Building Molecules and Drug Discovery

8232Contrary to what you may think – or perhaps remember from school – “O Chem”, or organic chemistry, is really deceptively simple in principle, and The Scripps Research Institute’s Keary Engle takes you on a thorough exploration of how the initial simplicity of “O Chem” can be exploited to great use in drug discovery.

From a simple understanding of how carbon atoms make bonds, Keary reveals the “language” of chemical structure and formulas and how he and his lab ultimately use this to create new substances to speed the creation of more novel molecules for therapeutic uses.

Watch: Saturday Science at Scripps Research: The Nuts and Bolts of Building Molecules with Keary Engle