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Nicholas K. Terrett, Ph.D.

MSD Research GmbH, Ringstrasse 27, 6010 Kriens, Switzerland

Nick Terrett was educated at the University of Cambridge (MA, Ph.D.). During his extensive career, Nick has worked as a drug discovery chemist and manager in both the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. Among many notable career achievements, Nick was lead chemist and inventor for the program that discovered sildenafil citrate (Viagra) at Pfizer. Nick currently serves as Scientific Associate Vice President and European Chemistry Lead for Merck Sharp & Dohme. His most recent publication, "The importance of synthetic chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry," appears in the January 18, 2019 edition of Science.

Latest Content from Nicholas K. Terrett, Ph.D.

February 8, 2019

How synthetic chemistry can inspire drug design

In the same way that new building techniques have fired the imagination and creativity of architects, new chemical reactions and synthetic transformations can inspire drug design. Paradoxically, it's regrettably true that many pharmaceutical companies have reduced commitment to synthesis, viewing the field as not essential for innovation in drug discovery.