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. Tomoki Ogoshi

Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan

Pillar-Shaped Macrocyclic Compounds “Pillar[n]arenes”: from Simple Molecular Receptors to Supramolecular Assemblies

Thursday 22 April 2021 at 13:00, ZOOM - Registration required

Prof. Alexander Deiters

Department of Chemistry, Universit of Pittsburgh, USA

Thursday 29 April 2021 at 16:30, ZOOM

Prof. Tadashi Ema

Division of Applied Chemistry, Okayama University, Japan

Molecular Recognition and Catalysis Driven by Cooperative Interactions

Thursday 6 May 2021 at 13:00, ZOOM or LIVE depending on situation

Safety in the Lab