The 18th “Sci-Tech Talk in English”

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.


■ Title

Drugs: From the idea to the Patient


■ Time and Date

Wednesday October 25, 2017, 4:30 pm


■ Venue

1F Seminar Room, the Hokkaido University Museum


■ Speaker

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.


■ Organizer

Office for International Academic Support (OIAS), Faculty of Science, and the Hokkaido University Museum.


■ Sponsor

Support Office for Female Researchers in Hokkaido University (SG FResHU Support)


■ Presented by

Dr. Fayna Garcia-Martin and Dr. Hiroshi Kawamura


■ Inquiries

OIAS, Faculty of Science

Ext.: 2915

international@sci.hokudai.ac.jp


Admission is free, and registration is not required.


18th Sci-Tech Talk in English


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