Welcome to the Unverzagt Group.
Our research focuses on the chemical synthesis and the biological
investigation of signaling molecules for cells. We are developing
and improving syntheses for three classes of biomolecules:
oligosaccharides, peptides and glycoproteins. Oligosaccharides
are playing a major role in cell-surface binding events, protein
stability and immunology and can be considered an emerging field
in bioscience. Oligosaccharides have potential as diagnostic markers
and vaccines and can be synthesized by chemical and enzymatic
methods. Proteins and glycoproteins are of high interest for biotechnology
since their recombinant production provides many pharmaceutical
products such as cellular growth factors or monoclonal antibodies.