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. Clément Mazet

University of Geneva, Organic Chemistry Departement, Switzerland

(Remote) Functionalization by Alkene Isomerization

SCG conference
Monday 24 September 2018 at 17:30, lecture theatre A. Pictet A100, Sciences II

Prof. Cyril Ruckebusch

Laboratoire de Spectrochimie Infrarouge et Raman, Université de Lille 1, France

A chemometrics view of photochemical data

Tuesday 25 September 2018 at 16:30, lecture theatre K. H. Meyer A50a, Sciences II

Marcello Anzola

Programming Ligand Interaction and Reactions with Nucleic Acid Templated Processes

Thesis defence
Wednesday 26 September 2018 at 13:30, Grand auditoire, Ecole de Physique, Quai Ernest-Ansermet 24

Safety in the Lab