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.

Upcoming events

Conference - Faculté des sciences

The 2023-06-05 17:30 at Sciences II. A-100

Fraudes alimentaires, un défi pour les laboratoires file

Presentation: Didier Ortelli - Chimiste cantonal adjoint REPUBLIQUE ET CANTON DE GENEVE Direction générale de la santé

Contact: amalia.pobladorbahamonde(at)

Conference - Organic Chemistry Department

The 2023-06-12 16:30 at Sciences II. Auditoire A-100

Probing nucleic acid structure and function using functionalized nucleoside toolbox file

Presentation: Seergazhi G. Srivatsan - Professor, Department of Chemistry Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Senior Fellow Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

Conference - Organic Chemistry Department

The 2023-07-27 14:30 at Sciences II. Auditoire A-100

Phosphate-Driven Systems Chemistry

Presentation: Charalampos Pappas - University of Freiburg, Germany

Contact: amalia.pobladorbahamonde(at)

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