Håkan Andersson

Håkan Andersson

Senior lecturer
Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
43058, Hus Vita, Kalmar
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My research involves the field of bioorganic chemistry and is mainly focused on the study of molecular recognition. My main object of study over the years has been molecular imprinting but I also take interest in structure-function relationships of proteins, peptides and light-responsive organic molecules. I mostly teach in General Chemistry and Human Nutrition, but sometimes also in Biochemistry.


I have a background in applied biochemistry (PhD from Lund University, 1999) and the different technologies for separation and analysis that can be found within this field. My research comprises the relationship between the structure and activity of molecules. Methodologically, I have great experience in technologies for prediction, preparation, and evaluation of molecularly imprinted polymer selectivity via analysis of pre-polymerisation/complexation, polymer synthesis, radioligand binding, and chromatographic analysis of polymer-ligand recognition. In recent years, my research focus has shifted towards structure-function relationships of bioactive peptides, involving their purification from biological materials, sequencing (MS/NGS), solid-phase peptide synthesis, and interpretation of NMR data as a way of understanding peptide three-dimensional structure and its relationship to biological activity. My two major projects within the field include the discovery, characterization and structure-activity relationships of bioactive peptides in nemerteans (marine worms), and characterization of the effects of genetic variation in avian beta-defensins.


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