Department of Chemistry

Lund University

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Olov Sterner

Olov Sterner is an organic chemist specializing in the science of biologically active secondary metabolites. He was awarded the PhD degree in 1985, and after two years as a postoctoral fellow at the University of Bonn in Germany he got a position as researcher at Lund University. 1990 he became lecturer in organic chemistry, and since 1999 he is professor.

His research efforts have until now resulted in more than 350 scientific publications in international journals, 23 patent applications and patents, and many conference contributions. He has, alone or with colleagues, written several textbooks in organic chemistry and chemical toxicology.

Olov Sterner is currently Dean at the Faculty of Science.

Research group

Natural Product Chemistry Group

The research group for Natural Product Chemistry at Lund University is studying bioactive secondary metabolites isolated from various sources, and their efforts have during the last two decades resulted in more than 300 publications in scientific journals. Important work tasks for the group are the structure elucidation of new metabolites by spectroscopic characterisation and computational techniques, synthesis of bioactive natural products as well as derivatives and analogues of such compounds in order to facilitate QSAR studies, as well as semisynthesis of novel compounds starting from reactive secondary metabolites.

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Olov Sterner



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Centre for Analysis and Synthesis
Lund University
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SE-221 00 Lund

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