“The Light Side of the Drugs”

Light is an unparalleled external signal to noninvasively manipulate biological systems with high spatial and temporal resolution. Photopharmacology relies on the use of molecular photoswitches to control the activity of drugs with light.

We develop reversible photoswitchable bioactive compounds that can serve as powerful tools for the investigation of biological phenomena and may enable light-mediated pharmacological treatments for cancer, infections and any other pathological condition that would benefit from high-precision therapies.