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Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry

Design, synthesis and modification of natural products and biomolecules for medical research.

The diversity of biological processes requires a high variability of biomolecules and a plethora of chemical modifications for activity modulation. The group organic and bioorganic chemistry works on the synthesis, modification, and biological evaluation of carbohydrates and glycoconjugates. The group explores new technologies and combines synthetic and biotechnology methods.
The projects cover the development and optimization of processes for the synthesis of natural and modified compounds varying from small molecules to biomolecules (e. g. glycoproteins, glycolipids, and nucleic acids). In collaborations within the School of Life Sciences, our industry partners and an extended network of research institutes and universities, the group searches for new applications of these structures to treat diseases and develop diagnostic tests, adjuvants, vaccine candidates against parasitic infections, drug carriers, and carbohydrate- and peptide-based materials.

Contact

Prof. Dr. Daniel Varón Silva
Prof. Dr. Daniel Varón Silva Team leader Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
Telephone : +41 61 228 51 73 (direct)

Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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