The Section de chimie et biochimie, University of Geneva, has the pleasure to announce the 11th edition of its “Geneva Chemistry & Biochemistry Days”. Due to the sanitary situation, the event will be held at distance, via the Zoom interface ( + code GCBD2021 or directly;  but we are convinced that the spirit of the event will not be impaired by this mishap.

The vocation of the event is to give our students who are close to finishing their PhD studies the opportunity to present their research as attractive speed talks to an audience from academia and industry, and the steering committee is glad to welcome you in this context.

Four distinguished lecturers further enrich the programme. Our four departments have invited them, and they will illustrate the extent and the quality of top-level fundamental research in chemistry and biochemistry today.

  • Yves Barral, ETH Zürich
    «Ageing: Insights from a good old fungal friend»
  • Jonathan Clayden, University of Bristol
    «Exploiting molecular conformation for biomimetic function and reactivity»
  • Ivano Tavernelli, IBM Quantum, IBM Research Zürich
    «Quantum computing and its applications in chemistry and physics»
  • Oliver Wenger, University of Basel
    «Photoactive coordination compounds based on Earth-abundant metals»

We expect that the event will catalyse fruitful discussions between young and advanced researchers, and give our students an opportunity to get ready for their professional career, yet offering our guests an overview of the quality of the fundamental research performed in our School.

Looking forward to welcoming you at this event, we hope that you will enjoy the lectures and interactions!

Prof. Thomas Bürgi
Président de la Section de chimie et biochimie


David Spichiger, SCS