Event | October 25, 2017
We are pleased to announce the 18th “Sci-Tech Talk in English” by Prof. Fernando Albericio, University of Barcelona and University of KwaZulu-Natal. This event is organized as a part of the internationalization activities of the Faculty of Science and is intended for non-specialists. All talks and discussions to follow are conducted in English. We welcome all students, faculty members and others who are interested in science.
Drugs: From the idea to the Patient
■ Time and Date
Wednesday October 25, 2017, 4:30 pm
1F Seminar Room, the Hokkaido University Museum
Prof. Fernando Albericio, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) and School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban, South Africa).
■ Abstract of the talk
Health is possibly one of the most “magical” words associated with the development of the human being. From the most ancient societies to the present, restoring or improving social health and wellbeing has been a major pursuit. Although the use of traditional medicines, based mainly on the use of natural products treated with simple manipulations, continues to be common in some communities worldwide for the treatment of some diseases, the last century witnessed the birth of the pharmaceutical industry.
The pharmaceutical sector is, without a doubt, the most intriguing industrial activity. At glance, it is associated with heavy investments, strong regulations, and a low number of outputs in terms of new products. In addition, the pharmaceutical industry no always has been well understood by the population and very commonly suffers of major criticism.
In this presentation, an overview regarding the different strategies used for the discovery of new drugs will be carried out, highlighting the role that the Academia has to play in this challenging but rewarding field.
Office for International Academic Support (OIAS), Faculty of Science, and the Hokkaido University Museum.
■ Presented by
Dr. Fayna Garcia-Martin and Dr. Hiroshi Kawamura
OIAS, Faculty of Science
Admission is free, and registration is not required.