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.


Mme Nadezda Pankratova

Development of Sensing Principle for Electrochemical Detection of Nutrients and Species Relevant to the Carbon Cycle

Thesis defence
Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 15:15, lecture theatre A. Pictet A100, Sciences II

Ben Feringa, Laura Gagliardi, Bruno Lemaitre, Luis Liz-Marzán, and 15 Junior Speakers

University of Groningen; University of Minnesota; EPFL; CIC biomaGUNE

Geneva Chemistry & Biochemistry Days 2018

Special event
From Thursday 18 January 2018 at 09:00 to Friday 19 January 2018 at 12:00, lecture theatre J. Ch. de Marignac A300, Sciences II

Dr. Denis Svechkarev

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA

Ratiometric fluorescent dye arrays for biomedical sensing applications

Internal seminar Physical chemistry
Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 09:30, Room 229 - Sciences II

Safety in the Lab