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Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Chemistry Research Group conducts fundamental and applied research in a variety of areas, and many of the research projects have strong connections with Chemical Biology. The sustainable development and application of chemistry is a common theme in our research, which drives many of our projects in green chemistry and energy, molecules of medicinal and biological interest, biophysical and protein chemistry, enzyme catalysis, and chemical characterization. Research efforts in these areas, for example, resulted in the development of new medicines and new chemical tools for studying biological molecules and processes, and molecular interactions. Through these research activities the next generation of scientists receive a training in fundamental and cutting edge theory, together with modern practical laboratory techniques and skills.

Key areas of interest include: 

  • Biophysical and biological chemistry (protein structure and interactions by NMR, hydrogen bonding, oligomerization, fibril formation and gelation)
  • Enzymology (catalysis, hydrolytic enzymes)
  • Energy and sustainability (solar cell chemistry, biodegradable plastics, electrochemistry)
  • Organic synthesis and chemical biology (methods development, bioactive compounds and new medicines, bioconjugates, biopolymers, drug delivery systems)
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics (chemical characterization of biological processes, mass spectrometry, NMR and multivariate analysis)
  • Analytical chemistry (chromatography and mass spectrometry methods, sensor development)
  • Surface chemistry (development and characterization of peptoid nanosheets, molecular probes and interactions)

As an interdisciplinary hub, the Chemistry Group plays a key role in collaborative research projects conducted with internal and external academic partners working in areas such as; molecular, medical, and environmental biology, as well as mathematics and physics. The group is a founding member of the Roskilde University Center for Frustrated Molecular Interactions, which drives and conducts larger scale research programs. In addition to these activities, the group has many collaborations with major Danish and international research institutions and industrial partners.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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