RESEARCH OVERVIEW

LAST UPDATE: September 2013

Dr. Frank Schweizer
Associate Professor
Departments of Chemistry
and Medical Microbiology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2

Office:460 Parker
Labs: 448 & 446 Parker

Tel: (204) 474-7012
Fax: (204) 474-7608
email:
schweize@cc.umanitoba.ca

All of our projects focus on medicinal and/or biological carbohydrate chemistry and require strong interest in organic synthesis and/or glycochemistry. Once you have mastered the synthesis of your target molecule(s) you will explore the biophysical, biological, medicinal and pharmacological properties of your synthesized materials. Currently our projects focus on the following themes.

Mimicry of antimicrobial peptides by amphiphilic aminoglycoside antimicrobials - Development of novel antimicrobials with novel or combined modes of action [read more]

Double post-translational modifications of proline: role of hydroxyproline-O-glycosylation in structural proteins [read more]

Carbohydrate-templated amino acids - design, synthesis and peptidomimetic properties [read more]
Antitumor Glycolipids [read more]
Financial support for our research projects is provided by the following organizations: