Medicinal Chemistry


Medicinal Chemistry is a highly interdisciplinary key science within pharmaceutical research, uniquely positioned at the interface to many other scientific areas. Working in close collaboration with biology, molecular modeling and screening technologies, medicinal chemists design and synthetize new bioactive compounds, aiming at the optimal balance of biological activity and physico-chemical properties. Several thousand new molecules need to be created, characterized and tested within a drug discovery project: each round of feedback provides information to guide the next design decision, until one or more potential clinical candidates are identified. Medicinal chemistry also provides tool compounds for biological research, systems biology, and assay development.

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