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Meet the Synple Chem Team

Dr. Benedikt Wanner
Dr. Benedikt WannerCo-Founder & CEOwanner@synplechem.com
Benedikt graduated from ETH Zurich in the group of Professor Bode and has started developing this idea during the time as a PhD student. For this business idea he was awarded with the ETH pioneer fellowship for the development of the idea into a viable product.
Dr. Paula Nichols
Dr. Paula NicholsCo-Founder & CCOnichols@synplechem.com
Paula has over 10 years of experience as a medicinal chemist at major pharmaceutical companies (GlaxoSmithKline, Eisai Pharmaceuticals). She has been involved with all aspects of drug development, particularly the remodeling of hit compounds to provide candidates suitable for clinical trials. She has worked extensively with both chemists and biologists and has experience managing external partners.
Dr. Vijaya Pattabiraman
Dr. Vijaya PattabiramanCo-Founder - Research Managerpattabiraman@synplechem.com
Vijaya brings expertise in the areas of synthetic chemistry and biomolecular chemistry. He has performed research in four different countries, both in academia and industry for over 10 years. He has extensive experience in scientific management, project negotiations and in managing outsourced & collaborative project teams.
Dr. Tuo Jiang
Dr. Tuo JiangHead of R&D
Tuo obtained his PhD from the University of Stockholm with a degree in chemistry and has obtained many years of experience in synthetic chemistry. He worked on this project for more than two years and knows the technology inside out.
Prof. Jeffrey Bode
Prof. Jeffrey BodeScientific Advisor ETH Zürichbode@synplechem.com
Prof. Bode is one of the leading experts in organic chemistry and has won numerous awards. He maintains his own research group as a professor at the ETH Zurich with his group of 30 young scientists. Both his knowledge in chemistry and his experience with industry collaborations and consulting make him an essential part.
Prof. Anastasios Polyzos
Prof. Anastasios PolyzosScientific Advisor University Melbournepolyzos@synplechem.com
Prof. Polyzos is a synthetic organic chemist with a world-recognized expertise in Flow Chemistry. Following a post-doctoral fellowship with Prof. Steven V. Ley at the University of Cambridge, he was appointed to Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne with a co-appointment to Australia’s national research agency, CSIRO, where he leads the flow chemistry and catalysis laboratory.
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Synple Chem's technology was invented at the ETH Zürich within the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences. Our team developped this technology into a great tool for researchers that has the potential to change how chemistry is done in laboratories today.

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