Welcome to the «Platform Chemistry»

The “Platform Chemistry” unites and mediates knowledge in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering and food technology. As one of the six platforms of the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences (SCNAT), it builds the grounds for knowledge transfer within these disciplines.

A short portrait of the «Platform Chemistry» can be found here.

The dialogue with society and politics is most important to the «Platform Chemistry». The platform presents itself as a dialogue partner for politics, media, economy and industry. Another priority is the improvement of the public reception of chemistry as a fundamental future-oriented science and as an important contributor to our society. The «Platform Chemistry» would like to arouse enthusiasm among children and young people for science and chemistry in particular. Promotion of young scientists at all levels of education, from pre-school to junior professors is therefore a top priority.

Through a broad-based debate and the provision of expert knowledge, the platform aims to inform the interested public about chemical topics and the importance of chemistry in everyday life. More about this can be found on the dialogue page.

Through its member societies, the «Platform Chemistry» has an extensive network of about 3000 experts at its disposal. The referral of experts is a core competence of the platform.


  • Events
  • News
  • Publications

2017
Jan 27
SAOG logo
  • conference
  • Fribourg

33rd SAOG meeting 2017

The Science of Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanostructures
Vice President Katharina Fromm signed the agreement on the SNSF side, while Shen Yan, her counterpart at the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), signed on the Chinese side (SNSF).
  • 25.04.2016
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • news

Switzerland and China strengthen research funding cooperation

During the visit of the President of the Federal Council, Schneider-Ammann, to China, the SNSF and its Chinese partner organisation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a view to strengthening research cooperation.
2017
Aug 17
2017
Aug 18
  • SSFC
  • conference
  • Neuchâtel

Swiss Food Science Meeting 2017

The analytical control of meat and meat products covers a wide field of different analytical techniques and analytical targets. Besides classical topics such as veterinary drugs, dioxins and PCBs new topics such as the production of eatable insects as well as of vegetarian meat stuff are emerging.
Four new elements
  • 04.01.2016
  • news

Four New Chemical Elements

The 7th period of the periodic table of elements is complete!
Chemical Landmark 2015: Ehemaliges Chemieinstitut der Universität Freiburg
  • 08.10.2015
  • Platform Chemistry
  • University of Fribourg
  • media release

Ehemaliges Chemieinstitut der Universität Freiburg erhält Auszeichnung «Chemical Landmark 2015»

Die Akademie der Naturwissenschaften würdigt das ehemalige Chemieinstitut der Universität Freiburg als «Chemical Landmark» und die Universität Freiburg zeichnet den Nobelpreisträger Alan J. Heeger mit der «Fribourg Chaim Weizmann Lecture» aus. Chaim Weizmann selbst erarbeitete seine Promotion im ehemaligen Chemieinstitut, in dem Forscher auch erstmals Phthalocyanin synthetisierten.
  • 05.08.2015
  • Verband Schweizer Wissenschafts-Olympiaden
  • media release

Bronze für die Schweiz an Internationaler Chemie-Olympiade

Am Mittwoch ging in Aserbaidschan die 47. Internationale Chemie-Olympiade zu Ende. Knapp 80 Länder und rund 300 Jugendliche nahmen daran teil. Die Schweizer Delegation gewinnt drei Bronzemedaillen.
Chemie mit Globi
  • 2011
  • book
  • teaching material

Chemie mit Globi

Für alle Kinder (und Eltern) die schon lange wissen wollten, wie Leim oder ein Riesengummibärchen gemacht werden. Für alle, die gerne mehr verstehen möchten von der Welt, die uns umgibt.
Chemical Landmark 2013
  • 12.09.2014
  • Platform Chemistry
  • media release

«Chemical Landmark 2014» würdigt das alte Laboratorium im Schloss Reichenau

Das Laboratorium im Schloss Reichenau hat für seine wissenschaftliche und historische Bedeutung die Auszeichnung «Chemical Landmark 2014» erhalten. Diese wird jährlich von der «Platform Chemistry» der Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz (SCNAT) verliehen. Die Auszeichnung wurde am 12. September in Reichenau überreicht.

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SCNAT
Platform Chemistry
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Welcome note of the president

Christophe Copéret 160px

Welcome to the «Platform Chemistry»!

Many scientific and technological challenges lie before us, where chemistry can provide solutions, but also bring forward new questions…