Meet the team

 
  Simon Sieber - Scientist    After my undergraduate studies in biological and organic chemistry at EPFL, I started working in the field of natural products isolation in the laboratory of Prof. Deniz Tasdemir at the School of Pharmacy (University College London). I obtained my PhD with Prof. Karl Gademann at the University of Basel and my research focused on the isolation and synthesis of novel compounds produced by bacteria in symbiotic systems. Then, I move to ETHZ for a postdoc with Prof. Shana Sturla investigating the role of microbiota in the formation of carcinogenic compounds. Currently I am a scientific researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Karl Gademann at University of Zürich leading projects on the development of genomic approaches towards the isolation and target identification of secondary metabolites produced by cyanobacteria. During my free time I enjoy running, cycling, hiking in the Swiss mountain and cooking.    email:   simon.sieber@uzh.ch    LinkedIn    ORCID

Simon Sieber - Scientist

After my undergraduate studies in biological and organic chemistry at EPFL, I started working in the field of natural products isolation in the laboratory of Prof. Deniz Tasdemir at the School of Pharmacy (University College London). I obtained my PhD with Prof. Karl Gademann at the University of Basel and my research focused on the isolation and synthesis of novel compounds produced by bacteria in symbiotic systems. Then, I move to ETHZ for a postdoc with Prof. Shana Sturla investigating the role of microbiota in the formation of carcinogenic compounds. Currently I am a scientific researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Karl Gademann at University of Zürich leading projects on the development of genomic approaches towards the isolation and target identification of secondary metabolites produced by cyanobacteria.
During my free time I enjoy running, cycling, hiking in the Swiss mountain and cooking.

email: simon.sieber@uzh.ch

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  David Dailler - Post Doc    I studied Organic chemistry at the University of Poitiers, Bordeaux and Lyon in France. I started my Ph.D in 2013 on the development and applications of C(sp3)-H activation under the supervision of Prof. O. Baudoin before completing my Ph.D thesis at the University of Basel. In December 2017, I joined the Gademann group as a postdoc. Outside, I enjoy sports, hiking, chilling.    email:    david.dailler@chem.uzh.ch

David Dailler - Post Doc

I studied Organic chemistry at the University of Poitiers, Bordeaux and Lyon in France. I started my Ph.D in 2013 on the development and applications of C(sp3)-H activation under the supervision of Prof. O. Baudoin before completing my Ph.D thesis at the University of Basel. In December 2017, I joined the Gademann group as a postdoc. Outside, I enjoy sports, hiking, chilling.

email: david.dailler@chem.uzh.ch

  Tatiana Grayfer - Post Doc    I obtained my PhD (2014-2017) at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (University Paris Sud XI) in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, where I worked on the development of synthetic approaches to new antimalarial agents. I have joined the group of Professor Gademann in 2017 to study plant-microbe interactions using organic synthesis. In my spare time, I play the piano, listen to music, cook and read.    email:    tatyana.grayfer@chem.uzh.ch     LinkedIn

Tatiana Grayfer - Post Doc

I obtained my PhD (2014-2017) at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (University Paris Sud XI) in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, where I worked on the development of synthetic approaches to new antimalarial agents. I have joined the group of Professor Gademann in 2017 to study plant-microbe interactions using organic synthesis. In my spare time, I play the piano, listen to music, cook and read.

email: tatyana.grayfer@chem.uzh.ch

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  Ya-Chu Hsieh - Post Doc    I obtained my B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from National Cheng Kung University (Tainan, Taiwan) under the supervision of Prof. Yao-Ting Wu. In my PhD study, I focused on the design and syntheses of polycyclic aromatic compounds with biradical property. In 2017 I joined the Gademann group to start my postdoctoral research. I like reading, movies and challenges.    email:    ya-chu.hsieh@chem.uzh.ch

Ya-Chu Hsieh - Post Doc

I obtained my B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from National Cheng Kung University (Tainan, Taiwan) under the supervision of Prof. Yao-Ting Wu. In my PhD study, I focused on the design and syntheses of polycyclic aromatic compounds with biradical property. In 2017 I joined the Gademann group to start my postdoctoral research. I like reading, movies and challenges.

