Organic Chemistry - Glycochemistry
The main research topic of the Organic Chemistry division is based on the role of carbohydrates in eliciting or modulating adaptive as well as innate immune responses. A major focus covers the molecular basis of carbohydrate-protein interactions including antibodies, receptors and lectins.
Detailed research interests are focused on the immunochemistry and structural biology of complex carbohydrates of viruses, bacteria, parasites and plants. Key expertise is available for the chemical synthesis of oligosaccharides, glycophospholipids, nucleotid-activated sugars and neoglycoconjugates as well as for the analysis of glycans and polysaccharides by NMR spectroscopy.