Panel C: Retreat 2023

Panel C (Research Focus Area Synthesis and Catalysis & Biological and Medical Chemistry) has successfully completed its third retreat March 22-24 in Fürstenfeld, Styria. It was very well organized by teams from the Organic Chemistry (Davide Bonifazi, Davide Zanetti,Terézia Morávková) and Inorganic Chemistry (Thomas Mindt, Xabier Guarrochena, Julia Kronberger).

More than 50 participants  from six different institutes went to in Fürstenfeld, in Styria and spend two days at the JuFa Hotel with interesting talks and posters.

Pictures were taken and kindly provided by Dong Min Lee.

3 guest speakers were invited to the retreat:

  • Clemens Decristoforo (Uni Innsbruck), Multifunctional molecular imaging probes based on cyclic hydroxamates
  • Pablo Rivera Fuentes (Uni Zurich), Molecules that Blink
  • Paolo Melchiorre (Uni Bologna), Photochemistry & Organocatalysis -New Radical Opportunities



The scientific program was rounded up with an exciting tasting tour to the famous Austrian chocolate factory Zotter with the behind the scenes on bean to the bar manufacturing facts and of course lots of chocolate tasting! Afterwards, the group enjoyed the beautiful spring weather in the Zotter garden. At the JuFa Fürstenfeld, diverse sports facilities and bowling alley offered a fun retreat setting in a leisure atmosphere with a vibrant exchange during two poster sessions.

Student organizing committee:

Julia Kronberger, Terézia Morávková, Davide Zanetti and Xabier Guarrochena.

Student organizing committee:

Julia Kronberger, Terézia Morávková, Davide Zanetti and Xabier Guarrochena.

Thomas Mindt and Savchenko Viktoriia

Best talk:

  • Savchenko Viktoriia, (Institute for Biological Chemistry & Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, Böttcher group) with the talk title: Biosynthetic flexibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa leads to hydroxylated 2-Alkylquinolones with proinflammatory host response

Best posters (equally shared):

  • Tamara Dinhof (Organic Chemistry, Lichtenecker group; co-supervised by Katharina Pallitsch) with the poster Trifunctional Probes to Study C-P Lyase
  • Philipp Spieß (Department of Organic Chemistry, Maulide group) with the poster A New Sulfonamide-based Amine Protecting Group with Improved Stability and Extremely Selective Deprotection
  • Fanny Kozak (Department of Biological Chemistry, Kurzbach group) with the poster Silaffin 1A1: Insights to the Processes of Tailored Silica Precipitation

Davide Bonifazi and Tamara Dinhof

Thomas Mindt, Davide Bonifazi and Philipp Spieß

Davide Bonifazi and Fanny Kozak

Retreat organizers Davide Bonifazi and Thomas Mindt with all the awardees of this years panel c retreat.