Dr. Martin G. Hicks, Member of the Board of Management of the Beilstein-Institut, retired on January 31, 2021. He has held numerous functions and played a significant role in the development of the Beilstein-Institut for over 35 years. As his successor, the foundation council has appointed Dr. Wendy Patterson, who takes on her new role as of February 1, 2021.
Dr. Wendy Patterson, a native of the United States, is a physicist who joined the scientific editorial team of the Beilstein-Institut in 2014. In 2016, she became Managing Editor of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. Three years later, she also took over the role as Managing Editor of the Beilstein Archives, which is currently a preprint server for the Beilstein journals. With her experience in various scientific disciplines and her broad international network, she will continue the successful work of her 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 scientific symposia and the support of innovative projects to advance the chemical and related sciences.
Robert Goldberg from the NIST, Gaithersburg, USA, will talk on 17 February, 3 pm CET, about "Thermodynamic studies of enzyme-catalyzed reactions". Participation is free but registration is required and open now.
Evelina Colacino from the University of Montpellier will talk on January 20 at 2 pm CET on "Preparation of active pharmaceutical ingredients by mechanochemistry". Registration is open.
Timothy Noël from the University of Amsterdam will talk on Dezember 17 at 2 pm CET on "Accelerating photocatalysis in continuous-flow reactors. Registration is open.
The registration to the online Beilstein Open Science Symposium 2020 - "Enabling Open Science" is FREE and open now. Participants are also welcome to submit a poster application. The meeting will take place online on the 27th and 28th of October from 3 - 6 pm (CET, UTC+1).