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Pabl Rivera-Fuentes

Pablo Rivera-Fuentes

Laboratory of Chemical and Biological Probes, University of Zurich

  • Associate Professor


Pablo Rivera-Fuentes was born in 1984 in Mexico City. He received his MSc (2009) and PhD (2012) degrees in chemistry from ETH Zurich, working under the supervision of Prof. François Diederich. His PhD work was sponsored by the Scholarship Fund of the Swiss Chemical Industry (SSCI), and his dissertation was awarded the ETH Medal in 2013. Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), he carried out postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Prof. Stephen J. Lippard (2012-2014). He subsequently worked at the University of Oxford with Prof. Harry L. Anderson, FRS (Department of Chemistry) and Prof. Christian Eggeling (Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine). He started his independent career as non-tenure-track assistant professor at ETH Zurich in October 2015 and became tenure-track assistant professor of chemical biology at EPFL in August 2019. In February 2022, he joined the University of Zurich as associate professor of bioorganic chemistry. His research has been funded by an ERC Starting Grant, the SNSF Eccellenza Grant, the NCCR Chemical Biology, and the NCCR AntiResist.

His main interests are focused on the development of targeted photoactivatable probes, on fluorescent sensing of epigenetic modifications and on the development of photoswitchable dyes for high resolution imaging.

Read more about Pablo Rivera-Fuentes’s research on his Laboratory of Chemical and Biological Probes (LOCBP) website.



University of Zurich
Département of Chemistry
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich