Chemical Tools for Diagnostics and Therapy

Chemical Tools for Diagnostics and Therapy research program focuses on mechanistic organic photochemistry, emphasizing its applicability for addressing interdisciplinary problems in chemistry, physics, biology and environmental sciences, and it also deals with the synthesis and studies of supramolecular properties of host molecules and complexes. Flash kinetic methods are used to produce transient intermediates enhancing our understanding of photochemical and post-irradiation reactions. Photoactivatable compounds, moieties which upon absorption of light irreversibly release a species possessing desirable physical, chemical, or biological qualities, are being developed.

Current research activities are focused on design, synthesis and studies of novel systems that display specific biological activities or serve as auxiliary systems for biological or medical applications and investigations. The division aims to study the design, development and applications of photoactivatable compounds for biology and medicine and carrier systems utilizing macrocyclic compounds.

prof. RNDr. Petr Klán, Ph.D.

Research programme coordinator


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