Science lecture examines molecules and medicine
An expert in drug-discovery technologies, chemistry and biology will deliver his inaugural professorial lecture at the University of Greenwich’s Medway Campus on May 10.
Solving Molecular Mysteries: From Chemistry to Medicine is the title of the lecture by Professor Jeremy Everett, from the university’s School of Science. It takes place at the Pilkington Lecture Theatre, Medway Campus, at 6pm, and is free and open to all.
Professor Everett says: “This lecture will shine a spotlight on the fascinating world of molecules. I will discuss how we find out what molecules are, how we find molecules that can become medicines for humans and for animals, and how we can predict what effects medicines will have on our bodies.”
The lecture will be followed by refreshments, during which Professor Everett will be available to discuss his work.
Jeremy Everett is Professor of Pharmaceutical Technologies and the Head of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences at the University of Greenwich.
Prior to joining the university, he held a variety of technology leadership positions for Beecham and SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals and then Pfizer Global R&D, where he worked in drug discovery technologies and rose to the role of vice-president.
Professor Everett completed his undergraduate and PhD studies in chemistry at the University of Nottingham. He was a post-doctoral Fellow at McMaster University in Ontario, and a Research Associate at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
He is also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London and the author or co-author of more than 70 scientific publications, reviews and patents.
Alongside Professor Jeremy Nicholson of Imperial College, he was responsible for defining and naming the science of metabonomics, which studies the metabolic responses of living systems to disease, environmental change or genetic modification.
He is a co-discoverer of pharmacometabonomics: the prediction of the effects of drugs on the body.