On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, our dear friend and lab-mate Dr. Cohue Peña, unexpectedly passed away.

Cohue studied Biology in Cologne, and the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen before joining the Panse Research group as a doctoral student at the Institute of Biochemistry at the ETH Zürich in June 2012. In June 2018, he successfully defended his doctoral work, and has been nominated to receive the ETH Silver Medal.

In addition to being an exceptionally creative and talented scientist, he will be forever remembered as a generous and a loving human being by all present (Michaela, Daniela, Agnese, Stefanie, Sanjana, Vikram), and past members of the Panse Research Group.

We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family, and his dear friends.

Vikram Panse


Im Namen des Instituts möchte ich den Mitgliedern der Forschungsgruppe Panse und allen, die Dr. Cohue Peña nahe standen, unser Beileid aussprechen. Unsere Gedanken sind auch bei der Familie, welche den schmerzlichen Verlust verkraften muss.

Reinhard Zbinden, a.i. Direktor