Dr. Chiara Borsari
Assistant / Postdoc
Chiara Borsari
Medizinische Fakultät
FG Wymann

Assistant / Postdoc

Departement Biomedizin
DBM Mattenstrasse - FG Wymann
Mattenstrasse 28
4058 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 51 39

Chiara Borsari is a senior postdoctoral fellow and co-lecturer at the University of Basel. Her research is focused on the development of kinase inhibitors, with a particular attention on PI3K and mTOR signalling pathway. After the successful discovery and optimization of reversible lead compounds, she is currently leading a variety of projects on covalent inhibitors, PROTACs and bifunctional compounds. After research visits at the NHRF in Athens and the State University of New York at Albany, USA, she obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) in 2017. She is a board member of the EFMC-YSN (European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology - Young Scientists Network) and the EFMC Communication Team.



2017     Distance Course in Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics, Uppsala University (SE) passed with distinction.

2014-2017        PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IT). Summa cum laude

2008-2013        Master Degree in Pharmacy, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IT). 110/110 with honors and encomium



2019-present    Senior Postdoc and Project Leader, University of Basel (CH), Cancer- and Immunobiology group (PI: Prof. M. Wymann)

2019-2021        Leader Chemistry for Working Group 1 (WP1) and WP2 in Innosuisse grant 37213.1 IP-LS in collaboration with PIQUR Therapeutics

2017-2019        Postdoc at the University of Basel (CH), Cancer- and Immunobiology group

2016     Visiting PhD Student at State University of New York, Albany (USA)

2015     Visiting PhD Student at University of Bologna (IT)

2015     Visiting PhD Student at National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens (GR)

2013     Postgraduate Student at De Montfort University, Leicester (UK)



2021-present    Co-Lecturer in Chemical Biology, Chemistry Department, University of Basel (Prof. D. Gillingham)

2014     Professor Assistant in Galenic Preparations Laboratory, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IT)

2014     Professor Assistant in Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IT)



2021     Emerging leader scholarship from CLOVES Community

2021     Poster award at European Chemical Biology Symposium

2021     Selected for Future MedChem Early Career Panel

2020     Scholarship from Antelope, Unibas, CH

2020     Poster award from Swiss Chemical Society (SCS), CH

2020     Poster award from SCS, CH

2020     EFMC fellowship for EFMC-ACSMEDI MedChem Frontiers, PL

2019     Poster award from Swiss Society of Experimental Pharmacology, CH

2019     Jury award at Exposure Science Film Hackathon, CH

2016     PhD mobility fellowship, Unimore, IT

2015     Presentation award from Italian Chemical Society, IT

2015     Fellowship from Italian Chemical Society (IT) to attend SIMCC

2015     SPSAS-ND3 fellowship for San Paulo School, BR

2015     Cost action CM1307 fellowship

2014     PhD Scholarship from Unimore, IT

2009-2012        Best student award



2021-    Organizer/chair 9th EFMC-YSN MedChemBioOnline, virtual – v

2021-    Co-Organizer/chair MedChemCASES #11, v

2021-    Funder/organizer/chair Medicinal Chemistry: A Global Perspective, v

2021-    Organizer/chair 6th EFMC-YSN MedChemBioOnline, v

2020/2021        Organizing committee of IUPAC GWB2021 and IUPAC GWB2020, v

2020     Moderator EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists Symposium, v

2020     Organizing committee/jury member EFMC-ISMC&EFMC-YMCS Poster Session, v



2017-ongoing    20 Master, 4 Bachelor students, University of Basel, Department of Biomedicine



2021-present    Reviewer for ChemMedChem and Frontiers in Pharmacology

2020-present    Reviewer for Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and SLAS discovery. Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Chemistry, Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry section

2019-present    Board Member of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC) Communication Team and EFMC-Young Scientists Network (YSN)