Drugs: The story of Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve... no, it's not about the birds and the bees. Or is it? These are code names for ecstasy (XTC) in the dance halls.

In cooperation with kvcv.be

01 maart 2023
19:00 - 20:30
Campus Diepenbeek, auditorium A101
Drugs The Story Of Adam And Eve Drugs The Story Of Adam And Eve

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Professor Philippe Jorens (UZA, UAntwerpen), intensivist and pharmacologist, comes in to contact with drug use at the clinic on a near-daily basis. He will take us on a journey through the history of drug use, and elements of geography, biological effects, botany, and much more. Furthermore, he will delve into the chemical aspects: the production of amphetamines, the decomposition of cocaine into crack when heated in the presence of bicarbonate, using NaOH to make "liquid ecstasy", or the miraculous crystal structures of many drugs. The whole lecture is peppered with historical facts. The wide range of available drugs (amphetamines, cocaine, cannabis, heroin, and many others) are given an original look.

This is not just a story about the pure analysis, detection, and production of structure-activity relationships and addiction but also the interaction between chemistry and a part of medicine that is not always so well known.

Free for members of KVCV, 4 euros entrance fee for non-members

About KVCV

KVCV is the Royal Flemish Chemical Society, a non-profit organisation, which unites (future) chemists across Flanders.

More information can be found on our website: kvcv.be

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