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The antibiotic apocalypse – can heterocyclic chemistry help?

Prof Colin J Suckling, University of Strathclyde's Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, discusses heterocyclic chemistry.
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Blue sky research: Is it worth the investment?

In his latest ebook, Professor Colin Suckling of the University of Strathclyde tackles the question: Is there any evidence that the cumulative output of research over the last 50 years has been valuable?

Science that transcends politics for a truly global reach

Politics cannot get in the way of scientific and global collaboration. Professor Colin J Suckling OBE DSc FRSE, Research Professor of Chemistry, Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde discusses The impact of the referendum debacle will take time to work through in policy and in practice. Meanwhile...

Should we bother to teach chemistry anymore?

Professor Colin Suckling discusses the importance of chemistry... As the year moves on into August we in Universities start to prepare for the next academic year and beyond. Amongst the routine revisions that take place is the information for prospective students who will apply during the next academic year. I’ve...

Infectious disease is a global problem

Professor Colin J Suckling, Research Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde looks at how the recent EU Referendum could impact his institution and research. Like many British academics, the result of the recent referendum on the UK’s place in Europe was a...
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Disease will always be with us although the critical diseases will differ from place to place and time to time. There will therefore always be a demand for new and effective drugs but it has become much more difficult to bring them to market in recent decades. There’s been...

You’ve got to be able to see what you are doing!

At the heart of almost everything we do in chemistry is analysis, measurements that show us what we have made, how pure it is, what is happening in a reaction, or what is present in a particular sample. The use of the word ‘see’ is not just a journalistic...

Electronic devices from organic semiconductors containing heterocyclic compounds

So far these notes on heterocyclic chemistry have dealt mostly with applications in medicinal chemistry. However one of the key things about heterocyclic chemistry is the range of applications that it supports. I was once involved in a project involving conducting polymers as biosensors with a former colleague at...

Plants, Drugs, and Heterocyclic Chemistry

When thinking about heterocyclic chemistry it’s as interesting to consider where it came from as what it is and what it can do. Probably the most important origin of heterocyclic chemistry is compounds from plants and it’s their medicinal properties that first became significant. Most people will be aware...

Chemical biology and drug discovery

The power of flexible teamwork is the key to successful research in chemical biology and drug discovery in the work of Professor Colin Suckling at the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Over the past 10 years, research has challenged major problems of...

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