Catalysis and Peptide Research Unit

Our group was established in January 2007.  The projects are a cauldron of interests from each PI.

Thavi Govender - Asymmetric catalysis, peptide chemistry and mass spectrometry

Gert Kruger - Polycyclic cage chemistry, NMR structure elucidation and computational chemistry

Glenn Maguire - Cavitand chemistry and crystallography

Fernando Albericio - Peptide chemistry and molecular pharmacology

Per Arvidsson - Chemical biology and asymmetric synthesis (see also homepage)

Tricia Naicker - Asymmetric catalysis and NMR spectroscopy

Beatriz G. de la Torre - Peptide chemistry and method development 

Bahareh Honarparvar - Computational Chemistry

Sooraj Baijnath - Pharmacology and mass spectrometry

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Prof Gert Kruger  +27 31 260 1845
Dr Glenn Maguire  +27 31 260 1113
Prof Thavendran Govender  +27 31 260 1845
Prof Tricia Naicker  +27 31 260 8942
Dr Sooraj Baijnath  +27 31 260 1799

Ramesh, S.; de la Torre, B. G.; Albericio, F.; Kruger, H. G.; Govender, T. “Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Antimicrobial Peptides” in: Methods Molecular Biology, Vol. 1548, Paul Robert Hansen (Eds): Antimicrobial Peptides, pp. 51-60. New York: Springer 2017

S. Ramesh, P. Cherkupally, T. Govender, H. G. Kruger, B. G. de la Torre, F. Albericio “Synthesis of Amides (Including Peptides) in Continuous-Flow Reactors” in: Science of Synthesis, 2017/1, pp. 357-380. Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag KG 2017

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