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Alexander Adibekian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Florida Campus
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(561) 228-2740


Ph.D. (Chemistry), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) 2008
M.S. (Chemistry), Leibniz University of Hanover 2004
B.Sc., Leibniz University of Hanover 2002

Professional Experience

2013-2017 Assistant Professor, University of Geneva
2012-2013 Independent Researcher, University of Geneva
2009-2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, The Scripps Research Institute

Selected References

All Publications

Zong, L., Bartolami, E., Abegg, D., Adibekian, A., Sakai, N. & Matile, S. Epidithiodiketopiperazines: strain-promoted thiol-mediated cellular uptake at the highest tension. (2017). ACS Central Science, 3(5), 449-453. PMCID: PMC5445525.

Abegg, D., Gasparini, G., Hoch, D. G., Shuster, A., Bartolami, E., Matile, S. & Adibekian, A. Strained cyclic disulfides enable cellular uptake by reacting with the transferrin receptor. (2017). Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(1), 231-238.

Dewhurst-Maridor, G., Abegg, D., David, F. P. A., Rougemont, J., Scott, C. C., Adibekian, A. & Riezman, H. The SAGA complex, together with transcription factors and the endocytic protein Rvs167p, coordinates the reprofiling of gene expression in response to changes in sterol composition in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (2017). Molecular Biology of the Cell, 28(20), 2637-2649. PMCID: PMC5620372.

Wang, C., Abegg, D., Hoch, D. G. & Adibekian, A. Chemoproteomics-enabled discovery of a potent and selective inhibitor of the DNA repair protein MGMT. (2016). Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 55(8), 2911-2915.

Adibekian, A. & Stallforth, P. Cutting edge chemical biology: Report from the 2016 International Symposium on Chemical Biology, January 13-15, Geneva, Switzerland. (2016). ACS Chemical Biology, 11(4), 816-820.

Hoch, D. G., Abegg, D., Wang, C., Shuster, A. & Adibekian, A. Cysteine-specific chemical proteomics: from target identification to drug discovery. (2016). Chimia, 70(11), 764-767.

Lagoutte, R., Serba, C., Abegg, D., Hoch, D. G., Adibekian, A. & Winssinger, N. Divergent synthesis and identification of the cellular targets of deoxyelephantopins. (2016). Nature Communications, 7. PMCID: PMC4992173.

Daguer, J. P., Zambaldo, C., Abegg, D., Barluenga, S., Tallant, C., Muller, S., Adibekian, A. & Winssinger, N. Identification of covalent bromodomain binders through DNA display of small molecules. (2015). Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 54(20), 6057-6061.

Abegg, D., Frei, R., Cerato, L., Hari, D. P., Wang, C., Waser, J. & Adibekian, A. Proteome-wide profiling of targets of cysteine reactive small molecules by using ethynyl benziodoxolone reagents. (2015). Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 54(37), 10852-10857.

Cavallari, M., Stallforth, P., Kalinichenko, A., Rathwell, D. C. K., Gronewold, T. M. A., Adibekian, A., Mori, L., Landmann, R., Seeberger, P. H. & De Libero, G. A semisynthetic carbohydrate-lipid vaccine that protects against S-pneumoniae in mice. (2014). Nature Chemical Biology, 10(11), 950-956.