email: ya-chu.hsieh@chem.uzh.ch

  Bin Huang - Post Doc    I studied Clinical Pharmacy at Shenyang Pharmaceutical University and completed my PhD at Peking University working on the total synthesis of diterpenes and alkaloids natural products with Prof. Yanxing Jia    email:    bin.huang@chem.uzh.ch

Bin Huang - Post Doc

I studied Clinical Pharmacy at Shenyang Pharmaceutical University and completed my PhD at Peking University working on the total synthesis of diterpenes and alkaloids natural products with Prof. Yanxing Jia

email: bin.huang@chem.uzh.ch

  Florian Huber - PostDoc    I studied Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich. For my PhD I went to Wuppertal to work on peptide and gold catalysis with Prof. Stefan F. Kirsch. I joined the Gademann group for a postdoc in 2016. Outside the lab i enjoy skiing and playing Volleyball.    email:    florian.huber@chem.uzh.ch

Florian Huber - PostDoc

I studied Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich. For my PhD I went to Wuppertal to work on peptide and gold catalysis with Prof. Stefan F. Kirsch. I joined the Gademann group for a postdoc in 2016. Outside the lab i enjoy skiing and playing Volleyball.

email: florian.huber@chem.uzh.ch

  Simone Grendelmeier - PhD Student    I studied chemistry at the University of Basel and did my masters thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. Karl Gademann on the total synthesis of natural products. I then moved to Zurich to start my PhD in the same group and now work on chemical biology. In my free time I like doing Taekwondo, reading books and travelling.    email:    simone.grendelmeier@chem.uzh.ch

Simone Grendelmeier - PhD Student

I studied chemistry at the University of Basel and did my masters thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. Karl Gademann on the total synthesis of natural products. I then moved to Zurich to start my PhD in the same group and now work on chemical biology. In my free time I like doing Taekwondo, reading books and travelling.

email: simone.grendelmeier@chem.uzh.ch

  Jan Hanusch - PhD Student    I studied chemistry at the University of Basel and got my Master degree in 2015. Afterwards I continued for my PhD in the Gademann Research Group at University of Zurich in the fields of CO2 capture and Natural Product Synthesis. In winter I enjoy snowboarding and in summer the nice weather.    email:   jan.hanusch@chem.uzh.ch    LinkedIn

Jan Hanusch - PhD Student

I studied chemistry at the University of Basel and got my Master degree in 2015. Afterwards I continued for my PhD in the Gademann Research Group at University of Zurich in the fields of CO2 capture and Natural Product Synthesis. In winter I enjoy snowboarding and in summer the nice weather.

email: jan.hanusch@chem.uzh.ch

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  Hiromu Hattori - PhD Student    I studied Pharmaceutical science at Nagoya City University (JP) and worked on chemical biology. I completed my masters degree at the University of Tokyo (JP), where I studied terpenoid natural product synthesis with Prof. Watanabe. After completing my masters degree I worked for Lonza AG (Visp, CH) as an intern for half a year. I am now engaged on natural product synthesis in Gademann group and spend time in the Swiss mountains or in the lab during the weekends.    email:    hiromu.hattori@chem.uzh.ch     LinkedIn    ORCID

Hiromu Hattori - PhD Student

I studied Pharmaceutical science at Nagoya City University (JP) and worked on chemical biology. I completed my masters degree at the University of Tokyo (JP), where I studied terpenoid natural product synthesis with Prof. Watanabe. After completing my masters degree I worked for Lonza AG (Visp, CH) as an intern for half a year. I am now engaged on natural product synthesis in Gademann group and spend time in the Swiss mountains or in the lab during the weekends.

