Biological Chemistry Research Facility
the Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility, a state of the
art interdisciplinary research centre housed in the new Cavanagh Pharmacy
Building, University College Cork. Directed by Professor Anita
Maguire, the ABCRF recognises that most of the key developments in the
Pharmaceutical area today take place at the Chemistry-Biology interface,
with interdisciplinary teams of researchers drawn from Chemistry, Pharmacy
and the BioSciences contributing to the design and development of new
pharmaceutical agents. Accordingly, with the support of PRTLI3, UCC
has established this new research facility combing researchers from
Chemistry - Synthetic and Analytical - and Biochemistry to bridge these
two research disciplines.
Clearly, complementary research expertise within the ABCRF, The
BioSciences Institute, School of Pharmacy, Biotransfer Unit and Tyndall
National Institute will lead to exciting research collaborations in the
31-10-08 Pfizer PDC and ABCRF announce critical collaboration...18-09-08 6th Eli Lilly Postgraduate Research Symposium took place in UCC...15-05-08 Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules IV will be held in UCC on 1st July 2008...15-01-08 UREKA Site UPCRO Applications now being taken, deadline 03.03.08....The ABCRF welcomes 2 new members of staff - Dr Lorraine Bateman (NMR Spectroscopist) and Dr Nuala Maguire (ABCRF Technician) have joined our team....click on the 'News' link above to find out the latest news....
world class research programmes at the Chemistry-Biology interface focused
The key feature is that the
research programmes will apply these core techniques to compounds spanning
the range from small molecules to large biomolecules thereby bridging the
traditional gaps between Chemistry and Biochemistry.
To create an interdisciplinary
environment where research towards the development of novel pharmaceutical
agents both independently and in collaboration with industry is enabled.
To train postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers for careers in
the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sectors