Past Seminars & Talks

 

February 2011

Department Seminar
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 10:30

Exploring the mechanisms of metal-based pharmacological agents via an integrated approach

Speaker:Dr. Angela Casini
EPFL, Lausanne
Location:Room 313
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:Presents for SNSF professorship
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 17:15

From precision oligomers to supramolecular polymers

Speaker:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Université de Fribourg
Location:Main auditorium
Contact:M. Allan
More info:http://www.kilbinger.net/

March 2011

Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 17:15

Mythology in Organic Chemistry: A Kinetic Analysis

Speaker:Prof. Herbert Mayr
Department Chemie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
Location:Main auditorium
Contact:M. Allan
More info:http://www.cup.uni-muenchen.de/oc/mayr/CDmayrcv.html
Department Seminar
Friday, March 4, 2011 - 14:15

New Organic Chemistry of Sulfur Dioxide and Mechanistic Insights in Ir-Catalyzed Allylic Substituti

Speaker:Dean Markovic
Lausanne
Location:Room 418
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:Presents for SNSF professor
Department Seminar
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 16:00

Calculation of Electronic Spectra from Model Hamiltonians based on Coupled-Cluster Calculations

Speaker:Prof. John Stanton
University of Texas, Austin
Location:seminar room 418
Contact:Thomas Bally
3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 17:15

Synthetic Approach for Artificial Photosynthesis and Solar Energy Conversion

Speaker:Prof. Hiroshi Imahori
Kyoto University, Japan
Location:Big auditorium
Contact:C. Bochet
More info:http://www.moleng.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~moleng_05/index_e.html
Department Seminar
Monday, March 21, 2011 - 17:15

The Amazing Ribosome: its tiny enemies and hints about its evolution

Speaker:Prof. Ada Yonath (Nobel Prize Winner)
Weizmann Institute, Israel
Location:Big Auditorium
Contact:K. Fromm / A. Crochet
Comment:Chaim Weizmann Lecture

April 2011

3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 17:15

Contributions of Chemistry in Future Energy Systems

Speaker:Prof. Ferdi Schüth
MPI Müllheim
Location:Big auditorium
Contact:K. Fromm
Department event
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 20:15

Die Menschheit auf dem Weg zur Drei-Welten-Zivilisation

Speaker:Dr. Bruno Stanek
CH-6415 Arth
Location:Main auditorium
Contact:P. Belser
Comment:Paul Rhyner-Vortrag
More info:http://www.stanek.ch
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 17:15

Challenges and Opportunities for Crop Protection Chemistry in the 21st Century

Speaker:Dr. Andrew Plant
Head Research Chemistry, Syngenta Crop Protection, Stein, Switzerland
Location:Main auditorium
Contact:Frib. Chem. Soc. (M. Allan)
More info:http://www.syngenta.com/global/corporate/en/Pages/home.aspx
3 Cycle Lecture
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 15:00

Probing transient neutral species by dissociative photodetachment: fast beams and ion traps

Speaker:Prof. Robert E. Continetti
University of California, San Diego
Location:Petit auditoire
Contact:M. Allan
More info:http://checont6.ucsd.edu/
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 17:15

Photochemical Experiments and Basic Concepts - Curriculum Modernization in Chemical Education

Speaker:Prof. Michael W. Tausch
Bergische Universität, Wuppertal
Location:Main auditorium
Contact:M. Allan
More info:http://www.chemiedidaktik.uni-wuppertal.de

May 2011

Department Seminar
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 15:00

Organic chemistry put to work: Molecular sheets and cylindrical objects

Speaker:Prof. A.-D. Schlüter
ETH Zürich
Location:Main auditorium
Contact:A. Kilbinger
Student seminar
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 17:00

Rotational Spectra in Supersonic Jets of Alcohols, Ethers, Carboxylic Acids and their adducts

Speaker:Mr. Roberto Rizzato
University of Bologna, Italy
Location:Room 418
Contact:M. Allan
Comment:presents for PhD position
Student seminar
Monday, May 9, 2011 - 11:00

Coordination compounds of copper and cobalt with ligands based on hydrazide and oxime groups

Speaker:Ms. Khrystyna Regeta
Taras Schevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Location:Room 418
Contact:M. Allan
Comment:presents for PhD position
Department Seminar
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 17:15

The Innocent, the Not-so-Innocent and the Guilty

Speaker:Prof. Hansjürg Grützmacher
ETH Zürich
Location:grand auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally
More info:http://www.gruetzmacher.ethz.ch/
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 17:15

Is the future black? - The Search for Graphene and Carbon Materials

Speaker:Prof. Klaus Müllen
Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Location:Main auditorium
Contact:M. Allan
More info:http://www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de/groups/muellen/director
Department Seminar
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 17:15

Studies in asymmetric catalysis: new catalysts, substrates and screening methods

Speaker:Prof. Andreas Pfaltz
University of Basel
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm

June 2011

Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 17:15

Mein Weg zur Chemie und darüber hinaus Mon chemin vers la chimie et plus loin

Speaker:Nobel Prize Winner Prof. Richard R. Ernst
ETHZ
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:Opening of the Week of Chemistry 2011
Department Seminar
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 17:15

Die Chemie des Alterns / La chimie du vieillissement

Speaker:Bernd Giese
Université de Fribourg
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:Katharina Fromm
Comment:Talk organized for the big public
Department Seminar
Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 17:15

Wasser = Leben : Stimmt diese Gleichung? L\'eau = la vie, cette équation est-elle correcte?

