting.

If you have any questions about the symposium or wish to help during the symposium, please contact us or the student representatives: 

Keynote speakers of past events


  • Panel A: Johannes Hunger - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany with the talk Elucidating Interaction Sites to Understand Specific Ion Effects on Proteins
  • Panel B: Damià Barceló Cullerès - Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research in Barcelona, Spain with the talk Emerging Contaminants in European Water Resources
  • Panel C: Herbert Waldmann - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, Germany with the talk Chemical Evolution of Natural Product Structure


  • Panel A: Ferdi Schüth - Max Planck-Institute für Kohlenforschung, Germany with the talk
    The transformation of the chemical related industry towards CO2 neutrality
  • Panel B: Jeroen Krijgsveld - University of Heidelberg, Germany with the lecture about
    Novel proteomic approaches for cancer biology and the clinic
  • Panel C: Jonathan Clayden - University of Bristol, UK with the talk
    Exploiting molecular shape for function and reactivity


  • Panel AKunal Masania, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, with the talk Additive manufacturing of bio-inspired materials
  • Panel B: Carlo Barbante, Institute of Polar Sciences – CNR, University Ca' Foscari Venice, with the talk Beyond the limits of environmental analysis for climate research
  • Panel C: Frank Wuerthner, Institute for Organic Chemistry and Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, with the talk Dye Aggregates for Artificial Photosynthesis