The Department for Organic & Medicinal Chemistry (OMC) has grown substantially over the past 20 years. Research output has increased both qualitatively and quantitatively as is shown by the number of publications in high impact factor journals and patents. The research activities of the Department for Organic & Medicinal Chemistry (OMC) have been funded by competitive European and National grants.
The Department for Organic & Medicinal Chemistry (OMC) was characterized as a ''Centre of Excellence'' by a peer review process performed by foreign evaluators in 2002 based on the project ''New strategies against neurodegeneration'' and in 2005 for the project ''Design and synthesis of bioactive and functional molecules''.
A number of the Department's for Organic & Medicinal Chemistry (OMC) research publications appear as cover in peer reviewed scientific journals. Researchers of IOPC have also been invited as guest editors in high impact journals in their field.
Additionally, the achievements of the Department for Organic & Medicinal Chemistry (OMC) include the following:
Synthesis of novel, potent therapeutic agents
X-ray crystal structure determination of macromolecular targets and their complexes
Development of new synthetic methodologies leading to name reactions†
Development of active and selective reagents in homogeneous catalysis
Design and synthesis of compounds with non-linear optical properties
Development of novel methodology for authenticity studies of extra virgin olive oil and of traditional alcoholic beverages
Development and application of methods for the computation of† linear and nonlinear optical properties of various forms of matter (isolated molecules, solids, liquids)
Design of new photonic materials
The Department for Organic & Medicinal Chemistry (OMC) regularly organizes national and international conferences and workshops
Distinguished scientists from Greece and abroadparticipate in conferences and workshops organized by the Institute
R esearches of the Department for Organic & Medicinal Chemistry (OMC) have attracted funding of 9 Ő€ from 2005 to 2009
During the last 5 years IOPC research activities and both upgrade and acquisition of new infrastructure †have been exclusively funded by competitive National and European grants (GSRT, FP6 & FP7).
The Department for Organic & Medicinal Chemistry (OMC)contributestothetrainingandemploymentof young scientists
During the last 5 years, within the framework of competitive funded projects, 96 young researchers have been employed †in the Institute. In this way the Department for Organic & Medicinal Chemistry (OMC) contributes to the reduction of unemployment levels in research and also provides training that promotes young scientists' career prospects.
IOPC scientists are actively engaged in the education and lifelong learning of young scientists, graduate students and post doctoral fellows.