Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

MEDSCI 700 - Special Topic: Drug Discovery Biology

15 Points
Semester 2, 2017


Reviews recent studies on the use of chemical and genetic methods to characterise the role of proteins in disease and their potential as drug targets. Topics will include proteins involved in regulation of immune response, lipid mediated cell signalling pathways, drug-protein interactions, some discovery methods, and pre-clinical studies on mechanism of action.

A sound understanding of molecular pharmacology and either medicinal chemistry or protein structure and function is recommended.

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