As part of the Bioorganic group, the research conducted at CA's Lab spans over the interface of organic chemistry and biology, aiming at the discovery of synthetic methods and chemical probes that, in association with biomedical scientists, may be further explored to address important biological problems. Active research areas include:
1. The development of bio-inspired, efficient and sustainable synthetic methodologies for the preparation of small molecule modulators of enzymes and proteins identified as key therapeutic targets;
2. The synthesis of biologically active small molecules, based on the isolation/synthesis and chemical/biotechnology valorization of natural resources.