Friday 26 October 2012, 12.15PM to 13:15pm
Speaker: Dr Simon Newstead, University of Oxford
One of the principal aims of modern drug design is the targeted delivery of drugs within the body, such as to the central nervous system, combined with their exclusion from the liver and kidneys, which break down foreign molecules and subsequently eliminate them. Many of the commonly prescribed drugs are transported into cells and across the plasma membrane via endogenous membrane transporters belonging to the POT or proton coupled oligopeptide transporter family of integral membrane proteins.
Location: Biology Lecture Theatre, K018
Admission: All Welcome