Why being a scientist at an University makes me happy

Doing basic research is a satisfying job, especially in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Your results and findings can have an enormous impact in future disease therapies. And especially in underestimated fields the universities have the responsibility to conduct research even if it does not pay off immediately. But with the result of a basic research project some day we (or industry) will be able to start a drug discovery project and hopeful add again a disease to the list of treatable diseases.

But research is not the only thing I love spending my time at: It is also the teaching and supervising of young students and researcher. Being able to feed their curiosity and their enthusiasm is one of the best things of working at the university.


Just accepted in Frontiers in Immunology!


Our review article on CR3 and its ligands just got accepted in Frontiers in Immunology! Proud to be the correspondence author of this extensive work, and thanks to my great co-authors!

Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry

was such a great online conference!


Young investigator session at Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry

08. - 10.03.2021

Such a great pleasure to have been selected for the Young Investigator session at Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry 2021. Hear the latest results on our picomolar macrocyclic comlement C3 inhibitors!

Research funding granted!


The Research Fund Junior Researcher of University Basel has decided to support my research on CR3 integrin modulators identified by phage display for 1 year!

Arbeitsbuch Stöchiometrie

2nd edition published!


The second edition of my textbook "Arbeitsbuch Stöchiometrie" is published! We added a completely new chapter and several new excercises. Thanks to my colleagues Mario Wurglics and Daniel Merk, and to our publisher Govi for a great collaboration!

Basel Postdoc Network Retreat

Registration is open!!!


We, the Basel Postdoc Network Retreat Organizing team, are happy to announce, that registration is open! Check out our homepage to find more details about keynote speakers and program!


my EFMC interview is online


Basel Postdoc Network Retreat

Organisation Meeting



EFMC interviewed me on why I am a medicinal scientist! Check it out on their homepage, on twitter (@EuroMedChem) and facebook!

We decided on a location!

Kandersteg, Switzerland will host us (50 Postdocs from Basler Life Science) in June 2019!!!

Check out our homepage for news!



SNF Ambizione grant deadline


Uff, I made it! Successfully uploaded grant application, now that means waiting and crossing fingers!




Ljubljana, Slovenia


What a great conference! Highly competitive and high quality talks of young medicinal chemists. 

Thanks to the organizing committee, it was a great meeting!

I had the opportunity to present my poster in a flash talk... and I won a poster prize!


Ljubljana, Slovenia


Inspiring talks from academia and industry at the EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry. And what a great surprise: I won 1 of 10 poster prizes out of     > 500 poster!!!