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

Get ready for your exams with Lecturio today!

Course Details

  • Videos 111
  • Duration 8:43 h
  • Quiz questions 461
  • Articles 18


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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Improvement of slides possible
By Janine T. on 10. October 2020 for Chemistry: Introduction

I really like how you explain the concepts, I realized though that on some slides, there are too long sentences. Sometimes I don't really read them because I need to focus on what you say. It would be great if less words would be on the slides but in a way that is still informative. But all in all, I'm enjoying the course a lot and you did a way better job explaining the concept of shells and orbitals, than my chemistry professor did. Thanks a lot.

nice lecture
By Wesley D. on 31. August 2020 for Hybridization – Chemical Bonding

its easy to understand but somethings are a little confusing because of the speed

By Aliannya N. on 25. August 2020 for Medical Chemistry

Quite an informative lecture. Helpful in breaking down complex concepts.

Quite helpful and informative; try it.
By Aliannya N. on 25. August 2020 for Chemistry

This lecture series is quite informative and helpful. Maybe due to different learning styles is why some students don't see it fit; however, I find it quite helpful in both refreshing minds in prior learnt concepts, preparing for classes, and studying the MCAT as a non-trad. It makes you want to further seek more information and learn about the application of the concepts, rather than simply memorising formulas or synthesis steps. Give it a try, you would learn alot about simplifications of complicated concepts. I especially enjoyed the organic chemistry lectures and the explanations about medical and organic chemistry. A bit of prior knowledge could be beneficial, but it isn't a necessity.