& Functions

Foldamers are synthetic oligomeric molecules that have a propensity to adopt folded conformations inspired by the folded structures of biopolymers. Interest for foldamers stems from the observation that the extraordinary functions of nucleic acids and proteins rest on their folded structures, and from the perspective that non-natural backbones may give access to structures and functions beyond the reach of biopolymers. The field of foldamer is multidisciplinary and has developed at the frontiers of molecular design, synthetic chemistry, structural chemistry and biology, biomimetism and synthetic biology.


LMU Munich

Pharmacy Department

Chemical biology
for drug research lab

The group settled at the Department of Pharmacy, in the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich on September 1th 2017. It is affiliated to the Center for Integrated Protein Science

Université de Bordeaux CNRS foldsfun

CNRS / Université de Bordeaux


Bio-Inspired Supermolecular Engineering Group

The group is affiliated to the CBMN Laboratory, a joint research unit of the CNRS, the University of Bordeaux, and the Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute. Our laboratory space is embedded in the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology, a research team incubator that promotes emergence and interdisciplinary research on the University of Bordeaux campus.