Medicinal chemistry

Developing new medicines is an important aspect of our disease research. Our medicinal chemistry team is working to improve the treatment of many significant diseases.

Our medicinal chemistry research

Our medicinal chemistry researchers aim to develop new medications to treat a variety of diseases including:

Our medicinal chemistry team works closely with many other researchers at the institute to advance the development of new treatments for disease, and to understand how diseases develop.

What is medicinal chemistry?

Medicinal chemistry refers to the discovery, design and production of new medicines.

Medicinal chemistry combines:

  • Biological understanding of the key proteins and processes contributing to a disease.
  • Organic chemistry knowledge to design, develop and synthesise the compounds that alter the disease-causing molecules.
  • Understanding how the body interacts with, and metabolises, small molecules, to obtain molecules that can be used as potential medicines.
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