Synthesis and enzyme catalysis serve as toolboxes for accessing and derivatizing natural products.
The bioactivity of small molecules of natural origin is optimized in the quest for novel antibiotics
and anti-cancer activities.
We are a team of chemists, biochemists, biologists and pharmaceutical scientists, united in the pursuit for novel medicinally active small molecules.
We investigate novel strategies and methods towards the derivatization of complex molecules and the use of enzymes as smart catalysts for organic synthesis.
Undergraduate research projects: We offer projects for talented and motivated undergraduate students in chemistry, biochemistry.
Lectures: We teach organic chemistry, natural product chemistry and biocatalysis.
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Undergraduate project opportunities: In enzyme biochemistry and synthetic chemistry we offer challenging projects. These target the engineering, expression and purification of enzymes from biosynthetic pathways or the synthesis of novel bioactive natural product derivatives for winter 2016/2017.
If you are interested, visit us now to secure your place.
If you are interested in joining our team for your B.Sc. or M.Sc. thesis in organic synthesis, enzymology, medicinal or natural products chemistry please contact us.
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Fakultät für Chemie und Biochemie