Dr. Seino Jongkees

Assistant professor, Department of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, Utrecht University


About the Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery research group

The group focuses on design, chemo- or biosynthesis of compounds with biological or (potential) medicinal applications and interaction with their receptors. Insights thus obtained could lead to new bio-active compounds, new approaches for the treatment of still incurable diseases and new approaches to unsatisfactory treatments.


We are interested in answering questions related to understanding as well as influencing peptide-protein, carbohydrate-protein and protein-protein interactions that underlie e.g. infection, immunological and neurological disorders.

Especially modified peptides and peptidomimetics as well as carbohydrates are synthesized and studied. The research program is part of the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research.

Further information and contacts

Find more information about our department and the exciting research that we are carrying out on our website: www.uu.nl/en/research/chemical-biology-and-drug-discovery

Further information about carrying out a PhD at Utrecht University on a scholarship can be found on the following website: www.uu.nl/en/organisation/phd-programmes/obtaining-a-phd-position/obtaining-a-phd-position-without-being-employed-by-utrecht-university

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