Selective Metal Detoxification

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 drug candidates 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 new exciting 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 on-resin cyclization of octapeptides. Welcome! 

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

Last update: 03.04.2020