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The Shoshan Group at the University of Zurich

Peptide Synthesis

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Combinatorial Tools

Mechanistic Studies

Our group conducts multidisciplinary research that combines peptide, inorganic and medicinal chemistry, as well as molecular biology to solve current healthcare and environmental challenges by applying a broad range of techniques and skill-sets.

Our main goal is to develop new compounds for the selective chelation of toxic heavy metals towards therapeutics and environmental remediation.


02.08.2023 - Janik joins our group for his master's thesis in business and chemistry. Janik's role will be to support the creation and strategic planning of our startup, metaLead. Welcome, Janik!   

01.03.2023 - Sophie joins us as a research assistant in drug development. Welcome, Sophie! 

24.11.2022 - Ilaria successfully defended her master's thesis. Good luck with your next steps! 

14.09.2022 - Florian joins us for his bachelor thesis, where he will explore a new class of peptides. Welcome, Florian! 

08.09.2022 - Tagwa received the best oral presentation award in medicinal chemistry at the Swiss Chemical Society, Fall Meeting. Great Job, Tagwa! 

31.08.2022 - Tanja successfully defended her master's thesis. Good luck with your next steps! 

25.08.2022 - Rubens successfully defended his bachelor thesis. Good luck with your next steps! 

03.08.2022 - Our paper is featured on the front cover of ChemMedChem! 

20.07.2022 - Aaron successfully defended his bachelor thesis. Good luck with your next steps! 

29.06.2022 - Our cyclic octapeptides are highlighted in ChemistryViews

13.05.2022 - Luca's and Ayca's publication on GSH-inspired octapeptides is out in ChemMedChem. Congrats! 

07.02.2022 - Rubens joins us for his bachelor's thesis. He will work on new approaches for bioremediation. Welcome, Rubens! 

03.12.2021 - Luca's and Tagwa's work on glutathione analogs is out in Inorganic Chemistry. Congrats! 

20.09.2021 - Tanja re-joins our group, this time for her master's thesis where she will explore our genetic libraries. Welcome back, Tanja! 

17.09.2021 - Ayca successfully defended her thesis today! Good luck with your next steps! 

08.09.2021 - Tagwa's work from her Master's thesis with the Takemoto group is published in Angewandte Chemie as a hot paper! Congrats, Tagwa!  

18.08.2021 - Max successfully defended his bachelor's thesis today. All the best in your next steps! 

16.08.2021 - Maria Ilaria joins us for a master's thesis where she will work on a new strategy for on-resin cyclization of our cyclic peptides. Welcome, Ilaria! 

08.07.2021 - Luca's review in CHIMIA is online!


05.07.2021 - Aaron and Tanja join us for a bachelor thesis and a semester project, respectively. Tanja will work with Luca on new cyclic tetrapeptides and Aaron on exciting genetic library construction.  Welcome! 


28.06.2021 - Pietro joins our group as a summer intern from the University of Manchester. Pietro will work on our genetic libraries project. Welcome! 


23.03.2021 - Tagwa's and Christoph's manuscript is published in Angewandte Chemie! Congrats!! 


22.02.2021 - Max and Simone join our group; Max as a bachelor student and Simone as a high-school intern. Welcome! 


18.01.2021 - Sheng-Jan joins us for a semester project. Welcome! 


05.01.2021 - Tanja presented her bachelor thesis. Good luck with your next step! 


18.12.2020 - Daniel presented his bachelor thesis. Good luck with your next step!

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