OPENING: Maître d'enseignement et de recherche in Organic Chemistry

The Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Geneva enjoys international recognition for a tradition of excellence in research and teaching. According to relevant statistics, it ranks among the very best in Switzerland.

The research activities in the Department focus on the key expertise of the organic chemist, that is the ability to transform matter and to create and study new molecules and supramolecular architectures with relevance in biological, pharmaceutical, medicinal or materials sciences. Unifying “hard” science with “artistic” creativity in a unique manner, this distinguishing ability is and will always be needed to maintain our quality of life (more than one third of Swiss exports), to tackle the challenges facing our society with regard to energy (e.g., solar energy conversion), environment (e.g., green processing) and public health (e.g., drug resistance), and to realize scientific key discoveries.

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Latest Publications


  1. Dithienothiophenes at Work:  Access to Mechanosensitive Fluorescent Probes, Chalcogen Bonding Catalysis, and Beyond
    Strakova, K.; Assies, L.; Goujon, A.; Piazzolla, F.; Humeniuk, H. V.; Matile, S.
    Chem. Rev., in press
  1. Stereoselective deconjugation of macrocyclic α,β-unsaturated esters by sequential amidation and olefin transposition: application to enantioselective phase-transfer catalysis
    Homberg, A.; Hrdina, R.; Vishe, M.; Guénée, L.; Lacour, J.
    Org. Biomol. Chem. 2019, 17, 6905-6910
  1. Stereochemical significance of O to N atom interchanges within cationic helicenes: experimental and computational evidence of near racemization to remarkable enantiospecificity
    Labrador, G. M.; Besnard, C.; Bürgi, T.; Poblador-Bahamonde, A. I.; Bosson, J.; Lacour, J.
    Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 7059-7067