Research in the Diederich group is structured around four central themes:
Modern medicinal chemistry: molecular recognition studies with biological receptors and X-ray structure-based design of nonpeptidic enzyme inhibitors, with a strong focus on novel anti-malarials and medicines against African sleeping sickness
Work in these areas is highly synthesis-driven and characterized by a blend of advanced synthetic and physical-organic methodology. Many projects are undertaken in international collaborations.
Please note that Prof. Diederich no longer hires any new co-workers.