next conferences

this week
Sep. 30 - Prof. Alfredo Vargas
Recent developments in boron chemistry
16:30, Sciences III, lecture theatre 1S081
next week 
Oct. 6 - Prof. G. Papastavrou
Probing Interaction Forces in Colloidal and Soft Matter Systems
11:00, seminar room 174
Oct. 7 - Dr. Antoine Tissot
Photo-induced phenomena in coordination compound based nanoparticles
17:15, Sciences III, lecture theatre 1S081
Internal seminar
Oct. 8 - Laurent Brodier
Cell differentiation and mitochondria dynamic distribution in the developing retina
13:00, seminar room 352
Oct. 8 - Prof. Richmond Sarpong
Strategies and Tactics for Chemical Synthesis Inspired by Complex Alkaloids
16:30, lecture theatre A150
Oct. 9 - Prof. Edward W. Tate
Understanding and Drugging Protein Lipidation, from Malaria to Cancer
16:30, lecture theatre A100


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.