The Strand group specializes in the synthesis of complex molecules. Broadly, our research program involves both developing methods for chemical synthesis and the use of organic synthesis to develop molecular solutions to problems of significance in catalysis, biology, medicine, and material science. The common denominator in our projects is a mechanistic perspective that underlies rational design of both new molecules and reactions.
Many of our research projects have an inter- or cross-disciplinary nature, why we maintain close collaborations with groups at the Departments of Physics, Biology, and Medicine at Lund University.
Our work is supported by funding from the Swedish Research Council (free and developmental research project grants), The Carl Trygger Foundation, the Crafoord foundation, Gyllenstiernska Krapperupstiftelsen, and the LMK foundation [link to project], and Lund University.