Arthur Bodenmüller is co-founder of SynphaBase AG, a custom research company focussing on the synthesis of complex organic compounds. The company was founded in November 2000 as a spin-off at the University of Applied Science in Muttenz/Basel. Arthur has served the company as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since then. In 2013, he became president and owner of SynphaBase.
Arthur received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Konstanz in 1993 (under Prof Dr RR Schmidt) and subsequently joined the group of Prof P Sinaÿ at the École Normale Supérieur in Paris. The topic of his academic work was in the field of carbohydrate chemistry. In 1994 he started his industrial career as a laboratory chemist at Neosystem in Strasbourg, today an affiliate of PolyPeptide, and focused on the synthesis of unnatural acids and small peptides. He joined Senn Chemicals in Dielsdorf (CH) in 1997 where he was responsible for research and development before moving to the marketing and sales department. Since 2010, Arthur has been a member of the Fachbeirat at the FHNW/Muttenz.
Andreas studied chemistry at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn, Germany and the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. After receiving his Diploma degree in chemistry, he completed his PhD in organic chemistry at the RWTH Aachen University under supervision of Professor Dieter Enders. Afterwards he worked as a research chemist at Syncom. In 2015, Andreas started a Postdoc in the group of Professor Steven V. Ley at the University of Cambridge, UK. Following his postdoc, he worked for 1 ½ year in the Chemical and Analytical Development unit of Novartis in Basel. Andreas joined SynphaBase in 2019 as a project leader.
Wolfgang studied chemistry at the Technische Universität (TUM) in Munich. Following an internship with Prof. Barry Trost at Stanford University, he joined the group of Prof. Stephan Sieber, TUM, to conduct his PhD studies in the field of organic synthesis and chemical biology. He then moved to ETH Zürich as a postdoc to work on tumor targeting and organocatalysis under the guidance of Prof. Helma Wennemers.
After receiving his MSc in Chemistry from the University of Basel, Manuel went on to gain a PhD in the field of total synthesis under the supervision of Prof. Karl Gademann at the Universities of Basel and Zurich. With a fellowship awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, he then worked on a postdoctoral research project in the group of Prof. Steve Withers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, focusing on carbohydrate chemistry