Speaker:Dr. Dr. h. c. Mario Slongo
Tafers
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:Katharina Fromm
Comment:Lecture organized for the year of chemistry, big public
Department Seminar
Friday, June 17, 2011 - 17:15

Le secret du chocolat / Das Geheimnis der Schokolade

Speaker:Alexandre Sacerdoti
Chocolats Villars
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:Katharina Fromm
Comment: Lecture for the year of Chemistry, open to public
Department Seminar
Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 14:00

To be announced

Speaker:Whole department of chemistry
Université de Fribourg
Location:Whole department
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:Journée portes ouvertes du département de chimie à l\'occasion de l\'année internationale de chimie.
Student seminar
Monday, June 20, 2011 - 10:30

Laboratory spectroscopic studies of reactive intermediates relevant to the combustion

Speaker:Ms. Radmila Janeckova, MSc.
Faculty of Safety Engineering, VSB-TU Ostrava, Czech Republic
Location:Room 418
Contact:Dusan Kubala
Comment:Ms. Janeckova is candidate for PhD. studies at our department.

September 2011

Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 17:15

Seeking for the optimal solid-state form

Speaker:Dr. Timo Rager
Solvias AG, Kaiseraugst
Location:Grande auditoire
Contact:M Allan
More info:http://www.solvias.com/english/company/about-us/index.html
3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 15:30

Organometallic Routes to Fe-S Clusters – Challenge to Model the Active Sites of Reductases

Speaker:Prof. Kazuyuki Tatsumi
Nagoya University, Japan
Location:small lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm
Department Seminar
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 17:15

Interactions between ions and proteins in water: The Hofmeister series

Speaker:Prof. Pavel Jungwirth
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Location:petit auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally
More info:http://marge.uochb.cas.cz/~jungwirt/

October 2011

Department Seminar
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 11:30

Announcement of Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011

Speaker:Nobel Prize Committee, Stockholm
Université de Fribourg
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:All members of the department are welcome
Department Seminar
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 16:00

tba (Minisymposium on photoremovable protecting groups)

Speaker:Petr Klan
Masaryk University Brno
Location:petit auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally
Department Seminar
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 17:00

tba (Minisymposium on photoremovable protecting groups)

Speaker:Prof. Dan Falvey
University of Maryland
Location:petit auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 17:15

Fuel Cell Technology for Automotive Applications

Speaker:Dr. Günther G. Scherer, Head Electrochemistry Laboratory
Paul Scherrer Institut, Research Department General Energy (ENE), Villigen
Location:main auditorium
Contact:M Allan
More info:http://ecl.web.psi.ch/contact.html
Department event
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 14:00

Metal-catalyzed “living” polymerizations: from mechanisms to macromolecular engineering

Speaker:Dr. Fabio di Lena
Department of Advanced Materials and Structures, Public Research Center “Henri Tudor”, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Location:Small lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:Postulates for SNSF-professorship
Department Seminar
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 15:00

Tales from old and new epoxides: a versatile class of monomers for applications from \"bio\" to \"battery\"

Speaker:Prof. Holger Frey
Universität Mainz
Location:Small lecture hall
Contact:A. Kilbinger
Comment:Minisymposium in polymer chemistry
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 17:15

The Importance of weak interactions in molecular thermochemistry: Spotlight on a novel DFT scheme

Speaker:Prof. Clemence Corminboeuf
EPFL, Laboratory for Computational Molecular Design
Location:main auditorium
Contact:M Allan
More info:http://lcmd.epfl.ch/corminboeuf

November 2011

Department Seminar
Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 10:00

Quantum dots - application in safety and security

Speaker:ing. chem. Jan Suchanek
VSB - Technical University Ostrava, Czech Rep.
Location:418
Contact:M Allan
3 Cycle Lecture
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 14:15

Abiological Self-Assembly : Predesigned 2D Metallacycles via Coordination

Speaker:Prof. Peter Stang
University of Utah
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment: This conference takes exceptionally place on Friday due to the holiday on November 1st.
Department Seminar
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 17:15

Progress in the Asymmetric Synthesis of Bioactive Octahedral Metal Complexes

Speaker:Prof. Dr. Eric Meggers
Uni Marburg, D
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:Katharina Fromm
Comment:General methods for the stereocontrolled synthesis of octahedral metal complexes are in demand in order to fully exploit the structural opportunities offered by octahedral coordination spheres in the areas of materials sciences and life sciences. For example, octahedral metal complexes play an increasingly important role for the design of nucleic acid probes and enzyme inhibitors due to their rich stereochemistry which permits to construct sophisticated globular and often rigid structures with distinct biol
3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 -

Combining experimental and computational approaches: is it worth it?

Speaker:Dr. Marco Stenta
EPFL
Location:Small lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:Selected examples in the field of organic chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics are used to explain how a multidisciplinary approach can provide bright solutions to difficult problems.
More info:Will run for Ambizione
Faculty event
Monday, November 21, 2011 - 16:15

What can Chemistry do for Society?

Speaker:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Dept of Chemistry, Fribourg
Location:Grand Auditoire de Chimie
Contact:C. Bochet
Department event
Monday, November 21, 2011 - 17:00

What theatre can do for Science and vice versa

Speaker:Prof. Carl Djerassi
Stanford University
Location:Grand Auditoire de Chimie
Contact:C. Bochet
3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 16:00

N-Heterocycle Formation via Cycloaddition Strategies

Speaker:Prof. Tomislav Rovis
Colorado State University
Location:Main Auditorium
Contact:C. Bochet
More info:http://www.chm.colostate.edu/rovis/Rovis_Group_Website/Home_Page.html
3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 17:15

Metal Anti-Diabetic Drugs and Supplements

Speaker:Prof. Peter Lay
University of Sydney
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 17:15

Drug discovery chemistry at Actelion - some case studies

Speaker:Dr. Thomas Weller, Head of Drug Discovery
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Location:Grande auditoire
Contact:M Allan
More info:http://www.actelion.com/en/index.page

December 2011

3 Cycle Lecture
Friday, December 16, 2011 - 16:30

Dynamics of excess electrons in clusters

Speaker:Dan Neumark
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkley
Location:Small auditorium
Contact:Michael Allan
More info:http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/dmngrp/

February 2012

3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 17:15

Synthesis, assembly and applications of plasmonic nanoparticles

Speaker:Prof. Luis Liz-Marzan
Colloid Chemistry Group, Universida de Viga, Spain
Location:Grand auditoire , Université de Fribourg, Departement de chimie, ch. du Musée 9
Contact:Prof. Claude Daul e-mail: claude.daul@unifr.ch
3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 17:15

Total Synthesis of “Non” Nitrogen-Containing Natural Products

Speaker:Prof. Tohru Fukuyama
University of Tokyo
Location:Main Auditorium
Contact:C. Bochet
More info:http://www.f.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~fukuyama/index-e.htm
Department Seminar
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 14:15

Combining DFT theory and surface sensitive experimental methods in understanding the mechanism of catalytic reactions at atomic scale

Speaker:Dr. Izabela Czekaj
PSI
Location:313
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:She presents herself for an SNF-professorship.

