Overview of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Research  

Pharmaceutical Chemistry involves the synthesis, analysis and determination of biological activity of chemical compounds.  In the Pharmacy Department we aim to synthesise and design new molecules that have the potential to become drugs and eventually medicines.  We work closely with colleagues in the Pharmaceutics section to achieve this goal.  We have state of the art analytical instruments in our Research laboratory and also have close ties with the Department of Chemistry at the Nelson Mandela University.