Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Our mission is to reach fundamental breakthroughs in molecular life sciences and molecular medicine, with emphasis on the discovery of new biological targets.


Our research focusses on developing knowledge and understanding of molecular systems, medicines and methodology for applying this knowledge for the benefit of society.


View all of our publications from 1977 onwards, ranging from journal articles and doctoral theses, to lectures and conference contributions.


The department is currently involved in five bachelor's degree programmes and four master's degree programmes.

Staff A-Z

Search our research, teaching and laboratory staff alphabetically by surname. Click on a person's name to view their contact details, profile and publications.


Our diverse armada of analytical instrumentation provides our scientists with the necessary tools to conduct their research.


The alumni association of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (ABC) aims to promote the relationship between the department as well as the VU and the alumni.


Contact us and find out how to reach Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the O|2 Lab building.