Next generation therapeuticsNext generation therapeutics
Our research is focused on the design and development of new molecules, new materials and new delivery systems for the treatment of complex diseases: from discovery of novel pharmaceutical agents and understanding of mechanisms of their action to application of future generation of pharmaceutical materials and formulation approaches for advanced drug delivery.
Key challenges in development of novel therapeutics are addressed by the combination of fundamental understanding of structure and mechanisms of action of pharmaceuticals at different length scales: from molecular and supramolecular organisation up to interactions with cells and tissues. The multidisciplinary character of our research teams, extensive links with our academic and industrial collaborators and state of the art research facilities both in UEA and wider NRP enable us to make significant impact in several key areas of modern pharmaceutical science.
Key areas of research within Next Generation Therapeutics are:
Novel pharmaceutical materials: polymers, porous solids and soft colloids
Nanomedicines and nanopharmaceutics
Peptide based pharmaceutics: novel anticancer, antimalarial and antimicrobial agents
Targeted anticancer pharmaceutics
New classes of antibiotics
Gene delivery and DNA-based therapeutics
Combinatorial chemistry and advanced synthetic approaches towards new medicines
Understanding structure and predicting properties of therapeutics