Job advertisement: Electronics technician for research 100%

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Basel is looking for an Electronics Technician for research tasks with a workload of 100% to succeed a retiree as of 01.12.2024 or by arrangement. You can find more information here.
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New approach in the synthesis of complex natural substances

They are found as fragrances in cosmetics or as flavorings in food, and form the basis of new medications: Terpenes are natural substances that occur in plants, insects and sea sponges. They are difficult to produce synthetically. However,…
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Using light to produce medication and plastics more efficiently

Anyone who wants to produce medication, plastics or fertilizer using conventional methods needs heat for chemical reactions – but not so with photochemistry, where light provides the energy. The process to achieve the desired product also…
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Young Fluorescence Investigator Award 2024 for Prof. Sonja Schmid

We congratulate Prof. Sonja Schmid who received the Young Fluorescence Investigator Award 2024 by the Biological Fluorescence subgroup of the Biophysical Society. The award is given to an outstanding researcher at the beginning of her or…
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SNFS Starting Grant for Prof. Jonathan De Roo

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awards a highly endowed sponsorship prize to Prof. Jonathan De Roo from the Department of Chemistry.

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Sonja Schmid appointed TTAP

Professor Sonja Schmid has been appointed as the new assistant professor of physical chemistry (with tenure track) in the Faculty of Science. She will take up the post in the Department of Chemistry on 1 January 2024.

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Yang Yao appointed as Assistant Professor

The Chemist Prof. Dr. Yang Yao has dedicated her research efforts to the soft matter study and the exploration of molecular dynamics using spectroscopic techniques.
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Sustainable solvents — do they exist?

Many of the solvents used in industry are toxic and require elaborate disposal procedures. Researchers from Basel, Bern and Zurich are laying the groundwork for replacing these harmful liquids with safe new substances.
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Chromium replaces rare and expensive noble metals

Expensive noble metals often play a vital role in illuminating screens or converting solar energy into fuels. Now, chemists at the University of Basel have succeeded in replacing these rare elements with a significantly cheaper metal. In…
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New member of the RSC Board of Trustees

Ed Constable has been appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees of the UK's Royal Society of Chemistry following the 2023 elections