Life and Health

Chemistry helps to provide better medicines, more reliable food supplies and cleaner water.

Chemical knowledge is crucial to drug discovery and to the design of new tools for diagnostics. Skills in Synthesis and Chemical Biology enable bespoke libraries of 'engineered' molecules to be produced, including those inspired by natural products. Computation and theory are central in guiding our rational approaches to chemical intervention for health. Disease identification and control is important for food security.

The Centre for Chemical Intervention in Biology and Medicine (CCIBM) provides a gateway to world leading expertise at Manchester for companies in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and biotechnology sectors.

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