Prof. Wiktor Szymanski

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Current position

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Photopharmacology and Imaging at the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy

Short Biography

Wiktor Szymanski received his PhD degree from The Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, in 2008, working under the supervision of Prof. Ryszard Ostaszewski. He spent two years working on the use of biotransformations in organic chemistry with Prof. Ben L. Feringa and Prof. Dick B. Janssen at the University of Groningen. Since 2010 he has been working on the construction of photoactive protein- peptide- and DNA-bioconjugates and photopharmacology in the Feringa Labs. In 2014, he joined the Medical Imaging Center, University Medical Center Groningen, where he was appointed in 2015 as tenure track assistant professor and in 2019 as associate professor. In 2023, he became a full professor at the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy, where he holds the chair of Medicinal Chemistry, Photopharmacology and Imaging.

In his free time, Wiktor practices, and occasionally teaches, classical yoga in the Yorah studio in Groningen.

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