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. Juan Granja

Department of Organic Chemistry, Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CIQUS) University of Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Cyclic Peptides: Building Blocks for Hollow Supramolecular Architectures

Thursday 28 October 2021 at 13:30, lecture theatre J. Ch. de Marignac A300, Sciences IIZOOM or LIVE depending on situation

Heorhii Humeniuk

Université de Genève

Supramolecular Systems Operating in Lipid Bilayer Membranes

Thesis defence
Thursday 28 October 2021 at 15:30, lecture theatre J. Ch. de Marignac A300, Sciences IIZOOM or LIVE depending on situation

Prof. Dr. Katharina Kohse-Hoenighaus

Bielefeld University, Germany

Burning issues: Some contributions to combustion chemistry

Heilbronner Hueckel lecture SCS
Friday 29 October 2021 at 14:15, lecture theatre A. Tissières 1S059, Sciences III

Safety in the Lab