Chemistry and Biochemistry stand out as the sciences that are central, creative and useful. Central because many questions, from public health to environment and energy, from the life sciences to the materials, end up being answered on the molecular level. To find these answers, new matter, that is new molecules, new molecular architectures are created - much alike artists shaping their sculptures. The results are most useful for our society, chemistry and biochemistry account for much of our quality of life, an important percentage of Swiss economy.

The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers complete education at all levels, from the BS for our youngest students to MS, PhD and postdoctoral studies, all supported by attractive fellowships. A vibrant research atmosphere in the Departments of Biochemistry, Inorganic and Analytical, Organic, and Physical Chemistry prepares our students for future careers in academia, industry or elsewhere. Members of the School have created the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Chemical Biology, and the School operates the Chimiscope for the general public.


Prof. Konrad Tiefenbacher

University of Basel, ETH Zurich, NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering

The Unusual Reactivity inside the Supramolecular Resorcinarene Capsule Catalyst

Thursday 23 September 2021 at 13:30, lecture theatre J. Ch. de Marignac A300, Sciences II

Anh-Tuan Pham

Anion-π Catalysis with Peptides and Synthesis of Thiol-Mediated Uptake Inhibitors

Thesis defence
Thursday 23 September 2021 at 15:30, lecture theatre J. Ch. de Marignac A300, Sciences II

Dr. Sébastien Ulrich

Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron (IBMM), UMR CNRS-UM-ENSCM 5247, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), Montpellier, France

Toward Self-Fabricated Vectors for Gene Delivery

Thursday 30 September 2021 at 13:30, lecture theatre J. Ch. de Marignac A300, Sciences II

Safety in the Lab