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Dr Magdalena Slusarczyk

Dr Magdalena Slusarczyk

Research Fellow

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Overview

Qualifications 

  • M.S degree in Biotechnology, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland, 2001
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, K.U. Leuven, Belgium, 2007

Research Area

  • Heterocyclic chemistry
  • Chemistry of nucleos(t)ide analogues and phosphate prodrugs
  • Drug discovery and development process in the field of oncology

Biography

I graduated in Biotechnology in 2001 from Wrocław University of Technology, Poland. Following M.S. degree, I commenced PhD in organic chemistry in K.U. Leuven (Belgium) under the supervision of Prof. Georges Hoornaert. My PhD work was focused on a design, synthesis and biological evaluation of methylene-bridged analogues of biologically active heterocycles. In 2008, I joined Prof. Chris McGuigan’s group. During the work as a Research Associate, I was involved in many projects including anticancer program that led to discovery of clinical trial agents, such as NUC-1031 (Acelarin) and NUC-3373. Currently, working as a Research Fellow, I am involved in the anticancer projects aiming to deliver new clinical candidates.

Main scientific interests include chemistry of nucleos(t)ide analogues and phosphate prodrugs, drug discovery and development process in the field of oncology and virology. Recent research interests include clinical research and a design of early phase trials.

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