Claudio began his chemistry career with an apprenticeship as a lab technician in Prof. Seebach group at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. He then went on to study chemistry and biological chemistry at the University of Applied Sciences Winterthur (ZHAW) where he obtained his bachelor degree. After working as a R&D and teaching assistant in the organic chemistry department of the ZHAW he continued his studies at ETH Zürich earning his Master of Science degree. He Prof. Altmann’s group where he earned his PhD working on the total synthesis of natural products.
In August 2016, Claudio joined the Ley group at the University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral research associate. His research is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and focuses on Metal-free C-C bond formation reactions.
Structure-activity relationship studies on the macrolide exotoxin mycolactone of Mycobacterium ulcerans N. Scherr, P. Gersbach, J-P. Dangy, C. Bomio, J. Li, K-H. Altmann, G. Pluschke PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis. 2013, 7, 2143.
Antibody-mediated neutralization of the exotoxin mycolactone, the main virulence factor produced by mycobacterium ulcerans J.-P. Dangy, N. Scherr, P. Gersbach, M. N. Hug, R. Bieri, C. Bomio, J. Li, S. Huber, K.-H. Altmann, G. Pluschke, PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis. 2016, 10, 4808.