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.

  • News
  • Publications

Uut Uup Uus Uuo
  • 09.06.2016
  • news

Public review of new element names

IUPAC recently confirmed the discovery of the elements 113, 115, 117, and 118. Now the proposed new names are up for public review: Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson.
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.
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.
Statement on Switzerlands participation in the operation of European XFEL
  • 2014
  • statement

Statement on the participation of Switzerland in the operation of European XFEL

Statement of the Swiss Academies of Sciences on the the participation of Switzerland in the operation of European XFEL. The European X-ray Free Electron Laser (European XFEL) is a research facility under construction since 2009 in the Hamburg area and is the result of an international endeavor uniting 12 participating countries. It will start operating by mid-2017, opening up unprecedented possibilities for researchers worldwide.
Teaser: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) Award 2012
  • 11.05.2012
  • news

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) Award 2012

Die Schweizerische Kommission für Atmosphären-Chemie und -Physik vergibt wie jedes Jahr den Atmosphären-Chemie und -Physik Preis (ACP Award).
Der Preis wird an eine junge Wissenschaftlerin oder an einen jungen Wissenschaftler (MasterstudentIn oder DoktorandIn) für eine aussergewöhnliche Forschungsarbeit im Bereich Atmosphären-Chemie oder -Physik vergeben.


Platform Chemistry
3001 Bern

+41 31 306 93 30

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…