Photochemie 2012

23. Lecture Conference

October 8- 10, 2012 in Potsdam

Division of Photochemistry of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V. (German Chemical Society) in cooperation with
Institute of Chemistry (Physical Chemistry) of the University of Potsdam


Scientific Committee

Luisa de Cola
Martin Goez
Hans-Gerd Löhmannsröben
Heinz Mustroph
Werner Nau
Sven Rau

Aim of the conference

The conference brings together leading international and national scientists to present and to discuss latest results on hot topics of photochemistry- and photophysics-related research. We cordially invite you to join us for stimulating discussions on interdisciplinary research touching reaction mechanisms, synthesis and modern spectroscopy.


Conference Programme

Preliminary Schedule


Invited Speakers

Prof. A. De Silva (Queen’s University, Belfast, UK)
Fluorescent sensors and logic gates

Prof. P. Klán (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
Photochemsitry of organic compounds on ice and snow surfaces

Dr. A. Wójcik (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)
Covalent and non-covalent nanocomposites of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide with dye molecules

Dr. R. Meyer (University of Regensburg)
Optical chemical sensing and imaging

Dr. B. Herzog (BASF, Germany)
Photoprotection of human skin

Prof. W. Bannwarth (Universität Freiburg)
Robust and sensitive FRET-systems involving Ru-complexes

Dr. D. Kopetzki (MPI, Biomolecular Systems, Germany)
Photochemical synthesis of the anti-malarial drug artemisinin in continuous flow

Prof. K.-I. Sakai (CIST, Japan)
Control of hydrogen bonding towards optical functionalization

Prof. M. O. Senge (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Nonlinear optics of porphyrins

(to be continued)

Topics include

Photochemistry and Photophysics
Modern spectroscopic techniques
Optical sensors
Environmental photochemistry
Non-linear optics
Life sciences
Reaction mechanisms

General Meeting

Invitation to the General Meeting of the division

October 9, 2012, 18.00 hrs

Agenda (german)



Registration fees*)

GDCh-member and member of EuCheMS-member societies€ 150,-
Member, unemployed and retired € 75,-
Non-member  € 200,-

Student - GDCh-member, member of EuCheMS-member societies (valid student card required)
€ 40,-
Student - Non-member (valid student card required)€ 50,-
Gold member (from 50 years GDCh membership)free of charge

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

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 or direct debit is preferred. If you wish to pay by bank transfer (free of bank commission), please do not forget to print the invoice at the end of your online-registration.

Bank Details
Commerzbank AG Frankfurt am Main
Bank no.: 500 800 00
Account no.: 4 900 200 00
Code: 5367 / Photo 2012



Commerzbank AG Frankfurt am Main
Frankenallee 71-81
60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
IBAN: DE85 5008 0000 0490 0200 00
Code 5367 / Photo 2012

If fees are paid in advance, but after September 24, 2012, we kindly ask participants to show proof of payment when claiming their tickets and congress papers at the registration desk.
Onsite payment only by electronic cash or credit card (Amex, Mastercard, Visa).


Written cancellations received on or before September 10, 2012, 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, fess paid will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.


Participants from EU countries except Germany please use the IBAN (International Bank Account Number) and SWIFT-BIC (Bank Identifier Code) instead of the bank and account number: 



The Theodor-Förster-Memorial-Lecture will be included in the conference programme.

This year's award winner of the Theodor-Förster-Memorial-Lecture is Prof. Dr. Juan C. Scaiano, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Social programme

On Monday there will be poster session with finger food buffet and drinks.


Tuesday October 9, 2012, 19.30 hrs
Dinner at the restaurant "Drachenhaus"
€ 58,- p.p., buffet and drinks included


Useful information

Lunch can be taken in the "Mensa" which is located in house 4 on the University Campus.
Price per meal € 5,60
Booking required.

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

Copyright permission

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




Further information about Potsdam


The conference will take place at the

University of Potsdam
Institute of Chemistry
Campus Golm (Haus 27)
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam, Germany 


Information about the Scientific Programme

Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerd Löhmannsröben
Institut für Chemie (Physikalische Chemie)
Universität Potsdam
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam, Germany
Phone: +49 331 977 5221 (secretariat)
Fax: +49 331 977 5058

Information about the Organisation

Prof. Dr. Michael U. Kumke
Institut für Chemie (Physikalische Chemie)
Universität Potsdam
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam, Germany
Phone: +49 331 977 5209
Fax: +49 331 977 5058

Information about abstract submission and registration

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.
(German Chemical Society)
Congress Team / Photo 2012
P. O. Box  90 09 40
60444 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +49 69 7917-366 (Claudia Birkner)
Fax: +49 69 7917-1366



Claudia Birkner
Tel.: +49 69 7917-366


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