Synthesis, Bioresources and Bioorganic Chemistry Research Group (SynBioC)

SynBioC focuses its research, educational and service activities on divers aspects of organic and bioorganic chemistry.


The SynBioC Research Group is active in the broad field of organic synthesis with projects ranging from the synthesis of new bioactive compounds for applications in the Medicinal and the Agrochemical field, the isolation and study of Natural Products, the use and chemical modification of Renewable Resources, to the implementation of Green Chemistry, Microreactor Technology and Photo Chemistry.


    Check our SynBioC newsletter:
    Edition October 2021 , Edition January 2021

    Upcoming conferences:
    5 - 7 June 2024 Int. Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries RRB2024 (Brussels, Belgium) 


      SynBioC is headed by Prof Matthias D'hooghe in collaboration with Prof Christian StevensProf Sven Mangelinckx and Prof Thomas Heugebaert and consists of about 60 members including scientific (post-doc researchers, PhD students and Master students), technical and administrative employees.

      Make a donation: SynBioC Fund Alan Katritzky

      UGent Katritzky-Janssen Award for Organic Synthesis (two-yearly prize)

      2023 award winning laureate : Dr. Clément Jacob ( Department of Organic Chemistry, ULB, Prof. G. Evano & Prof. B. Maes, UAntwerpen)
      2021 award winning laureate : Dr. Mathilde Quertenmont  (Department of Molecular Chemistry, Materials and Catalysis, UCL, Prof. O. Riant, the late Prof. I. Marko)
      2019 award winning laureate : Dr. Fabian Hulpia (Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UGent, Prof. S. Van Calenbergh)
      2017 award winning laureate :  Dr. Felix Schroeder (Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, KU Leuven, Prof. E. Van der Eycken)