Rob Leurs

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials R.
Main position Hoogleraar VU
Disciplines Biochemistry
  Pharmacology, toxicology
  Bioinformatics, biomathematics
  Organic chemistry
Chair Farmacochemie
Division Science Division
Section Chemistry Section
Membership Member
Since 2016
Employed by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit Exacte Wetenschappen
Afdeling Scheikunde & Farmaceutische Wetenschappen, Medicinal Chemistry
Postbus 7161
1007 MC Amsterdam
tel.  020 598 7579
r.leurs@vu.nl
Research/publications

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.