Chemistry - Physics - Mar 18
Chemistry - Physics
Researchers from the University of Geneva have developed a new method for creating chains of molecular rings with unparalleled sophistication. Cyclic molecules are everywhere, and everything around us stems from the way they are assembled: not just taste, colour and smell but also (for example) pharmaceutical drugs.
Chemistry - Environment - Mar 13
Chemistry - Environment

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a new method to analyse particulate matter more precisely than ever before.

Materials Science - Chemistry - Mar 11
Materials Science - Chemistry

A new process simplifies the fabrication of porous materials with a defined nanostructure and takes them one step closer to mass production.

Astronomy - Chemistry - Mar 11
Astronomy - Chemistry

An international team of astronomers, led by UNIGE, has discovered a planet where it rains iron.

Chemistry - Mechanical Engineering - Feb 28
Chemistry - Mechanical Engineering

Researchers at EPFL have developed a novel way to increase fuel-cell efficiency and lifespan, using a recirculation fan driven by a steam turbine that runs on steam-lubricated bearings.

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Environment - 10.02
Postdoc position in Soil Environmental Geochemistry Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Life Sciences - 10.02
Postdoctoral Researcher: Engineered 3D tissue models Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Chemistry - 10.02
Postdoctoral Researcher: Dynamic polymeric (bio)materials Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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Web Portals in Chemistry

  • Swiss Portal to organic chemistry:Find everything about organic chemistry at
  • The Organic Chemistry Portal offers an overview of recent topics, interesting reactions, and information on the most important chemicals.  
  • Find information about organic synthesis on the german webpage internetchemie (also in english).

Societies and Organisations

  • The Swiss Chemical Society represents chemistry in the broadest sense in Switzerland and in international organizations.
  • SGCI Chemie Pharma Schweiz is the umbrella organisation of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry across the whole of Switzerland. Its 180 member companies are active mainly in the research, development, production or sale of pharmaceutical specialities, vitamins, industrial speciality chemicals, plant protection products as well as aromas and fragrances.

Conferences and News

  • Find worldwide conferences, exhibitions and trade fairs about chemistry at Chemistry-Conference.
  • The online magazine Analytic News provides news and information for analytic laboratories.

2011: International Year of Chemistry

The International Year of Chemistry 2011 ( IYC 2011) was a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. It is an initiative of IUPAC , the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and of UNESCO , the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. It involves chemical societies, academies, and institutions worldwide, and relies on individual initiatives to organize local and regional activities. Switzerland’s labs were participating offering a range of interactive, entertaining, and educational activities for all ages.