CH-332 / 2 credits

Teacher: Aye Yimon

Language: English


Summary

Sitting at the crossroad of organic chemistry and medicine, this course outlines how an initial hit compound transitions into a lead candidate, and ultimately a drug, in the modern drug discovery world. Note: the course is held only during 2nd half of spring semester (10 - 14 h on Fri of Week 7-14)

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Courses that cover fundamental chemical reactions, concepts, and synthetic organic chemistry

Recommended courses

Courses at the scientific interface (such as, CH-313: Chemical Biology) are strongly recommended to help strengthen overall comprehension of modern medicinal chemistry as a central field in drug discovery. Traditional courses in basic biochemistry, cell / molecular biology, and/or genetics will also prove helpful.

Important concepts to start the course

A good understanding of organic chemistry and chemical intiution is beneficial for this course but not a pre-requisite as it can be developed by active participation in the course and consistency in keeping up with lecture materials and exercises

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Medicinal chemistry
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Medicinal chemistry
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22