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 8:40 h
  • Quiz questions 471
  • 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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By Ioannis B. on 14. October 2018 for Hybridisation – Chemical Bonding

This lecture offers only the very basic principles for understanding the concept of hybridisation with very little examples. The lecturer himself seems as if he reads notes off a text book out loud without providing appropriate explanation on the idea behind the way that hybridisation works in interacting atoms. Also, providing problem-solving exercises (like at the end of lecture 12. Covalent Bonds - Quantum Numbers), as well as, the answers to those questions - so that someone can mark their own responses - is an essential part of teaching and learning I hope we can agree.

By Alex P. on 14. August 2018 for Chemistry: Introduction

It states the concepts very clear, i would love to have him as a professor

By Fatima s. on 31. July 2018 for Organic Chemistry

Did not like the sequence of the power points, too confusing.

By Zara S. on 16. June 2018 for Reaction Parameters – Haloalkanes

The lectures are really good and to the point! I like how they aren't too long (otherwise i wouldn't take anything in after 15mins tbh) They are short and very easy to grasp the concept!

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