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Is the era of discovery of new drugs from natural sources ending? A presentation by Dr. John Vederas, the Department of Chemistrys 2011 Job Visiting Professor, will examine some of the current problems faced by drug discovery efforts that employ natural sources. He will also describe some exciting possibilities offered by emerging discoveries and new technologies.
Dr. Vederas is the Canada Research Chair in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry with the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta. His public lecture, Drugs from Bugs and Other Natural Sources: An Endless Frontier or is the Bloom Off the Rose?, will take place June 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Science Building, St. Johns Campus of Memorial University, room SN-2109. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
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