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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  • Events
  • Publications

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.
Oct 28
  • Discussion
  • lecture
  • Basel


The SeminBar brings new know-how on molecular systems engineering to researchers and the interested public alike. Prof. Dr. Andreas Plückthun, Director at the Department of Biochemistry at University of Zurich, will talk on 28 October.
Distinguished Women in Chemistry Award - Janet Hering. © Raoul Schaffner
  • 19.08.2015
  • news

Janet Hering has been awarded the IUPAC prize for "Distinguished Women in Chemistry"

The «Platform Chemistry» of the Swiss Academy of Sciences congratulates Prof. Janet Hering on winning this prestigious award.
  • 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.
Jan 22
  • Swiss Chemical Society (SCS)
  • symposium
  • Saas Fee

14th Swiss Snow Symposium 2016

Science meets Snow! Symposium for young chemists up to 36 years with a interesting combination of science, networking, fun & sports.
Apr 22
  • Swiss Chemical Society (SCS)
  • symposium
  • Zürich

SCS Spring Meeting 2016

The SCS Spring Meeting is a one day symposium and provides a high quality program with national and international speakers of a certain topic. It is also the platform for the Werner Price Ceremony and the Werner Award Lecture.
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.
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.
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.


Platform Chemistry
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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...