Research at Department of Chemistry - BMC


Chemical research aiming to improve human health and the environment

Much of the research conducted at our department is focused on understanding the chemical processes and molecules that are found in living organisms. The aim of this research is to understand the mechanisms behind different diseases, develop new methods for studying and diagnosing diseases, and to identify new drug candidates and target proteins.

Development of new synthesis methods is also an important branch of research, partly to create new molecules for use in, for example, the pharmaceutical field, but also to be able to replace existing synthesis methods with more efficient and environmentally friendly alternatives. We also work with development of methods and techniques for analysis of complex biological samples and molecules, where we are particularly strong in the fields of mass spectrometry and NMR.

The department has three research programs, analytical chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry, where both experimentalists and theoreticians are active. The department also hosts three infrastructure facilities: NMR Uppsala, the SciLifeLab platform for biophysical screening and characterisation, and a local platform for mass spectrometry-based proteomics. In addition, the Swedish Research Council's Centre for Chemistry of Life and the Open Medicine Foundation's Centre for ME/CFS are led by professors working at our department.

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