Makro 2016

The GDCh-Division of Macromolecular Chemistry 

invites you to the biennial meeting

"Polymers: from Structure to Function"
September 11 - 13, 2016 in Halle (Saale)


Organising Committee

C. Barner-Kowollik, Karlsruhe/DE
W. H. Binder, Halle (Saale)/DE, (Chairman)
D. Hinderberger, Halle (Saale)/DE
J. Kressler, Halle (Saale)/DE
G. Langstein, Leverkusen/DE
R. Schönfeld, Düsseldorf/DE
U. S. Schubert, Jena/DE


Aim of the Conference

Invitation (pdf-download)

This year’s conference focus is
“Molecular organisation in polymers: functional self assembly”.

New materials require a profound control of molecular order caused by interactions between polymer chains and their environment. As the use of polymers as functional materials often requires the implementation of additional properties not present within the initial monomer, designed molecular interactions are an asset to control structure formation of polymers and polymeric nanocomposites.

This meeting will address the self-assembly of functional polymers in bulk, in solution and at interfaces. The introduction of dynamic ordering principles within supramolecular polymers, biomimetic polymers and interfaces will be discussed, together with a special focus dedicated to graphene/nanocomposites, their interfacial ordering within polymers, as well as their final function.

The conference aims at bringing together experts from both academia and industry to present and discuss novel ideas, applications, latest breakthroughs, developments, opportunities, and challenges of self-assembly principles in polymers.

The scope of the conference covers all aspects of Polymer-Self-Assembly with a special focus on the synthesis of polymers, the assembly and ordering of supramolecular polymers, the molecular organization within (graphene)-nanocomposites, as well as the resulting functional aspects with applications in materials and devices.

Programme / Speaker


Programme (pdf-download)

List of invited speaker

Volker Abetz, Hamburg/DE
Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Karlsruhe/DE
Pol Besenius, Mainz/DE
Hans Börner, Berlin/DE
Michael Bron, Halle (Saale)/DE
Michael R. Buchmeiser, Stuttgart/DE
Helmut Cölfen, Konstanz/DE
Xinliang Feng, Dresden/DE
Andreas Fery, Dresden/DE
Holger Frey, Mainz/DE
Jeremiah A. Johnson, Cambridge/US
LaShanda T. J. Korley, Cleveland/US
André Laschewsky, Potsdam/DE
Klaus Müllen, Mainz/DE
Rolf Mülhaupt, Freiburg/DE
Andrij Pich, Aachen/DE
Kay Saalwächter, Halle (Saale)/DE
Helmut Schlaad, Potsdam/DE
Hans-Werner Schmidt, Bayreuth/DE
Ulrich S. Schubert, Jena/DE
Rint P. Sijbesma, Eindhoven/NL
Michael Sommer, Freiburg/DE
Andrey Turchanin, Jena/DE
Andreas Walther, Aachen/DE
Tanja Weil, Ulm/DE
Ingrid Weiss, Saarbrücken/DE
Frederik Wurm, Mainz/DE



Information for authors


For your presentaion we provide a PC and a beamer.
Indicated lecture times (30 min., 25 min., 15 min.) include 5 min. discussion.
Chairmen are strictly asked to keep presentation on time.

Poster Size 

Din A0 (Portrait)
Height: max. 150 cm, width: max. 100 cm

Each poster board has got a number.
Materials to mount the posters will be available at the conference office.
Please do not print on the poster board.

Guidelines (pdf-download)

Poster Authors Presence and Poster Discussion

The poster author is requested to be at his poster at the scheduled times.

Poster Session:
Monday, September 12, 2016, 17:30 – 18:30 hrs

Time to mount the poster:
Monday, September 12, 2016, 8:00 – 8:30 hrs

Time to remove the poster:  
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, from 16.15 hrs

Posters which are not removed in time will not be stored or mailed to the authors.

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission is closed.


  • Self assembly aiming at exploitable function
  • Graphene / functional composites
  • Structural principles

To fill in fields with a red asterisk is mandatory. The abstract file (only PDF will be accepted) has to be included in the submission of the contribution; otherwise a submission will not be possible.
Files may contain embedded graphics, but remember longer transmission times and timeout problems (files should not exceed 15 MB).

Concerning the layout of your abstract please keep to the abstract guidelines (see below).
No revision or corrections will be made by the editorial team.

Abstract Guidelines

VolumeDIN A 4 (29,7 cm height, 21 cm width)
FontArial, 12 pt
Marginsleft/right: 2,3 cm; above/below: 3 cm
1st Paragraphempty
2nd ParagraphTitle of the paper (bold face)
3rd ParagraphAuthors of the contribution in the format: Main author, initials, city/country code, Co-author(s) in the same format, Address of the main author
4th ParagraphContents of the abstract
Foot NotesDo not use Winword foot-notes, please write foot-notes
in normal text at the end of your abstract

After a successful transmission you will receive a reference code for each submitted abstract.
The scientific committee reserves the right to accept or reject papers.

Submission Deadlines:

oral contributions: March 30, 2016, extended until April 27
poster: July 31, 2016


Please register online no later than July 31, 2016 (extended until September 4, 2016). You have also the possibility to register at the conference office on site.

