Dr. Angeline Kanagasooriam




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Medicinal Chemistry

Development & Growth of Medicinal Chemistry Module 2000-2012

The Medicinal Chemistry Undergraduate Modules, CH317 (22 lectures per year) and CH606 (22 lectures per year), grew from 20-odd students (1st and 3rd year students) to 250-odd students in 2012, under the single-handed development, lecturing, administration, examination and assessment marking of Angeline Kanagasooriam
Text Box: Hi Angenline,
I hope you are well.

I was just listening over some of my lecture recordings for the CH606 exam when I came across a particular one where you mention that the module will be in the process of changing next year to something alot more forensically orientated.
I just wanted to take the opportunity to say that I have really appreciated studying the med chem modules as is over the course of my degree. I have found it refreshing from some of the other modules I take and it also DOES help consolidate a lot of what we have learnt in other areas (organic chemistry, biochemistry, etc.)
As you had mentioned in the past, the module has often served as a gateway to alternative areas of study and careers. From my perspective this is indeed true; I feel that what I learnt from the module greatly aided in securing my year in industry placement at HFL Sport Science and now a full-time Scientist position upon graduation at HFL’s former sister company Quotient Bioresearch, Companys involved in forensic drug screening and bioanalysis of pharmaceuticals, respectively.

So all-in-all, a big thankyou for your teachings over the past four years. :}

I also help this email serves to provide some feedback for you.

Many Thanks,

Text Box: “ This is just a note to say thank you for all of the help and support given to me whilst completing my final year project. Your help has been really invaluable and highly appreciated “  (Ruth B)

"..I have had detailed conversations with two sets of undergraduate students.....they are very happy with the course............the thing that came across most strongly was how much they like and respect you. To quote one student precisely "We all really love Dr Kanagasooriam and the others in the room at that time agreed. It was only a small sample of your tutees of course, but if the rest of them feel the same way then you are clearly doing a superb job as their tutor. Well done.

Best wishes,

Paul [Strange, Head of Department SPS]

4th March 2011"

You have been  nominated for an Excellent Teacher Award………”  “…...on behalf of the students we would like to say a big thank you for the positive impact you’ve had on the students’ lives…”

Lauren Crowley, KENT UNION   Summer 2012


Text Box: “ I would like to thank you for your guidance and supervision in class and medicinal chemistry. I was very surprised to have received a 2.1 so can only thank you for making it possible.” (Ant)


Text Box: Dear Dr Kanagasooriam
Thank you for all the help and support you gave this year!
You is a wonderful tutor
(Forensic Science 2006-2010)