Medicinal Chemistry residential school , Nottingham, UK
Event Jul 07
A course directed primarily at graduate and post-doctoral chemists with 1-4 years experience in the field of drug research. Final year PhD students in pharmacy and organic chemistry contemplating a career in medicinal chemistry will find the course of use, gaining an appreciation of the fundamentals of medicinal chemistry. The objective of the course are to review the factors governing the relationship between chemical structure and biological activity and to show how these may be applied to rationalise drug design. Although the course will focus on general principles rather than specific diseases, there will be accounts of case histories of drug discovery illustrating modern methodology. In addition, application of combinatorial methods, computational approaches and issues of process development will be discussed.