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.


Maric Reymond-Joubin

Université de Genève

Excited-state symmetry breaking in cosolvents and polymer films

Master thesis
Thursday 20 August 2020 at 09:30, lecture theatre 1S081, Sciences III

Ewa Drab; Johann Nuck

Département de Chimie physique - UNIGE

PhD literature exam
Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 13:00, seminar room 230, Sciences II

Prof. Thomas Poulsen

Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark

Understanding and Enhancing the Biological Activities of Electrophiles and Ionophores

Thursday 19 November 2020 at 16:30, lecture theatre A. Pictet A100, Sciences II

Safety in the Lab