Total Synthesis of Natural Products
Natural products and their analogues are an important focus for the pharmaceutical industry, and synthetic methodology employed in academic synthetic work is important in making drug candidates.
Overview of bioinorganic chemistry, metals in medicine, biological carbohydrate chemistry.
Molecular Modelling in Drug Discovery
An interactive and practical course on molecular modelling.
Metabolism and Excretion of Xenobiotics
The module describes the disposition of foreign compounds within the body of living organisms. It covers the methods used to study xenobiotic metabolism; their absorption and distribution and excretion, and includes the application of molecular biology techniques to drug metabolism and pharmacogenetics.
Pharmacology of Drug Discovery and Development
Including aspects of lead compound identification, preclinical assessment, clinical trials.
Essentials of Medicinal Chemistry R&D and Process Development
Delivered by industry experts, this course will take students through the scientific, inventive and commercial aspects of turning an organic ‘hit’ molecule into a clinical medicine.
Information, Patents and IPR in the Pharma Sector
Delivered by industry experts, this course will help students to understand information, sources of information (databases), search strategies, intellectual property and patents.
An extended multi-disciplinary project.