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Café Scientifique Manchester

Thursday 27th July, 7:30pm

Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology; a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable. Want to join the discussion? We have a mailing list! Café Scientifique Manchester is organised by Deborah Talmi and Bo Yao. The group is part of a global network which you can find out more about here.

This Month: Molecules and Medicines

Sam will discuss some of the science behind drug molecules; in particular how their chemical structure controls their biological effects, and how we can try to use this knowledge to find more effective drugs.

Sam Butterworth is a Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Manchester. Sam’s research group works on applying synthetic and biological chemistry to develop new biologically active compounds that allow us to understand and hopefully treat human disease.

Before working as an academic he spent 8 years at the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, during which time played a leading role in the discovery of a targeted anti-cancer agent (osimertinib), that has been approved for treatment of late stage lung cancer in the US and Europe.

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