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
  • Events
  • Publications

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.
2016
Jul 17
2016
Jul 21
Logo Macro 2016
  • conference
  • Beyoğlu/İstanbul

46th IUPAC World Polymer Congress (MACRO 2016)

The largest international multi-symposium conference dedicated to all aspects of polymer science and engineering and formed the latest of the biennial IUPAC Polymer Division meetings.
Four new elements
  • 04.01.2016
  • news

Four New Chemical Elements

The 7th period of the periodic table of elements is complete!
2016
Sep 4
2016
Sep 8
  • conference
  • Venice

6th International IUPAC Conference On Green Chemistry

We believe that the perception that Society has of the role of chemistry is being elevated by these IUPAC Conferences, and that chemists deserve to be perceived as people who create a dialogue with politicians, economists, entrepreneurs, and opinion formers. Green Chemists map the way to a sustainable future, and foster the development of industrially significant, and economic, breakthrough technologies.
2016
Oct 15
  • Swiss Chemical Society (SCS)
  • conference
  • Zürich

SCS Fall Meeting 2016

The Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting is the largest annual scientific event in Switzerland. It offers a unique opportunity for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and scientists of all levels, from both, academia and industry, to share the results of their research projects. It also stimulates the exchange of ideas between all generations of chemists, often creating the seeds for new projects and collaborations.
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.
Chemie mit Globi
  • 19.01.2015
  • 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
  • 23.09.2014
  • 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.

Contact

SCNAT
Platform Chemistry
Postfach
3001 Bern


+41 31 306 93 30
chemistry@scnat.ch

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…