The Faculty Colloquium usually takes place every second Monday each month during the semester (four talks). National and international scientists as well as scientists from our Faculty of Chemistry give insight into their field of research in the framework of 45-minute lectures.

Before the colloquia, there is usually a faculty coffee, during which faculty members are cordially invited to meet for an exchange over coffee and cake.

Program Coordination: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Becker

  • Monday, 8.3.2021, 16:00, Online
  • Monday, 12.4.2021, 16:00, Online 
  • Monday, 10.5.2021, 16:00, Online
  • Monday, 31.5.2021, 16:00, Online
  • Monday, 14.6.2021, 16:00, Online 


If at least three of the four lectures have been attended, this course will have a credit of 0.5 ECTS.

Thomas Böttcher (© T. Böttcher)

Davide Bonifazi (© D. Bonifazi)

Monday, 8 March 2021, 16:00:

News from the faculty - T. Böttcher & D. Bonifazi will be introducing their research interests

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Böttcher:

"A chemical tool kit for the discovery of customized enzyme inhibitors"

Department of Biological Chemistry / Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Böttcher (

Univ.-Prof. Davide Bonifazi, PhD:

"Doping polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: from design to function"

Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Vienna, Davide Bonifazi – Bonifazi Group (


Pls. join us on Zoom:

Jia Min Chin (© M. Reithofer)

Robert Woodward (© Fakultät für Chemie)

Monday, 12 April 2021, 16:00:

Tenure track professorships at the Faculty of Chemistry:

"Chemistry at Interfaces – MOF materials and beyond"

Ass.-Prof. Jia Min Chin, PhD
Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna
About Us | Chin Lab @ Vienna (

"Engineering Hypercrosslinked Polymers for Applications in Separation and Catalysis"

Ass.-Prof. Robert Woodward, MChem Ph.D.
Department of Materials Chemistry, University of Vienna
Assistant Professor (


Join us via ZOOM:

Meeting-ID: 925 7667 2420
Code: 891211
Via SIP:

Sijbren Otto (© S. Otto)

Monday, 10 May 2021, 16:00:

Prof. Sijbren Otto, PhD
Professor of Systems Chemistry, University of Groningen
Otto Research Group – Systems Chemistry (

The Synthesis of Life; a Grand Challenge in Systems Chemistry


Pls. join us on Zoom:

Florian Krammer (© F. Krammer)

Monday, 31 May 2021, 16:00:

Prof. Dr. Florian Krammer
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York


Antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination


Pls. join us on Zoom: tba

Craig Butts (© C. Butts)

Monday, 14 June 2021, 16:00:

Prof. Dr. Craig Butts
Professor of Structural and Mechanistic Chemistry, Director of Chemical NMR, School of Chemistry, Bristol University,

3D Chemical Structure Elucidation - A journey in NMR, computation and a little (machine?) learning


Pls. join us on Zoom: