Building BORIS – an outreach project on drug design and molecular modelling

Rossington, SB 2017, 'Building BORIS – an outreach project on drug design and molecular modelling' , The Biochemist, 39 (2) , pp. 50-51.

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Abstract

Within university chemistry departments, organic chemists are formulating reaction pathways which will yield a desired chemical product. In most cases, it is often found that the targeted product exerts some beneficial biological effect towards cellular activity. In my organic chemistry lectureship within the University of Salford, I too am involved in the synthesis of potential biologically active compounds; namely a range of anti-cancer compounds and anti-bacterial agents. Using my professional knowledge, I have developed an outreach project known as BORIS designed to show GCSE and A-level students what proteins look like, their importance and role within the body and how drugs interact with them.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: pissn 0954-982X; eissn 1740-1194 **History: issued 01-04-2017; published 01-04-2017; published_online 01-04-2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: The Biochemist
Publisher: Portland Press Ltd.
ISSN: 0954-982X
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Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 09:10
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 08:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/52786

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