BioThe VanVeller Group aims to develop tools to interrogate, understand and manipulate the interactions that occur between biomolecules. Synthetic chemistry and the development of new methods underpin all aspects of our research, and we apply the principles of chemistry towards the precise molecular-level design and engineering of these systems. Students and postdoctoral researchers experience a diverse range of topics and techniques, including organic and bioorganic chemistry, synthesis, protein chemistry, cell biology, materials and macromolecular science.
Peer-Reviewed Articles (9)
n→π* Interactions of Amides and Thioamides: Implications for Protein ...
Journal of the American Chemical Society (2013)
Carbonyl–carbonyl interactions between adjacent backbone amides have been implicated in the conformational stability of proteins. By combining experimental and computational ...
Polycyclic Aromatic Triptycenes: Oxygen Substitution Cyclization Strategies
Journal of the American Chemical Society (2012)
The cyclization and planarization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with concomitant oxygen substitution was achieved through acid catalyzed transetherification and oxygen-radical ...