Ulf Ellervik

Ulf Ellervik


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The philosophy of the Ellervik group is focused on using carbohydrates in a smart way to reach biological goals.

The role of carbohydrates in biological systems is complex and carbohydrates are known to be vital in highly sophisticated signaling and transportation systems. Our approach is to intervene the biosynthesis and transportation of natural compounds with the long-term goal to design pharmaceuticals. We are presently mainly working on the biosynthesis of glycosaminoglycans and bacterial sialic acid uptake mechanisms. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Free keywords

  • glycosaminoglycan
  • 4GalT7
  • xyloside


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