by Adam Le Gresley, PhD

Learn Chemistry from an expert

This course is designed for researchers who wish to fill gaps in their basic chemistry and see how it relates to drug design and optimization.
First year U/G students within any of the sciences or those with a basic understanding of chemistry but who want to understand how molecules relate to medicinal chemistry can also benefit from the content of this course.
If you are a professional in the non-chemical sciences e.g. medicine, this course is also for you.

The main goal of this course is to understand the composition of atoms, the reactivities of the elements, and the difference between covalent and ionic bond formation.
Other skills you will acquire are:

  • Being able to identify different ionic interactions
  • Understanding how the strength of acids and bases are calculated
  • Being able to identify functional groups and propose how they react
  • Understanding how structural variation of a drug can alter its pharmacological properties
  • Gain an insight into the fundamental molecular basis of interaction of a drug with a drug target

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Course Details

  • Videos 111
  • Duration 8:41 h
  • Quiz questions 469
  • Articles 19


Your Educators of course Chemistry

 Adam Le Gresley, PhD

Adam Le Gresley, PhD

Dr. Adam Le Gresley is Associate Professor in the department of Pharmacy and Chemistry at Kingston University London.
Le Gresley was awarded his PhD in supramolecular organic chemistry by the University of Surrey in 2004 and carried out his postdoctoral research on photolabile compounds at Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia, USA, funded by the NIH.

He was appointed to the Faculty of Science at Kingston University in 2009, where he has been teaching on U/G and P/G courses within chemistry, pharmacy and the biological sciences for the last 6 years. In addition to teaching, Le Gresley maintains a small research group, funded by a number of industrial partners including GlaxoSMithKline with interests in NMR metabolomics, the synthesis of new in vitro diagnostic probes for problem pathogens and novel Rab7 inhibitors for the treatment of diabetes.
He is a regular reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to the development of courses across the faculty. Le Gresley was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011 and subsequently to Associate Professor in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry in 2013.

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Mejorar la traducción.
By Nadia Rosalia A. on 23. July 2019 for Chemistry: Introduction

El curso esta perfecto hasta lo que he visto, el único problema es la traducción, al ser traducidos automáticamente (no por una persona) hay algunas cosas que no se entienden ni tienen sentido. Tarde un buen tiempo en entender lo que significa "shell" ya que en español no es "caparazón" como lo marca el traductor.

By Daniel C. on 19. July 2019 for Identifying Enantiomers & Synthesis of Chiral Compounds – Stereochemistry

Excellent and precise to the point. I loved it. Thank you Dr. Gresley.

By Daniel C. on 18. July 2019 for Chirality – Stereochemistry

Enhanced understanding. Wish he talked about R and S configurations. The part was slightly confusing without the explanation of R and S

By Daniel C. on 18. July 2019 for Introduction – Stereochemistry

The explanation provided is far to basic and even if its more organic related subject, it should be introduced in a method that is not intimidating.