March 2012

Department event
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 14:15

Optical and Electronic Carbon-based Materials

Speaker:Dr. Stéphane Suarez
EPFL
Location:313
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:Candidate for SNSF-Professorship
Department Seminar
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 14:15

Intramolecular processes and high-resolution cavity ring-down in supersonic jet expansions

Speaker:Carina Manca Tanner
ETH Zürich
Location:313
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:Dr. Manca applies for an SNSF-professorship
Department event
Friday, March 9, 2012 - 14:15

Spins in Molecular Clusters and Colloidal Quantum Dots – Magnetism and Spectroscopy

Speaker:Dr Stefan Ochsenbein
PSI
Location:313
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:Candidate for SNSF Professorship
Department event
Monday, March 12, 2012 -

Exploring the thermodynamics and kinetics of complex systems with computer experiments: chemical reactions, nanostructures, and biomolecules

Speaker:Dr. Fabio Petrucci
EPFL
Location:room 313
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:Dr. Petrucci applies for SNSF professor
Department Seminar
Friday, March 16, 2012 - 10:00

From Computational Photobiology to the Development of Biomimetic Molecular Devices

Speaker:Prof. Massimo Olivucci
Università di Siena /Bowling Green State Univ.
Location:Seminar Room 313
Contact:Thomas Bally
Department Seminar
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 17:15

Fribourg Chaim Weizmann Lecture: The Pill: from its Birth in 1951 to its Future in 2051

Speaker:Prof. Carl Djerassi
Stanford University
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:Chaim Weizmann Lecture 2012
Department event
Thursday, March 29, 2012 -

Rede auf dem Parnass: Ein Vorspiel (Vortrag & Lesung)

Speaker:Carl Djerassi & Isabella Gregor
Stanford University & Vienna
Location:Salle de Musicologie, Miséricorde
Contact:K. Fromm
Department Seminar
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 20:15

Mensch und Klima

Speaker:Prof. Dr. Gerald Haug
ETH - Zürich
Location:Big auditorium of Chemistry Department,
Contact:Prof. Peter Belser

April 2012

Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 17:15

Ultrafast excited-state dynamics of multichromophoric systems: from DNA sensing to artificial photosynthesis

Speaker:Prof. Eric Vauthey
University of Geneva
Location:Big lecture hall, Chemistry department, chemin du Musée 9, Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 17:15

Moderns Strategies for Hit & Lead Identification

Speaker:Dr. Konrad Bleicher
Discovery Chemistry, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Department Seminar
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 17:15

Heilbronner-Hückel lecture 2012: C-H bond activation by metal oxides in the gas phase and on solid surfaces

Speaker:Prof. Joachim Sauer
Humboldt-Universität Berlin
Location:grand auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally
3 Cycle Lecture
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 16:30

Some basic concepts in chemical dynamics

Speaker:Prof. Kopin Liu
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Location:Main Auditorium
Contact:M Allan
Comment:http://kliu.iams.sinica.edu.tw/
Faculty event
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 16:15

to be announced

Speaker:Horst Vogel
EPFL
Location:Adolphe Merkle Institute
Contact:Alke Fink
Comment:This event is co-organized by AMI and the Fribourg Chemical Society

May 2012

Department Seminar
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 17:15

Photoredox catalysis: Enabling chemical synthesis with visible light

Speaker:Prof. Corey Stephenson
Boston University
Location:Main Auditorium
Contact:C. Bochet
More info:http://people.bu.edu/crjsteph/
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 17:15

\"Nitroxides: a pool of powerful magnetic tools\"

Speaker:Prof. Paul Tordo
Universités d’Aix-Marseille
Location:Big lecture hall, Chemistry department, chemin du Musée 9, Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Faculty event
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 16:00

Designing macromolecules for therapeutics

Speaker:Jean Fréchet
College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Location:grand auditoire
Contact:Alke Fink
Comment:This event is co-organized by AMI and the Fribourg Chemical Society

September 2012

3 Cycle Lecture
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 17:15

Reversible Nucleic Acids Chemical Modifications that Control Cell Fate

Speaker:Prof. Chuan He
Director, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, University of Chicago
Location:Chemistry Department, Chemin du Musée 9, 1700 Fribourg, Grand Auditoire
Contact:Prof. Claude Daul
Department Seminar
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 16:00

Radicals, Diradicals, Polyradicals - Controlling Spin and Reactivity in Open-Shell Molecules

Speaker:Prof. Wolfram Sander
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Location:grand auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally

October 2012

Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 17:15

Ambient Mass Spectrometry

Speaker:Prof. Renato Zenobi
ETH Zürich
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm (tbc)
Comment:A talk for everyone, also medical and biochemistry people!
Department Seminar
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 13:30

CHROMATOGRAPHY SEMINAR

Speaker:Gerhard Schönenberger
BÜCHI Labortechnik AG
Location:Big auditorium
Contact:Prof. Thomas Bally
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 16:00

To be announced

Speaker:Holger Frauenrath
Location:Seminar room at AMI
Contact:Prof. Alke Fink and Andreas Kilbinger
Comment:Seminar organised by AMI and Fribourg Chemical Society

