Events

Pharmacy Research Seminar Series: Associate Professor Louis Rendina


19 April 2013

NEW FRONTIERS IN THE THERAPEUTIC APPLICATION OF BORON AND GADOLINIUM

Presented by Associate Professor Louis Rendina

Boron and gadolinium are two elements which are central to our research program. Their chemistry is not only fascinating but each element offers its own distinct challenges and unique characteristics with potential application in medicine. By the use of these elements, I believe a real opportunity exists for significant paradigm shifts in the treatment of diseases such as cancer. In this seminar I will present some of our key results in the area of neutron capture therapy, an innovative binary therapy used in the treatment of intractable malignant cancers such as those of the brain. I will also present very recent data on the use of polyhedral boron clusters as unique pharmacophores in medicinal chemistry.


Time: Noon - 1pm

Location: Footbridge Theatre, Holme Building, Science Road

Cost: Free

Contact: Dr Dong Fu

Phone: +61 2 9351 4444

Email: 06042701652717114a2a032151526020322160274247

More info: http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/pharmacy-research-seminar-series-associate-professor-l