Searching for medicines in extreme environments

Searching for medicines in extreme environments

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Marcel Jaspars. Chair in Chemistry, Natural & Computing Sciences, University of Aberdeen

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Research Overview


My research involves the discovery of new compounds with potential pharmaceutical use from marine and desert environments, their structure determination and biosynthesis. Translation of bioactive natural compounds into preclinical evaluation is exemplified by with sponge derived compounds/analogues that have activity in animal models for Alzheimer’s disease or epilepsy or are able to deliver proteins into animal brains to generate a model of Alzheimer’s disease.

Professor Marcel Jaspars | Staff Profile | The School of Natural and Computing Sciences | The University of Aberdeen (

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