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Tuesday, August 25 • 3:40pm - 4:00pm
[0040] Targeting Vector Borne Tropical Infectious Diseases with Heterocyclic Compounds

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There is a pressing need to develop effective drugs for the treatment of vector borne infectious diseases such as malaria and chikungunya. In our research reported here, we utilise two strategies for lead identification. The nature products approach led to two heterocyclic scaffolds for anti-plasmodial drug development while data-mining identified thieno[3,2-b]pyrroles as potential anti-virals against chikungunya. This presentation will provide an overview of our synthetic and biological discoveries in this field. 


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Christina Chai

Associate Professor and Principal Scientist, National University of Singapore and Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences
Christina Chai obtained her BSc (Hons) from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand and her PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra under the mentorship of the late Professor Athel Beckwith, FRS. Following her PhD, she was awarded a Samuel and Violette Glasstone Research fellowship at the University of Oxford, UK where she studied bioorganic reaction... Read More →



Tuesday August 25, 2015 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Girvetz 2115