Molecular Interactions, Enzymology and Drug Discovery - Helena Danielson
The aim of our research is to improve the understanding of molecular interactions and to apply this knowlede for drug discovery, primarily using enzymes as targets. Our research is deeply rooted in enzymology, a discipline devoted to the study of enzymes. The enzymes of interest are all of relevance for diseases where there is currently a need for efficient drugs. Lately, our interest has expanded to other classes of drug targets and proteins of relevance for the efficacy of drugs. The research is involves analysis of molecular interactions and we also therefore gained a unique competence in the application of biosensors for drug discovery. This is contributing also to the basic science of molecular recognition, with a strong focus on dynamics and thermodynamics.
Prof. Helena Danielson, research leader