We are interested in developing and improving the science and art of organic synthesis. Our research effort is primarily focused on the total synthesis of natural products, developing new synthetic methodology, and exploring new strategies and concepts in chemical synthesis. We often take our strategic inspiration from the chemistry of biosynthetic pathways and are fascinated by the origin, structure and function of biological molecules. Below you can see a list of the natural product targets we have successfully made (for further details see our publication list).
“Natural products are the result of three billion years of development of the living world, and they have survived the natural selection process over a long period of evolution. I am convinced they always carry a message, which it is our job to decipher”
Professor Vladimir Prelog (Naturwiss. Rundsch. 1985, 38, 259 – 2662)