November 2012

3 Cycle Lecture
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 15:15

Mechanistic and structural studies on thiamin biosynthetic enzymes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Speaker:Prof. Tadhg P. Begley
Texas A&M University
Location:Small Auditorium 0.014
Contact:C. Bochet
More info:http://www.chem.tamu.edu/rgroup/begley/
3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 17:15

Thiamin biosynthesis in bacteria - still yielding novel biological chemistry

Speaker:Prof. Tadhg P. Begley
Texas A&M University
Location:Main Auditorium
Contact:C. Bochet
More info:http://www.chem.tamu.edu/rgroup/begley/
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 17:15

Shake up and get back into Shape! Synthesis and Applications of Artificial Phospholipids

Speaker:Prof. Andreas Zumbühl
University of Fribourg
Location:Big auditorium, Chemistry department, chemin du Musée 9, Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Alke Fink and Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 16:00

Nanomedicine: hype or hype? The lung as a paradigm

Speaker:Christophe von Garnier
Location:Seminar room AMI
Contact:Prof. Alke Fink and Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Comment:Seminar organised by AMI and Fribourg Chemical Society

December 2012

3 Cycle Lecture
Friday, December 14, 2012 - 16:30

Structure and Ultrafast Dynamics of Interfacial Water

Speaker:Prof. Mischa Bonn
MPI Polymer Research, Mainz
Location:large auditorium
Contact:M Allan
More info:http://www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de/groups/bonn/director

February 2013

Department Seminar
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 17:15

Covalency Effects in Ligand Field Spectroscopies Through the Eyes of Correlated Multireference Wavefunctions

Speaker:Prof.Dr.Mihail Atanasov
Max-Planck Institut fuer Chemische Energiekonversion, Germany
Location:Grand Auditoire du Deptement de Chimie
Contact:Prof. Claude Daul

March 2013

Department Seminar
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 17:15

Chemical bonding in lanthanide compounds: the way to warm-white light

Speaker:Prof. Dr. W. Urland
Institut für Anorganische Chemie
Universität Hannover, Germany
Location:Grand Auditoire du Deptartement de Chimie
Contact:Prof. Claude Daul
Department Seminar
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 17:15

Several stories on light and water: From radiation chemistry to nano-crystallization

Speaker:Prof. Petr Slavicek
Charles University Prague
Location:grand auditoire
Contact:Juraj Fedor

April 2013

Department event
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 20:15

Das Planzenreich - eine unerschöpfliche Quelle von neuen Medikamenten

Speaker:Dr. Kurt Hostettmann
University of Geneva
Location:Big auditorium of chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Peter Belser
Department Seminar
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 17:15

Quasi-Periodic Materials - Crystal Redefined

Speaker:Prof. Dan Shechtman
Technion, Haifa, Israel & ISU, Ames, Iowa, USA
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm

May 2013

Department Seminar
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 17:15

The quest for warm-white light

Speaker:Prof. Dr. Henning A. Höppe
Universität Freiburg, Germany
Location:University of Fribourg, Chemistry department, Main auditorium 0.013
Contact:Prof. Claude Daul
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 17:15

DNA hybrids structure formation

Speaker:Prof. Corinne Vebert
Université de Geneve
Location:Chemistry department, main auditorium 0.013
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Department Seminar
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 17:15

To be announced

Speaker:Prof. François Diederich
ETH Zürich
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm

June 2013

Department Seminar
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 17:15

tba

Speaker:Prof. Carl Lineberger
University of Colorado @ Boulder
Location:grand auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally
Fribourg Chemical Society
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 17:15

Research at IMM: from Energy Technology to Health Science - what MICRO can do

Speaker:Prof. Michael Maskos
Mainz University/Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, Germany
Location:Small lecture hall 0.014, Chemistry department, chemin du Musée 9, Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 17:15

Photoinduced chemistry with metal complexes and organic molecules

Speaker:Prof. Oliver Wenger
Universität Basel
Location:Main auditorium of Chemistry departement
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 17:15

TBA

Speaker:Prof. Marco Lattuada
Adolphe Merkle Institute, Marly, University Fribourg
Location:Main auditorium of chemistry department
Contact:prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 17:15

The Science and Art of Coffee: Selected Research Projects from the Seed to the Cup

Speaker:Mr. Chahan Yeretzian
ZAHW Waedenswil
Location:Chemistry department, main auditorium 0.013
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger

September 2013

Department Seminar
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 17:15

pi-Stacked Radical Polymer: Transport Properties of Trioxotriangulene Neutral Radicals

Speaker:Prof. Yasushi Morita
Osaka University
Location:Main Auditorium
Contact:C. Bochet
Department Seminar
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 17:15

Thoughts about a hackneyed topic : electrophilic catalysis

Speaker:Prof. Léon Ghosez
University of Bordeaux, Louvain-la-Neuve
Location:Main auditorium of Chemistry Department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 17:15

Fullerene-containing nanostructures: synthèses and applications

Speaker:Jean-François Nierengarten
Ecole de Chimie, des Polymères et des Matériaux ECPM, Strasbourg, France
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm
Department Seminar
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 17:15

Organoselenium hypervalent compounds. Structural diversity and chemical reactivity

Speaker:Prof. Anca Silvestru
Université Babes-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca
Location:Grand auditoire 0.013, Departement de chimie
Contact:Mamula Steiner Olimpia

October 2013

Department Seminar
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 16:00

Synthesis and Properties of Carborane Derivatives

Speaker:Prof. Hong YAN
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, China
Location:Big auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department, chemin du Musée 9, Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Fabio Zobi
More info:http://chem.nju.edu.cn/english/facultylr.asp?fln=YAN,Hong
Department Seminar
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 16:00

Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Organic Radicals

Speaker:G. Barney Ellison
University of Colorado at Boulder
Location:Big Auditorium
Contact:Michael Allan
Department Seminar
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 17:15

Three-Dimensional DNA Structures for Biological and Materials Applications

Speaker:Prof. Hanadi Sleiman
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Location:main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry Department, chemin du Musée 9, Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 17:15

Molecular Tectonics: from molecules to crystals of crystals

Speaker:Mir Wais Hosseini
Université de Strasbourg
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 17:15

