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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May 27 - Dr. Kimberly M. Bonger
Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, Radboud University, Netherlands

Bringing Orthogonality in the Tetrazine Ligation with (strained) alkenes
16:15 • lecture theatre A100 info


Latest Publications


  1. SAN plot: a Graphical representation of the signal, noise and artifacts content of spectra
    Sheberstov, K.; Sistaré Guardiola, E.; Pupier, M.; Jeannerat, D.
    Magn. Reson. Chem., in press
  1. Microwave-Assisted Synthesis and Transformations of Cationic CpRu(II)(naphthalene) and CpRu(II)(naphthoquinone) Complexes
    Bocekova-Gajdošíkova, E.; Epik, B.; Chou, J.; Akiyama, K.; Fukui, N.; Guénée, L.; Kündig, E. P.
    Helv. Chim. Acta 2019, 102, e190076
  1. Cellular Uptake Mediated by Cyclic Oligochalcogenides
    Martinent, R.; Laurent, Q.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S.
    CHIMIA 2019, 73, 304-307