Gosia M. Murawska

PhD Student, second year


  • Since 2017: PhD Student in the field of organic synthesis and chemical biology
  • 2016 - 2017: Research Assistant at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Joint BioEnergy Institute Feedstocks Division at Berkeley, California, US under the supervision of Dr. Jenny Mortimer about
    Project: Investigating the role of lipid glycosylation in cell wall biosynthesis.

  • 2016: 5 month internship in organic chemistry at the Noveratis Institutes for Biomedical Research.
    Project: Synthesis of drug precursor and enzyme inhibitors.

  • 2013: 3 month internship at the University of Broningen, NL under the supervision of Dr. W. Szymanski, Prof. D. Janssen.
    Project: Process optimization for a haloalkane dehalogenase-catalyzed kinetic resolution of racemic haloamides.


Master degree in organic chemistry: Stratingh Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Supervisor: Prof. Ben L. Feringa.
Project: Synthesis of overcrowded alkene switch for modification of peptides; Synthesis of a photoswitchable AT-hook useful for photocontrolling DNApeptide binding interactions.

Bachelor degree in chemistry: University of Warsaw, Poland.
Project: isolation and characterization of humic acids of natural and chemical origin.


  • 2015: Backer Fundation Scholarship, Groningen, Netherlands (2000 €)
  • 2015: Marco Polo Scholarship, Groningen, The Netherlands (1200 €)
  • 2015: Groninger Universiteits Fonds Scholarship, Groningen, The Netherlands (400 €)
  • 2014: Fundusz Stypendialny KIK, Warsaw, Poland (470 €)



  • L. Fang, T. Ishikawa, E. A. Rennie, Gosia M. Murawska, J. Lao, J. Van, A. YL Tsai, E. E. K. Baidoo, J. Xu, J. D. Keasling, M. Kawai-Yamada, T. Demura, H. V. Scheller and J. C. Mortimer, «Loss of inositol phosphorylceramide sphingolipid mannosylation induces plant immune responses and reduces cellulose content in Arabidopsis», The Plant Cell 2016. doi:10.1105/tpc.16.00186.


  • R. J. Floor, H. J. Wijma, D. I. Colpa, A. Ramos-Silva, P. A. Jekel, W. Szymanski, B. L. Feringa, S. J. Marrink and D. B. Janssen, «Computational Library Design for Increasing Haloalkane Dehalogenase Stability», ChemBioChem 2014, 15, 1660─1672.

    • (Acknowledged for HPLC method development)


  • Gosia M. Murawska, C. Poloni, W. Szymanski and B. L. Feringa, «Photocontrol of DNAbinding interactions», (in preparation) 0.


Fon: +41 (0)61 207 09 68

Location: Lab 306

Department of Chemistry, University of Basel St. Johanns-Ring 19 CH-4056 Basel Switzerland