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KEMM20 Medicinal chemistry

The course is worth 7.5 credits and runs at half speed during the first half of the autumn semester.

"The course gives an overview of the whole process of drug development and design and is very good for those who want to study more bio- or organic chemistry, but with real world applications rather than more theory. The course also builds a lot of general knowledge and you learn things like which economic powers affect development and which diseases are the largest future threats (and why)."

The chemist has an important role in dealing with the major challenges we face when it comes to the production of new effective drugs to combat today's and tomorrow's diseases. This course is intended for those who are interested in learning more about drug development and design from a molecular perspective. During the course the most common target molecules for drug discovery are discussed and you learn the principles of design and development of drug molecules, the most common drug substances and their uses, and common approaches to drug discovery and development. You also get skills to analyse different molecular structures as potential drug candidates.

Course material and communication

All online course material and all communication with students registered for the course will take place on Canvas.

Course coordinator

Ulf Nilsson
046-2228218
Ulf.Nilsson@organic.lu.se

Course literature

G. L. Patrick
An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
6th ed. Oxford University Press 2017 or later ed.

Course representative

Autumn 2021
Stella Grenier