Microfluidics tools for studies of the hierarchical self-assembly of soft materials

Speaker:Prof. Thomas Pfohl
University of Basel
Location:Big auditorium of Chemistry Department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Zumbühl
Department Seminar
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 17:15

Quantitative Simulations of Gas- and Condensed-Phase Molecular Processes: From Diatomics to Organometallic Complexes

Speaker:Prof. Markus Meuwly
University of Basel
Location:Big lecture hall of chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm

November 2013

Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 17:15

Chemical tools for the study and modification of ion channels and receptors

Speaker:Prof. Martin Lochner
University of Berne
Location:Big auditorium of Chemistry Department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Department Seminar
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 17:15

Synthetic Supramolecular Systems at Work

Speaker:Stefan Matile
Université de Genève
Location:Big lecture hall
Contact:K. Fromm
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 17:15

\"Computational approaches to biochemistry: from basic principles to practical applications\"

Speaker:Prof. Michele Cascella
University of Berne
Location:Big auditorium of Chemistry Department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Department Seminar
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 17:15

Free nanoparticles in molecular beams: Photochemistry and Atmospheric relevance

Speaker:Michal Farnik
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague
Location:Large Auditorium
Contact:Juraj Fedor
Comment:http://www.jh-inst.cas.cz/~farnik/

December 2013

Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 17:15

Metal Oxide Materials: Energy and Environmental Applications

Speaker:Prof. Greta Patzke
University of Zurich
Location:Big auditorium of Chemistry Department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Department Seminar
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 17:15

Dissociative electron attachment in precursors for Focused Electron Beam Nanofabrication

Speaker:Prof. Oddur Ingólfsson
University of Iceland
Location:main auditorium
Contact:Michael Allan
Comment:see a recent COST Action http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/cmst/Actions/CM1301
Department Seminar
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 16:30

Carbon Recycling International; from waste to valuable raw material, from a concept to commercialization

Speaker:Prof. Oddur Ingólfsson
University of Island
Location:main auditorium
Contact:Michael Allan
Comment:Oddur is a co-founder of the company Carbon Recycling International that built the first of it´s kind industrial plant using geothermal electricity and CO2 to make methanol

February 2014

Department Seminar
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 17:15

Tautomeric azo- and azomethine dyes: From scientific curiosity to metal sensing

Speaker:Prof. Liudmil Antonov
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Location:Big Lecture Hall
Contact:K. Fromm
Comment:Within the SCOPES institutional partnership

March 2014

Department Seminar
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 17:15

Nanodiamandoids as Next-Generation Carbon Materials

Speaker:Prof. Peter Schreiner
University of Giessen, Germany
Location:Grand Auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally

April 2014

Department Seminar
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 17:15

Actelion - From the Idea to Europe\'s largest Biotech Company

Speaker:PhD Walter Fischli
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Location:Big auditorium of chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 17:15

Molecular Mechanisms of Biological Evolution

Speaker:Prof. Werner Arber
University of Basel
Location:Main auditorium 0.013 of Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department event
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:00

To be announced

Speaker:Spring Meeting 2014 - SCS
Location:Main Auditorium 0.013
Contact:Prof. C. Bochet
More info:www.scg.ch/springmeeting2014

May 2014

3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 17:15

Nature as an Inspiration for Materials Chemistry

Speaker:Prof. Mark Maclachlan
University of British Columbia
Location:Big Lecture Hall Chemistry
Contact:Prof. Fabio Zobi
Fribourg Chemical Society
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 17:15

To be announced

Speaker:Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg
Location:Big auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Alke Fink
3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 17:15

Chemical Theory of Complex Molecular Systems: Discovery and Insights from Computational Studies of Chemical Reactions

Speaker:Keiji Morokuma
Emory Universty / Kyoto University
Location:grand Auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally
Department Seminar
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 17:15

Redox Chemistry of Thioethers Featuring Through-Space Neighboring Group Interaction: From Long Range Electron Transfer to Novel Bonding

Speaker:Prof. Richard Glass
University of Arizona
Location:grand auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally

June 2014

PhD defense
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 17:00

Radical Cation Complexes as Stepping Stones in Electron Transfer in Proteins

Speaker:Nicolas Monney
University of Fribourg
Location:grand auditoire
Contact:Nicolas.Monney2@unifr.ch
Comment:présentation publique
Department Seminar
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 16:30

Phototriggering cell activity with dynamic biomaterials

Speaker:Dr. Aránzazu del Campo
Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany
Location:Departement de chimie, Grand auditoire 0.013
Contact:Prof. C. Bochet
Department Seminar
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 17:15

Unity Amid Diversity : Design of Multifunctional Metal Complexes With Pyrazole Based Ligands

Speaker:Prof. Raju Mondal
Faculty Fellow of Inorganic Chemistry, India
Location:Chemistry department, Fribourg
Contact:Prof. K. Fromm
Department Seminar
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 20:15

Honigbienen die Bestäuber der Welt

Speaker:Prof. Jürgen Tautz
Universität Würzburg, Germany
Location:Big auditorium of Chemistry department, chemin du Musée 9
Contact:Prof. Peter Belser

July 2014

PhD defense
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 16:30

Theoretical and Experimental Studes of Reactive Intermediates with Emphasis on the Development of New Photoactivatable Compounds

Speaker:Tomáš Šolomek
Universities of Fribourg and Brno
Location:grand auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally

October 2014

Department Seminar
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 17:15

The exploration of ergoline derivatives as H3 inverse agonists, for the treatment of narcolepsy (an illustration of medicinal chemistry principles)

Speaker:Dr. Yves P Auberson
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Location:Grand auditoire,Departement de chimie, chemin du Musée 9
Contact:Prof. K. Fromm
Department Seminar
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 17:15

Crystalline Sponge Method Updated: X-ray Analysis without Crystallization on the Microgram Scale

