Our Research

The research in our group is concerned with diverse aspects of bioorganic chemistry with emphasis on designing synthetic receptors that interact with proteins and sense or regulate their function. The lab employs a multidisciplinary approach that combines organic synthesis, protein mimicry, self-assembly, and fluorescent molecular sensor design in order to address fundamental challenges at the interface of chemistry and biology. Supra-molecular structures, based on synthetic molecules, DNA fragments, metal-complexes as well as light-harvesting groups, are applied in developing unconventional biosensors, protein mimetics, and molecular-based devices.