Drug Discovery Research
Our research covers a diverse range of fields including
- drug design and development;
- medicinal chemistry;
- neuropharmacology and
- molecular imaging
The group is primarily concerned with understanding drug-protein and drug-binding site interactions in order to obtain structure-activity relationships of bioactive CNS molecules. This allows the rationale design of more efficacious treatments for diseases of the brain.
In addition, by using molecular imaging techniques within these fields we are able to better understand the living brain through in vivo studies.