International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Using Chemistry to Discover New Medicines and Improve Lives

Activity by Katayune Presland   |   added on Nov 04, 2011   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): AstraZeneca, SCI, RSC ChemNet

The talk is a popular science lecture on medicinal chemistry and will describe how new medicines are designed in the modern era on 29th November 2011 at Alderley Park, AstraZeneca.

 

Astra Zeneca and the Royal Society of Chemistry as part of International year of Chemistry have organised and event to be held on 29th Nov at Alderley Park starting at 1630.  This a valuable opportunity for your students to hear of ‘cutting edge’ research and the applications of Chemistry in Medicine.

The talk is a popular science lecture on medicinal chemistry and will describe how new medicines are designed in the modern era. Starting with a historical perspective, the way drugs interact at a molecular level to bring about a therapeutic effect will be explained using prominent historical examples, going on to describe how this understanding is applied in modern medicinal chemistry to design new medicines. This will be illustrated with notable recent examples from AstraZeneca programmes. The talk will also outline some of the challenges the future holds for the industry. The intention is that the talk will contain sufficient technical content to make it meaningful but will be pitched at a level to make it understandable to those not familiar with the discipline or and with a limited chemistry background. The intended audience is prospective chemistry students wanting to know more about a medicinal chemistry career or those interested in how medicines are discovered and how they work.


Topic: medicinal chemistry, seminar, pharmaceutical chemistry Audience: a-level, teachers, college students, 16-18 year olds, education, industrial
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