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. Steven Boxer


Reactions, Dynamics and Imaging in Model Biological Membranes

Monday 19 March 2018 at 16:15, lecture theatre A. Pictet A100, Sciences II

Prof. Paul Guichard

University of Geneva

Revealing the centriole architecture using cryo-tomography and super-resolution

SCG conference
Monday 19 March 2018 at 17:30, lecture theatre A. Tissières 1S059, Sciences III

Kyohei Umebayashi

Faculté des Sciences - Dpt. de Biochimie

Cell polarity proteins as targets of sterol-PI4P exchange

Internal seminar Biochemistry
Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 13:00, seminar room 352, Sciences II

Safety in the Lab