RSS

""

/ Research

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...
""

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...
""

/ Research

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...
""

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...
""

/ People

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.
""

/ People

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.

/ People

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...
""

/ Research

Metal leads to the desired configuration

Scientists at the University of Basel have found a way to change the spatial arrangement of bipyridine molecules on a surface. These potential components of dye-sensitized solar cells form complexes with metals and thereby alter their...
[Translate to English:] ""

#SciComm: Academics as influencers

Academics on social media: some call it a trivialization of science, others an opportunity for direct dialogue with the public. In reality, there is much more to this trend than a simple dichotomy. Three scientists at the University of...
""

/ Research

New approach to terpene syntheses

Terpenes are natural products that are often very difficult to synthesize in the laboratory. Chemists from the University of Basel have now developed a synthesis method that mimics nature. The decisive step takes place inside a molecular...