Magic, Folk Medicine, Drugs and Chemistry

Oct 26, 2011
Lecture Theatre G34, SAF Building, Imperial College London, South Kensington, SW7 2AZ

Prof Keith Jones, Institute of Cancer Research

Contact: Dr Melanie Bottrill -


This lecture will describe how molecules isolated from Nature have played a key role in many human activities from magic through to drugs. It will illustrate how chemistry and chemists have developed some of the modern medicines that society now depends on and which have enhanced life expectancy so spectacularly in the last 100 years.

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