Centre consists of scientists whose
goal is to find solutions to essential problems and strengthen the position of the University of Tartu in scientific world. We are encouraging young scientists to join our team and we make our best to create an inspiring atmosphere for science.
The general theme of the projects, which are currently running or planned, are the synthesis of bioactive compounds and preparation of biofuels.
Development of technology for a new type of second generation biofuel. (Dr. Lauri Vares)
Synthesis of acetogenin analogues. We are designing and synthesizing analogs of natural bioactive acetogenins. The potential use of such acetogenin analogs in therapeutic uses and as novel ionophores are studied. (Dr. Lauri Vares and Dr. Lauri Toom).
Bioactive terpenoids: asymmetric synthesis and biological properties (Dr. Ilme Liblikas, Prof. Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson).
New synthetic methods for the synthesis of vic-aminoalcohols (Dr. Peter Somfai).
Chemical ecology (Dr. Ilme Liblikas, Prof. Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson).
New methods in synthesis of azulene derivatives (Dr. Aleksei Bredihhin)
New antibacterial and antiviral agents: modification of antibiotics and macrolides. Synthesis of fluorensence markers (in collaboration with Dr. Tanel Tenson).
We are collaborating with the following
We have a collaboration with prof. Peter Somfai's group at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Prof. Somfai is also also working part time at our Institute.
In the field of chemical ecology we are collaborating with prof. Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson's group also at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Prof. Borg-Karlson is also also working part time at our Institute.
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