Raphael Franzini

Raphael FranziniAssistant Professor


Phone: 801.585.9051
Fax: 801.585.6208


08/2010 Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.

02/2005 Master en Chimie Moléculaire et Biologique, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Research Interests

02/2012 - current Postdoctoral Researcher, ETHZ, Zürich, CH – Prof. Dario Neri. Development of DNA-encoded chemical libraries as an advanced tool for drug lead discovery.
10/2010 – 02/2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University, Stanford, USA – Prof. Matthew Bogyo and Prof. Eric T. Kool.
Activity-based probes for bioimaging and drug-targeting.
Design and synthesis of combinatorial libraries for the discovery of environmental sensors.
09/2005 – 08/2010 Graduate Student, Stanford University, Stanford, USA – Prof. Eric T. Kool. Fluorescent probes for the detection of RNAs in biomedical assays and clinical diagnostics.
03/2005 – 07/2005 Research Assistant, CMU, Pittsburgh, USA – Prof. Catalina Achim. Ligand-modified peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) for the incorporation of metal ions into hybrid duplexes.
09/2004 – 02/2005 Master Thesis Student, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland – Prof. Horst Vogel. Single molecule imaging of lateral diffusion of neuroreceptors.
02/2004 – 06/2005 Undergraduate Student, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland – Prof. Paul J. Dyson. Organometallic ruthenium complexes as potential anti-cancer agents.
08/2002 – 08/2003 Undergraduate Student, CMU, Pittsburgh USA – Prof. Catalina Achim. Ligand-modified PNAs for the formation of metal containing oligonucleotide complexes.


VPFW – ETH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012 – 2014.
Fellowship Swiss National Science Foundation, Prospective Researcher, 2010 - 2011.
John Stauffer Memorial Fellowship Award, 2009 - 2010.
ACS Chemical Biology Travel Award; 237th National ACS Meeting, Salt Lake City, 2009.
Gerhard Casper Fellowship (Stanford Graduate Student Fellowship), 2008 - 2010.
Graduate Fellowship, Roche Research Foundation, 2007 - 2008.
Abott Graduate Summer Research Fellowship, 2007.
Prix Syngenta (Best Master Student Award), EPFL, 2005.

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