LOEWE Focus Group SynChemBio
SynChemBio - Innovative synthetic chemistry for the selective modulation of biological processes
Philipps University Marburg (spearheading)
Spokesman: Prof. Dr. Eric Meggers (Marburg)
Partners: Justus Liebig University Giessen, Goethe University Frankfurt
Duration: 1/2014 to 12/2016
The goal of the chemists and pharmacists in the LOEWE research cluster “Innovative Synthetic Chemistry” is to produce bioactive chemical compounds with no other characteristics than those intended for them. By developing and applying innovative chemical strategies, they are seeking to contribute to the accurate steering of – naturally extremely complex – biological processes. The new methods are intended to be used for both research into biological processes and the production of pharmaceuticals. Among other things, the scientists are endeavouring to increase the precision of active agents until they can be considered free from side effects.