Junganalytiker*innen Forum 2023

The Junganalytiker*innen Forum (JA*F) is a two-day event of the Austrian Society for Analytical Chemistry (ASAC) that offers early career researchers the opportunity to present their work and network with experts from industry and science. The scientific programme, including lectures and posters, will be complemented by a range of social events to create an open environment for personal interactions on the most recent analytical achievements in Austria. Outstanding student contributions will be selected by the scientific panel and awarded by the organizers of JA*F.

This year, the event will be held between 11.-12.5.2023 at the Chair of General and Analytical Chemistry, Montanuniversität Leoben. Our special thanks go to our sponsors for supporting the conference.
We look forward to meeting you at the 18th ASAC Junganalytiker*innen Forum at the Montanuniversität Leoben!





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Outstanding student contributions (lectures and posters) will be awarded at the end of the conference by the jury. Thanks go to our sponsors for their generous support of the student awards.

17.04.2023 - Registration extended

17.04.2023 - Abstract submission extendet

10.05.2023 - Application for ASAC travel grant

Please register and submit your abstract to JA*F 2023 using the link below.

We invite participants to submit their abstracts (either as oral presentations or posters), including 1-3 keywords on the topic.

Please prepare your abstract in agreement with the following guidelines:

  • The abstract must be submitted as docx file using the following template (DOWNLOAD template).

  • The abstract should be prepared as an „Informational Abstract“, including central aims, methods, results, and conclusions.

  • The abstract should not contain Figures or Tables. Literature references can be included.

  • Please ensure that notations, units, and abbreviations are in accordance with IUPAC guidelines.

  • The scientific committee reserves the right to accept or reject contributions and to decide on the type of presentation (oral presentation or poster). Preference is given to submissions by doctoral students. No revisions or corrections will be made by the scientific committee.

You will be notified in time (by email) that your abstract has been accepted.

Registration is free of charge.

Please submit your registration at this link >>

The scientific programme includes several lecture sessions and a poster session. The lecture sessions will be assigned to different thematic blocks according to the submitted contributions. There will be numerous opportunities for the participants to exchange on recent developments in analytical chemistry in Austria.

Preliminary programme

Book of Abstracts JAF 2023 Leoben

Award lectures

Constantin Blöchl from the University of Salzburg and Harald Schöny from the University of Vienna will receive the ASAC Junganalytiker*innen-Preis 2023 at JA*F 2023. The awardees will present their innovative work in dedicated award lectures. We congratulate the award winners for this outstanding achievement!

More information about the ASAC Junganalytiker*innen-Preis can be found here:



Award ceremony

The best student contributions (lectures and posters) will be awarded in a festive ceremony at the end of the conference.

Coffee breaks

The coffee breaks will provide you with the opportunity to network with your peers while enjoying various snacks, cakes and fruits, as well as coffee, tea and soft drinks. We place particular importance on offering regional products wherever possible.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will take place on the main square in Leoben in a typical Styrian atmosphere. When registering, we ask you to indicate your preferred diets.

Guided laboratory tours at the Chair of General and Analytical Chemistry (AAC)

The new and refurbished laboratories for elemental and isotopic mass spectrometry can be visited in small groups on Friday, 12.05.2023, 08:00-09:00. Please indicate your interest in participating at the guided lab tours during registration.

Excursion with „Sophie the Guide”

On Friday, you will have the opportunity to participate at a guided excursion through the city of Leoben with SophieTheGuide (https://www.sophietheguide.at/). The excursion takes approximately 1.5 h. The number of participants is limited to 20 persons.

Sophie is from Leoben and will introduce you to the history of the mining town with great charm and knowledge.

Please indicate your interest in participating at the excursion during registration.

We look forward to welcoming you to the city of Leoben in the heart of the Erzbergland in May 2023. The conference will take place in the “Erzherzog-Johann-Trakt” of the Montanuniversität Leoben.

Montanuniversität Leoben - google maps

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More information about the city of Leoben and the region can be found at:


Travel information

By Train:
Leoben has an excellent train connection. The walking time from the main station in Leoben to the venue is about 2 minutes. Please find the timetables at: www.oebb.at

By Car:
Leoben is located directly on the S6. A limited contingent of free parking spaces will be available during the conference. We recommend parking at the accommodation. In Leoben, most ways are best covered by foot.

Exclusive contingents of rooms and apartments are reserved for conference participants in the following hotels in Leoben. Please note that the bookings must be processed directly with the hotels.

Please mention the keyword “JAF 2023” in your booking request.


Hotel Kindler 2.0 ***

Hotel Kindler is the oldest hotel located in the heart of Leoben. Since its modernization, the addition 2.0 has been added under the motto "Become Digital, Stay Human". The hotel is co-operated by the Hotel Kongress****. The conference venue, Montanuniversität Leoben, can be reached by foot in 10 minutes.

10 reserved EZ Kat. B € 79,00 inclusive breakfast, exclusive € 2,50 local tax

10 reserved EZ Kat. A € 89,00 inclusive breakfast, exclusive € 2,50 local tax

10 reserved DZ € 113,- as a double room or for single use, inclusive breakfast, exclusive € 2,50 local tax

2 reserved apartments for up to 4 persons € 250,- inclusive breakfast, exclusive € 2,50 local tax

Further information: www.kindler.at

Email: office@kindler.at oder Tel.: 03842/46800


I AM Hotel Leoben

The I AM Hotel Leoben offers comfortable single and double rooms for conference participants. The conference venue, Montanuniversität Leoben, can be reached by foot in 12 minutes and by car in 5 minutes. WiFi, parking, infrared cabin and fitness room are available – „a smart place to stay“.

20 reserved EZ € 67,00 inclusive breakfast, exclusive € 2,50 local tax

10 reserved DZ € 72,- for single use, inclusive breakfast, exclusive € 2,50 local tax

10 reserved apartments for 2 persons € 105,- inclusive breakfast, exclusive € 2,50 local tax per person

Further information: https://www.i-am-hotel.at/hotel-leoben

Email: leoben@iamhotel.at


Additional accommodation options can be found at:


The University Course “Qualitätssicherung im Chemischen Labor“ is a modular course offered by the Chair of General and Analytical Chemistry at the Montanuniversität Leoben. The aim of the course is to teach the basics of quality assurance and the correct handling of analytical data and their proper interpretation. Participants will receive a university diploma upon successful completion. The course will be held in German.

For more information, please see http://laborqualitaet.unileoben.ac.at

Please indicate your interest in participating at the university course during registration.

Impressionen vom JA*F