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.

Upcoming events

Conference - Organic Chemistry Department

The 2023-02-09 16:30 at Sciences II. A-100

Intensification and Electrification of Flow Chemistry file

Presentation: Prof. Thomas Wirth - School of Chemistry Cardiff University

Contact: jasmine.viger-gravel(at)unige.ch

Conference - Organic Chemistry Department

The 2023-02-13 17:30 at Sciences II. A-100

Click Chemistry - putting a handle on biomolecules file

Presentation: Dr Milena Maria Schuhmacher - Laboratory of Chemical and Membrane Biology at EPFL

Contact: amalia.pobladorbahamonde(at)unige.ch

Conference - Organic Chemistry Department

The 2023-02-23 16:30 at Sciences II. Auditoire A-100

Harnessing Non-Covalent Interactions to Address Selectivity Challenges in Catalysis

Presentation: Robert Phipps - University of Cambridge, UK

Contact: amalia.pobladorbahamonde(at)unige.ch

Conference - Organic Chemistry Department

The 2023-03-09 16:30 at Sciences II. A-100

Stimuli-Responsive Receptors and Transmembrane Transporters for Ions

Presentation: Prof. Matthew Langton - University of Oxford

Contact: amalia.pobladorbahamonde(at)unige.ch

Conference - Organic Chemistry Department

The 2023-03-15 16:30 at Sciences II.

Origins of the RNA-Protein World – Lost in Translation?

Presentation: John Sutherland - MRC Laboratory of Melecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Contact: amalia.pobladorbahamonde(at)unige.ch

Conference - Organic Chemistry Department

The 2023-03-23 17:30 at Sciences II. Auditoire A-100

Biological nitrogen fixation: Cooperativity, artificial (re)activation and biotechnological prospect

Presentation: Ross Milton - Université de Genève

Contact: amalia.pobladorbahamonde(at)unige.ch

Conference - Organic Chemistry Department

The 2023-04-13 16:30 at Sciences II. A-100

Mesoionic Compounds: New Tools for Click Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Presentation: Prof. Frédéric Taran - Bioorganic and Labelling Chemistry Department Paris-Saclay University, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Contact: amalia.pobladorbahamonde(at)unige.ch

Conference - Physical Chemistry Department

The 2023-05-02 16:30 at Sciences III. Auditoire 1S081

A Physical Chemist in Search of Simplicity: From Interstellar Cosmochemistry to Single Molecule Biophysics file

Presentation: David Nesbitt - Prof. JILA and University of Colorado, Boulder

Contact: Eric.Vauthey(at)unige.ch

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