On Friday 2 August, 32 Year 12 Chemistry students participated in an engaging workshop facilitated by Joshua Rennick a PhD student at Monash University (School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences). Students were able to apply and enhanced their knowledge of functional groups and chirality in the context of medicines in a range of activities. They learnt about the role functional groups play in drug delivery and medicine activity and applied inter-molecular bonding concepts to the interactions between medicines and protein binding sites. Students witnessed how the chirality of a medicine molecule affects its ability to bind to receptors in the body.
Year 9-12 students were invited to attend a Q&A session at recess with Joshua to learn more about studying Pharmacy at Monash University.
Thank you to Joshua for coming out to work with our students.