25. Lecture Conference on Photochemistry

25. Lecture Conference on Photochemistry

The organizers cordially invite you to participate in the


25. Lecture Conference on Photochemistry

September 26 - 28, 2016 in Jena



Scientific Committee

B. Dietzek, Jena
A. G. Griesbeck, Cologne
H. Ihmels, Siegen
H. Mustroph, Bitterfeld-Wolfen
F. H. Schacher, Jena
A. Schiller, Jena
B. Strehmel, Krefeld
D. Wöll, Aachen


Local Committee

B. Dietzek, Jena
K. Peneva, Jena
F. H. Schacher, Jena
A. Schiller, Jena




Aim of the conference

The conference brings together leading international and national scientists to present and to discuss the latest results on hot topics of photochemistry- and photophysics-related research.

The topics range from molecular energy and electron transfer, light-activatable drugs, photoresponsive polymers and molecular sensors to technological and industrial relevant processes such as photocatalysis and artificial photosynthesis.

We cordially invite you to join us for stimulating discussions on interdisciplinary research touching reaction mechanisms, synthesis and modern spectroscopy. 

Scientific Programme

Online Programme incl. poster

Programme (pdf-download)

Invited Speakers

Monday, September 26

Session Photoresponsive Materials
Mashahiro Irie (Tokio)

Session Photocatalysis
Vincent Artero (Grenoble)
David Fabry (Aachen)

Tuesday, September 27

Session Photoinduced Energy and Electron Transfer
Ulrich Steiner (Konstanz)

Session Industrial Photochemistry
Karl H. Drexhage (Siegen)
Andreas Briel (Berlin)
Kai Licha (Berlin)

Session Novel Functional Dyes
Stefan Spange (Chemnitz)
Thomas J. J. Müller (Düsseldorf)

Wednesday, September 28

Session Photoswitches and Photopharmacology
Rainer Herges (Kiel)

Session Molecular Sensors
Tia Keyes (Dublin)

On Tuesday, September 27, the winners of the Theodor-Förster-Gedächtnisvorlesung and the Albert-Weller-Preis will give a lecture.

Topics of the conference

• Current Trends in Photochemistry
• Photoresponsive Materials
• Photocatalysis
• Photoswitches
• Photopharmacology
• Molecular Sensors
• Energy and Electron Transfer
• Industrial Photochemistry



Albert Weller Prize

The Division of Photochemistry and the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry awards the Albert Weller Prize in the field of Photochemistry/Spectroscopy. The price is given biennially and consists of a diploma, 1.000 Euro and an invitation to present a lecture. The award ceremony and lecture will take place on September 27. For more details please visit the website of the division.

Ausschreibung Albert-Weller-Preis (only German)


The Division of Photochemistry and the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry awards the Theodor Förster Lecture in the field of Photochemistry/Spectroscopy. The award ceremony and lecture will take place on September 27.

Ausschreibung Theodor-Förster-Gedächtnisvorlesung (only German)

Information for Authors


For your presentation we provide a PC (MS Power Point, Apple Keynote) and a data projector. In order to keep delay times between presentations as short as possible, we kindly ask you to use only the PC provided by the organizers.

Poster: 5-Minute Pitch Talk

1st Session 5-Minutes Pitch Talk: Monday, September 26, 18:30 h

2nd Session 5-Minutes Pitch Talk: Tuesday, September 27, 11:35 h

Authors were informed to present their posters within 3-5 minutes.


Poster format: Portrait A0 (height: 118,9 cm, width: 84,1 cm)

NEW: There will be a poster change:

Poster Session I: Posternumbers P01 - P44
Poster Session II: Posternumbers P45 - P89

Poster guidelines


Registration is closed.

Registration fees*)

GDCh-member and member of EuCheMS-member societies€ 200,-
Member, unemployed or retired€ 100,-
Non-member   € 250,-
Student - GDCh-member and member of EuCheMS-member societies (valid student card required)€ 65,-
Student - Non-member (valid student card required)    € 85,-
GDCh Gold member (with over 50 years of GDCh membership) free of charge

*) The registration fees are not liable to value added tax (tax exemption additional § 4 Nr. 22a UStG.)

