Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Section of Chemistry and Biochemistry has had for a long time an excellent scientific reputation at an international level. Over the past few years, it has built on this and attracted a number of excellent teachers and researchers. The Section offers students a comprehensive choice of programs in chemistry and in biochemistry leading to bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees which open the door to a multitude of careers in the public and the private sectors.
The Section of Chemistry and Biochemistry is proud to have attained a standard of excellence in many areas of research.
Among our key subjects are: asymmetrical organic synthesis and the development of catalysts; the search for new economical and ecological routes to products with biological effects; supramolecular and macromolecular chemistry; the study of natural and industrial colloids and polymers; the self-assembly of inorganic molecules, essential for nanotechnology and biological catalysts; analytical chemistry and the development of sensors to study the circulation of chemical compounds in the environment; cellular membrane biochemistry, in particular the transport and anchorage of proteins; methods of spectroscopic analysis, for instance to study ultrafast processes; computational chemistry, making it possible to predict the structure and reactivity of new substances and sophisticated molecular structures.