Novel bioactives on brain receptors

It is nowadays still difficult to profile natural extracts for bioactive compounds. This bridged PhD project focuses on a new technology to identify ligands in complex natural sources based on cellular biological activity. The focus lies on characterizing cone snail venoms and brain tissues to find new ligands.


This bridged PhD project is part of the programme Design and characterization of molecules and medicines.

Research groups

The project bridges the research groups: 

PhD student

Read here the experiences of Reka Ötvös MSc. who is the PhD student in this project.

More information about her PhD thesis.