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.

The European Peptide Society has for long recognized the role of Paula Gomes's group in the international Peptide Science arena, a recognition that was recently reinforced by the invitation made to the group leader to become the new Secretary of the Society. While Peptide Chemistry is the pillar of our research work, our main concern regards developing new bioactive molecules and drug delivery systems to fight disease, 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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