CRYSTALS ARE INTRIGUING and MEDICINES DAUNTING
challenging us in unraveling fundamental mechanisms and creating better drugs
grand challenges require transformative solutions
Crystal Growth of the pharmaceutical industry relies on development of new drugs.  Because of the continuing losses of exclusivity on drug products, it is vital for drug companies to constantly develop new products. Yet, drug development cycle of a new drug becomes longer (15 years), more expensive (1 billion dollars), and more difficult (only dozens get approved yearly by FDA). As a result, drug companies rely heavily on cutting-edge technologies to grasp new drug targets and rush their products to the market. Genomics, proteomics, combinatorial...
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Medicine One of major medical challenges is cancer. Cancer is a disease where cell growth is out of control. In addition to surgery and radiation treatment, chemotherapy relies on chemical agents that aim to slow down the abnormal cell growth and limit tumor spread. Yet, typical chemoagents cannot differentiate tumor cells from healthy ones, resulting in collateral damages to normal organs and tissues. Common side effects include fatigue (mainly due to the temporary drop in bone marrow function), sores, numbness, diarrhea, hair loss, and organ...
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Team Up! We want to work with highly motivated individuals to solve some most difficult challenges in solid-state chemistry and drug development. Whether you are a high-school student, undergraduate, graduate, or scientist, if any of our research areas interests you, please consider joining us. Our laboratory hosts students and visitors to do short- and long-term projects, and we are actively recruiting Ph.D. students. Please send us your CV and tell us why our work attracts you and how your background fits our...
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