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Fiona Scott: Drug discovery

April 8, 2019

Today we're talking to Fiona Scot, a third year PhD student at Sussex Drug Discovery Centre at the University of Sussex. She works as a medicinal chemist developing chemical probes that may lead to better cancer drugs one day. 

We talk about the drug discovery process, kinases, why they're so important for cancer drug research and the future of drug testing with the potential advancement of 'organ-on-a-chip' technology.

Fiona also discusses how her blog, Chemisty of a PhD, has sparked an interest in science communication and that she always has the backup job of playing in a pit orchestra just in case ...

Follow Fiona on twitter at @fi0n0 and check out her blog thechemistryofaphd.com