PhD offer: De novo peptides for the development of artificial metalloenzymes

Project description. This project proposes a new approach that could overcome some of these current limitations: to develop a methodology for the construction of multi-sites ArMs based on the controlled assembly of small de novo peptidic bricks (“molecular Lego”, see scheme). The bricks are accessible by peptide synthesis, rendering their functionalization at a single site straightforward. Upon assembly of several units, a more complex structure (protein-like) will be obtained, placing the different functional centers at a desired distance to work in concert. One could then rationally design complex ArMs simply by assembling those bricks. To our knowledge, no such system exists yet. […]

Master Thesis in Atmospheric Chemistry on the Oxidation of gaseous elemental Mercury in the Atmosphere

We offer an interesting master thesis in Atmospheric Chemistry, investigating the oxidation of gaseous elemental mercury (GEM) using laboratory experiments. Mercury is a top-priority pollutant, and each year anthropogenic activities emit 2000 tons of GEM into the atmosphere. The oxidation of GEM to reactive mercury drives the deposition to the Earth’s surface. However, the exact mechanism of GEM oxidation remains largely unknown. […]

Nanoscience Focus: imaging

We’d like to bring to your attention the following conference:

Nanoscience Focus: imaging (NF:imaging) 
 – a conference on imaging on the nanometer scale across borders and disciplines.

Conference website and registration:

What is it?
We invite researchers working in any fields of nanometer scale imaging to participate and share their latest techniques and scientific progress, and exchange ideas in a short, focused conference. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
– scanning probe microscopy 
– electron microscopy
– NV center imaging
– X-ray imaging
– advanced optical imaging

Basel, Switzerland

June 12 – 13, 2019

Abstract submission deadline:
April 7, 2019

The program is still developing and there are quite a few slots still available for talks.

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon in Basel.

Sprungbrett-Events 2019 – Attraktive Regionen, attraktive Arbeitgeber

An den Sprungbrett-Events erwarten dich innovative Arbeitsregionen der Schweiz. Entdecke die Einstiegsmöglichkeiten und Karrierechancen bei attraktiven Arbeitgebern in deiner bevorzugten Region:

–       5. April 2019 – Sprungbrett-Event Zentralschweiz

–       5. April 2019 – Sprungbrett-Event Schaffhausen

–       8. April 2019 – Sprungbrett-Event Basel

–       8. April 2019 – Sprungbrett-Event St.Gallen, Appenzell

–       12. April 2019 – Sprungbrett-Event Bern

–       12. April 2019 – Sprungbrett-Event Thurgau

–       15. April 2019 – Sprungbrett-Event Graubünden

–       15. April 2019 – Sprungbrett-Event Solothurn

–       26. April 2019 – Sprungbrett-Event Zürichsee-Linth

Nutze diese ideale Gelegenheit um mittels Unternehmensbesichtigung/Workshop einem Arbeitgeber in deiner bevorzugten Region hinter die Fassade zu schauen. Melde dich kostenlos für den Sprungbrett-Event deiner Wahl an und knüpfe beim Talent-Apéro wertvolle Kontakte für deinen Berufseinstieg. Die Plätze für die Unternehmensbesichtigungen/Workshops sowie Talent-Apéros werden nach dem Prinzip „first come, first served“ vergeben. Eine Anmeldung vor Ort ist nicht möglich.

Weitere Informationen und die Online-Anmeldung findest du unter

Die teilnehmenden Unternehmen und die Wirtschaftsförderungen der beteiligten Kantone freuen sich auf dich!

Herzliche Grüsse und bis bald 

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Master Student Proposal

Dissecting cellular uptake mechanisms. A novel pharmaceutical nano drug delivery formulation.

Are you a motivated student who would like to work in an interdisciplinary team of pharmacists, biologists and nanoscientists? Then we are a perfect match for you. We are looking for one (optionally two) master students who will do their work at the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Group Prof. Dr. Jörg Huwyler in the field of nano-drug delivery.

The projects are shared between either Dept. of Phys Chemistry (Schwerpunkt Physik) and Dept. of Biology (Schwerpunkt Biologie), but are executed at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences – Group Pharmaceutical Technology of Prof. Dr. Jörg Huwyler.

Talk Your Science!

Dear all

In your life you have to present your research, defend your work, explain your work at interviews, convince your superiors, get money from funders… proper communication is key inside and outside of science.

In this workshop you will learn to: communicate well + target precisely! All of this with a lot of practice!

We call ourselves “Talking Science” and are a group of scientists and entrepreneurs experienced in the world of science communication. Our techniques have been successfully tested in FameLabs and other Science Slams.

Are you ready? Then hurry up and book you slot on Doodle. The workshop will take place on 4th April at 6 pm in PC seminar room 4.10.

Look forward to meeting you at the workshop!

Talking Science Team