email: hiromu.hattori@chem.uzh.ch

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  Ellen Piel - PhD Student   I studied Molecular and Structural Product Design (Chemical Engineering) at the University of Magdeburg, Germany. During my exchange to Boston University, I worked on photo catalytic induced atom transfer radical addition on alkenes. I wrote my Master thesis at the University Zurich on the robust synthesis of halogenated corannulene derivatives. I joined the Gademann group as a PhD student in 2014. Beside the lab, I like to bake and enjoying the nature in summer as well as in winter time.   email:    ellen.piel@chem.uzh.ch

Ellen Piel - PhD Student

I studied Molecular and Structural Product Design (Chemical Engineering) at the University of Magdeburg, Germany. During my exchange to Boston University, I worked on photo catalytic induced atom transfer radical addition on alkenes. I wrote my Master thesis at the University Zurich on the robust synthesis of halogenated corannulene derivatives. I joined the Gademann group as a PhD student in 2014. Beside the lab, I like to bake and enjoying the nature in summer as well as in winter time.

email: ellen.piel@chem.uzh.ch

  Agron Ilazi - PhD Student    I completed my undergraduate studies in chemistry at the University of Basel before moving to the University of Zürich for graduate studies. I am currently working on NRPS-PKS containing natural products. Outside the lab I enjoy jogging, hiking and travelling.    email:    agron.ilazi@chem.uzh.ch

Agron Ilazi - PhD Student

I completed my undergraduate studies in chemistry at the University of Basel before moving to the University of Zürich for graduate studies. I am currently working on NRPS-PKS containing natural products. Outside the lab I enjoy jogging, hiking and travelling.

email: agron.ilazi@chem.uzh.ch

  Andrea Meier - PhD Student    I studied chemistry at the University of Basel and joined the Gademann group in 2015 for my Master thesis about the total synthesis of a natural product. I then continued with my PhD in this group in Zurich working on semisynthesis. Besides the work in the lab, I like skiing and as a former gymnast, I still support my team at competitions as a judge.    email:    andrea.meier@chem.uzh.ch

Andrea Meier - PhD Student

I studied chemistry at the University of Basel and joined the Gademann group in 2015 for my Master thesis about the total synthesis of a natural product. I then continued with my PhD in this group in Zurich working on semisynthesis. Besides the work in the lab, I like skiing and as a former gymnast, I still support my team at competitions as a judge.

email: andrea.meier@chem.uzh.ch

  Joel Rösslein - PhD Student    I was born, raised and educated in Basel, where I studied the beauty of chemistry at the University of Basel. I did my master in natural product synthesis with with Prof. Dr. Karl Gademann. I then followed him to the University of Zurich where I am currently working on my PhD. On the weekend I like to cook and eat with friends, read a good book (or paper) or go back to Basel to enjoy the beauty of the Rhine.    email:    joel.roesslein@chem.uzh.ch

Joel Rösslein - PhD Student

I was born, raised and educated in Basel, where I studied the beauty of chemistry at the University of Basel. I did my master in natural product synthesis with with Prof. Dr. Karl Gademann. I then followed him to the University of Zurich where I am currently working on my PhD. On the weekend I like to cook and eat with friends, read a good book (or paper) or go back to Basel to enjoy the beauty of the Rhine.

email: joel.roesslein@chem.uzh.ch

  Simon Schnell - PhD Student    Throughout my studies of Chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, I became more and more interested in the synthesis of complex natural products. After conducting my Master Thesis in the Magauer Group, I moved to the Gademann group in January 2017 for a PhD in the field of total synthesis. Besides playing tennis, I like travelling to the mountains for hiking or skiing.    email:    simon.schnell@chem.uzh.ch

Simon Schnell - PhD Student

Throughout my studies of Chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, I became more and more interested in the synthesis of complex natural products. After conducting my Master Thesis in the Magauer Group, I moved to the Gademann group in January 2017 for a PhD in the field of total synthesis. Besides playing tennis, I like travelling to the mountains for hiking or skiing.

email: simon.schnell@chem.uzh.ch

  Inga Shchelik - PhD Student    I studied Chemical Technology and Biotechnology at the Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technology and continued as a researcher for two more years with Prof. Dr. Sebykin Yu.L. I did a one year internship in the Gademann group after which I continued as a PhD student. Outside the lab I enjoy traveling and investigating new places, cycling, skiing and other activities.    email:   inga.shchelik@chem.uzh.ch    LinkedIn