General terms and conditions

All tickets and congress papers (incl. book of abstracts) will be handed to the participants upon check-in at the registration desk. Participants are requested to wear their congress badges at all times for identification and admittance to the conference rooms.

Upon online registration, payment by credit card, direct debit (German bank account) or bank transfer (free of bank commission) is required. You will receive the invoice by regular mail.

Bank Details

Commerzbank AG Frankfurt am Main
Gallusanlage 2
60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
IBAN: DE85 5008 0000 0490 0200 00

Code: 5200 39 / Photo2016

Fees are paid in advance. If fees are paid after  September 12, 2016, we kindly ask participants to show proof of payment when claiming their tickets and congress papers at the registration desk. Credit Cards (Mastercard, Visa and AMEX) will be accepted.


Written cancellations received on or before August 25 ,2015, will be refunded less a 25,- administration fee.
After that date the full amount of the invoice has to be paid. Requests for refund will not be accepted; however, registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation.  In this case, please send a note to GDCh, Congress Team.

If the conference is cancelled for whatever reason, fees paid will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.


Social Program

Monday, September 26, 2016 *)

20:00 Reception and poster session

with local beer and snacks

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 *)

20:00 Conference dinner

Thuringian barbecue at the Landgraf restaurant, beer and wine

The Landgraf is in short walking distance to the conference venue. The steep way to the 277m high look-out is rewarded with a spectacular round-view above Jena and an excellent panorama restaurant.

* (included in the fees)



Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Lecture Hall (Döbereiner-Hörsaal) of the Chemical Institutes
and the Institute of Inorganic and Analytic Chemistry
Humboldtstr. 8
07743 Jena, Germany





Welcome to Jena! 

© Jürgen Scheere

Further information about the city
can be found here.



Rooms are reserved for the participants in various hotels throughout the city.

HRS – Hotel Reservation Service will gladly assist in booking accommodation in all categories.

HRS - Hotel Reservation Service
Blaubach 32
50676 Köln


Phone: +49 221 2077-7320
E-mail: event-online@hrs.de 

The customers will be held accountable for non-occupancy of reserved rooms.



It is planned to offer scholarships to a limited number of students, candidates for doctor’s, diploma’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree presenting a scientific contribution (main author of an oral contribution or poster). Please send your application to GDCh until July 31, 2016, latest.

General Meeting

The General Meeting of the Division Photochemistry of the German Chemical Society will take place on September 26 at 19:00.

Agenda (Tagesordnung, only in German)



Information about the Scientific Programme

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dietzek
Universität Jena
Institut für Physikalische Chemie
Helmholtzweg 4
07743 Jena

Phone: +49 3641 9-48360
Fax: +49 3641 9-48302


Information about the Organisation

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.
(German Chemical Society)
Claudia Birkner - Congress Team
P.O. Box 90 04 40
60444 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Varrentrappstr. 40-42
60486 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 7917-366
email: tg@gdch.de

Information and registration during the conference

The conference office will be located near by the Lecture Hall (Döbereiner-Hörsaal):

Opening hours:

Monday, September 26:  12:00 – 17:00 hrs
Tuesday, September 27:  8:00 – 17:00 hrs
Wednesday, September 28:  8:00 – 12:00 hrs

Phone +49 171 679-2995


Pascher Instruments
Schiller & Mertens



The conference is kindly supported by Jena Wirtschaft, DFG, LEG Thüringen and "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie" (FCI)



Claudia Birkner
Tel.: +49 69 7917-366

Links and Downloads





Oral contributions: extented until
04.08. 2016
Last-Minute-Poster: 04.09.2016
Scholarships: 31.07.2016

Travel by train from Euro 99,- to GDCh-Events


Link to the division

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