Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Grant recipient

Kurt Gothelf, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University

Co-applicants

Jørgen Kjems, Professor, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University

Ken Howard, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University

Tony Lahoutte, Professor, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Brussels and Vrije University Brussels, Belgium

Project title

Center for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design (CEMBID)

Project description

Most drugs used today have only one activation mechanism, and manufacturing drugs with several functions is both difficult and expensive. The aim of the project is to carry out research on new drugs with several activation mechanisms. We will develop methods to construct modules of various proteins and small molecules that can be simply and effectively combined into multifunctional drugs. This will pave the way for new types of drugs that are both more effective, have fewer side-effects and can be tailored to individual patients.