Inga Shchelik - PhD Student

I studied Chemical Technology and Biotechnology at the Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technology and continued as a researcher for two more years with Prof. Dr. Sebykin Yu.L. I did a one year internship in the Gademann group after which I continued as a PhD student. Outside the lab I enjoy traveling and investigating new places, cycling, skiing and other activities.

email: inga.shchelik@chem.uzh.ch

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  Mathieu Szponarski - PhD Student    I graduated as an engineer from the “French Grandes Ecoles” Chimie ParisTech and ENSCL in 2014, and obtained an MSc in molecular chemistry from Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie the same year. After a short stay at GlaxoSmithKline as an intern, I joined the Gademann lab in late 2014 for my PhD, working on cell surface engineering. In my spare time I like photography and I enjoy playing tennis.    email: mathieu.szponarski@uzh.ch    LinkedIn

Mathieu Szponarski - PhD Student

I graduated as an engineer from the “French Grandes Ecoles” Chimie ParisTech and ENSCL in 2014, and obtained an MSc in molecular chemistry from Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie the same year. After a short stay at GlaxoSmithKline as an intern, I joined the Gademann lab in late 2014 for my PhD, working on cell surface engineering. In my spare time I like photography and I enjoy playing tennis.

email: mathieu.szponarski@uzh.ch

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  Lukas Hoff - PhD Student    In early 2018 I completed my Master's degree at the University of Zürich where I worked on chalcogen bond catalyzed glycosylation and natural product synthesis. For my graduate studies I returned to the Gademann group in early summer of the same year. Outside the lab I enjoy mountain biking, hiking and travelling.    email:   lukas.hoff@chem.uzh.ch    LinkedIn

Lukas Hoff - PhD Student

In early 2018 I completed my Master's degree at the University of Zürich where I worked on chalcogen bond catalyzed glycosylation and natural product synthesis. For my graduate studies I returned to the Gademann group in early summer of the same year. Outside the lab I enjoy mountain biking, hiking and travelling.

email: lukas.hoff@chem.uzh.ch

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  Despina Emmanouilidou - PhD Student   I studied Chemistry at the University of Ioannina, Greece. I obtained my Master’s degree from the University of Zurich in 2018, working in the Gademann group on natural product synthesis. The stimulating environment in the group encouraged me to stay for my graduate studies. Besides working in the lab I enjoy rowing on lake Zurich, reading and travelling.   email:    despina.emmanouilidou@chem.uzh.ch

Despina Emmanouilidou - PhD Student

I studied Chemistry at the University of Ioannina, Greece. I obtained my Master’s degree from the University of Zurich in 2018, working in the Gademann group on natural product synthesis. The stimulating environment in the group encouraged me to stay for my graduate studies. Besides working in the lab I enjoy rowing on lake Zurich, reading and travelling.

email: despina.emmanouilidou@chem.uzh.ch

  Valery de Almeida Campos - Masters Student    I did my Bachelor’s in Business chemistry at the University of Zurich before changing to Chemistry for my Master’s. I joined the Gademann group to do my Master’s Thesis in the field of total synthesis. Besides university, I like to work as a bartender and go surfing all around the world.    email:   valery.dealmeidacampos@uzh.ch    LinkedIn

Valery de Almeida Campos - Masters Student

I did my Bachelor’s in Business chemistry at the University of Zurich before changing to Chemistry for my Master’s. I joined the Gademann group to do my Master’s Thesis in the field of total synthesis. Besides university, I like to work as a bartender and go surfing all around the world.

email: valery.dealmeidacampos@uzh.ch

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  Jeremy Michel - Masters Student    email:    jeremy.michel@uzh.ch     LinkedIn

Jeremy Michel - Masters Student

email: jeremy.michel@uzh.ch

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  Jacob Gorenflos-Lopez - Masters Student

Jacob Gorenflos-Lopez - Masters Student