|Main position||Hoogleraar VU|
|Disciplines||Bioinformatics, biomathematics, biomechanics|
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit Exacte Wetenschappen
Afdeling Scheikunde & Farmaceutische Wetenschappen, Medicinal Chemistry
1007 MC Amsterdam
tel. 020 598 7579
Rob Leurs’ multidisciplinary research on the relationship between the chemical structure and biological activity of ligands, for example on membrane receptors, enjoys worldwide acclaim.
His research is producing information that is crucial to the development of new drugs. Leurs develops medicines to combat tropical diseases and has launched his own biotech firm focusing on anti-inflammatory drugs.
His takes an innovative approach to his research by adopting the insights and methods of other disciplines, including organic and computational chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and pharmacology.