Research at the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry developes new tools for the needs of drug development and diagnostics as well as new solutions for sensors, energy storage and energy transfer.

Chemistry is a very practical field of science, which helps finding solutions to many globally essential problems. The research carried out at the Department of Chemistry currently seeks answers to for example the following questions:

  • How to store and utilize Solar energy more efficiently?
  • Can drugs be targeted in the body by attaching chemical address tags in them?
  • Can the defense compounds of plants be used to slow down the climate change and also as anti-parasite drugs?
  • How to make the penetration of antiviral drugs into the desired parts of cells more efficient?
  • Is it possible to manufacture functional and biocompatible films for sensor, drug delivery, reaction and bio applications?
  • Why do all plants produce a different variety of defense compounds?
  • How to use bioinspire molecules and solvents in biodegradable electronics and environmentally friendly electrochemical applications? What is the physical basis of these processes?
  • How to convert carbon dioxide to fuel?
  • How to produce efficient energy storage materials?

Newest Publications

Condensed Tannins in White Clover (Trifolium repens) Foliar Tissues Expressing the Transcription Factor TaMYB14-1 Bind to Forage Protein and Reduce Ammonia and Methane Emissions in vitro (2022)

Frontiers in Plant Science
Roldan Marissa B., Cousins Greig, Muetzel Stefan, Zeller Wayne E., Fraser Karl, Salminen Juha-Pekka, Blanc Alexia, Kaur Rupinder, Richardson Kim, Maher Dorothy, Jahufer Zulfi, Woodfield Derek R., Caradus John R., Voisey Christine R.
(Refereed journal article or data article (A1))