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18/06/2023 to 20/06/2023


Preliminary Program

Key topics of the symposium: Organic Chemistry, Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, Surface and Materials Science, Catalysis, Photochemistry, etc.

Sunday, June 18th 2023

13:00 – 14:00Registration14:00 – 14:15Opening Remarks by the Organizing Committee14:15 – 15:15Keynote: Prof. Luisa De Cola – Università di Milano15:15 – 15:50Prof. Andrea Büttner – Friedrich Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg15:50 – 16:00Flash Talk16:00 – 16:30Coffee break16:30 – 17:15Dr. Jenny Zhang – University of Cambridge17:15 – 17:25Flash Talk17:25 – 18:10Prof. Sara Bilmes – Universidad de Buenos Aires19:30Speaker´s dinner (upon invitation)Student networking at Unicum (at own expense)

Monday, June 19th 2023

09:00 – 09:30Welcome addresses Prof. Andreas Hirsch – Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Dr. Magda Luthay – Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg09:30 – 10:30Keynote: Prof. Isabel Pastoriza Santos – Universidad de Vigo10:30 – 11:15Prof. Maria Rentetzi – Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg11:15 – 12:00Dr. Roberta Romano-Götsch – European Patent Office12:00 – 13:00Lunch Break13:00 – 13:45Prof. Marika Schleberger – Universität Duisburg-Essen13:45 – 13:55Flash Talk13:55 – 14:40Prof. Paula Diaconescu – University of California, Los Angeles14:40 – 14:50Flash Talk14:50 – 15:50Coffee break with round-table discussion15:50 – 16:35Prof. Sabine Maier – Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg16:35 – 16:55Flash talks16:55 – 18:55Poster session18:55Barbecue and scientific discussions

Tuesday, June 20th 2023

09:00 – 09:45Prof. Derya Baran – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology09:45 – 09:55 Flash talk09:55 – 10:20Prof. Danijela Gregurec – Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg10:20 – 11:45Dr. Marta Liras – IMDEA Energy11:45 – 12:45Lunch break12:45 – 13:30Dr. Rajyashree Sundaram – Huawei Nuremberg Research Center13:30 – 14:10Flash talks14:10 – 15:10Coffee break with “braindating”15:10 – 15:55Prof. Sophie Beeren – Technical University of Denmark15:55 – 16:55Keynote: Prof. Paola Ceroni – Università di Bologna16:55 – 17:15Closing remarks and award ceremonyDr. Karin Mansyreff – Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


Find out more about the key note, invited, industry and FAU speakers here.

Organizing Committee

Find out more about the organizing committee here.

EELISA Travel Awards

Accommodation (hotel incl. breakfast) and travel cost support (means of travel for arrival and departure) will be provided by FAU to 15 – 20 participants, who are members of one of the European University EELISA institutions (not from FAU). Only participants whose abstracts have been accepted for poster presentations or flash talks at the 2nd Erlangen Women in Science Symposium 2023 are eligible for the EELISA Travel Award. Interested applicants are required to send an e-mail indicating their interest in a Travel Award to, after submitting their abstract latest by April 16, 2023. Award recipients will be selected based on the merit of their submitted abstracts and theorganizers’ final decision. Winners will be notified via email before April 22, 2023.

For further information about EELISA:

EELISA – European University

SDG info

Relevant SDGs

SDG10 - Reduced Inequality
SDG17 - Partnerships to achieve the Goal
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Time format


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Activity provider / partner

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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