Research Profile
General Interests
The research interests in the Breder Laboratory are located at the interface of synthetic organic methodology, asymmetric (organo)catalysis, and target-oriented synthesis of biologically relevant molecules. Within this setting, the emphasis of our research program is placed on two main goals. The first of which is the development of new chemical reactions by means of innovative catalyst- and reagent design. In so doing, the Breder group seeks to provide solutions to critical challenges associated with chemical synthesis, such as efficient chemo- and stereoselectivity as well as sustainability. The second goal is the elaboration of strategically sound concepts for the efficient synthesis of biomolecules and analogs thereof with interesting pharmacological profiles. Furthermore, target compounds are selected that exhibit distinctive demands with regard to asymmetric formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds.