We chat with Professor Kelly Chibale from the South African Medical Research Council to get an update on Malaria and which hotspots to watch out for over the festive season.
Having grown up in the villages and townships of Zambia, Professor Kelly Chibale became well acquainted with the ravages of malaria at a young age. Now, inspired by a deep spirituality and a love of chemistry, his invaluable contribution to the ongoing battle against this disease – among others – has been awarded an A rating by the National Research Foundation.
MedChemNet and Infectious Diseases Hub were absolutely delighted to attend the first two days of the recent 19th RSC / SCI Medicinal Chemistry Symposium – Europe’s premier biennial Medicinal Chemistry event – focusing on first disclosures of significant new therapeutic agents across all disease areas and new strategies in medicinal chemistry.
Kelly Chibale, Professor of Organic Chemistry at Cape Town University in South Africa, talks about his drug discovery work and coming up with compounds that might have an impact on malaria control and elimination