Schools and Public Lecture: ‘The Chemistry of Medicines’

How medicines work and the role chemistry plays in the design of new treatments for disease

Schools and Public Lecture: ‘The Chemistry of Medicines’

Given by Dr David Fox (Vulpine Science and Learning) on Tuesday 11 March 2014, 7.00 pm at St Lawrence College, College Rd, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 7JJ

In this public lecture, which is suitable for all ages, David Fox will draw upon his 18 years’ experience as a medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical industry to discuss how medicines work and the role chemistry plays in the design of new treatments for disease.

The lecture will use a number of interactive demonstrations to illustrate the role of proteins in disease, how the structure and shape of compounds affects their biological activity and how viewing proteins and medicines in 3D aids our understanding of how they work. The lecture will also provide an insight into the process of medicines R&D, from the test-tube to the patient, with reference to current clinical candidates.

There is no charge for this lecture but to help with the organisation, please contact Mark Ebden with your name and number attending. Address: St Lawrence College, College Rd, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 7JJ (Tel 01843 572900; email mfe@slcuk.com).

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