On September 16, 2022 the second Swiss Chemistry Science Night took place at Casino Bern! More than 110 award winners and invited guests followed the invitation and enjoyed the evening to celebrate excellence in chemistry. Leslie Fendt, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, and Stefan Willitsch, University of Basel, guided through the evening as moderators and presented the guests and awardees in dialogue with the SCS president, Christian Bochet, in a competent and highly entertaining manner. Matthias Leuenberger, president of scienceindustries, and Günther Dissertori, rector at ETH Zurich, opened the evening with their welcome messages before no less than 22 winners for 10 prizes and 3 honorary members of the Swiss Chemical Society were awarded.
The event honored the winners of the 2022 Swiss Chemical Society Awards in front of distinguished leaders from industry and academia as well as representatives from politics and was a celebration of discovery and innovation in the chemical sciences. The gala was very much appreciated by the community and provided a networking platform for industry and academic members.
Some of the award winners gave their award lecture at the SCS Fall Meeting on September 8, 2022.
Céline Wittwer, SCS