Studies towards the asymmetric synthesis of novel antimitotic agents.

A number of compounds are known which bind to the colchicine binding site on tubulin, preventing the assembly of microtubules and thus preventing cancer cells from dividing. The project will establish methodologies for the synthesis of new compounds related to the known inhibitor phenstatin.

Grant Award – Kidscan Student Placement (2014 – 2015)

Funding Award – £1500.00

Funding Awarded to – Dr Jim Wilkinson

Research Location – University of Salford

Lead Researcher – Dr Jim Wilkinson