next conferences

this week
Oct. 28 - Prof. Jeffrey D. Kovac
What is an Ethical Chemist?
14:15, lecture theatre A150
next week 
Nov. 1 - Dr. Gonzalo Angulo
Charge transfer reactions in excited states as described by the Langevin Equation
16:30, Sciences III, lecture theatre 1S081
Nov. 2 - Prof. Silas Cook
Changing Perceptions: Advancing the Scope of Cross Coupling through Radical Organom
17:15, Sciences III, lecture theatre 1S059


The School of chemistry and biochemistry of the University of Geneva offers a highly competitive level of training leading to widely recognised diplomas. Its fields of top-class research encompass a large number of the essential research areas of molecular sciences.

The School of chemistry and biochemistry perpetuates the development of fundamental knowledge in chemistry and in biochemistry, which is required in order to solve the scientific challenges of our society:

  • Development of highly selective and environmentally benign methods of organic synthesis.
  • Elucidation and modelling of the behaviour of complex molecules on ever shorter time scales.
  • Elaboration of new supramolecular architectures on the nanometer scale with promising microscopic and macroscopic properties.
  • Development of analytical techniques surpassing today's frontiers of precision, in order to identify ultra-trace species in complex environments.
  • Work towards an in-depth understanding of the biomacromolecules involved in the processes governing the living world at the interfaces between chemistry, biology and medicine.
  • Development and optimisation of alternatives to fossil fuels as sources of energy.