LAST UPDATE: November 2012
Dr. Frank Schweizer
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: