Peptide bonds             across science and technology

Welcome to our Website

We are the Peptide and Medicinal Chemists of ORCHIDS, a bioorganic chemistry-based team integrated in the Functional Molecules and Nanomaterials Group of UCIBIO@REQUIMTE. We are settled at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, and our research is highly interdisciplinary, spanning from drug design to new biomaterials for drug delivery and biomedical engineering. Amino acids and peptides almost always have a key role in our research projects. That explains our motto, Peptide bonds across science and technology.

While our presence in the international Peptide Chemistry scenario has been acknowledged by the European Peptide Society, our special concern in developing new molecules to fight infectious diseases pushes most of our scientific effort, as shown by our recent publications and projects.

You are welcome to meet us at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and to visit Porto.

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