ANU Chemistry Society - Public Lecture: Christoph Nitsche

Join us for our first public lecture of the year, presented by Christoph Nitsche, who is a Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow in the Research School of Chemistry at the ANU.

Infectious diseases are on the rise. SARS-CoV-2 alone has killed already more than 3 million people. Since the discovery of penicillin almost 100 years ago, medicinal chemists have developed various anti-infective drugs which saved millions of lives. However, multiple drug resistance and rapid emergence of pathogens pose substantial challenges to human health and drug discovery alike. Looking at the chemistry of drug discovery, this lecture will reveal how we can target the Achilles heel of viral replication and illustrate why Australian frogs inspire us to develop new antimicrobial agents.

The lecture will be held in STB-S1 from 12-1PM next Friday the 21st of May, and also over zoom, with the link being posted on the day. If you are looking to attend in person, please register at the ticket link! Excited to see you all there!

- ANU Chemistry Society