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Call for Applications: Basel Excellence Fellowships for Master's Study

The University of Basel Chemistry Department offers a limited number of fellowships for international candidates applying for MSc studies with outstanding records of accomplishment. These are highly competitive and the sole criterion is...
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Molecular factories: The combination between nature and chemistry is functional

Researchers at the University of Basel have succeeded in developing molecular factories that mimic nature. To achieve this they loaded artificial organelles inside micrometer-sized natural blisters (vesicles) produced by cells. These...
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ERC Consolidator Grant for Prof. Dennis Gillingham

Prof. Dennis Gillingham receives one of the coveted ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).
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A new strategy for the synthesis of complex natural products

Chemists from the University of Basel have succeeded in synthesizing two complex natural products from the group of dithiodiketopiperazines (DTPs). For this, they employed a new strategy based on “C-H bond activation,” resulting in a short...
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An explorer of chemical space

Scientists are exploring the almost endless world of possible molecules and compounds in their search for useful substances. Anatole von Lilienfeld, Professor of Physical Chemistry, is developing new and faster methods in this quest based...
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Learning from Nature's Bounty: New Libraries for Drug Discovery

Natural products, or their close derivatives, make some of our most potent medicines, among which macrocycles with their large carbon-rich ring systems are one class. The size and complexity of macrocycles has made it difficult to emulate...
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Valeriia Hutskalova receives Alfred Werner Master Scholarship

Congratulations to Valeriia Hutskalova from the Taras Schevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, for being selected as recipient of the 2019 Alfred Werner Master Scholarship for MSc studies in our department.  Weiterführende...
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Neue Professur für Nanomaterialien

Prof. Dr. Jonathan De Roo wird zum 1. September 2019 seine neue Stelle als Assistenzprofessor für Nanomaterialien (mit Tenure-Track) am Departement Chemie der Universität Basel antreten.
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Christof Sparr receives Ruzicka-Preis 2018

This year’s Ružička Prize has been awarded to Christof Sparr, Assistant Professor at the University of Basel. The 38-year-old chemist was honored for his outstanding achievements in the development of new synthesis methods.

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Balmer Prize 2018 of the Swiss Chemical Society for Dr. Thibaud Rossel

Dr. Thibaud Rossel, teacher at the Gymnase français de Bienne and former PhD student in the research group of Prof. Thomas Ward at the Chemistry Department of the University of Basel, has received the Balmer Prize 2018 of the Swiss Chemical...