There is a long tradition of R&D in the SQO. Almost all of the Section's
academic staff are involved in researcg projects in a wide range of thematic
areas. In general these can be grouped into four main categories:
Designs, synthesis and evaluation of biologically active molecules and
processes of interest to the pharmaceutical industry
Asymmetric synthesis (diastereoselective synthesis) is an essential
feature in several of these research projects and combinatorial
chemistry is involved in others.
Synthesis, structure and applications of peptides, proteins and nucleic acids
Encompasses molecules produced both by chemical synthesis and molecular
biological techniques and form a methodological perspective NMR
techniques plays an important role. Molecules with potential
pharmacological interest, nanotechnological applications and the search
for ligands are also objectives in this category.
Supramolecular chemistry and organic materials
Incorporates molecular recognition processes, the origen of chirality in
chemical systems and the preparation and characterization of organic
materials. These research lines are at the interface between fundamental
chemistry, physics and biology.
Theoretical and computational chemistry
A series of research lines that explore the theoretical foundations of
chemical reactivity or porocesses that cannot be explored experimentally.
Within this category are also included in silico methods for drug
More detailed information on the research of individual professors may be found
at the individual webpage of the
professor in question or by visiting the webpages of the different research
groups of the SQO summarized in the column on the right.