Honours student presentations

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Our team was represented by Thomas Bates at our first honours level presentation on the 21st of July. Thomas gave a great talk on his efforts the synthesize novel anti-Alzheimer’s agents based upon the skeleton of know cholinesterase inhibitor Donepezil. … Continued

RSC Twitter Poster Conference 2018

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Nicole Neyt and Divan van Greunen participated in this years RSC Twitter Poster Conference held from the 6th to 7th of March 2018 highlighting their work in flow chemistry and drug discovery.  The event was a great success with 1’912 … Continued

Flow Chemistry Europe 2018

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We had opportunity to attend and present at the 2018 SelectBio Flow Chemistry Europe conference from the 6th to 7th of February 2018 where the latest developments in continuous processing and flow technology for the manufacture of chemicals and active … Continued

New team members 2018

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We would like to welcome our newest team members to the group who will be joining us as masters postgrads. Michelle Reinhardt, Sussan-Mari Botha and Lorinda van Wyk join us after successful completing their honours degrees which included projects within … Continued

Young Chemists Symposium 2017

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On the 3rd of October Divan van Greunen,  Nicole Neyt and Valerie Ramoatsoa joined other postgraduates from across the SACI North region to participate in the annual SACI North Young Chemists Symposium. Our team did us proud with Divan being … Continued

2017 Graduations

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Congratulations to Nicole Neyt and Johan van der Westhuizen on their cum lauda masters graduations.                              

New Paper – Targeting Alzheimer’s disease by investigating previously unexplored chemical space surrounding the cholinesterase inhibitor donepezil.

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A new paper from our drug discovery team has been published in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry detailing the identification of novel analogues of the cholinesterase inhibitor Donepezil for the potential treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Congratulations to Divan van … Continued

Frank Warren Conference 2016

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The research team attended the 14th Frank Warren conference hosted at Rhodes University in Grahamstown from the 4th to 8th of December. The Frank Warren conference is the South African Chemical Institutes (SACI) premium organic chemistry conference covering all areas … Continued