15. Freiburger Symposium 2021 - Online Event

The objective of this biennial conference is to regularly provide our members and other interested chemists working in process development and production with opportunities for professional training and networking. The event was organized by the SCS Division of Industrial & Applied Chemistry (DIAC).

For the first time the Freiburger Symposium took place as an online symposium to fulfill the regulations of the government and to facilitate safe exchange of scientific information. The talks and lectures were provided via the video conference platform Zoom.

Virtual Poster Session
The symposium also offered an excellent platform to exchange research results in form of virtual posters (short video), which will be accessible for registered participants during the entire conference week.
The deadline for poster applications was March 16, 2021. The two best presentations have been awarded with the Freiburger Symposium Poster Prize (certificate and prize money of 200 CHF).
Award jury: Andrea Sting, Syngenta and Niklaus Künzle, Lonza.

Congratulation to this years poster prize winners:

  • Dainis Kaldre, Roche, «From batch to continuous technology: The journey from laboratory to pilot scale»
  • Thomas Ruch, Novartis Pharma AG, «Cipargamin – Development of a new antimalarial drug»


Topics of past “Freiburger Symposium” conferences

2019   «Industrial Application of Catalysis - Time for new Approaches»
2017   «Green Chemistry – from Concept to Industrial Reality»
2015   «Smart Solutions in the Chemical Process & Product Development»
2013   «From Reaction to Technology – Trends in the Chemical Production»
2011   «Technology Progress, Success key for our production sites»
2009   «Chemical waste – new solutions for old challenges!»
2008   «Biotechnology – an Alternative to chemical Synthesis»
2005   «Sustainable Chemical Production»
2003   «Safe Process Management in the Chemical Industry»
2000   «Chemical Production in Multi Purpose Plants»
1998   «Industrial Production using Highly Reactive Substances»
1996   «Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a Production Chemist»
1992   «Total Quality Management»
1990   «Marketing – Research – Production»

By regularly organizing symposia like the Freiburger Symposium, the board of the DIAC aims to achieve the following:

  • Next to the General Assembly, the Freiburger Symposium is one of the two major events in the yearly calendar of the Division of Industrial and Applied Chemistry. The symposia regularly provide our members and other interested chemists working in process and product development and production with opportunities for professional development. The Freiburger Symposium is open to all interested parties. Members of the Division of Industrial and Applied Chemistry, the other members of the SCS, members of the SVC, students, post-docs, pensioners and unemployed persons benefit from reduced registration fees.
  • For the participants these symposia are an information and discussion forum for topics of fundamental or current professional relevance. The different aspects of the symposium‘s topic are presented by speakers from industry and academia either in overview presentations, talks on special topics or industrial case studies. Summaries of these presentations are usually published in one of the following CHIMIA issues.
  • Additionally the conferences are a popular and well used platform for maintaining professional networks. Despite the restrictions, even online we aim to provide opportunities for exchange and networking.

The registration fee paid by the participants is used to cover the organizational cost and to finance the Sandmeyer Award every other year. The Freiburger Symposium should generate neither profit nor loss.

Meeting Chairs

Urban Jenelten
Firmenich SA

Roger Marti
School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg

Symposium Sekretariat

Ms. Christine Aebischer, Office

SCS Head Office, Finances

+41 31 306 92 92