'Magic, Folk Medicine and Modern Drug Discovery’

20 November 2019 18:30-20:00, Canterbury, United Kingdom

David Witty will be giving his perspective on the development of drugs from folk medicines in the age of alchemy, through the first scientific drug discoveries and onto the medicines of today. The talk will have a particular focus on the development of analgesics and cancer medications and will consider what innovations the high-tech treatments of tomorrow might exhibit
David Witty has spent four decades in drug discovery R&D as a Research Chemist, Entrepreneur and Consultant and has published over 100 papers, patents and books on chemistry and its medicinal applications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, on the Board of the Society of Chemical Industry and is now a Director of Witnet Ltd., a Biotechnology Business and Education Consultancy. He also works as a STEM Ambassador in Hertfordshire schools and holds the RSC’s 2019-2020 Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) Lectureship.
There is no charge for this event but spaces are limited so please contact emilia.bertolo@canterbury.ac.uk to book places
Augustine House is Canterbury Christ Church University’s award-winning Library and Student Services centre. Located about 10 minutes’ walk from North Holmes Road, it is easily accessible by bus or train. The venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users. For directions and maps, see https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/about-us/find-us/canterbury.aspx.
Although there is no parking on-site, there are several public car parks nearby (see https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/homepage/36/places_to_park)
Augustine Hall

Augustine Hall, Augustine House, Canterbury, CT1 2YA, United Kingdom

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