Company: Uppsala University
Job title: Associate Professor
Dr. Oommen Varghese is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden. He leads the ‘Translational Chemical Biology’ group within the department and his research focusses on biomedical science that combines synthetic chemistry with cell and molecular biology and medicine. His ambition is to do translational research that specifically relates to the development of next-generation RNAi drugs and formulation for targeted delivery beyond the liver. His specific interest is in regenerative medicine, targeted drug delivery systems and nucleic acid therapeutics. He authored several peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters. He has also filed several patents and is a co-founder of a spin-off called ‘Uppsala Therapeutics AB’ that relates to the discovery of asymmetric RNAi drugs.