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Principal Investigators

Alexander Adibekian

Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Geneva

About Alexander Adibekian received his BSc (2002) and MSc (2004) from the University of Hannover, Germany. His master’s thesis research […]

Alexander Adibekian

Nicolai Cramer

Laboratory of asymmetric catalysis and synthesis, EPFL

About Dr. Nicolai Cramer was born in Stuttgart, Germany. From 1998-2003, he studied chemistry at the University of Stuttgart and […]

Nicolai Cramer

Beat Fierz

Chemical Sciences and Engineering, EPFL

Beat Fierz focuses on the study of the structure, dynamics and function of chromatin and related multi-protein complexes in vitro and in cells. These investigations require an interdisciplinary approach at the interface of chemistry, biology and biophysics.

Beat Fierz

Pierre Gönczy

School of Life Sciences, EPFL

Pierre Gönczy is a professor in the School of Life Sciences at EPFL. His main research interests lie in understanding fundamental cell division processes, with a focus on centrosome duplication and asymmetric cell division, using the early embryo of the nematode Caenorhabiditis elegans and human cells in culture as model systems.

Pierre Gönczy

Marcos Gonzalez Gaitan

Biochemistry Department, University of Geneva

About Marcos Gonzalez Gaitan did his PhD in Madrid with Antonio Garcia-Bellido and a postdoc with Herbert Jäckle in Göttingen. […]

Marcos Gonzalez Gaitan

Monica Gotta

Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism, University of Geneva

Monica Gotta is an associate professor at the Medical Faculty of UNIGE. Her main interest is the study of cell division processes with a focus on asymmetric cell division.

Monica Gotta
Elena Goun

Elena Goun

Chemical Sciences and Engineering, EPFL

Professor Dubikovskaya develops new tools to study important biological processes in metabolic diseases such as determination of beta-cell mass, understanding functions of uncoupling proteins (UCPs), and imaging brown adipose tissues (BAT).

Elena Goun

Jean Gruenberg

Department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva

Jean Gruenberg is a professor of Biochemistry at the University of Geneva. The main interest of his research group is to study the morphogenesis of sub-cellular organelles and the mechanisms that control intracellular membrane dynamics.

Jean Gruenberg

Oliver Hantschel

ISREC Foundation Chair of Translational Oncology I, EPFL

Professor Hantschel’s lab uses interdisciplinary approaches at the interface of protein biochemistry, medicine, structural biology and chemical biology to study cancer cell signaling with the aim of finding novel ways for therapeutic intervention.

Oliver Hantschel

Christian Heinis

Chemical Sciences and Engineering, EPFL

Christian Heinis is an Associate Professor at EPFL and Head of the Laboratory of Therapeutic Proteins and Peptides (LPPT). His research aims at developing therapeutics based on peptide macrocycles using novel biological and chemical tools.

Christian Heinis

Marko Kaksonen

Department of Biochemistry

Marko Kaksonen is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Geneva. His lab studies the molecular mechanisms of clathrin-mediated endocytosis.

Marko Kaksonen

Karsten Kruse

Department of Biochemistry (50%) and department of Theoretical Physics applied to Biology (50%), University of Geneva

About Karsten Kruse joined the University of Geneva as Full Professor in August 2016. Before joining the UNIGE, he worked for […]

Karsten Kruse

Robbie Loewith

Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva

Robbie Loewith is Full Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology. With particular focus on the Target Of Rapamycin kinases, his group uses chemical genetic approaches in yeast to dissect complex signalling pathways conserved in all eukaryotes.

Robbie Loewith

Suliana Manley

Laboratory of Experimental Biophysics, EPFL

Suliana Manley is an assistant professor of physics at the EPFL. Her primary research area is biophysics.

Suliana Manley

Stefan Matile

Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Geneva

Stefan Matile is a Professor in Organic Chemistry at the University of Geneva. His research focuses on the creation of functional biosupramolecular systems for broad applications such as organic solar cells, biosensors and the many ways to move across a bilayer membrane. He is an ERC Advanced Investigator and a project leader of this NCCR.

Stefan Matile

Howard Riezman

Department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva

Howard Riezman and his group are interested in the biogenesis, trafficking, properties, and physiological roles of biological membranes, with a focus on the membrane lipids.

Howard Riezman

Aurélien Roux

Biochemistry Department, University of Geneva

Aurélien Roux is an assistant professor in the department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva. His main interest is to study the role of lipid membrane mechanical properties in several cell processes, from endocytosis to cytokinesis.

Aurélien Roux

Kaori Sugihara

Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Geneva

Kaori Sugihara is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Geneva. Her lab studies the mechanism of lipid self-assembly and develops applications with the formed lipid nanostructures toward biomedical engineering and electronics.

Kaori Sugihara

Gisou van der Goot

Laboratory of Cell and Membrane Biology, EPFL

Gisou van der Goot is a professor at the Global Health Institute of EPFL. Her research interests are focused on protein folding, protein-membrane interactions and signaling which her lab investigates through the study of bacterial toxins and their receptors on target cells.

Gisou van der Goot

Jérôme Waser

Laboratory of Catalysis and Organic Synthesis, EPFL

Jérôme Waser is an assistant professor at EPFL and head of the Laboratory of Catalysis and Organic Synthesis (LCSO). His research is focused on the discovery of new catalytic reactions and their application to the synthesis of bioactive compounds.

Jérôme Waser

Nicolas Winssinger

Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Geneva

About Nicolas Winssinger received his B.Sc. in chemistry from Tufts University. He then carried out his doctoral studies under the […]

Nicolas Winssinger

Andreas Zumbühl

Department of Chemistry

Andreas Zumbühl is a Professeur Boursier in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Fribourg. His main research interests are the synthesis of artificial phospholipids and their applications in biology and medicine.

Andreas Zumbühl