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. Doron Shabat

School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Emergence of Aqueous Chemiluminescence: New Promising Class of Phenoxy 1,2-Dioxetanes

Thursday 14 November 2019 at 16:30, lecture theatre A. Pictet A100, Sciences II

Prof. Naoya Nishi

Kyoto University, Japan

Dynamics at the interface of ionic liquids

Tuesday 19 November 2019 at 16:30, lecture theatre A. Pictet A100, Sciences II

Stefan Salentinig

Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Directing lipid/peptide self-assembly for the design of functional bio colloids

Thursday 21 November 2019 at 11:00, seminar room 174, Sciences II

Safety in the Lab