Chemical synthesis to tackle tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis (TB) – the world’s most deadly bacterial infectious disease – kills around 1.5 million people every year, and its treatment remains challenging. Dr Jeffrey Buter at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, has been researching the chemical biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the parasite that causes TB. Buter believes that understanding the structure–activity relationship of the components, in particular lipid, of the cell wall of Mtb will enable the discovery of new approaches to treating and preventing the disease.

Period5 Mar 2022

Media contributions


Media contributions


  • organic chemistry
  • tuberculosis
  • lipids
  • immunology