University of Helsinki (UH) is the largest academic institution in Finland since 1640 with 11 faculties and an international scientific community of 50,000 students and researchers. Globally, the University of Helsinki ranks among the top 100 (0.5%) universities. The Faculty of Pharmacy is affiliated with the Helsinki Institutes of Life Sciences and Sustainability Science as well as Helsinki One Health and FinPharma networks. Its Drug Research Program (>35 research teams) is an internationally recognized unit for multidisciplinary research and education, with extensive international collaborative network, and a pioneering role in undergraduate education of sustainable pharmacy. The Department of Chemistry, in turn, is the leading hub of chemistry teaching and research in Finland. The Department’s research is internationally recognized and is carried out within three research programs, namely materials chemistry, molecular science, and synthesis and analysis. In the development of new catalysts and catalytic methods for small molecule activation (hydrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and water), the fundamental issues of sustainability, efficiency, and selectivity (i.e., "greenness", collectively) are addressed.
Role in the project
UH works towards the reduction of contamination on APIs, develops improved biodegradation testing, and examines the hepatic metabolism of API and their (bio)transformation products in human and fish.