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

Veronika Meyer (l) and Natalija Tarasova (r)
  • 09.07.2017
  • news

Veronika Meyer received the IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering award

This award aims to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists and chemical engineers throughout the world. All awardees have been selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences.
  • 06.07.2017
  • Job advertisement

Roche internship in Medicinal CHemistry (RiCH)(12 month)

This 12 month internship program integrates seamlessly into University degree programs and therefore we offer the most talented chemistry students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry.
Jan 8
Jan 12
  • Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
  • conference
  • Zürich

14th International Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Ice

This international symposium series dates back 55 years and is devoted to research on all aspects of ice. The broad field of topics is linked by the focus on fundamentals.
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
  • Press 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
  • Press 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
  • Press 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.


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…