Speaker:Prof. Makoto Fujita
University of Tokyo
Location:Big auditoriun of chemistry department, Frifourg Univerity
Contact:Prof. K. Fromm
Department Seminar
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 17:15

Self-Assembled Nanomaterials for Device Applications

Speaker:Prof. Ullrich Steiner
Adolphe Merkle Institute , AMI
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm

November 2014

Department Seminar
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 17:15

Biosynthesis and Function of Vitamin E in plants: an interface between chemistry and biology

Speaker:Dr. Laurent Mène-Saffrané
Université de Fribourg, Département de biologie
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 17:15

Chemical-bonding analysis of solids from local orbitals and plane waves

Speaker:Prof. Dr. Richard Dronskowski
Chair of Solid-State and Quantum Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University,Germany
Location:Main auditorium of Chemistry department, University of Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Claude Daul

January 2015

Fribourg Chemical Society
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 17:00

General Assembly of the Fribourg Chemical Society

Speaker:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger and Prof. Alke Fink
University of Fribourg, Chemistry department
Location:Main auditorium 0.013 of Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger and Prof. Alke Fink

February 2015

Department Seminar
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 17:15

Interactive Chemical Reactivity Exploration

Speaker:Prof. Markus Reiher
ETH Zürich
Location:grand auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally
Department Seminar
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 17:15

Ultrafast photoinduced processes at liquid interfaces: what is different from bulk solutions ?

Speaker:Prof. Eric Vauthey
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Location:Big auditoriun of Chemistry department, University of Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Natalie Banerji

March 2015

Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 17:15

The Science and Applications of Carbon-Monoxide-Releasing Molecules: The Quest for the Therapeutic CO Delivery in Vivo

Speaker:Prof. Fabio Zobi
University of Fribourg
Location:Big auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 17:15

Raman imaging: how to create maps of materials properties down to the nanoscale

Speaker:Prof. Pierre Brodard
School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg
Location:Big auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Alke Fink
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 17:15

And now for something completely different: plant immune responses

Speaker:Prof. Jean-Pierre Métraux
University of Fribourg, Biology department
Location:Big auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Department Seminar
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 17:15

Nanodiamonds, a material for many applications

Speaker:Prof. Anke Krüger
University of Würzburg
Location:Main auditorium, Chemistry department, chemin du Musée 9, Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Natalie Banerji

April 2015

3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 17:15

Stable carbenes and related species: Powerful tools in organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry

Speaker:Prof. Guy Bertrand
UC San Diego
Location:Grand Auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally
Department Seminar
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 17:15

Design of Conjugated Polymers for Organic Electronics

Speaker:Prof. Martin Heeney
Imperial College, London, UK
Location:Big auditorium of Chemistry department, University of Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Natalie Banerji

May 2015

Department Seminar
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 17:15

Photo-initiated Charge Transport in Selfassembled Organic Nanostructures

Speaker:Prof. Michael Wasiliewski
Northwestern University
Location:grand auditoire
Contact:Thomas Bally
More info:http://chemgroups.northwestern.edu/wasielewski/
Department Seminar
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 16:30

Cooperatively in Catalysis: A Novel Method for Enantioseletive Transformations

Speaker:Prof. Mukund Sibi
North Dakota State University
Location:Main Auditorium
Contact:C. Bochet
Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 17:15

Designing Biomedical Nanocarriers for a Controlled Interaction with Immune Cells in the Lung

Speaker:Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg
Location:Big auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:prof. Alke Fink
Department Seminar
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 17:15

Why should organic radicals, magnetism and chirality meet ?

Speaker:Prof. Cyrill Train
CNRS/UJF, Grenoble, France
Location:Small auditorium 0.014, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Olimpia Mamula Steiner

June 2015

CUSO
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 9:30

Recent developments in photochemistry

Speaker:UniFR-UniNE thematic days
Contact:Prof. C. Bochet
CUSO
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 9:30

Recent developments in photochemistry

Speaker:UniFR-UniNE thematic day
Contact:Prof. C. Bochet
Department Seminar
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 16:15

Catalysis in self-assembled and self-organized media: a System Chemistry approach to the catalysis

Speaker:Prof. Pierre-Alain Monnard
the University of Southern Denmark
Location:Big auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Zumbühl

July 2015

Department Seminar
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 16:15

Biotactical Engineering – stimulating biology

Speaker:Prof. Sally McArthur
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Australia
Location:Big auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Zumbühl

September 2015

Fribourg Chemical Society
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 17:15

Dedicated chaperones of ribosomal proteins: co-translational capturing and synchronized nuclear import

Speaker:Prof. Dieter Kressler
University of Fribourg, Biochemistry department
Location:Big auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Zumbühl

October 2015

Department Seminar
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 17:15

Mesoporous silica nanoparticles for drug delivery applications

Speaker:Prof. Mika Lindén
University of Ulm, Germany
Location:main auditorium 0.013 of Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 16:00

Creativity, Discovery and Risk – Nobel Prizes Past and Future

Speaker:Prof. Alan Heeger, Chaim Weizmann Lecture
Prof. Alan Heeger, Nobel Prize Winner
Contact:Prof. Natalie Banerji et Prof. Katharina Fromm
Comment:Programme 15h30 Accueil 16h00 Bienvenue: K.Fromm, J.Pfister, A.Zumbühl, B.Vonlanthen 16h30 Laudatio/rétrospective historique de l’ancien institut de chimie de l’Université de Fribourg par Alexander von Zelewsky - Dévoilement de la plaque commémorative « Chemical Landmark » 17h00 Introduction de la FCWL : K.M. Fromm et N.Banerji -Fribourg Chaim Weizmann Lecture de Alan Heeger, University of California, Santa Barbara, Prix Nobel de chimie (2000) Dès 18h00 - Apéro et possibilité de promenade jusqu’au lieu de
3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 17:15

New strategies for artificial photosynthesis : Light harvesting and charge-separation processes

Speaker:Prof. Shunichi Fukuzumi
Osaka University, Japan
Location:Big auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department, Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Natalie Banarji

