Selected news

June 2021
DTU Chemistry will host the third CNT Science Mixer online. At the event, CNT researchers and PhD students will present their research results and engage in discussions with the center personnel.

Congratulations to Kasper. His review on fragment-based drug discovery for RNA targets is out in ChemMedChem. Thanks to Ruth, Lotte and Vipul for a nice collaboration.

May 2021

We are grateful to the Independent Research Fund Denmark for supporting our project on fragment-based drug discovery. We look forward to strengthen collaborations with Lotte Gotfredsen and NMR Center DTU, Anders Bach and Michael Gajhede at the University of Copenhagen as well as Roberta Brambilla at the University of Miami. We will be recruiting at DTU and UCPH, so stay tuned!

Welcome to Erika Ismaili from INSA Rouen, who joins the group for a research internship.

April 2021
Luca, Ulrik and Faranak will participate in the second Annual General Meeting of EU-OPENSCREEN DRIVE.


Congratulations to Cecilia. She receives a Lundbeck Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the project iNKT cell-based cancer immunotherapy – a synthetic toolbox for developing novel cancer vaccines. Great job formulating a winning project for a very competitive call.

Congratulations to Elisa – her review of small molecule inhibitors of ROS production is online in J. Med. Chem. Thanks to Luca Laraia for a great collaboration!

Congratulations to Enzo and Cecilia. Their synthesis of branched RG-II, a collaboration with the Kosma group in Vienna, is online at Chem. Eur. J.

March 2021

Congratulations to Nacho. His collaborative research with the Nawrath lab is online in Curr. Biol. The article is open access until May 11.

Welcome back to Lea Jakobsen, who rejoins the group as laboratory technician. Lea will work on new methodology for glycosylation chemistry in collaboration with Stefan.

February  2021
Welcome to Maëlle Pestalozzi, who joins the group for her MSc thesis project in fragment-based drug discovery.

Welcome to Christian Oettinger who joins the group for his MSc thesis project involving hit-to-lead medicinal chemistry of kinase inhibitors.

Welcome to Mie Larsen who joins the group for her MSc thesis project. Mie joins the immuno-oncology team.

Welcome to Thomas Klevin who joins the group for his MSc thesis project. Thomas joins the immuno-oncology team.

Welcome to Marcel Schuppenhauer, who joins the group for a one-year traineeship as laboratory technician.


Our collaboration with the Zeng group on characterization of GT14 enzymes from Arabidopsis is online in Int. J. Mol. Sci. Thanks to Lingling, Berit, Josh, Tony, Wei and the other collaborators. Read it here – open access.

January 2021
Welcome to Stefan Zimmermann, who joins the group as postdoctoral fellow. Stefan will work on a new project aiming to improve glycosylation reactions for oligosaccharide synthesis.

Welcome to Marie Louise Gram, who joins the group for her MSc project related to fragment-based drug discovery. Marie is also a recipient of the Novo Nordisk Scholarship, congratulations!

December 2020
We are grateful to the Carlsberg foundation for supporting our research by funding a benchtop NMR for flow chemistry. We look forward to the collaboration with Prof. Jens Duus and Assist. Prof. Luca Laraia.

November 2020
Congratulations to Elisa. Her collaboration with DTU Bioengineering on new bioactive natural products is online in J. Nat. Prod.

We are grateful to the Novo Nordisk Foundation for their continued support of our immuno-oncology research.


October 2020
Welcome to Peng Wei, who joins the group for his PhD studies. Peng will join the immuno-oncology team.

Welcome to Kasper Lundquist, who joins the group for his PhD studies. Kasper will join the FBDD team.

Congratulations to Fernanda. Her second article about the flower pigments from the Brazilian Native Tree Tibouchina pulchra is published open access in Molecules. Fernanda visited DTU for a research stay in 2017 as part of the Danish-Brazilian Network for Plant Glycoscience.


September 2020
We are grateful to the VILLUM FOUNDATION for supporting a Villum Experiment project aimed at developing methods for stereoselective glycosylation. Read more at the foundation website and at DTU Chemistry

Welcome to Chloé Stoll from CPE Lyon, who joins the group for a research internship.

August 2020
Welcome to Sanne Møller, who joins the group for her MSc project in collaboration with the immuno-oncology team.

Our collaboration with a research team headed by DTU Health Tech on a new liquid marker system is online in Science Advances.

Read the news article about the findings here.

July 2020
Our collaboration with the Scheller group at JBEI on plant GT activity screening is online in Plant Methods

June 2020
Innofund Denmark supports a project focused on combatting COVID-19. DK-OPENSCREEN is proud to partner with the researchers at Aarhus University and we look forward to collaborate on this important topic. For more information click here.

Nikolaj Sten Troelsen successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled Synthesis and Screening of Diverse and Three-Dimensional Libraries for Fragment-Based Drug Discovery on June 18. Thanks to the committee for a very good discussion: Prof. Adam Nelson, Assoc. Prof. Anders Bach and Prof. David Tanner.

May 2020
Our collaboration with the Pfrengle group concerning plant glycosyltransferases is online at ACIE.

April 2020

Congratulations to Nikolaj. His review of augmented fragment libraries is online in Chem. Eur. J.

March 2020
The group is working from home following government recommendations. Time to catch up on writing and plan for when we can safely return to the labs!

We are grateful to the DTU PoC Fund for supporting the Gaius project.

Congratulations to Cecilia, Hao and Irene. Their study of thio-linked xylans are published in Org. Biomol. Chem.

We look forward to starting a new collaboration with the Baasov Lab at Technion. Thanks to DTU for supporting the Alliance PhD Scholarship Program.

February 2020
Welcome to Anastasia Richter who joins the group for her MSc thesis research on immunooncology.

Welcome to Kasper Lundquist – he will carry out MSc thesis research related to FBDD in collaboration with Leo Pharma.

Mads visits KU Leuven to meet collaborators and discuss ongoing activities with the local TTO.

Welcome to Lea Jakobsen, who joins the group for a one-year traineeship as laboratory technician.

January 2020
Welcome to Dr. Sahar Tahvili, who joins the immunooncology team as a postdoctoral fellow.

Welcome to Dr. Ulrik Keiding. He joins DK-OPENSCREEN as platform engineer.

Mads will be in Prague for the Annual General Meeting of EU-OPENSCREEN DRIVE.

We are grateful to the Carlsberg Foundation for supporting research infrastructure for DTU SCore. Read more here.

Meet the group at the Torkil Holm Symposium in Copenhagen – Visions in Chemistry.

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