Friday, September 27, 2019


Prof. Roger MartiHEIA Fribourg
«Ionic Liquids – from Green Solvents to Engineering Fluids; 10 Years of Research at ChemTech»


Prof. Urs Baier, ZHAW Wädenswil
«Biological Methanation: a chance as well as a challenge for CO2 upgrading»


Prof. Wolfgang Riedl, FHNW Muttenz
«In-situ extraction of carboxylic acids out of fermentations broths using membrane contactors: A more sustainable pathway to platform chemicals (without waste streams)»

  The Symposium is financially supported by   


Dr. Michael Altorfer, CEO, Swiss Biotech Association
«Swiss Biotech Success Stories»

The recognition was awarded to:

  • Biogen for the many Swiss ingredients in its success story
  • Glycart (now Roche Glycart) for its role as pioneer in antibody engineering in cancer immunotherapy.
  • Okairos for its innovative T-cell based vaccines for major infectious diseases
  • Selexis for its advanced technologies in protein expression
  • Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, a transformational joint venture

About the Swiss BioTech Success Stories

Swiss Biotech Success Stories illustrate the many accomplishments and honor those who have made important and sustainable contributions to the biotech industry in Switzerland. The recognition is awarded annually at the Swiss Biotech Day and reflects the diversity and variety of this industry sector.


Dr. Max Lüthi Award Ceremony 2019
David Spichiger, SCS Executive Director
Hans Peter Lüthi, Director of the SCS Foundation


Dr. Max Lüthi Award Lecture 2019 (1) as Video Presentation
Ms. Sandra Witschard
«Voxelated Planar Spheroid Tissue Assembly»


Dr. Max Lüthi Award Lecture 2019 (2)
Mr. Ivan Cornu
«Synthesis of New Pinene-Phenanthroline and Pinene-Terpyridine Type Ligands»


About the Dr. Max Lüthi Award 

The Dr. Max Lüthi Award is presented for outstanding degree theses completed in the chemistry department of a Swiss University of Applied Sciences. Nominations must be submitted by the respective chemistry department heads. The prize is awarded annually and is endowed with CHF 1'000 and a medal in bronze.

Past Dr. Max Lüthi Award Winners

  • 2019: Sandra Witschard, ZHAW Wändenswil; Ivan Cornu, HEIA Fribourg
  • 2018: Fabienne Arn, ZHAW Wädenswil
  • 2017: Sonia De Andrade, ZHAW Wädenswil
  • 2016: Flavio Gall, ZHAW Wädenswil
  • 2015: Yvan Mongbanziama, HEIA Fribourg
  • 2014: Yannick Stöferle, ZHAW Wädenswil
  • 2013: Peter Elmiger, ZHAW Wädenswil; Christophe Laporte, HEIA Fribourg
  • 2012: Lucie Sägesser, ZHAW Wädenswil
  • 2011: Michael Brand, ZHAW Wädenswil
  • 2010: Benjamin Otter, FHNW Muttenz
  • 2009: Simon Lang, FHNW Muttenz
  • 2008: Pitt Almendinger, ZHW; Caroline Emery, Haute Ecole Valaisanne and Washington State University; Daniel Mesitschek, HEIA Freiburg and Hochschule Offenburg
  • 2007: Ludovic Gremaud, HEIA Freiburg
  • 2006: Simon Lobsiger; Stefan Koller
  • 2004: Cédric Clivaz
  • 2003: Benoît Dubray
  • 2002: Juan Luis Naveira; Samuel Rentsch
  • 2001: Christiane Höfelein
  • 2000: Pascal Beer; Thomas Roth
  • 1999: Stefan Furrer; Olivier Vorlet
  • 1998: Thomas L. Mindt
  • 1996: Gottfried Blaser; Michel Houmard; Roger Mazotti
  • 1995: Fabrice Greutert; Alexandre Krattinger; Roland Schürmann
  • 1994: Daniel Gloor; Cyril Jeannet; Sam Derrer
  • 1993: Stefan Lutz; Christoph Wyss
  • 1992: Christian R. Hinderling; Marc E. Pfeifer; David Reichenbach



13.00-13.15: Schweizerischer Verband diplomierter Chemiker FH (SVC)


Vorstellung des Schweizerischen Verbands diplomierter Chemiker FH (SVC)
Letizia Infanti, Yves Santa Eugenia, Membres du comité


Lunch, Networking


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Time Exhibitor Booth No Activity
09:00 Swiss Chemical Society A92

Morning coffee and wake-up chat

10:00 Siemens B220

Live Demonstration: The real value of totally integrated fume
hoods and laboratory room solutions

11:00 Agilent E231

Live demonstration – Modular, Flexible, easy to maintain, LC and MS all in one!


Beratherm AG


Product Show




Live Demonstration AQU@Sense

11:00 Siemens B220

Live Demonstration: Tailgate detection increases physical security
with virtual lockers

13:00 Siemens B220

Live Demonstration: High comfort and user satisfaction thanks
to the Smart Room Operator (SRO)

13:30 Agilent E231

Live demonstration – Modular, Flexible, easy to maintain, LC and MS all in one!

14:00 Siemens B220

Live Demonstration: Unique segmentation concepts provides
highest flexibility for the laboratory infrastructure

15:00 Siemens B220

Live Demonstration: Optimized space management and boost
space utilization thanks to Comfy and Enlighted

16:30  Swiss Chemical Society Experience Area

 Last Popcorn Party