The second Young Environmental Scientist (YES) Meeting 2011 at RWTH Aachen University - Environmental challenges in a changing world

Markus Brinkmann, Dominic Kaiser, Sabrina Peddinghaus, Matthias Leonhard Berens, Jennifer Bräunig, Nika Galic, Mirco Bundschuh, Jochen P. Zubrod, André Dabrunz, Tao Liu, Michael Melato, Claudia Mieiro, Stephanie Sdepanian, Ola Westman, Stefan Kimmel, Thomas Benjamin Seiler

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This article reports on the second Young Environmental Scientists Meeting that was hosted from 28 February to 2 March 2011 by the Institute for Environmental Research at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. This extraordinary meeting was again initiated and organized by the Student Advisory Council under the umbrella of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe. A movie about the meeting and the abstracts of poster and platform presentations are freely available as supplemental material of this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number29
JournalEnvironmental Sciences Europe
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011

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Just like 2009 in Landau, Germany, this student-only meeting was again exclusively organized by students and with the well-known special benefits for students: no conference fees were charged and every participant received a travel grant. Due to the remarkable financial support by the “Fonds der Chemischen Industrie” (FCI) of the German Chemical Association (VCI), the Rector

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The scientific committee peer reviewed more than 130 abstracts in the field of nanoparticles, omics and biomarkers, aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology, modeling, environmental chemistry, management, and remediation techniques and finally invited 90 presenters from all over the world. Due to the selection process, not the financial situation but the quality of the submitted abstracts was the main aspect for invitation. Thus, the overall quality of presentations was very good, meeting the SETAC motto: “quality through science”. Environmental issues at the cutting edge of science were presented in 44 platform and 46 poster presentations. An extended time for discussion of 15 min after each platform presentation gave room for in-depth discussions on one of the seven sessions covering the broad spectrum of science represented by SETAC. Besides the idea of the financial support, the student-only atmosphere is

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