Research Groups

Description of the research groups

Prof. Dr. Bányai István
Environmental colloid and radiochemistry group The state environment is one of the most critical issues of our present. To save it the only way to understand it. Since in the nature chemical reactions take place on surfaces and small particles, their study is vital. Since our environment cannot be mixed the migration of small molecules (like water), ions and particles provide the possibility of chemical reactions important from environmental point view. The tools we use are radioactive tracers and the unusual forms of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.

Prof. Dr. Gáspár Attila
Analytical Chemistry Research Group There are several reasons for the existence of the Analytical Chemistry Research Group: (1) fundamental research on the fields of microfludics/lab-on-a-chips, electromigration separation methods, glycoenzyme research and special fields of environmental analysis, which are all emerging „hot” topics (6-10 Q1 papers/year are published by the group); (2) innovations as new analytical devices/methods were developed (4 patents: 1 US, 1 D, 2 HU); (3) cooperations with other research groups and industrial companies; (4) important role in education of chemists, pharmacists, biologists.

Dr. Papp Gábor Csaba
Homogeneous Catalysis Research Group Reasons for the existence of the Homogeneous Catalysis Research Group: (a) basic research into the development of homogeneous catalysts, mainly in aqueous media; (b) in the field of homogeneous catalytic hydrogen storage, our catalysts developed by us can be used, which create the possibility of the safe use of hydrogen as an energy vector – it is an area of research of great interest in both basic and applied research (5-8 Q1 papers/year are published by the group); (c) cooperations with other research groups and external companies; (d) a role in the education of chemists and chemical engineers.

Prof. Dr. Fábián István
Redoxi Reakciómechanizmusok Kutatócsoport Redox reactions of environmental and biological relevance exhibit complex stoichiometric and kinetic features. Understanding the intimate details of these processes offers a possibility to better control them under a variety of condition. Keeping this in mind, we wish to develop advanced mechanisms for the interpretation of the observed phenomena both in solution phase and in highly porous materials.

Prof. Dr. Kövér Katalin
Research Group of Structure Biology, Molecular Recognition and Interaction The Research Group of Structure Biology, Molecular Recognition and Interaction provides supervision and access to the NMR Research and Service Center (DEBNMR, in the Institute of Chemistry. The NMR facility equipped with four high-resolution spectrometers (360, 400, 500 and 700 MHz) supports inter- and multi-disciplinary research activities in diverse areas from chemistry, biology, biochemistry, medicine and material sciences. Our research group has achieved internationally renowned results in the field of NMR method development and in the application of state-of-the-art NMR techniques for characterizing the structure, dynamics and interactions of biologically important molecules, like antibiotics, carbohydrates, peptides and proteins.

Prof. Dr. Kéki Sándor
Materials Science Research Group The research covers a wide area of Materials Science in general. Our research group seeks solutions to the scientific and industrial problems in a multidisciplinary approach by synthesizing and characterizing chemical substances, inventing and testing novel materials, and developing new energy and information storage methods. Owing to the wide research areas, the planning of the research work and using of sophisticated instruments are inconceivable without qualified researchers, coordinated and cooperative research group work.

Dr. Tircsó Gyula
Rare(Earth)Metal Research Group The following reasons grounds the base of the existence of the Rare(Earth)Metal Research Group: (1) fundamental research in the fields of applied coordination chemistry, medicinal coordination chemistry and extensive physicochemical characterization of coordination compounds which are all emerging topics delivering 6-10 D1 papers/year; (2) innovative research in the field of contrast agents (4 international patents filled during the past 5 years); (3) extensive collaboration with other research groups (on national and international level) and industrial parties.

Prof. Dr. Somsák László
Chemical Glycobiology Research Group The Chemical Glycobiology Research Group is conducting cutting edge research in the field of glycochemistry to develop new synthetic methods and to design and investigate glycomimetics, especially glycoenzyme, glycotransporter and lectin inhibitors. The work is deeply embedded in international and national collaborations with biochemists, biologists, physiologists, computational chemists, structural biologists and crystallographers, and is continuously published in high ranking journals.

Prof. Dr. Kurtán Tibor
Heterocyclic and Stereochemistry Research Group The research group is engaged in the development and application of stereoselective ring-closure methods for the preparation of condensed chiral heterocycles with novel skeleton, the pharmacological analysis of which may result in the identification of new lead molecules in the field of chemotherapy or neurodegenerative disorders. The chiroptical spectroscopic studies aided by quantumchemical calculations can reveal stereochemistry-activity relationships for synthetic and natural derivatives.

Prof. Dr. Várnagy Katalin Bioinorganic Chemistry Research Group Our research focusses on the investigation of the role of metals in different biological processes including binding and transport of essential and toxic elements or studies of the possible medicinal application of metal ions. Our goals are the understanding of the possible role of metal ions in the neurodegenerative diseases; mimicking of the active center of enzymes; developing complexes with anti-cancer activity and synthesis of ligands with selective binding ability of toxic metal ions.

Updated: 2021.08.27.

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