Thesis topic proposal
Veronika Nagy
Synthetic modification of naturally occuring carotenoids, and pharmacological investigation of the products


Institute: University of Pécs
theoretical medicine
Doctoral School of Pharmacologycal and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Thesis supervisor: Veronika Nagy
Location of studies (in Hungarian): PTE ÁOK Pécs, Szigeti u. 12.
Abbreviation of location of studies: ÁOK

Description of the research topic:

Carotenoids are natural antioxidants and their biological activity can be enhanced by chemical modifications. So-called kappa-carotenoids, which are mainly responsible for the red colour of paprika species, are among the best antioxidants, however, their synthetic modifications have not been studied yet. We focusing on the covalent coupling of carbohydrates, fullerenes, or antibiotics to carotenoids with kappa-end group, and other naturally occuring carotenoids. The synthesised products will be studied as antioxidants in vitro and in vivo.

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2023-05-17

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