Chemical Physiology of Antibody Conjugates and Natural Products

DRA lecture held by Prof. Gonçalo Bernardes, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK and Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal

Structure and function of proteins are important for the understanding of biology and development of novel biological pharmaceuticals. In addition, combining antibodies with small molecules in antibody-drug conjugates have gained significant interest in the pharmaceutical industry. Therefore, selective modification of proteins has potential applications in the development of future therapeutic. The lecture by Prof. Bernardes will describe site-selective chemical modification of proteins and bioorthogonal cleavage reactions for targeted drug activation in cells.


The lecture is organised on behalf of the graduate programme in pharmaceutical sciences, Drug Research Academy, by Professor Christian Adam Olsen, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

The DRA lecture is free of charge and open for attendance by all interested parties. It is not necessary to pre-register.