Chemistry

Searching for New Medicines Resources

"Searching for a New Medicine: Kirsty's Project" is an illustrated children’s storybook about a young girl with a curious nature.
She is set the task of writing a science project by her teacher. Her class visits the city library and Kirsty finds an amazing book on microbes. To find out more about these microscopic creatures, she attends an open day at the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee.
At the Open Day, she goes on a guided tour of the Drug Discovery Unit. She sees where the scientists work and how they discover new medicines to treat neglected tropical diseases. Afterward, Kirsty meets some of the scientists which helps her compete her class project.
The English e-book -click link to download.
Pdf of book (English version) - click link to download.
Pdf of book (Spanish version) - click link to download.
Link to video showing how scientists at the Drug Discovery Unit at the University of Dundee go about finding new medicines to treat neglected tropical diseases.
Primary school activity worksheet -click link to download.
Secondary school activity -click link to download.
Blank report template -click link to download.

School of Life Sciences' Malaria Comic

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Challenges and recent progress in tropical disease drug discovery. Nature. 2018 Jul; 559(7715): 498–506. Manu De Rycker, Beatriz Baragaña, Suzanne L. Duce, and Ian H. Gilbert