A robot scientist for drug design and chemical genetics

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  • Ross Donald King
Type Media coverage
Period01 Jan 2018

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TitleA robot scientist for drug design and chemical genetics
DescriptionInterview on Breakfast show of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. This related to our discovery, in work funded by the BBSRC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that triclosan (an antimicrobial commonly used in toothpaste) had a second enzyme target in the malaria parasite. This opens up the prospect of the development of a dual-action antimalarial drug.The pair describing this work: Bilsland E, van Vliet L, Williams K, Feltham J, Carrasco MP, Fotoran WL, Cubillos EFG, Wunderlich G, Grøtli M, Hollfelder F, Jackson V, King RD, Oliver SG (2018) Plasmodium dihydrofolate reductase is a second enzyme target for the antimalarial action of triclosan. Scientific Reports 8: 2018 (8 pages) has (thus far) an Altmetrics score of 1019 and has engendered 131 News articles.
Media name/outletBBC- Cambs Breakfast Show and BBC Naked Science
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date01 Jan 2018

Description

Interview on Breakfast show of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. This related to our discovery, in work funded by the BBSRC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that triclosan (an antimicrobial commonly used in toothpaste) had a second enzyme target in the malaria parasite. This opens up the prospect of the development of a dual-action antimalarial drug.The pair describing this work: