Rob Leurs

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials R.
Main position Hoogleraar VU
Disciplines Pharmacology, toxicology
  Bioinformatics, biomathematics
  Organic chemistry
Chair Farmacochemie
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2016
Member of Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
O|2 gebouw
Boelelaan 1108
1081 HZ Amsterdam
tel.  020 598 7579

Rob Leurs’ multidisciplinary research on the relationship between the chemical structure and biological activity of ligands, for example on membrane receptors, enjoys worldwide acclaim.

His research is producing information that is crucial to the development of new drugs. Leurs develops medicines to combat tropical diseases and has launched his own biotech firm focusing on anti-inflammatory drugs.

His takes an innovative approach to his research by adopting the insights and methods of other disciplines, including organic and computational chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and pharmacology.