Prof. Dr. A. Minnaard is the Director of the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry and head of the Department of Chemical Biology at the University of Groningen. Prof. Minnaard co-invented and established our technology OxaSelect, and set the basis for the efficient drug development process we apply today at AGILeBiotics.
As one of their main research topics, the Minnaard group embarked on the virtually unexplored field of selective catalytic modification of unprotected natural compounds, in the expectation that this will significantly contribute to the development of synthesis and chemical biology both. The challenge to selectively address various functionalities is in our opinion in the same ballpark as that of selective C-H activation in natural products. Prof. Minnaard is supporting AGILeBiotics with the continuous optimization of our technology and development of novel methods for selective modification of natural product-based drugs. Further information on the work of the Minnaard group can be found at www.chemicalbiologygroningen.nl.