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. Thomas Ward

University of Basel and NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering

Endowing Organometallic Chemistry with a Genetic Memory

Monday 29 May 2017 at 11:15, seminar room 223, Sciences II

Prof. Thomas Ward and Dr. Tillmann Heinisch

University of Basel, NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering

Debugging and Evolving Artificial Metalloenzymes: Chemical and Biological Challenges

Special event
Monday 29 May 2017 at 16:15, lecture theatre K. H. Meyer A50a, Sciences II

Prof. Nathaniel L. Rosi

Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Ligand Exchange Phenomena and the Realization of Gradients in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Monday 29 May 2017 at 14:15, lecture theatre K. H. Meyer A50a, Sciences II

Safety in the Lab