Together with national and international societies, the platform supports the exchange of expertise and promotes young academics in the various fields of chemistry.more

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Portrait of the Platform Chemistry

The Platform Chemistry aims to collect and to disseminate expert knowledge in the areas of chemistry, chemical engineering, and food science in Switzerland. It acts as a basis for knowledge transfer within these disciplines.

Together with its member associations the Platform Chemistry has access to an extensive network of about 3,000 scientists and experts. With the support of this wide-ranging network, the platform fulfils its tasks in the areas of society, business and politics.

The platform is directed by a board, consisting of nine scientists who are working on an extraofficial basis (typical Swiss “MILIZ”-System). The office has an operative function.

The board of the Platform Chemistry

Catherine Housecroft


Prof. Dr. Catherine Housecroft
Departement Chemie
Universität Basel

Christian Bochet

Prof. Dr. Christian Bochet
Department of Chemistry
Université de Fribourg

Klemens Koch

Dr. Klemens Koch
Institut Sekundarstufe II
PH Bern

Laura Nyström

Prof. Dr. Laura Nyström
Laboratory of Food Biochemistry
ETH Zürich

Patrick Steinegger

Prof. Dr. Patrick Steinegger
Heavy Elements (Radiochemistry)
Paul Scherrer Institute
/ ETH Zürich

Shana Sturla
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Prof. Dr. Shana Sturla
Laboratory of Toxicology
ETH Zürich