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Sintim named Drug Discovery Professor of Chemistry


Writer(s): University News Service

sintim.jpgThe Purdue University Board of Trustees approved Herman Sintim as the Drug Discovery Professor of Chemistry. 

Sintim has been a professor of organic chemistry and chemical biology at Purdue since the beginning of the current academic semester. He came to Purdue from the University of Maryland at College Park, where he was an assistant professor, associate professor and professor of chemistry.

His research interests are new anticancer agents, the chemical biology of bacterial communication, virulence factors production and biofilm formation, the discovery of antibiotics with novel modes of action, the catalytic cycle of total syntheses of complex bioactive molecules, and the discovery of reaction methodologies and new DNA nanostructures and machines for bioanlyte detection.

He received his bachelor's degree from University College London and his doctorate from Oxford University.

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