Chemistry is a Fundamental Element for Novel Education in Molecular Life Sciences



  • Roger Aeschbacher
  • Daniel Gygax



Applied research and development, Bachelor of molecular life sciences, Chemistry, Education, Fhnw, Innovation, Molecular bioanalytics, School of life sciences muttenz


Chemistry is a science and an art. But it is not art for art's sake. Increasingly, chemistry is being used as a fundamental knowledge base to further innovations in bordering disciplines such as biology or medicine. At the School of Life Sciences in Muttenz, chemistry has this dual role. Chemists and chemical engineers alike can study chemistry in a bachelor curriculum. In addition, this course is now complemented by an option in molecular bioanalytics. This design complements the steady increase in applied research and development in such areas as diagnostics, screening or biomonitoring undertaken at Muttenz. Strengthening knowledge in molecular life sciences while maintaining a rigorous education in chemistry is central to making students fit for the modern work-place. They will be able to perform well in such diverse fields as biological or pharmacological chemistry, chemical biology or (bio)chemical engineering.




How to Cite

R. Aeschbacher, D. Gygax, Chimia 2006, 60, 288, DOI: 10.2533/000942906777674723.