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Chemistry at IBM Research Europe - Zurich

04. Mar 2021 - 15:00, Online Conference

YoungSCS and Chemtogether will virtually visit IBM's Nobel Prize lab in Rüschlikon, Switzerland. The day will start with an introduction to the different work areas at IBM Research and the company's possible career paths for scientists.

Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry 2021

07. Mar 2021 - 08:00, Zoom Meeting

The international symposium will focus on current developments, novel approaches and cutting-edge technologies in the field of medicinal chemistry with sessions on Molecular Glues/PROTACs, Covalent Fragments, Case Studies and Highlights in Medicinal Chemistry, and more.

2nd virtual Corporate Insights event at Firmenich

11. Mar 2021 - 15:00, Online Conference

The 2nd virtual Corporate Insights event is co-organized by the Swiss Women in Chemistry (SWC) network and Firmenich. The event is open to anyone (all genders) studying in Switzerland and all SWC & SCS members.

Symposium on Lab Automation 2021 - online

18. Mar 2021 - 10:00, Online Conference

Das Symposium on Lab Automation konzentriert sich auf Neuheiten sowie innovative Entwicklungsansätze für die Laborautomation. Es beinhaltet anwendungsorientierte Fachreferate, eine Ausstellung aktueller Produkte sowie Networkinggelegenheiten für die Labautomation- und Life-Science-Branche. Das Schwerpunktthema 2020 lautet: "Usability & Connectivity".

The Future of Chemical Education, ChemEdu 2021

14. Apr 2021 - 09:00, FHNW Muttenz, Hochschule für Life Sciences

The symposium provides a unique platform to bring together teachers and lecturers teaching at different levels such as Sek I, Sek II, universities of applied sciences (FH) and universities. The major objective is the dialogue between chemists working in education, research and industry. 

SCS Spring Meeting 2021: «Chemistry and the Environment»

15. Apr 2021 - 09:00, FHNW Muttenz, Hochschule für Life Sciences

The Swiss Chemical Society Spring Meeting is a one day symposium and provides a high quality program with national and international speakers of a certain topic. 
The topic of the 2021 symposium is «Chemistry and the Environment»

15. Freiburger Symposium 2021

22. Apr 2021 - 09:00, School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg

The objective of this biennial conference is to regularly provide our members and other interested chemists working in process development and production with opportunities for professional training and networking.

SCS Conference on Stereochemistry 2021 (Bürgenstock Conference)

03. May 2021 - 09:00, Hotel Waldstätterhof

The ‘SCS Conference on Stereochemistry’, better known as ‘Bürgenstock Conference’, is an outstanding international chemistry meeting of high scientific quality. According to its long tradition, the 55th Bürgenstock Conference 2021 will again be interdisciplinary, covering many areas of chemistry. 

CHanalysis 2021 - CANCELLED

06. May 2021 - 13:00, Dorint Resort Blüemlisalp

The goal of this two-day conference series is to stimulate a stronger interaction among persons working in different areas of analytical sciences. Scientists from applied and fundamental research, from industry, education, and regulation are welcome.

Workshop: "The Next Generation of Biocatalysis in Bern"

27. May 2021 - 09:00, Universität Bern, Departement für Chemie und Biochemie

"The Next Generation of Biocatalysis in Bern" is a workshop focused on stimulating the networking among young researchers and promoting the scientific career at junior stages. It will give the opportunity to PhD students to present their work as oral presentations in an international environment. 

ECG-COMON Meeting 2021 & MEACTOS Meeting

07. Jun 2021 - 08:00, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization committee decides around March 2021 if the symposium will take place.
The 16th annual ECG-COMON Meeting 2021 will (probably) be combined with a MEACTOS project meeting and is hosted by the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). Both meetings will take place at PSI in Villigen, Switzerland.

ContaSed 2021; 2nd International Conference on Contaminated Sediments

09. Jun 2021 - 09:00, Universität Bern, Unis

Sediments are sources and sinks of contaminants, and play an important role in mediating pollutants across compartments of ecosystems. Following ContaSed2015, ContaSed2020 will focus on organic and inorganic sediment contaminant classes including emerging contaminants, heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants.

3rd Symposium on Industrial Biocatalysis

10. Jun 2021 - 09:00, ZHAW Campus Grüental (GA), School of Life Sciences and Facility Management

The symposium will cover cutting edge topics of bio-catalysis, ranging from the evolution of synthetically valuable enzyme families, genetic code expansion and the design and optimization of artificial enzymes, to the development of computational approaches for enzyme engineering. In addition, the symposium will feature several successful biocatalysis examples from industry.

DIAC Annual Member Meeting 2021

10. Jun 2021 - 09:15, Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis AG

Annual meeting of the Division of Industrial & Applied Chemistry and visit of Dottikon Synthesis AG.

