Germany presents itself as a premier research location at the world's largest chemistry conference

(11.09.23) As the world's largest professional society in its discipline, the American Chemical Society (ACS) regularly hosts the international research community in chemistry at its annual meetings. In these post-Corona times, the most recent conference in San Francisco, August 13 –16, was very well attended with over 12,000 participants.

Exhibition hall for the ACS 2023 in San Francisco

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Together with the Fraunhofer Chemistry Alliance, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AFAvh), and the German Science and Innovation House San Francisco (DWIH SF), the DFG's North American office "flew the flag" at the exhibition part of the meeting, presenting Germany as a very well-equipped, diverse, and internationally competitive research landscape.

The exhibition partners offered a complementary element to the numerous presentations of German research projects in the content program of the conference. "Chemistry in Germany: From Discovery to Application," the motto of the presentation, provided information on research and funding opportunities for the entire range of research career stages. The discussions at the booth were correspondingly diverse.

The presentation was rounded off with a networking reception on the premises of DWIH San Francisco on the evening of August 16, where the contacts made at the trade show and conference were further deepened accompanied by food, drinks, and live music.