Oscar Verho

Oscar received his Master degree in 2010 from Stockholm University. Oscar then joined the group of Prof. Bäckvall for PhD studies at the Department of Organic Chemistry at Stockholm University, where he worked on the development of wide range of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic systems involving transition metals and enzymes. Oscar obtained his PhD degree in 2014, but continued to work in the Bäckvall group for another year as an researcher and led a number of different research projects. 

After receiving postdoctoral funding from the Swedish Chemical Society and the Wenner-Gren Fellow Program in 2015, Oscar moved on to do his postdoctoral studies in the group of Prof. Schreiber at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he stayed for 2.5 years working on the discovery and synthesis of bioactive molecules for various therapeutic applications.

As a part of the repatriation mechanism of the Wenner-Gren Fellow Program, Oscar returned to Stockholm University in 2017 where he began establishing his academic research group. In 2020, he moved to his current Researcher position at the Departmart of Medicinal Chemistry, Uppsala University


Awards & Fellowships



B. Sc. in Chemistry

Stockholm University


M. Sc. in Organic Chemistry

Stockholm University


Ph. Lic. in Organic Chemistry

Prof. Bäckvall's Group, Stockholm University


Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry

Prof. Bäckvall's Group, Stockholm University



Prof. Schreiber's Group, Broad Institute

  • Uppsala Antibiotic Center PhD grant 2021 (co-applicant)

  • Futura Foundation Research Grant 2021

  • Docent in Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University 2020

  • Futura Foundation Research Grant 2019​ (co-applicant)

  • Magnus Bergvall's Foundation Research Grant 2019

  • Stiftelsen Olle Engkvist Byggmästare Research Grant 2018

  • Wenner-Gren Foundation’s Fellow Program 2015 

  • Swedish Research Council’s International Postdoc Fellowship 2015

  • Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s fellowship for postdoctoral studies at Broad Institute 2015

  • Swedish Medical Society’s postdoctoral scholarship 2015

  • Wenner-Gren Foundation’s general postdoctoral scholarship 2014

  • Elisabeth & Alfred Ahlqvist Foundation’s postdoctoral scholarship 2014 

  • Bengt Lundkvist Memorial Foundation’s postdoctoral scholarship 2014

Current Funding