Chemical biology and bio-medicinal chemistry research at the OU encompasses the development and synthesis of molecules for cell recognition, imaging and targeting of cancer cells and the development of small molecule therapeutics. It is our aim to use chemical and biochemical approaches to study and manipulate biological systems, and to inform the development of new therapeutic agents.
Key themes of our research include:
- Bio-medicinal chemistry for cancer, focusing on the synthesis of molecules for cell recognition, modification of nucleic acid bases, and the design of novel small molecule therapeutics
- Biopolymers and biocompatible materials
- Molecular imprinted polymers, focusing on the development of novel systems for functional analysis of complex biomolecules
- Nanomaterials and nanomedicine; interactions with biological systems and therapeutic uses