Dr. Mylene M. Uy of the Chemistry Department of the College of Science and Mathematics is in Gainesville, Florida, USA to undergo training on medicinal chemistry.
Uy will go through the training program at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida from February 20 to April 3, 2014.
Uy’s training program includes learning a variety of assays, like MTT/cancer cell viability assays, transfection and reporter gene assays, as well as structure determination using high-field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) instruments.
Uy is also a recipient of a $5,000-NMR time grant from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) User Program, which she can use to perform NMR experiments at the Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (AMRIS) Facility of the University of Florida. The said grant is renewable up to three years for a total of $15,000.
The training program on medicinal chemistry is under the Research Laboratory of Uy’s collaborator, Dr. Hendrik Luesch.
Uy’s training is funded by the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), and charged to Bases Conversion Development ACT 0F 1992 (R.A. 7917).