The Research Unit in Asymmetric Synthesis of the Barcelona
Science Park (URSA) is a research group of the Biomedical
Research Institute (IRB).
The group is leaded by Drs. Antoni
Riera and Xavier
Verdaguer, professors of the Departament of
Organic Chemistry of the University of Barcelona. The
main activity of the group is the work on enantioselective
synthesis of biologically active compounds. The research
is focused in the development of new synthetic sequences
based on enantioselective reactions as well as the research
of new methodologies on asymmetric synthesis and catalysis.