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. Michal Juriček

University of Zurich, Department of Chemistry, Zurich

When Spins Do the Twist: Molecular Magnetic Switches Based on Graphene Fragments

Thursday 19 September 2019 at 16:30, lecture theatre A. Pictet A100, Sciences II

Professeur Michel Milinkovitch

Laboratory of Artificial & Natural Evolution (LANE), Dept of Genetics & Evolution, University of Geneva & Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)

Patterning the vertebrate skin through mechanical and Turing instabilities

SCG conference
Monday 23 September 2019 at 17:30, lecture theatre A. Pictet A100, Sciences II

Ashlin Mario Sequeira

Université de Genève

Pyrolysis of DOPE lipid blocks - effect on time and temperature

Master thesis
Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 10:00, seminar room 230, Sciences II

Safety in the Lab