The Division of Organic & Medicinal Chemistry (OMC)
The Division was intially established in 1979 as the Centre of Organic Chemistry, one of the six research units of the National Hellenic Research Foundation. Later, the Institute's research activities were extended to the field of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and in 1989 it was renamed the Institute of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (IOPC), until 2012 when it was merged with the former Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology into the Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology.
Today, the activities of the Division of Organic & Medicinal Chemistry (OMC) include:
i) cutting edge basic research focusing on the design, synthesis and analysis of new compounds with potential applications in:
• health and
• material sciences.