Effective medicine is one of the foundations of our modern society - in fact, it is difficult to imagine that there was once a world without, for example, antibiotics for the treatment of infections or chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer.
The evening's lecture will take us on a journey to the world of molecules - to those of nature's own medical substances that researchers have discovered, produced and improved over the past decades, with the primary purpose of killing other organisms that can threaten our health.
Many of these molecular structures are so complex that they continually challenge modern technologies when it comes to deciding and manipulating their structures. In the lecture you will hear examples of where these useful natural substances come from and how their molecules can actually be built - and rebuilt.
And you will hear how researchers get an understanding of the specific interaction of natural cells with the cells' proteins and how researchers find inspiration to develop substances that have the potential to make us live longer and inspiration to find new types of anti-cancer drugs.