Molecular structures

Last changed: 23 May 2023

Our research deals with the study of structure of biomolecules at the molecular and atomic level to understand biological processes and to develop new bioactive compounds.

We are studying metabolites, polysaccharides or proteins in isolated systems or directly in living organisms.

Examples of our research questions are:

  • What are the metabolites involved in the pathogenicity of a fungus on a tree?
  • What is the molecular basis behind biomolecular recognition ?
  • How can both high and low abundance proteins be identified in a biological sample?

The central tools used in our research include NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, X-ray crystallography and chromatography. One of our NMR instrument is equipped with a HR-MAS NMR probe allowing identifying and quantifying metabolites in living cells, tissues and plants.

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