The Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
at the Cruciform Building

Drug Design | MSc, MRes| University College London

Who runs the course?

Enquiries:
Dr Edith Chan
edith.chan@ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7679 6710

Programme Director - Professor David Selwood

Professor Selwood is a medicinal chemist with 12 years experience in big pharma at the Wellcome Foundation latterly Glaxo-Wellcome. Whilst at Wellcome Prof Selwood worked on the successful anti-migraine drug zolimitriptan (over $1 billion dollars in sales) and also invented GW4991W94 a compound which completed phase 2 clinical trials.

Prof Selwood moved to UCL in December 1995 to become head of the chemistry group at the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research. He founded several spin out companies: ProAxon Ltd, NCE discovery (now Domainex) and Canbex Therapeutics, a spin-out company focussed on MS Therapies.

Prof David Selwood

+44 (0)20 7679 6716
d.selwood@ucl.ac.uk

Programme Coordinator - Dr Edith Chan

Dr Chan has over 17 years pharmaceutical and biotech experiences in the area of molecular modeling, cheminformatics, structure/ligand-based drug design, and bio-computing.

She worked in big phama and biotech: Sanofi Aventis and Inpharmatica, which involved all spectrum of drug discovery program. While working in Sanofi Aventis, she helped design ICE inhibitors, one of which has achieved Phase II status. She joined UCL in 2009 and her research is focused on computational drug design.

Dr Edith Chan

+44 (0)20 7679 6710
edith.chan@ucl.ac.uk

Graduate Tutor - Dr Andrei Okorokov

Dr Okorokov's research interest is in cell, molecular and structural biology of the protein machineries and signalling pathways controlling and maintaining the integrity of our chromosomes.

Dr Andrei Okorokov

+44 (0)20 7679 0959
a.okorokov@ucl.ac.uk

 

Key facts

Duration: 1 year full time or 2-5 years for flexible distance learning.
Distance Learning students click here for more information.

MRes Drug Design students click here

Start: Every September

Entry requirements: Minimum of second-class Honours degree.

Click here for more information on entry requirements and term dates.

Course Credit value: UK 180/ECTS 90

Job prospects include: Biotech, Pharma, National research laboratories, NHS agencies, Medicinal Chemist, Biologist, Structural Biologist, Cheminformatian, Bioinformatian, Molecular Modeler, Information Specialist, Patent/ IP/ Knowledge Analyst.

 

 


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