full professor , chair
Supervisor: DELI, József
Co-supervisor: Dr. GULYÁS, Gergely
Curcumin is a hot topic in contemporary research, as it shows very interesting biological effects regarding its tumor disease related activities, beside being a well known antioxidant and radical scavenger. Carotenoids, on the other hand, are a traditional research focus in the Research Group for Carotenoids with long tradition at our university. The covalent coupling of the two mentioned molecular moieties might lead to the enhancement in the antioxidant effects and possible further advantageous synergistic interactions widening the spectra of the individual biological properties. To be able to examine this proposed combination, the organic synthesis of the conjugates is underway and provides the prospective student an insight into the organic synthesis methods in theory and in practice.