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. Raffaella Buonsanti

Laboratory of Nanochemistry for energy, EPFL, Lausanne

Colloidal Chemistry to Advance Energy Research

Tuesday 26 September 2017 at 15:15, lecture theatre A. Tissières 1S059, Sciences III

Joachim Moser von Filseck

Faculté des Sciences - Dpt. de Biochimie

Minimal requirements for membrane fission by the ESCRT-III proteins

Internal seminar Biochemistry
Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 13:00, seminar room 352, Sciences II

Prof. José Luis Mascareñas

University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Metals at the Center: Catalysis and Chemical Biology

Thursday 28 September 2017 at 16:30, lecture theatre A. Pictet A100, Sciences II

Safety in the Lab