Derek Lowe

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    Opinion

    The sack race

    23 December 2015

    Looking to get fired? Derek Lowe offers some hot tips for a quick exit

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    Opinion

    Emerging from Babel

    26 November 2015

    Will English ever lose its place as the lingua franca of chemistry, asks Derek Lowe

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    What the market will bear?

    30 September 2015

    Martin Shkreli’s monopolising model poses some uncomfortable questions for the pharma industry, says Derek Lowe

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    Spice up your compounds

    25 September 2015

    An occasional foray into uncharted territory is the hot sauce of medicinal chemistry, says Derek Lowe

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    Opinion

    A risky business

    28 August 2015

    Graduate research is likely the most risky time of a chemist’s career, says Derek Lowe

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    Opinion

    A precision instrument?

    30 July 2015

    Chemists and biologists have different expectations when it comes to data, says Derek Lowe

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    Missing the target

    23 June 2015

    There are plenty of things that small molecule drugs can’t touch, says Derek Lowe, and it’s not for want of trying

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    Magic molecule modifiers

    29 May 2015

    Late stage functionalisation can seem supernaturally powerful, says Derek Lowe – if you’ve got the nerve to try it

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    Opinion

    Missing mathematics?

    29 April 2015

    While you may not need differential calculus every day, mathematics is the basis of scientific thinking, says Derek Lowe

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    Analogues by catalogue

    24 March 2015

    Buying in screening compounds directly feels like cutting out the synthetic chemist middleman, says Derek Lowe