Where traditional drug discovery meets modern technology in the quest for new drugs

Mohammed M Al Qaraghuli, Abdullah R Alzahrani, Kanidta Niwasabutra, Mohammad A Obeid, Valerie A Ferro

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Identifying novel compounds or improving bioavailability of drugs requires extensive screening, in vitro and in vivo testing and subsequent commercialisation. Traditional methods can be labour intensive and time-consuming. Use of modern technologies can reduce these challenges and is best achieved through collaboration with researchers specialising in different research fields. The range
of research activities carried out in our lab is outlined and demonstrates the diversity of techniques used in our drug discovery programme.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1061
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2017


  • drug discovery
  • natural products
  • biotherapeutics
  • nanoparticles
  • molecular dynamics simulations

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