Nicolai Cramer’s main research program encompasses enantioselective metal-catalyzed transformations and their implementation for the synthesis of biologically active molecules.
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.
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.
Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitán is a professor in biochemistry at the University of Geneva. His main research interest is the biophysics and cell biology of endocytic trafficking during morphogenetic signaling and asymmetric cell division.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Karsten Kruse joined the University of Geneva as Full Professor in August 2016. His lab studies the formation of spatial and temporal structures in individual biological cells and cell assemblies.
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.
Suliana Manley is an assistant professor of physics at the EPFL. Her primary research area is biophysics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gerardo Turcatti, M.E.R., directs the screening platform at the EPFL that will be further developed to host the Academic Chemical Screening platform of Switzerland (ACCESS). His main scientific interests are in Chemical Biology-related methodologies and multidisciplinary research for life sciences.
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.
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.
Nicolas Winssinger is Professor in the department of Organic Chemistry. His current research aims to develop enabling methods in chemistry to further our understanding of complex biological networks.
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.