Drug discovery beyond carbon: A world of possibilities in the periodic table (Years 10-13)

University of Birmingham
Wednesday 22 March 2023 (13:00-15:00)

Class capacity: 220

Year group: 10-13

Subject(s): Metals in medicine

Attendee requirements: Attendees should ideally be studying Chemistry or Biology

About: In this highly interactive masterclass, students will explore the great possibilities of expanding our choice of atoms from the periodic table for drug discovery. We will see how nature uses metals in a varied range of functions from DNA replication to muscle movement and enzyme activity. We will then explore metal based diagnostic tools that help us understand disease and therapies that allow us to manage arthritis, bipolar disorders and beyond… because after all, platinum does not only make beautiful rings, it cures cancer too!  

Additional information: Schools will be limited to 50 places for this class. School bookings only for Years 10 and 11. Individual bookings can be made by students in Years 12 and 13.

To find out more about any of the masterclasses, please email masterclass@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

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