Brewing Chemistry - The Story of Warfarin: A Midwestern Drug Discovery Tale
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Brewing Chemistry is going virtual this month!
Please join us on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at 7 PM for a Zoom presentation. You must pre-register by Monday, May 18th to attend. To pre-register, please contact Meghann at 313.993.1259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month's topic is: The Story of Warfarin: A Midwestern Drug Discovery Tale
Presented by: Shannon Timmons, Ph.D. Chair, Detroit Local Section of the American Chemical Society Associate Professor of Chemical Biology, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Natural products, molecules produced by living organisms, have long played a pivotal role in drug development. Approximately half of all new pharmaceuticals approved by the FDA are natural products or natural product analogs. Warfarin is a natural product analog that is clinically used as an anticoagulant drug. It was discovered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by Dr. Karl Paul Link and coworkers in the 1940s. The fascinating human story behind the discovery of this medicinally relevant organic molecule will be the focus of this presentation.