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23 August 2017

St Hugh’s Academic Talk in Washington DC

Academic Talk

Professor Stuart J. Conway CChem FRSC,

Fellow in Organic Chemistry

Professor Stuart Conway, recipient of the 2016 Lectureship from the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector of the Royal Society of Chemistry, is working with St Hugh’s students to discover chemical solutions to biological problems such as making cancer drugs more effective.

His talk will focus on Fighting Cancer: Epigenetic Targets for Oncology

Epigenetics refers to heritable change characteristics that can be influenced by the environment, but which do not result from changes in the genetic code. Epigenetics is an area of intense current interest in medicinal chemistry, biology, and medicine.

Professor Stuart Conway will introduce current understanding of the molecular basis of epigenetic processes, and explain how these findings are being exploited in medicinal chemistry to develop medicines with innovative new mechanisms of action.

Tickets are FREE and open to alumni and guests

Registration is essential.

Following the talk we will be heading to a local restaurant for an informal dinner and drinks with alumni and friends and would love to see you there – details for the dinner can be found here.

Access and Parking Details



1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006

Phone (202) 756-1700


Valet assisted in the building ($10 book ahead w. Parking Panda, etc.)


6:30 pm – arrival and networking

7.15 pm – Talk by Professor Conway

Dress Code

Business casual


Farragut West Station

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