2013 Winter Lecture 1: Nature’s medicine chest: opportunities for drug discovery Event as iCalendar

23 July 2013

1 - 2pm

Venue: Maidment Theatre, 8 Alfred Street, City Campus

Natural products have long been regarded as “nature’s medicine chest” providing invaluable platforms for developing front-line drugs. In total, 63% of all new drugs approved by the USA Food and Drug Administration from 1981 to 2006 were natural products or were “inspired” by natural products. The chemical structures of natural products have evolved over several millennia for a specific biochemical purpose and their molecular frameworks can be considered “privileged scaffolds” that inspire the synthesis of focused natural-product–based libraries to advance biomedical research. This lecture will showcase research on the synthesis of bioactive natural products (especially molecules derived from extreme environments and shellfish toxins) as novel anticancer, antibacterial and antiviral agents.

Presented by: Distinguished Professor Margaret A. Brimble PhD CNZM FRSNZ

Admission is free and open to the public.

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