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.

Conferences

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Dr. Robert Pollice

Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto

SCNAT Lecture - London Dispersion in Molecular Systems

Laureate Prix Schlaefli 2020
Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 16:30, lecture theatre A. Pictet A100, Sciences II

Yanan Wang

Département de chimie physique, Université de Genève

Ligand Exchange Reactions on Thiolate protected Gold Nanoclusters

Thesis defence
Thursday 9 December 2021 at 14:15, lecture theatre A. Tissières 1S059, Sciences III or zoom

Dr. Bartholomaüs Pieber

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

The Wavelength Matters

Tuesday 14 December 2021 at 16:15, lecture theatre A. Pictet A100, Sciences II

Safety in the Lab