Front cover of Nature Chemical Biology
07 February 2017
A paper by Professor Kristian Strømgaard and Assistant Professor Hans Michael
Maric and collaborators at the universities of Hamburg and Wuerzburg made it
this month's front cover of Nature Chemical Biology
Danish research paves the way for new treatments of the brain
08 December 2016
Danish researchers from the Center of Biopharmaceuticals have developed new compounds that affect receptors in the brain in such a way that side effects in treatments of e.g. sleeping disorders, anxiety and epilepsy could potentially be a thing of the past.
Danish research team revives drug research
07 September 2016
As the first in the world, a Danish research team from the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology has succeeded in mapping and producing two important substances which may greatly impact future drug research.
Decoding the signaling pathways of the brain
14 March 2016
New four-year research project at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology will develop tools to understand the signaling pathways of the brain.
Postdoc Jens Engel-Andreasen’s latest publication made the cover of The Journal of Organic Chemistry
02 July 2015
A recent Full Article in The Journal of Organic Chemistry by lead author Jens Engel-Andreasen from Center for Biopharmaceuticals was selected for
16 June 2015
Associate Professor Morten Skøtt Thomsen has received a grant of 2,367,019 DKK from DFF to the research project: "Endogenous prototoxins to ameliorate cognitive deficits in Alzheimer’s disease"
Danish Biotech Company Receives International Acclaim with Wellcome Trust Translation Award
08 June 2015
Based on research originating from the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Avilex Pharma receives Wellcome Trust Translation Award to advance their ischemic stroke program and raises in total 28 mio DKK (3.75 mio EUR)
Postdoc Karen Kleberg's latest publication is recognized in a "perspective" article
22 May 2015
See what Dr. W. Langhans writes about Karen Kleberg's article
Goutweed for arthritis and weight loss with cannabis
07 May 2015
Headache, toothache, arthritis – Mankind has always needed and still produces drugs. At the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology you can study how you used goutweed in the past and the modern pharmacological use of cannabis. Read the article (In Danish) by Mikkel Andreas Beck, SUND Communication
Two Faculty PhD Scholarships to Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
16 April 2015
Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology has been awarded two PhD scholarships at the faculty application round, Spring 2015
ILF snake venom researchers take part in DR3's "Videnskabsmagasinet"
15 April 2015
PhD student Andreas Laustsen and Associate Professor Brian Lohse from the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology take part in the science TV programme "Videnskabsmagasinet" at DR3
EliteForsk scholarship for a PhD student at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
26 February 2015
Andreas Laustsen, PhD student at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, receives The Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s EliteForsk scholarship...
Orphan receptors open for development of new drugs
27 January 2015
Usually it takes several years to screen potential drugs. New research could reduce screening times significantly. Read the article (In Danish)
New drug design enhances brain signalling by a factor of 1,000
06 January 2015
Chemical-biological research from the University of Copenhagen sheds light on important communication processes in the brain by means of new effective molecules that improve the starting point provided by nature by more than 1,000 times. Read the article
Two Sapere Aude grants goes to ILF
19 December 2014
Two young researchers at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology receives two out of the seven Sapere Aude grants which The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) has given to SUND.
Andreas Laustsen - The Coolest Engineer
28 November 2014
Andreas Laustsen, a PhD student at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, is now officially named the coolest engineer in Denmark in the "Engineer the Future Contest". Read the article (in Danish)
Systems Pharmacology Gets a New Head of Section
13 October 2014
After 3½ years as head of section of the research section Systems Pharmacology at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology Associate professor Åsa Andersson has decided to turn over the management of the research section.
EFMC Prize to Professor Christian Adam Olsen
07 October 2014
Professor Christian Adam Olsen from the Center for Biopharmaceuticals has received The EFMC Prize for Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia
Hope for better treatment of chronic pain
25 February 2014
Associate Professor Stephan Pless, an expert in the study of cell membrane receptors, is moving his research from the University of British Columbia to the University of Copenhagen. In particular, his research will focus on a receptor called P2X, which in recent years has received increased attention in pain research and may have implications for how to alleviate chronic pain. Read more
Designer proteins provide new information about the body's signal processes
31 January 2014
Researchers at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology can radically alter the properties of proteins by redesigning their chemical structure, which in the long term may lead to pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects. The findings have just been published in Nature Communications. Read more