6th European Symposium of Photopolymer Science

15. Jun 2021 - 09:00, Zoom Meeting

The European Symposium of Photopolymer Science (ESPS) aims to bring together the brightest minds from both academia and industry to collectively present and discuss the fundamental issues within this still burgeoning field. The meeting consists of seminars from not just European but international leaders of photopolymer science.

Future Labs LIVE 2021

21. Jun 2021 - 09:00, Congress Center Basel

Future Labs LIVE is essential and timely. Held over two days, with over eighty global experts Future Labs will provide comprehensive and interactive coverage of the key issues and technologies.

Amyotrophic Lateral Slerosis (ALS and Related Motor Neuron Diseases

04. Jul 2021 - 08:00, Eurotel Victoria Les Diablerets

The Gordon Research Seminar on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Related Motor Neuron Diseases is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas.

15th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC15')

12. Jul 2021 - 09:00, Online Conference

The international conference on materials chemistry has been a key meeting in the materials calendar for two decades. It's the flagship event for the RSC Materials Chemistry Division. The conference will host some of the leading materials researchers from around the world. It promises to be a great forum for materials chemists to network with and build strong collaborations.

International Conference on Photochemistry 2021 (ICP 2021)

19. Jul 2021 - 08:00, Online Conference

The conference was initially planned to take place in Geneva, Switzerland. Given the present health situation and the large uncertainty concerning its evolution over the coming months, the organising committee decided to shift to a fully virtual format. The virtual conference will be as similar as possible to an event happening onsite and will offer many new opportunities.

23rd International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy

02. Aug 2021 - 09:00, EPFL Lausanne

The IPS conference offers a versatile platform to discuss the latest advances in renewable energy and storage research, and to enhance the regional and international collaborations. The programme will include a combination of Plenary, invited talks, contributing talks, and poster presentations.

Biointerfaces International 2021 incl. Science and Translation Sessions

17. Aug 2021 - 09:00, Universität Zürich, City Campus

Programming aims to build bridges across relevant application areas, between science & engineering, innovation & technology, industry and academic partners and senior scientists & early-career researchers. Highly renowned and young scientists from academia, industry and clinics present their latest scientific findings and technological breakthroughs.

Postponed: PSI-K Conference 2021 to August 2022

23. Aug 2021 - 08:00, EPFL Lausanne

After first postponing the Psi-k 2020 conference to 2021, we have decided that it would still not be possible to host a successful event in person that year. Rather than hold the conference online, we feel strongly that it is worth waiting a little bit longer in order to be able to meet safely in person, as originally planned.

Therefore, we now announce that the conference will be postponed by another year, to August 22-25, 2022, preserving the same format and symposia.

EFMC-ISMC 2021

29. Aug 2021 - 08:00, Online Conference

EFMC-ISMC 2021 will cover advances in drug discovery in major therapeutic areas, including bacterial and viral infections, diseases of the brain, heart, and respiratory system, fibrotic diseases and cancer. It will also feature most recent advances in new technologies.

EFMC-YMCS 2021

02. Sep 2021 - 08:00, Online Conference

The 8th edition of the EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists' Symposium will be held virtually on September 9-10, 2021 and will be organised by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC) and the EFMC Young Scientists Network (YSN).

Swiss Summer School 2021: «Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry»

05. Sep 2021 - 14:00, Eurotel Victoria Les Diablerets

Summer School on catalysis and sustainability in organic synthesis jointly organized with the NCCR Catalysis.

molQueST Conference 2021

08. Sep 2021 - 17:00, Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF)

Atomic and molecular architectures on surfaces exhibit distinct quantum properties. Their reproducible manufacturing is gaining momentum and goes far beyond the single atom and the single spin. This is due to recent experimental breakthroughs and, on the other hand, due to increasing demand from other research areas, in particular quantum science/technology and quantum computing.

Swiss Chemistry Science Night 2021

09. Sep 2021 - 17:30, Casino Bern

This event will honor the winners of the 2020 and 2021 Swiss Chemical Society Awards in front of distinguished leaders from industry and academia as well as representatives from politics and the media. The evening will be a celebration of discovery and innovation in the chemical sciences.

SCS Fall Meeting 2021

10. Sep 2021 - 09:00, Online Conference

The SCS Fall Meeting is the largest annual scientific event in Switzerland. It offers a unique opportunity for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and scientists of all levels, from both, academia and industry, to share the results of their research projects. 

International Conference on Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology

12. Sep 2021 - 08:00, Sunstar Hotel****

The scientific sessions of MUST2021 consist of plenaries, invited and contributed talks and poster sessions. The meeting will start on Sunday evening September 12, 2021 and run to Thursday noon, September 16. MUST2021 will be held in the Sunstar Hotel and Congress Hall, Grindelwald, in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland.

