The Role of Plants in Medicine

Alison Foster
Friday 27 April 2018

The relationship between plants and medicine will be explored in this illustrated session with Dr Alison Foster. Many plant-derived compounds have been used as drugs, either in their original or semi-synthetic form, but plants also have an unexpected role to play in drug development. Despite the recent interest in drug discovery by molecular modelling, combinatorial chemistry, and other synthetic chemistry methods, natural product-derived compounds are still proving to be an invaluable source of medicines for humans.

In the first half of the session, we will look at how traditional herbal medicines have become subsumed into the world of conventional medicines. The second half of the session will focus on recent plant-based medicines that have been licensed for clinical use with a particular focus on anti-cancer drugs
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Contact Details
01223 331875
Event Category
Plant Identification & Science
Classroom, 1 Brookside
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