Chemistry

Searching for New Medicines Resources

"Searching for a New Medicine: Kirsty's Project" is an illustrated children’s storybook by Suzanne Duce, Tracy Bayliss and illustrated by Daisy MacGowan, about a young girl with a curious nature.
Kirsty 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 and she sees how they discover new medicines to treat neglected tropical diseases. Afterward, Kirsty meets some of the scientists which helps her complete her class project.
To download a pdf of 'Searching for a New Medicine: Kirsty's Project' click here.

To download a large print A4 pdf click here.

To download an itunes e-book click here.

To download an e-pub e-book click here.
To download a pdf of the Spanish 'Searching for a New Medicine: Kirsty's Project' click here.
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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Click here to download comic.
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Click the link to view the review paper: 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