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.