Mats Larhed was born in Västerås, Sweden, on August 21, 1964. He graduated in 1991 with a Master of Science in Pharmacy. His doctoral studies in Organic Pharmaceutical Chemistry were accomplished at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University. He became Senior Lecturer in 2001, was appointed full Professor in Combinatorial Chemistry 2007, before being appointed as Professor in Medicinal Chemistry 2015 at Uppsala University. For full CV, see link below:
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Mats Larhed is Professor in Medicinal Chemistry and holds at present the position as Deputy Vice-Rector for the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy at Uppsala University.
Larhed is engaged in the ongoing development of EIT Health Scandinavian organization, development of EATRIS (European infrastructure for translational medicine) Swedish node, and organization of follow-up activities after the 2019 IAB evaluation of SciLifeLab. He is the Chair for the Quality assurance evaluation of graduate and undergraduate training at the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences and the Chair for the Quality assurance evaluation of research at the University of Borås.
Larhed is interested in the development of career paths at universities and he was the Chair of the Uppsala University working group on career paths 2015-16.
Mats Larheds teaching activities have been directed toward students in pharmacy, chemical engineering and biomedicine. He early developed web-based examinations and lectures for his chemistry courses. He has overseen 20 PhD students to a final doctorate as the main supervisor and is presently supervising four PhD students.
Dr Larheds main research interests are: I) design and synthesis of new drugs for treatment of HIV, hepatitis C, malaria and TB, II) development of new chemical methodologies of importance for drug discovery, III) design and high-speed synthesis of novel radiotracers for medical imaging.
Larhed has received a number of grants from for example the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Swedish Research Council and the European Commission Framework Programmes as well as a couple of prestigious awards. He has published around 200 scientific articles and a number of approved patents.
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