Welcome to SyBOrCh at the VU University Amsterdam!

We do fundamental research aiming for broadly applicable and highly efficient one-pot synthesis techniques and chemical biology tools. We train and educate young professionals at the highest international level in the area of Synthetic Organic Chemistry. Our philosophy is “learning by doing” and both graduate and undergraduate students actively and intensively participate in our exciting research programs that focus on one-pot tandem chemistry, natural products and medicinal compounds, (bio)catalysis or materials with interesting biological profiles.

Key research topics are: diversity- & biology-oriented synthesis, atom- and step-economic one-pot cascade syntheses, heterocyclic chemistry, biotransformations, tandem catalysis