SCS Spring Meeting 2021: Chemistry and the Environment (Online Symposium)

The Swiss Chemical Society Spring Meeting was the first regular event that was organized by the SCS and looks back on a 120 years old history that started in 1901. It's a one day symposium that focuses on a specific topic and provides a high quality program with national and international speakers. The topic of the 2021 edition is «Chemistry and the Environment».
The board of the SCS Section Chemistry and the Environment (SCE) invites you to join the event and is looking forward to welcoming you on April 15, 2021. Due to COVID-19 the symposium will take place as an online event.

To join the conference please login to your profile and you will find the button to join on the 'Home' page or the 'Online Conference' subsite. Please use Chrome or Firefox browser to have the full functionaltiy of the platform.


  • Prof. Ioannis Katsogiannis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
  • Prof. Lucy Carpenter, University of York, UK
  • Prof. Tamara Galloway, University of Exeter, UK
  • Dr. Michael Sander, ETH Zürich, CH
  • Prof. Wendy Queen, EPFL Lausanne, CH
  • Prof. Arturo Keller, UC Santa Barbara, USA
  • Dr. Claudio Screpanti, Syngenta, CH
  • Dr. Bettina Hitzfeld, Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
During lunch time the Swiss Chemical Society holds its annual General Assembly. All members are cordially invited to join.

The Section Chemistry and the Environment (SCE)

The SCE represents scientists from all fields of fundamental and applied research in environmental sciences and regulatory experts and acts on their behalf in national and international organizations. The Section’s activities include all research areas related to chemical processes that molecules undergo in the environment and their impact on the environment. It includes atmospheric, aquatic and soil chemistry, and the effect of molecules on living organisms.

The aims of the SEC are

  • Organizing meetings, seminars, workshops and lectures.
  • Providing a networking platform for scientists of environmental chemistry to exchange ideas and expert knowledge between academia, industry and regulatory experts .
  • Spreading information through the community and promoting activities of partner organizations.
  • Representing SEC scientists’ interests in national and international organizations.

Main activities

  • Support and Chair the Session Chemistry & the Environment at the SCS Fall Meetings.
  • Take the guest editor role for a CHIMIA issues on aregular basis.
  • Inform the community via Social Media channels and with the SEC newsletter.



Meeting Chair

Prof. Kathrin Fenner
Eawag Dübendorf and University of Zürich
Chair of the Symposium

Symposium Sekretariat

SCS Head Office

+41 31 306 92 92