The Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
at the Cruciform Building

Drug Design | MSc | University College London

Dissertation project examples

Dr Edith Chan
+44 (0)20 7679 6710


  • Minimum 12 weeks
  • Expert groups in UCL - e.g. Cancer Institute, Royal Free Hospital, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology, Medicine, etc.
  • External Companies and Institutes - e.g GSK, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cresset, etc.
Screening, Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Optimization of small molecule drug inhibition of a kinase targets for therapy of Polycystic Kidney Disease
Towards novel antibiotics: small molecule inhibitors of the serine/threonine protein kinases of Gram positive bacterial pathogens
Probing host-HIV interactions using small molecule inhibitors
Medicinal Chemistry
Exploration of a new scaffold as a potential new class of a kinase inhibitor
Modified analogues of an established scaffold with potential for the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions
Computational, Cheminformatics, Bioinformatics, and computer-based literature projects
Drug repositioning using internal technology
Fragment-based design of peptidomimetic drugs
Natural hormones and neurotransmitters as drug leads
Structural and Molecular Biology
Crystal structure determination of protein-ligand complexes
Cloning and NMR study of Drug protein target
PK/ADME, Assay development
Development of PK/ADME assay for a Cancer project

Key facts

Duration: 1 year full time or 2-5 years for flexible distance learning.
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Start: September 2013

Entry requirements: Minimum of second-class Honours degree.

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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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