WORKING PARTY ON MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY CURRICULUM
Title: Medicinal Chemistry Curriculum
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Remarks: IUPHAR, CTC
Completion Date: 2000 - project completed
The objective is to examine how best to structure a medicinal chemistry
curriculum with regard to subject matter, sequence and emphasis, recognizing
the fact that the pharmaceutical industry is by far the largest employer
of medicinal chemists. Account will be taken of the different situations
existing in different countries.
A questionnaire was sent to research companies in various countries.
Replies were analyzed and results given in talks at National Symposia
in the Netherlands and Italy, and published: W.-D. Busse and C.R. Ganellin,
Trends in Drug Research, 1993, 20, 305. US data are in C.R. Ganellin
et al, Ann Rep Med Chem. vol 30, 329, and full data are in Busse
et al, Eur J Med Chem. 1996, 31, 747. The results support short
courses for teaching the elements of medicinal chemistry as one-week
summer schools in UK, USA, Netherlands and Switzerland. Curriculum recommendations
have been published by Ganellin, Chem
Int. 1995, 17,
212. A follow up questionnaire has been sent to University Depts
that teach medicinal chemistry.
The results of this follow-up questinnaire have been published
in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2000, 35,
163-174; article entitled "University
education of medicinal chemists: comparison of eight countries",
and prepared by C R Ganellin, LA Mitscher, B Clement, T-H Kokayashi,
E Kyburz, O Lafont, A Marcincal, A Monge, G Tarzia and JG Topliss.
Part of the investigation has been published in the following
- Education of Medicinal Chemists in Departments of Medicinal Chemistry
Medicinal Research Reviews, 1998, 18, 121-137
C.R. Ganellin, L.A. Mitscher and J.G. Topliss
- Medicinal Chemistry Graduate School Curriculum and Contribution
to Pharmaceutical Industry in Japan
Med. Chem. News, 1998, 8 (4), 21-28
T-H. Kobayashi and C.R. Ganellin
Reprint in Chem
Project completed - Final report entitled 'Two
Routes to Becoming a Medicinal Chemist' is published in Chem.
2001, 22(3), 43-45
Last update: 23 February 2001