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Multidisciplinary research in the 21st century is rich with opportunities and challenges. Particularly fruitful in this context is the interaction between chemistry and biology, where synthetic molecules are being used to systematically investigate the functions of genes, cells and biochemical pathways in living systems.

Chemical biology is evolving at an unprecedented pace and holds a unique promise for fundamental discoveries within natural sciences in general.

Research in the Qvortrup group focuses on various areas of chemical biology. 
  1. Understanding complex biological systems.
  2. Synthesis and screening of molecular compound to Identify new hits for the development of effective treatment of patients. 
  3. Refining hit compounds through follow-­‐up chemistry to identify new tool compounds for biological research and acquire leads for drug discovery.