Mr. Werner Rinnert, spokesman of the Board of Management of the Beilstein-Institut, retires on April 30, 2015. Mr. Rinnert joined the Beilstein-Institut as a controller in August 1995 and was appointed to the Board of Management in February 1996. He played a key role in advancing the development of the foundation. Moreover, he was responsible for the asset management and created a solid financial base for the Beilstein-Institut.
The Board of Management of the Beilstein-Institut comprises Olaf Beckmann Haag, commercial management and Dr. Martin G. Hicks, scientific management. The foundation's activities will continue to concentrate on long-term projects supporting information and communication. The focus is on the Beilstein Open Access journals, the video portal Beilstein TV, the scientific symposia as well as the support of innovative projects.
New Thematic Series in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, edited by Professor R. Jürgen Behm
"Magnetization Dynamics on the Nanometer Scale" is the topic of the Beilstein Nanotechnology Symposiums 2015. It takes place from 6 to 9 September, 2015 in Potsdam, Germany. Registration is now open.
The registration for the Beilstein Organic Chemistry Symposium 2015 is now open. The symposium focuses on natural products and takes place from 28 to 30 September in Prien (Chiemsee) in Germany.
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.