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.


Dvir Gur

: Dept. of Molecular cell biology and Dept. of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute, Israel

Tunable structural colors in fish and copepods

Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 13:00, seminar room 352, Sciences II

Andrea Picco

Faculté des Sciences - Dpt. de Biochimie

The role of actin and clathrin in endocytic membrane bending and vesicle formation

Internal seminar Biochemistry
Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 13:00, seminar room 352, Sciences II

Prof. Katrina Jolliffe

School of Chemistry, University of Sidney, Australia

Novel Receptors for Selective Anion Recognition in Aqueous Solution

Thursday 26 October 2017 at 16:30, lecture theatre A. Pictet A100, Sciences II

Safety in the Lab