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Life Sciences - Chemistry - Dec 11
Life Sciences - Chemistry
Researchers at EPFL have developed a new way to predict a protein's interactions with other proteins and biomolecules, and its biochemical activity, merely by observing its surface. The method, published in open-source format, opens up new possibilities for artificial protein design. Proteins are the building blocks of life and play a key role in all biological processes.
Physics - Chemistry - Dec 10
Physics - Chemistry

Graphene, a two-dimensional structure made of carbon, is a material with excellent mechanical, electronic and optical properties.

Physics - Chemistry - Dec 7
Physics - Chemistry

Researchers at EPFL have discovered that the viscosity of solutions of electrically charged polymers dissolved in water is influenced by a quantum effect.

Astronomy - Chemistry - Dec 9
Astronomy - Chemistry

Some of the Earth's building material was stardust from red giants, researchers from ETH Zurich have established.

Chemistry - Physics - Dec 5
Chemistry - Physics

Thanks to a newly developed laser spectrometer, Empa researchers can for the first time show which processes in grassland lead to nitrous oxide emissions.


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PhD position in atmospheric chemistry: Assessing workers’ exposure to complex chemical mixtures Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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PhD position in Environmental Chemistry Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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chemistry

Chemistry is one of Switzerland’s model industries. The excellent education and the high level of cooperation between the private sector, academic institutions, investors and authorities attracts researchers and companies from all over the world.

Web Portals in Chemistry

  • Swiss Portal to organic chemistry:Find everything about organic chemistry at organische-chemie.ch
  • 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.