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

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!