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Official launch of the SNE Chemical Biology

Geneva, June 1, 2023. We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Swiss network for interdisciplinary education in Chemical Biology, SNE Chemical Biology! The network aims to maintain and develop interdisciplinary educational activities around chemical biology and provide a forum for scientists interested in chemical biology to meet, establish new collaborations, and retain existing ones.

The SNE Chemical Biology comes as not-for-profit association based in Geneva following the completion of the National Centre of Competence in Research Chemical Biology (former NCCR Chemical Biology). Its primary aim is to maintain the interdisciplinary educational activities created between 2010 and 2022 by former NCCR Chemical Biology, an interdisciplinary network of excellence funded by the Swiss National science Foundation. These activities include in particular the Chemical Biology MSc programme jointly hosted by UNIGE and the EPFL. Furthermore, the association wishes to provide a forum for scientists interested in chemical biology to meet, establish new collaborations, or retain existing ones.  This will primarily be in the form of a regular retreat and will be open to researchers of all levels of experience, from academia and industry.

Full members have the opportunity to take an active part in the association’s life through their voting right. You will be encouraged to participate in and to co-organize events. Being a member of SNE can also help give more visibility to your work, as you will have the chance to connect with scientists, students, and industry members interested in chemical biology research and thereby enrich your professional network. Critically, SNE membership can give access to a pool of highly trained, interdisciplinary students from our master’s program, which could be a valuable resource for  research projects.

The president of the SNE Chemical Biology, Prof. Robbie Loewith, concludes: “We are convinced that our association has the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of chemical biology, through interdisciplinary education and research, in the Lemanic area and Switzerland”.


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