14th Swiss Course on Medicinal Chemistry 2020 (postponed to 2021)

03. Oct 2021 - 18:00, Alpine Classic Hotel

This five-day Medicinal Chemistry School that is organized by the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology of the SCS will focus on most modern aspects associated with small molecule drug discovery.

Basic Seminar: Patenting in Life Sciences & Chemistry 2021

11. Oct 2021 - 10:00, Hotel Schloss Gerzensee

A hands-on workshop for PhD Students, Postdocs and junior industry researchers. At the end of this two-day workshop, you will master basic knowledge in intellectual property and will have answers to the following questions: How does patenting in life sciences affect – my career? – academic research? – the society?

Advanced Seminar: Patenting in Life Sciences & Chemistry 2021

13. Oct 2021 - 10:00, Hotel Schloss Gerzensee

A hands-on workshop for PhD Students, Postdocs and junior industry researchers. At the end of this two-day workshop, you will master advanced knowledge in intellectual property with focus on industrial implementation.

ILMAC 2021

19. Oct 2021 - 09:00, Congress Center Basel

Since 1959, ILMAC has been the sole Swiss industry fair for chemicals and life sciences that depicts all the industrial applications in process and laboratory technology. As a user-oriented trade fair, ILMAC is geared to experts in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, biotechnology, food, drinks, cosmetics and others. 

Swiss Flow Chemistry Symposium (@ILMAC)

19. Oct 2021 - 10:00, Messe Basel

The Symposium will showcase the great potential of the Flow Chemistry technology and will focus on intensification and sustainability in chemical processes. The symposium is the part of the ILMAC Basel 2021 Forum program.

2nd Swiss Green & Sustainable Chemistry Days 2021

20. Oct 2021 - 10:00, Messe Basel

One day conference including invited and award lectures, poster sessions, workshops, discussions and the evening event of SusChem CH.

5th SCS-Syngenta Symposium 2021

26. Nov 2021 - 10:00, Syngenta Research Center

The 2021 edition will focus on Topic «Chemistry lab of the future». It's a great opportunity to strenghthen the link between chemical industries and academic laboratory.

Postponed: Ions and Photons in Analytical Science (IPAS2021)

22. Apr 2022 - 08:00, ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium had to be postponed into 2022. *The symposium will bring together 10 international experts, many of them with ties to ETH Zurich, who have all agreed already to lecture on the state-​of-the-art in analytical methodologies and their applications during this symposium. 

SCS Spring Meeting 2022

22. Apr 2022 - 09:00, Université de Genève

The Swiss Chemical Society Spring Meeting is a one day symposium and provides a high quality program with national and international speakers of a certain topic. 

SCS Conference on Stereochemistry 2022 (Bürgenstock Conference)

01. May 2022 - 16:00, Hotel Waldstätterhof

The ‘SCS Conference on Stereochemistry’, better known as ‘Bürgenstock Conference’, is an outstanding international chemistry meeting of high scientific quality, with an optimal setting for intense inter-disciplinary discussion.

PSI-K Conference 2021 postponed into 2022

22. Aug 2022 - 08:00, EPFL Lausanne

the postponed conference will take place in August 22-25, 2022, preserving the same format and symposia that was initially planned for 2021.

SCS Fall Meeting 2022

08. Sep 2022 - 09:00, Universität Zürich, Campus Irchel, Departement für Chemie

The SCS Fall Meeting offers a unique opportunity for all members of the community to share the results of their research initiatives. With nine parallel sessions, two plenary sessions and a huge poster session the event stimulates the exchange of ideas between all generations of chemists.

SCS Spring Meeting 2023

14. Apr 2023 - 09:00, Universität Zürich, Campus Irchel, Departement für Chemie

The Swiss Chemical Society Spring Meeting is a one day symposium and provides a high quality program with national and international speakers of a certain topic. 
The topic of the 2023 symposium is «Metals in Medicine» and is dedicated to Prof. Roger Alberto's retirement.

SCS Conference on Stereochemistry 2023 (Bürgenstock Conference)

07. May 2023 - 16:00, Hotel Waldstätterhof

The ‘SCS Conference on Stereochemistry’, better known as ‘Bürgenstock Conference’, is an outstanding international chemistry meeting of high scientific quality, with an optimal setting for intense inter-disciplinary discussion.

25th Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (EuCOMC XXV) 2023

20. Aug 2023 - 16:00, Universität Bern, VonRoll Areal

The EuCOMC provides a valuable platform for scientific discussions as well as  encouraging a close partnership between delegates from academia and industry in organometallic chemistry. 

SCS Fall Meeting 2023

24. Aug 2023 - 13:00, Universität Bern, VonRoll Areal

The SCS Fall Meeting offers a unique opportunity for all members of the community to share the results of their research initiatives. It also stimulates the exchange of ideas between all generations of chemists, often creating the seeds for new projects and collaborations.