The progress of mankind is due exclusively to the progress of natural sciences, not to morals, religion or philosophy.

Justus von Liebig, 1866



OCS-2009    |    GEOHET-2011


Dr. Mate Erdelyi

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology,
University of Gothenburg
Kemigården 4, Office 8071, SE-412 96
Göteborg, Sweden
Tel + 46 31 786 9033,
FAX: +46 31 772 1394


Mate Erdelyi leads a dynamic research group ( at the Department of Chemistry and Molcular Biology of University of Gothenburg. His current research is focused on the investigation of the halogen bonding phenomenon in solutions. In addition, he evaluates East-African traditional medicines and natural products for applications in the treatment of malaria, tuberculosis, bacterial infections and cancer. His research uses advanced synthetic and spectroscopic tools to provide detailed answers on complex chemical and biological challenges. His passion lies in NMR spectroscopy.

He graduated at Semmelweis University, Hungary (1999), and obtained his PhD in organic chemistry at Uppsala University (2004). After postdoctoral research in physical organic chemistry with Prof. Charles L. Perrin at the UCSD, USA, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany, to work with Prof. C. Griesinger on NMR method development. Following an additional postdoctoral project within structural biology under the mentorship of Prof. T. Carlomagno, he initiated his independent career at the University of Gothenburg year 2008.

Mate Erdelyi has received several prices, such as the ICSN structural, analytical chemistry & biology award year 2013, and prestigeous research grants (ERC strating grant 2010, STINT Institutional grant for younger researcher, Swedish Research Council framework, project and collaboration grants.