Dr. Werner Brich, Member of the Board of Management of the Beilstein-Institut will retire at the end of 2014. He joined the Beilstein-Institut in 1978 and was appointed to the board of management in 1993. Dr. Brich has held numerous functions over the years and played a significant role in the development of the Beilstein-Institut. As his successor, the foundation council has appointed Olaf Beckmann-Haag, who will take on his new role as of 1 January 2015.
Since 2007, Olaf Beckmann-Haag has been responsible for the asset management of the Beilstein-Institut. His many years of experience in this field and his strong leadership skills will enable him to continue the successful work of his predecessor.
The continuity of the foundation’s activities, which are centered on long-term projects supporting information and communication, will be maintained under the new leadership. The main focus of the foundation’s work is on the Beilstein Open access Journals, the video portal Beilstein TV, the scientific symposia and the support of innovative projects.
The proceedings of the 3rd Beilstein Glyco-Bioinformatics Symposium 2013 have been published (online and in book format). The symposium focused on “Discovering the Subtleties of Sugars” and took place in June 2013 in Potsdam, Germany.
The 4th Beilstein Glyco-Bioinformatics Symposium 2015 aims to bring together scientists that “produce” experimental data with those scientists that “use” the data in bioinformatics in order to unravel the complexity of glycans. The conference will take place from 22 to 26 June 2015 in Potsdam.
Büro Schramm received an award from the Deutsche Designer Club (DDC) in the category Company Communication for the design of the funding report 2009–2013 of the Beilstein-Institut. Beilstein-Institut is very pleased to congratulate Büro Schramm on this success!
The Deutsche Designer Club (DDC) is an initiative awarding good design. The competition called “Gute Gestaltung” takes place annually and awards prizes in ten categories.
The articles of the STRENDA Special Issue have been accessed more than 11,000 times in total since their publication in Perspectives in Science in March 2014.