November 2015

Department Seminar
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 17:15

Synthesis, self-assembly, and mixing behavior of bolaamphiphiles – formation of stable liposomes for oral drug delivery

Speaker:Dr. Simon Drescher
Biophysical Pharmacy, Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
Location:big auditorium of Chemistry department, University of Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Andreas Zumbühl
More info:http://pc.pharmazie.uni-halle.de/biophyspharm/sdrescher/?lang=en
Department Seminar
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 17:15

Building functional materials from molecular metal oxides

Speaker:Prof. Carsten Streb
University of Ulm, Germany
Location:Main auditorium 0.013,Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm

January 2016

Department Seminar
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:30

The intriguing world of electrons: Auroras, radiotherapy, nanofabrication and more

Speaker:Prof. Petra Swiderek
University of Bremen, Germany
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry deparment
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:15

Free electrons and molecules – a lifelong passion

Speaker:Prof. Michael Allan
Chemistry department, University of Fribourg
Location:Main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:10

To be announced

Speaker:Prof. Luisa De Cola
University of Strasbourg, France
Location:Main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katahrina Fromm
Department Seminar
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:55

Energy Transfer - Everywhere

Speaker:Prof. Peter Belser
Chemistry department, University of Fribourg
Location:main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 14:00

Ab initio Ligand Field Theory for d- and f-elements. A powerful link between theory and experiment

Speaker:Prof. Frank Neese
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany
Location:Main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 14:45

The amazing power of simple ideas

Speaker:Prof. Claude Daul
University of Fribourg, Chemistry department
Location:Main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 15:45

Carbon nanomaterials

Speaker:Prof. Roman Fasel
University of Bern, Switzerland
Location:Main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 16:30

Carbon: a life-long love-story

Speaker:Prof. Titus Jenny
Chemistry department, University of Fribourg
Location:Main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm

March 2016

Fribourg Chemical Society
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 17:15

Origins of Life Systems Chemistry

Speaker:Prof. Dr. John Sutherland
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge, UK
Location:Big auditorium 0.013 of Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Zumbühl
Department Seminar
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 20:15

Der Sonne entgegen – mit dem Fahrrad von der Quelle bis zur Mündung der Donau

Speaker:Dr. Beat Maurer
Ypsomed AG
Location:main auditorium of Chemistry Department
Contact:Prof. Natalie Banerji
Department Seminar
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 17:15

Ultrafast Dynamics of Excitons in Chemistry and Biology - Ultrafast Singlet Fission and Coherence for Solar Energy Conversion

Speaker:Prof. Gregory Scholes
Princeton University
Location:Main auditorium of Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Natalie Banerji
Fribourg Chemical Society
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 17:15

CANCELLED Nanoparticle uses in Nanomedicine

Speaker:Prof. Francesco Stellacci
EPFL, Lausanne
Location:Auditoire B30.20 at HEIA-FR Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Andras Zumbühl

April 2016

Department Seminar
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 16:15

Why do we not have a vaccine against HIV or TB?

Speaker:Prof. Rolf Zinkernagel
Nobelprize of Medicine
Location:main auditorium of chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Comment:Nobelprize of Medicine (1996) “for the discovery concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence”.

May 2016

Department Seminar
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 17:15

New Catalytic and Chiroptical Functions of Chirality-Switchable Helical Macromolecules

Speaker:Prof. Michinori Suginome
University of Kyoto, Japan
Location:Main auditorium of chemistry department, University of Fribourg
Contact:Prof. Katahrina Fromm

June 2016

Department Seminar
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 17:15

The Molecular Mystique of Nature’s Poisons

Speaker:Prof. Justin Du Bois
Stanford University
Location:Main Auditorium
Contact:Christian Bochet
Department Seminar
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:15

To be announced

Speaker:Workshop on Organic Chemistry
Location:Chemistry department, small auditorium 0.014
Contact:Prof. Christian Bochet
Department Seminar
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:30

So You Think you Know the Mechanism of the Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction

Speaker:Prof. Scott E. Denmark
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Location:Small auditorium of chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Christian Bochet
Department Seminar
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:30

An Overview of Biosynthesis Pathways – Inspiration for Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical Discovery

Speaker:Prof. Alan C. Spivey
Imperial College, London
Location:Small auditorium of chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Christian Bochet
Department Seminar
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:30

Helicenes: All about their Synthesis Properties of Helicenes: Promises and Applications

Speaker:Profs. Irena G. Stara and Ivo Stary
Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
Location:Small auditorium of chemistry departement
Contact:Prof. Christian Bochet

July 2016

Department Seminar
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 16:00

To be announced

Speaker:Prof. Ali Coskun
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Location:Main auditorium 0.013 of Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger

August 2016

Department Seminar
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:00

Lanthanide Based Molecular Sensing of Organophosphorus Chemical Warfare Agents

Speaker:Ms. Genevieve Dennison
School of Chemical & Physical Sciences, Flinders University (Australia)
Location:small auditorium of Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Christian Bochet

September 2016

3 Cycle Lecture
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 17:15

New Catalysts, Methods and Strategies that Enable Therapeutic Development and On-Demand Natural Product Total Synthesis

Speaker:Prof. Jeffrey Johnston
Vanderbilt University
Location:Main Auditorium 0.013
Contact:Christian Bochet
Department Seminar
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 14:00

Light induced redox catalysis for artificial photosynthesis

Speaker:Prof. Antoni Llobet
ICIQ, Tarragona, Spain
Location:Main auditorium 0.013 of chemistry department
Contact:Dr. Albert Ruggi

October 2016

Department Seminar
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 17:15

Lessons from Complex Natural Product Synthesis: Polyphenol Monomers, Oligomers and Hybrids

Speaker:Prof. Keisuke Suzuki
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Location:Main Auditorium
Contact:C. Bochet
Department Seminar
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 16:00

Hybrid Ligands for Metal Complexes, Catalysts and Nanomaterials

Speaker:Prof. Pierre Braunstein
University of Strasbourg, France
Location:Main auditorium 0.013 , Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 17:15

