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.

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  • 19.01.2015

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.
Jun 04
  • conference

The first European Chemokine and Cell Migration Conference will be held in 2015 in Villars-sur-Ollon (VD), Switzerland from June 4th – June 7th

Historically the European scientific community has a strong impact on the research on chemokines. In fact the first chemokine, neutrophil activating factor (NAF or MDNCF, later renamed into NAP and CXCL8) was almost concomitantly discovered independently in two European (Switzerland and Germany) laboratories and in one laboratory in the US. A strong European scientific community has since evolved.
Jun 23
  • symposium

Swiss Food Science Meeting 2015

Food Authenticity and Food Adulteration were major driving forces for establishing food law regulations world wide. Whereas our ancestors were analysing the water content of milk and wine, we recently are confronted with mislabelled horse meat. Especially expensive foodstuffs such as caviar, truffles or meat are in the focus of criminal minds in order to enhance their profits. Thus we can pretend with no doubt that the topic food authenticity and adulteration is both traditional and modern at the same time.
Aug 09
  • conference
  • symposium

45th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress (IUPAC-2015)

IUPAC-2015 will emphasize the central role of chemistry as a multidisciplinary science to promote the quality of life and welfare through innovative scientific achievements and discuss current issues of mutual interest.
  • 12.09.2014
  • 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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Welcome note of the president

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Welcome to the «Platform Chemistry»!

2015 is another year with many scientific and technological challenges lying before us where chemistry can provide solutions, but also put forth new questions...