Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Crystallography

15 September 2022 in Bern

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud to host the 2022 SGK/SSCr Annual Meeting. Submit your abstract and join us for all the latest developments in Swiss crystallographic research and for a face-to-face networking event with your collegues from around Switzerland and beyond. Registration is free of charge but mandatory.

Invited Speakers

Prof emeritus Andreas Engel, Biozentrum, University of Basel
Prof Enrico Mugnaioli, University of Pisa
Prof Simon Parsons, University of Edinburgh

Conference Dinner

The traditional dinner with the invited speakers will be held on September 14 at the old Tramdepot Bern. The brewery-restaurant is located at the bear enclosure with a beautiful view of Bern's old town. From the station, take bus route 12 in the direction "Zentrum Paul Klee" or "Schosshalde"  and get off at  "Bärengraben". Join us for a small fee and reserve your seat when registering for the conference.


Registration for the conference in advance is mandatory, but free of charge.
For the conference dinner on September 14, the fee of CHF 65 can be paid online upon registration.

August 14, 2022: deadline for registration with abstract submission
September 4, 2022: deadline for registration without abstract submission

Registration form

Please use the template to create your abstract if you wish to present a talk or a poster. You can indicate your preference for talk or poster during the registration process. We encourage especially PhD students to apply for oral presentations. A total of six talks will be selected from the abstracts. All abstracts which cannot be accepted as talks will automatically be assigned to a poster presentation.

University of Bern
Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Freiestrasse 3
3012 Bern

By train

Please see SBB website for train timetables to Bern.

a 10-minute walk from the central station Bern Bahnhof

After getting off the train, ignore the escalator/stairs on the platform and head down into the main station underpass. Take one of the lifts at the end of the underpass near platform 13 and ride to the 4th floor "Grosse Schanze".

Upon exiting the lift, turn round and away from the view of the city and mountains. Pass between the two large historic buildings (the former railroad administration on the left and the main University building on the right). Cross Hochschulstrasse and turn right after the small park. Walk along the main road (Länggassstrasse).

Approx. 100 metres later, you will see a restaurant named "Beaulieu" on the left; from there follow Erlachstrasse departing slightly to the left from the main street. After approx. 200 m pass the roundabout and walk straight on. You will find the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences on your left, about 50 m after the roundabout.

bus route 20

Take bus route 20 - direction "Länggasse" from platform (Kante) F or stop Schanzenstrasse (overview: bus stops at Bern Bahnhof), leave at the bus-stop "Mittelstrasse", cross the road at the zebra crossing opposite the post office, turn left into Fellenbergstrasse, walk along Fellenbergstrase until end of the street. Turn right, the DCBP is opposite the Paulus Church (Freiestrasse 3).

By car

A1/A12 direction Neuchâtel/Fribourg, exit Bern-Neufeld. Turn left in the direction of Länggasse. At the traffic light turn right into Bremgartenstrasse and go straight on to the roundabout. Turn left into Länggassstrasse. At the second traffic light turn right into Muesmattstrasse. Take the first on the left which is Freiestrasse. The DCBP is opposite the church. Parking is strictly limited to 60 min in the whole area. For longer parking opt for the railway station car park.

We are grateful to our sponsors for their support of Swiss crystallography.