Welcome to the Becker lab!
Our research interests focus on multinuclear complexes of d-block metals. These interests involve complexes in the field of homogeneous catalysis as well as complex formation in a metalloneurochemical context. In both cases, interactions between transition metal ions and (reactive) oxygen species are the center of our research. Cooperative effects between metal ions should be used to develop new catalysts for the application in homogeneous catalysis. The metalloneurochemical projects focus on the development of highly specialized chelators to investigate the generation and consequences of oxidative stress caused by dysregulation of metal ions in the central nervous system.
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