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.


2019 Louis-Jeantet Symposium – RNA in the balance: between translation and decay

Special event
Tuesday 15 October 2019 at 08:15, CMU, auditoire Alex-.F. Müller A250

Vincent Mercier

Faculté des Sciences - Département de Biochimie


Internal seminar Biochemistry
Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 13:00, seminar room 352, Sciences II

Dr. Mark Vis

Eindhoven University of Technology - Netherland

Quantification of the Structure of Colloidal Gas–Liquid Interfaces

Thursday 17 October 2019 at 11:00, seminar room 174, Sciences II

Safety in the Lab