PhD student, Adair Richards has become one of the youngest ever authors to be featured on the cover of leading European chemistry journal, Chemical Society Reviews. His article, written with Professor Alison Rodger, director of MOAC (Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells Doctoral Training Centre) describes the ways in which manmade metal-containing molecules can be designed to interact with the DNA found in human cells. This is the basis for many anti-cancer drugs as well as new types of antibiotics currently being developed to combat MRSA here at the University of Warwick.
Adair said: "This article will hopefully be the textbook for years to come for scientists aiming to understand how we can make molecules that interact with DNA in highly specific ways. It will provide a training ground for researchers designing new types of DNA-binding drugs to combat many serious illnesses such as cancer."
Adair’s article is featured on the inside front cover of the March edition of Chemical Society Reviews.
View a pdf of the cover here
MOAC is one of the first interdisciplinary science doctoral training centres in the country. Its aim is to train scientists to be able to work in all the life sciences disciplines (maths, biology, chemistry, physics and medicine) and bring a new breadth of knowledge and fresh approach to scientific research in the UK.