Supramolecular Analytical Chemistry

Speaker:Prof. Eric Anslyn
University of Texas, Austin, USA
Location:Main auditorium of chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Christian Bochet

November 2016

Department Seminar
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 17:00

Ethics in Science

Speaker:Prof. Jeffrey Kovac
University of Tennessee, TN, USA
Location:main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Fabio Zobi
Department Seminar
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 17:15

Self-Assembled Block Copolymers in Selective Solvents: Structure Enables Function

Speaker:Prof. Paschalis Alexandridis
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Location:Main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Marco Lattuada
Department Seminar
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 17:15

Porphyrinoids as photocatalysts for visible-light induced selective functionalization

Speaker:Prof. Dorota Gryko
Polish Academy of Sciences
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Fabio Zobi

December 2016

Department Seminar
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 17:15

Molecular approaches towards catalytic hydrogen evolution

Speaker:Prof. Vincent Artero
Biosciences and Biotechnology Institute of Grenoble, France
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Dr. Albert Ruggi

February 2017

Department Seminar
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 17:15

B12 - Chasing a Moonlighting Vitamin

Speaker:Prof. Bernhard Kräutler
University of Innsbruck, Austria
Location:main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Fabio Zobi
Department Seminar
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 17:15

Ultrafast photophysics of hybrid lead-halide perovskite semiconductors

Speaker:Dr. Felix Deschler
University of Cambridge
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Natalie Banerji

March 2017

Department Seminar
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 17:15

“Thermodynamics and Molecular Recognition: From Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry to Crystal Polymorphism”

Speaker:Prof. Jeremy Sanders
Cambridge, UK
Location:main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm

April 2017

Department Seminar
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 17:15

Current trends and challenges in the discovery of agrochemicals

Speaker:Dr. Clemens Lamberth
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Location:main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Christian Bochet
Department Seminar
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 13:30

X-ray analytical challenges in the merging fields of materials science, chemistry and biology

Speaker:Dr. Antonia Neels
Head Center for X-ray Analytics, Empa
Location:small auditorium 0.014, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department event
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 17:15

Archaeology of the Universe: Making the Invisible Visible and the Impossible Possible

Speaker:Prof. Felicitas Pauss
ETHZ, CERN
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm

May 2017

Department Seminar
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 16:00

Polar, amorphous polymers: synthesis and behavior under an electric field

Speaker:Dr. Dorina Opris
Empa, Dübendorf
Location:small auditorium 0.014, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Andreas Kilbinger
Department Seminar
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 17:15

Iron(III)-catalyzed carbonyl-olefin metathesis

Speaker:Ass. Prof.Corinna Schindler
University of Michigan, USA
Contact:Prof. Christian Bochet
3 Cycle Lecture
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 17:15

C-H Functionalization for the Efficient Assembly and Elaboration of Heterocyclic Compounds

Speaker:Prof. Jonathan Ellmann
Yale University
Location:Main Auditorium
Contact:C. Bochet

June 2017

Department event
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 9:30

Birthday Symposium Bernd Giese

Speaker:Birthday Symposium Bernd Giese
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department event
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:00

Avoidance of Suicide in a 35 Angstrom oxidation

Speaker:Prof. JoAnne Stubbe
MIT, USA
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department event
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:00

Friend or Foe: Roles of some old and new Nucleotides

Speaker:Prof. Andreas Marx
University of Konstanz, DE
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department event
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:00

Proline, Peptides & More

Speaker:Prof. Helma Wennemers
ETHZ, CH
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department event
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:00

Mechanochemical activation in asymmetric synthesis and catalysis

Speaker:Prof. Carsten Bolm
RTW Aachen, DE
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department event
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:00

Macrocycles: from self assembly to transport and mechanochemistry

Speaker:Prof. Ulrich Lüning
University of Kiel, DE
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department event
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:00

Back to the Roots: Progress on the Catalytic Enantioselective Giese Reaction and more

Speaker:Prof. Eric Meggers
University of Marburg, DE
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry departemn
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department event
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:00

Synthesis and Reactions on N-Heterocyclic Carbene Boranes

Speaker:Prof. Dennis Curran
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department event
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:00

Drug Substance , Drug Product and IMP - from drug discovery to the market

Speaker:Mr. Frank Giese
Lörrach
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm
Department Seminar
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:00

To be announced

Speaker:Prof. Matthias Wymann
University of Basel
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm

September 2017

Natalie Banerji
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 17:15

Photophysics of Perovskite Solar Cells

Speaker:Giulia Grancini
EPFL Sion
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department

October 2017

3 Cycle Lecture
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 17:15

Metal catalysts, clusters and surfaces: From the synthesis of chiral bio-molecules to carbon-based self assembled monolayers.

Speaker:Prof. Cathleen Crudden
Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
Location:Main Auditorium
Contact:C. Bochet
SCNAT Ethics Lecture Tours
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 17:15

The Chemical Profession – From Scientific Integrity to Social

Speaker:Jan Mehlich & Frank Moser
SCNAT Platform Chemistry
Location:Main auditorium 0.013, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Fabio Zobi
Department Seminar
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 17:15

The Epigenetics of Guanine: From chemistry to biology with guanine oxidation

Speaker:Prof. Cynthia Burrows
University of Utah
Location:main auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Katharina Fromm

November 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -

CANCELLED

Speaker:Prof. Frank Neese
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Location:This talk is unfortunately cancelled.
To be announced
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 13:00

Crystal-to-Crystal Phase Transitions with Thiazyls

Speaker:Prof. Kathryn Preuss
University of Guelph
Location:Small auditorium, Chemistry department
Contact:Prof. Marco Lattuada
Departement of Chemistry   -   Chemin du Musée 9    -   CH-1700 Fribourg   -  Phone +41 26 / 300 87 00 or +41 26 / 300 87 30   -   Fax +41 26 / 300 97 38    -  
chimie-sciences@unifr.ch