Department of Chemistry


Special Seminar

E. James Peterson, University of Pennsiylvania
Thioamides: Minimalist chromophores for monitoring proteins

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 17:00
Lecture Hall:Y 03-G-85

Agenda Department of Chemistry Events

  • Aug 28, 2014 28.8.2014, 17:00: Thioamides: Minimalist chromophores for monitoring proteins

    E. James Peterson, University of Pennsylvania; Y03, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich; Raum: G-85More...
  • Aug 31, 2014 31.8.2014, 08:00: 65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry

  • Sep 2, 2014 2.9.2014, 14:00: URPP LightChEC Management Meeting

    Y34, Winterthurerstrasse 190; Raum: F 01More...

VIP-Paper in Chemistry - A European Journal by A.Szentuki et al.

Monocyclometalated Gold(III) Monoaryl Complexes—A New Class of Triplet Phosphors with Highly Tunable and Efficient Emission Properties by Alexander Szentkuti, Michael Bachmann, Dr. Jai Anand Garg, Dr. Olivier Blacque, Dr. Koushik Venkatesan


University Research Priority Programs

In order to strengthen the leading position of the UZH in scientific research, the Executive Board of the university has, in line with its strategic development, established University Research Priority Programs (URPP). URPP are interdisciplinary and cross-faculty and promote collaboration within the university. Additionally, they strongly support the academic career development of young researchers.
Climate change and shortage of fossil fuels are highly relevant topics. The URPP "LightChEC" aims to use solar light, water and carbon dioxide as the sole sources for the sustainable production of fuels.

URPP "LightChEC"

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Zurich (UZH).

The Department of Chemistry at UZH has an important role to play within the rapidly developing areas of the natural and physical Sciences. The chemistry Faculty are involved in a very diverse range of research programs, which are described in detail on this web-site. We are committed to offering students an excellent education in chemistry and chemistry-related areas through our Bachelor (BSc), Masters (MSc) and PhD programs. Unique for Switzerland, we offer in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics, a master program in business chemistry. The chemistry Faculty includes 10 full/associate and 3 Assistantprofessors and we are fully committed to further develop our excellence in research and teaching by supporting and promoting young, promising scientists in their efforts to enter an academic career up to the professor level.

Chemistry research at UZH embraces a wide variety of topics related to the Life Sciences, such as chemical biology, natural product synthesis, biophysical chemistry, computational chemistry, metals in medicine, and the interactions of small molecules with biological macromolecules. Our Chemistry programs also encompass cutting edge fields such as functional nanomaterials, catalysis, ultra fast spectroscopy and theoretical chemistry. A new research program focusing on new approaches to the conversion of sunlight into chemical energy has recently been established, with the aim to address one of the most important challenges confronting human society, namely, the search for renewable energy sources. Further characteristics of Chemistry at UZH include close intradepartmental co-operations as well as an excellent embedding in national and international scientific networks.

Our broad and interdisciplinary research programs mirror very well the enthusiasm felt by all our research groups for their subject areas, and their excitement in carrying scientific discoveries into neighbouring disciplines.


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University of Zurich
Department of Chemistry
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