Registration fees*)

GDCh-member and member of EuCheMS-member societies

250,- €

Member, unemployed and retired

125,- €


300,- €

Student** - GDCh-member, member of EuCheMS-member societies

30,- €

Student** - Non-member 

75,- €

Gold member (from 50 years GDCh membership)free of charge

 *) The registration fees are not liable to value added tax (tax exemption addditional § 4 Nr. 22a UStG.).
**) Fee applies to bachelor, master and Ph.D. students. (valid student card or confirmation of supervisor required)

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 (only with German bank account) or bank transfer (free of bank commission) is possible. The invoice will be sent to you automatically by E-Mail.

Bank Details
Commerzbank AG Frankfurt am Main
Frankenallee 71-81
60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
IBAN: DE85 5008 0000 0490 0200 00
Code 520052 / Makro 2016

If fees are paid in advance, but after August 28, 2016, we kindly ask participants to show proof of payment when claiming their tickets and congress papers at the registration desk.
Payment in advance only.

Written cancellations received on or before July 31, 2016, will be refunded less 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 Programme

Sunday, September  11, 2016

Get-together, 19.15 hrs
Stadthaus Halle
Marktplatz 2, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany
(free of charge, booking required)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Conference Dinner, 19.30 hrs
Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle
Richard-Wagner-Str. 9, 06114 Halle (Saale), Germany

€ 30,- for participants,
€ 15,- for students

Buffet, three drinks included (booking required)

Guided tour through the Museum, 20.00 hrs
(available in English and German)
Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle
Richard-Wagner-Str. 9, 06114 Halle (Saale), Germany

Price: € 7,- per Person
(booking required)




Useful Information


Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be provided for free during the breaks.


Lunch can be taken at the University Mensa or in the city center. Individual payment.

Copyright Permission

Photos made on GDCh conferences are used exclusively by GDCh for documentation, news coverage and advertisement.

General Meeting

The general meeting of the GDCh-Division of Macromolecular Chemistry will take place on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 6:15 pm at the Melanchthonianum.


Sunday evening (September 11, 2016, 4.30 pm) will be devoted to a special session including the award ceremony (Stadthaus Halle).

Sunday evening (September 11, 2016, 5.30 pm) will be devoted to a special session including the award ceremony (Stadthaus Halle).

Social Programme

The programme will include a get together and a conference dinner. Further information can be found in the second circular.


Conference Venue

The conference will take place at

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
06120 Halle (Saale), Germany




Welcome to Halle (Saale)!

© Stadt Halle (Saale), Fotograf: Thomas Ziegler 

More information about the city can be found here.



Rooms are reserved for the participants in various hotels throughout the city.
Please contact the hotel directly.

Ankerhof Hotel GmbH
Ankerstr. 2a
06108 Halle (Saale)
Phone: +49 345 232-3200

single room: € 68,00 incl. breakfast
Keyword: „MLU 11.09.2016"
Deadline: 29.07.2016
Dorint Halle (Saale)
Dorotheenstr. 12
06108 Halle (Saale)
Phone: +49 345 29230

single room: € 88,00 incl. breakfast
double room: € 111,00 incl. breakfast
Keyword: „Fachgruppe Makromolekulare Chemie“
Deadline: 29.07.2016
DORMERO Hotel Rotes Ross
Leipziger Str. 76
06108 Halle (Saale)
Phone: +49 345 233430

single room: € 79,00 incl. breakfast
double room: € 89,00 incl. breakfast
Keyword: „Martin-Luther-Uni“
Deadline: 14.08.2016


Jugendherberge Halle (youth hostel)
Große Steinstraße 60
06108 Halle (Saale)
Phone: +49 345 - 2024716


Accommodation: € 22,50 incl. breakfast

Hostel No5
Robert-Franz-Ring 5
06108 Halle (Saale)
Phone: +49 (0)163 79 39 858

Accommodation: € 19,00 incl. breakfast

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, diploma, bachelor, or master degree presenting a scientific contribution (main author of an oral contribution or poster). Please send your application to the GDCh until July 31, 2016, latest.

Application form



Information about the Scientific Programme and Local Organisation

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Binder
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Faculty of Natural Sciences II
Von-Danckelmann-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
Phone: +49 345 55-25930
Fax: +49 345 55-27392

Information Local Organisation

Prof. Dr. Dariush Hinderberger
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Faculty of Natural Sciences II
Von-Danckelmann-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
Phone: +49 345 55-25230
Fax: +49 345 55-27576

Information about Abstract Submission

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.
(German Chemical Society)
Claudia Birkner - Congressteam
Postfach 90 04 40
60444 Frankfurt am Main

Varrentrappstr. 40-42
60486 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 7917-366

Information and registration during the conference

The registration desk will be located in the “Medienraum 1” of the Melanchthonianum, Universitätsplatz 9, 06099 Halle (Saale) on Monday and Tuesday. On Sunday the registration desk is located in the "Stadthaus", Marktplatz 2, 06108 Halle (Saale).

Opening hours:

Sunday, September 11: 15.00 - 18.00 h
Monday, September 12: 8.00 - 16.00 h
Tuesday, September 13: 8.00 - 14.00 h



Claudia Birkner
Telefon: +49 69 7917-366





August 15, 2016 Registration (extended until Sept. 4)

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


Link to Division

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