senior lecturer at Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory, Polymer Chemistry
Our ambition is to lead a frontier research that combines synthetic organic chemistry, cell and molecular biology and preclinical research for translational medicine. We have an international team of scientists with complementary skills and we are always looking for ambitious researchers (students and postdocs) with the passion for Science. To know more about our research, please visit our Homepage.
Keywords: biomaterials drug delivery nucleic acid chemistry gene knockdown tissue engineering anticancer therapy
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Oommen Varghese is an Associate Professor and University Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, Ångström laboratory in the Polymer Chemistry program. Since 2011, he is a group leader at the Translational Chemical Biology laboratory and leads an independent research in biomaterial science, regenerative medicine (bone tissue engineering) and nucleic acids therapeutics. He has a state-of-the-art research facility that combines facilities to perform organic synthesis as well as cell and molecular biology. His interdisciplinary research team comprises of Ph.D. students, postdocs and masters students with exceptional skills in cell biology and synthetic chemistry. Currently, he is developing chemically modified nucleic acids (engineered plasmid DNA, short interfering RNA, and microRNA) that has the potential for clinical translation as it addresses some of the major bottlenecks in the field. Biomaterial research combined with nucleic acids therapeutics and regenerative medicine is the highlight of his research.
I have a multi-disciplinary research interest from basic science to translational research. This include (1) basic organic chemistry (2) nucleic acid chemistry (3) biomaterial research (4) synthetic biology (5) stem cell research (6) regenerative medicine (7) anticancer therapy
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