Research course

Chemical Biology and Bio-Medicinal Chemistry

Institution
Open University · Department of Life Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) or an appropriate first degree and postgraduate qualification.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Chemical biology and bio-medicinal chemistry research at the OU encompasses the development and synthesis of molecules for cell recognition, imaging and targeting of cancer cells and the development of small molecule therapeutics. It is our aim to use chemical and biochemical approaches to study and manipulate biological systems, and to inform the development of new therapeutic agents.

Key themes of our research include:

  • Bio-medicinal chemistry for cancer, focusing on the synthesis of molecules for cell recognition, modification of nucleic acid bases, and the design of novel small molecule therapeutics
  • Bioimaging
  • Biopolymers and biocompatible materials
  • Molecular imprinted polymers, focusing on the development of novel systems for functional analysis of complex biomolecules
  • Nanomaterials and nanomedicine; interactions with biological systems and therapeutic uses

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
48 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Administrative Support
Email
STEM-LHCS-Admin@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 655808