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Research group of Prof. Dr. A. J. Minnaard

The mission of our research programme is the further development of the field of organic chemistry, in particular organic synthesis and catalysis, and its application in the study of biological phenomena.

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Latest publications

273. Exterkate, M., de Kok, N. A. W., Andringa, R. L. H., Wolbert, N. H. J., Minnaard, A. J., & Driessen, A. J. M. 2021 ‘A promiscuous archaeal cardiolipin synthase enables construction of diverse natural and unnatural phospholipids.’ The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 100691. Web

272. Minnaard, A. J., Andringa, R., de Kok, N., & Driessen, A. 2021. ‘A Unified Approach for the Total Synthesis of cyclo-Archaeol, iso-Caldarchaeol, Caldarchaeol, and Mycoketide. ‘Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English).  Web

271. de Kok, N. A. W., Exterkate, M., Andringa, R. L. H., Minnaard, A. J.,  Driessen, A. J. M. 2021. ‘A versatile method to separate complex lipid mixtures using 1-butanol as eluent in a reverse-phase UHPLC-ESI-MS system. ‘ Chemistry and physics of lipids, vol. 240, 105125. Web

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News from our lab

Front page C2W

Check out the article published in C2W Vakblad voor chemie en life sciences, 10/2021, p.18-21. about our journey synthesizing crenarchaeol.…

Borrel september 2021

    In September we usually have a fun group outing every year to welcome new members and students. Since…

‘Building molecules can be art’

'Building molecules can be art' Synthesis of one of the most abundant organic lipids elucidates its structure Published by RUG…

Picnic 2021

  Picnic 2021 Adri with our secretary Janka organized a lovely picnic at the Dorkwerdsluis with some nice homemade snacks.…

ESOC 2021 Virtual Mini Symposium

On 5-6 July 2021 there will be an European Symposium on Organic Chemistry (ESOC) .  Have a look at our…

PhD ceremony Mira Holzheimer

Mira will defend her thesis titled: “On the Total Synthesis of Archaeal and Mycobacterial Natural Products” on the 5th of February…

SinterKerst 2020

Every year we have SinterKerst, with lots of games, gifts and pepernoten. This year we could not end the year…

PhD ceremony Steven Wan

Steven will defend his thesis titled: "Novel methods towards rare sugars based on site-selective chemistry" on the 5th of January at 11:00.…

CHAINS 2020- Online

Our group member Ruben Andringa presented his poster "Total synthesis of macrocyclic archaeal lipids and mycoketide" this year online at…