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.

Recent News

01.04.2020 - Simone joins us (currently from remote) as our first postdoc fellow. Welcome Simone! Hope to have you soon in the lab! 

24.02.2020 - Daniel joins us again for his bachelor thesis, synthesizing exciting new amino acids. Welcome back! 

17.02.2020 - Beatriz joins us for a bachelor thesis as an Erasmus student from Spain. She will work together with Tagwa on synthesizing cyclic tetrapeptides as chelating agents of lead. Welcome! 

06.02.2020 - Niklaus joins us for a bachelor thesis where he will work together with Luca on optimizing the on-resin cyclization of octapeptides. Welcome! 

18.11.2019 - We received the SNSF Spark grant to fund our high-risk project on the isolation of natural metal chelators from the body fluids of common ravens!