A new family of synthetic carbohydrate receptors

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Chemistry


The design of synthetic carbohydrate receptors is exceptionally challenging because of the hydrophilicity of these substrates. This project is based on the recent discovery of a family of receptors with surprising strength and selectivity. The research will be aimed at developing applications of these receptors as well as extending their scope. Potential applications include glucose sensing and glucose-responsive insulin, relevant to the treatment of diabetics, while variations in structure may lead to systems addressing a wider range of targets.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509619/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
2064170 Studentship EP/N509619/1 01/03/2018 31/08/2021 Sergio Benitez