SCS Foundation

Mission Statement
The purpose of the SCS Foundation is to promote research and education in the natural sciences, in particular in the fields of chemistry and biochemistry and supports various Scholarship-, Award- and Mentoring-Programs. The programs of the SCS Foundation are financed by donations from companies and private donors. There is no political or religious bias.

Foundation Board Members

Dr. Alain De Mesmaeker, President
Syngenta Crop Protection AG

Prof. Peter Chen, Vice President
ETH Zurich

Dr. Hans Peter Lüthi, Director
SCS Foundation and ETH Zurich


David Spichiger, Treasurer
Swiss Chemical Society

Prof. Beat Ernst, board member
University of Basel

Prof. Titus Jenny, board member
University of Fribourg

Dr. Gerardo Ramos Tombo, board member
Syngenta Crop Protection AG

Prof. Ulrich W. Suter, board member
ETH Zurich and SATW

Dr. Reto Naef, board member
Topadur Pharma AG