Biological & Medical Chemistry
Bioorganic Chemistry is a rapidly growing scientific discipline that combines organic chemistry and biology. Bioorganic chemistry attempts to expand organic-chemical researches (that is, structures, synthesis, and kinetics) toward biology.
Medicinal Chemistry is a discipline at the intersection of chemistry, especially synthetic organic chemistry, and pharmacology and various other biological specialties, which are involved with design, chemical synthesis and the development to market bio-active molecules, or pharmaceutical agents (drugs).
Several bioorganic and medicinal chemistry groups are active at the School of Chemistry of Tel Aviv University. These include the following research areas: Natural product based drug discovery (Prof. Yoel Kashman and Prof. Shmuel Carmeli); Targeted drug delivery (Prof. Doron Shabat and Dr. Micha Fridman); Anti-metabolic and antibiotic drug development (Dr. Micha Fridman); Chemical ecology of natural products (Prof. Shmuel Carmeli).
Prof. Amir Roey, Prof. Carmeli Shmuel, Prof. Cohen Yoram, Prof. Fridmn Micha, Prof. Goldbourt Amir, Prof. Gozin Michael, Prof. Patolsky Fernando, Dr. Muhammad Jbara, Dr. Shlomi Reuveni, Prof. Shabat Doron.