Heterocyclic Chemistry

Coumarins

The Medicinal Organic Synthesis Research Group study on coumarins began nearly two decades ago, when the principal investigator enrolled as an undergraduate in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Joensuu. Today, we are conducting design, synthesis, and screening of novel coumarins and coumarin derivatives against various health complications and diseases, e.g. neuropathic pain, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and other inflammatory diseases. We are also interested in exploring possible mechanistic pathways and metabolism of coumarins and evaluating analytical and synthetic methodologies in coumarin research.