(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
This course illustrates the interrelation of Chemistry and Biology in the process of drug discovery and development. Topics include methods of lead discovery and optimization, classes of drug targets, structure-activity relationships and bioisosterism, and radiopharmaceuticals. Concepts will be illustrated using the development of several clinical drugs as examples.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 3103 with a grade of “C-” or higher.
Pre or Corequisite: Biochemistry 4212.