Cancelled: Botanical Origins of Pharmaceutical Medicines

4 June 2020 18:00-20:30, London, United Kingdom

An evening lecture by Professor Alan Boyd, Immediate Past President of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. The talk looks at the history and future trends of medicine development. 6 pm arrival for a 6.30 pm start.

Compounds isolated from plants have been mainstay of drug therapy for centuries, such as digoxin for heart failure and aspirin for pain. Around 25% of current prescription medicines are derived from plants treating many diseases. There around 250,000 plant species, but very few have been investigated to see if they are useful as a medicine. The lecture details which current and future medicines derived from plants. 

Professor Boyd, a graduate in Biochemistry and Medicine, is a Fellow and immediate Past- President of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Royal Colleges of Physicians. Following post-graduate training, over the last 35 years whilst working in the pharmaceutical industry he has been closely involved in developing around 15 prescription medicines for a range of diseases and has an international reputation for his expertise in medicines development.

The lecture will finish with refreshments and networking.
The Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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