Basilius Sauter

PhD Student, third year


  • Since 2016: PhD Student in the field of organic synthesis and chemical biology
  • 2013 - 2016: MSc Chemistry, University of Basel
  • 2012: 3 month practical at Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research (NIBR) with Dr. Niko Schmiedeberger in Medicinal Chemistry during the Bachelor Thesis
  • 2011: 6 week practical at BASF with Dr. Reinhold Öhrlein in the field of dendrimers during the semester work
  • 2009 - 2012: BSc Life Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts FHNW
  • 2008 - 2009: Berufsmaturitätsschule
  • 2005 - 2008: Apprenticeship as a lab technician in chemistry at F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG



  • Dnyaneshwar Rasale, Kiran Patil, Basilius Sauter, Stefanie Geigle, Saule Zhanybekova and Dennis G. Gillingham, «A new water soluble copper N-heterocyclic carbene complex delivers mild O6G-selective RNA alkylation», Chemical Communications 2018. doi:10.1039/C8CC04476G.

  • Basilius Sauter and Dennis G. Gillingham, «Profiling the nucleobase and structure selectivity of anticancer drugs and other DNA alkylating agents by RNA sequencing », ChemBioChem 2018. doi:10.1002/cbic.201800235.


  • Dennis G. Gillingham and Basilius Sauter, «Genomic studies reveal new aspects of the biology of DNA damaging agents», ChemBioChem 2017, 18, 2368─2375. doi:10.1002/cbic.201700520.


  • Na Fei, Basilius Sauter and Dennis G. Gillingham, «The pKa of Bronsted acids controls their reactivity with diazo compounds.», Chemical Communications 2016, 52, 47, 7501─7504. doi:10.1039/c6cc03561b.


Fon: +41 (0)61 207 09 68

Location: Lab 306

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