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 8:41 h
  • Quiz questions 470
  • 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.

User reviews

4,5 of 5 stars
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1  Star
La importancia de la química no debe ser subestimado en la práctica médica, y las ciencias naturales
By Padme A. on 12. May 2019 for Overview – Introduction to Chemistry

Si la Chemistry hubiera sido explicada de esa forma en mi Children Process, entender su importancia pudo haberme ahorrado mi vital time, y tener una vida more easy.

By Aziza S. on 02. January 2019 for Atom – Introduction to Chemistry

Great lecture with simple explanations for the freshman. Like it!

Great course!
By Johannes M. on 14. December 2018 for Chemistry

Very nice presentations of the different subjects, and i felt I recieved a clear view of all the mechanisms presented

Mechanical Tutoring
By Ioannis B. on 14. October 2018 for Hybridization – 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.