'Using chemical building blocks for cancer drug discovery'

Series Name Lunchtime Lectures
Speaker Patrick McIntyre
Type Lectures & Talks
When 27 Mar 2015, 12:00PM - 01:00PM
Venue Leicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, Leicester City Centre
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Ralitsa Kantcheva, 0116 294 4685

Drug discovery is becoming ever more difficult and expensive which negatively affects how effectively doctors are able to treat cancer. In the past, pharmaceutical companies have tried various ways of changing this situation but none have been as successful as hoped. In the last two decades, a new way of discovering drugs has been suggested, using very small chemical building blocks, known as ‘fragments’. The first drug formed from fragments to be approved for cancer treatment appeared in 2011 with more on the horizon. Are fragments the key to beating cancer?

The Lunchtime Lecture series takes place Fridays, 12-1pm at the Leicester Adult Education College, located at 2 Wellington St, near the city end of New Walk. The lectures are delivered by current University of Leicester postgraduates and are open to the public, so there is no need to book, just come along on the day.

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