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.


Margot Riggi

Faculté des Sciences - Département de Biochimie

Keeping tension high

Internal seminar Biochemistry
Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 13:00, seminar room 352, Sciences II

Prof. Kenneth Wärnmark

Lund University, Sweden

Harvesting Sunlight Using Iron

Friday 26 October 2018 at 16:30, lecture theatre 1S081, Sciences III

Prof. Masahiro Murakami

Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan

Life-long Focus on Four-membered Rings

Monday 29 October 2018 at 16:30, lecture theatre P. F. Tingry A150, Sciences II

Safety in the Lab