Department of Chemistry

Lund University

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The Strand Group

Chemical synthesis

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.

Winter 2017. An assortment of group members with Prof. C.W. Blomstrand spotted in the background.

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.


Daniel Strand

Senior Lecturer, Organic Synthesis

E-mail: daniel.strand[at]

+46 (0)46-222 81 23

Postal address:
Organic Chemistry
Lund University
P.O. Box 124
SE-221 00 Lund

Visiting address:
Getingev 60 /Sölvegatan 39

Open positions

2018-02-01 We have an opening for a postdoc associate. In particular we are looking for a highly capable individual that can independently develop synthesis-driven projects in a multidisciplinary context. 

A PhD background from a very strong research environment is preferred to be considered for the position. 


2018-05-25 The dbCOT paper is highlighted in an upcoming SYNFACTS article. Well done to all!

2018-02-05 Congratulations to Michaela, Bianca and Tripmir for their publication on 2,5-pentalene ligands! 

2018-02-05 Congratulations to Michaela for successfully defending her thesis on the 9th of February. We wish her the best in the world of intellectual property!

2018-02-05 We welcome Dr. Ian George to the group!

2018-01-17 We welcome Jan Romero to the group!

2018-01-03 Congratulations to Michaela, Charlotte, and Trpimir for the cover feature of their dbCOT paper