Biopharmaceuticals – University of Copenhagen

With cutting-edge chemical biology approaches we aim to create peptides and proteins with novel properties in order to develop advanced protein-based drug candidates.

The Center for Biopharmaceuticals builds on the strong multidisciplinary relationship between the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology and the Department of Pharmacy – the two pharmaceutical departments within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The Center opened on 1 January 2014 and has received a 'beacon' grant of 35 million DKK from the University of Copenhagen over the next five years for studies in protein medicinal chemistry.

Olsen lab

We use chemical entities to explore biology. Our current interests include novel peptido-mimetic foldamers, macrocyclic HDAC inhibitors and quorum sensing modulators, as well as lysine deacylase substrate specificity.


Pless lab

Using a combination of synthetic amino acids and spectroscopic approaches, we focus on the function and pharmacology of a therapeutically relevant class of membrane proteins called ion channels.



Strømgaard lab

We combine chemistry and biology to study therapeutically relevant proteins. This entails developing inhibitors of protein–protein interactions and studying proteins using semi-synthesis and unnatural mutagenesis.


News

  • New enzyme discovery may help improve drugs against cancer, diabetes and obesity

    2018.08.31

    A new study reveals that several drugs for treating haematological cancers are less effective than expected in inhibiting a special enzyme. Researchers from CBP have also identified new lead compounds that could potentially improve existing treatments and pave the way for new drugs against diabetes and obesity. »

  • CBP Prize Winners at DRA Summer School

    2018.08.31

    3 PhD students from the Center for Biopharmaceuticals won prizes at the DRA Summer School 2018. A 3rd year student won a prize for one of the best oral presentations amongst the 3rd year students, and 2 2nd year PhD students got prizes for best posters. »

  • Researchers Discover Connection Between Circadian Rhythm and Aggression

    2018.06.04

    A research team including a researcher from the Center for Biopharmaceuticals has discovered a circuit in the brains of mice connecting circadian rhythm to aggressive behaviour. The discovery is particularly interesting to Alzheimer’s patients who experience increased aggression at night. »

  • Annual Report 2017

    2018.05.09

    The Annual Report 2017 for the Center of Biopharmaceuticals has been published. It provides scientific highlights and reports on the Center's activities, scientific output, and grants obtained. »

  • CBP Retreat 2018: Innovation

    2018.01.26

    This year, inspired by a fantastic line-up of speakers, we spent 2 days talking about various aspects of "Innovation". »

  • Sapere Aude grant to Associate Professor Stephan A. Pless

    2017.11.24

    Associate Professor Stephan A. Pless from the Center for Biopharmaceuticals at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology has been awarded the prestigious Sapere Aude Grant. »

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Calendar

17-18 January 2019
CBP Retreat.

14  June 2019
MSc Student Day and summer party

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