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Graduate School of Chemical and Molecular Sciences Zurich

Functional Bioinorganic Chemistry

Research in our group is focused on the development of semi-artificial systems based on biologically relevant transition metal complexes. Especially, we develop novel modified cofactor derivatives for applications in medicinal chemistry, catalysis and diagnosis.

Usually, the projects combine classical organic synthesis and inorganic coordination chemistry, accompanied by thorough analytical investigations and biological studies.

The following topics are in the centre of current work:

  • Design and synthesis of modified vitamin B12 derivatives
  • Development of semi-artificial sensors and catalysts


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