Organic chemistry and biology: Chemical biology through the eyes of collaboration

Victor J. Hruby

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(Figure Presented) From a scientific perspective, efforts to understand biology including what constitutes health and disease has become a chemical problem. However, chemists and biologists "see" the problems of understanding biology from different perspectives, and this has retarded progress in solving the problems especially as they relate to health and disease. This suggests that close collaboration between chemists and biologists is not only necessary but essential for progress in both the biology and chemistry that will provide solutions to the global questions of biology. This perspective has directed my scientific efforts for the past 45 years, and in this overview I provide my perspective of how the applications of synthetic chemistry, structural design, and numerous other chemical principles have intersected in my collaborations with biologists to provide new tools, new science, and new insights that were only made possible and fruitful by these collaborations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9245-9264
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 18 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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