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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: derekb.lowe@gmail.com Twitter: Dereklowe

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November 22, 2013

Things People Won't Listen To?

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Posted by Derek

Here's a podcast interview I did recently for "Science For the People" (formerly known as "Skeptically Speaking", where they quizzed me about some of the "Things I Won't Work With" compounds. The whole show is worth listening to (there's Scicurious and ZeFrank in there, but I come in at about the 38 minutes mark.

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1. Stray Programmer on November 22, 2013 1:53 PM writes...

As a long-time fan of your 'things I won't work with', and a regular reader of your blog sometime after, I have to say your description of pyridine is one for the list of Memorable Derek Lines.

Overall an interesting listen. I should go back to hear the other interviews too.

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2. Lars on November 23, 2013 6:33 PM writes...

Regarding the question of compounds you have worked with that might be on other people's won't-work-with lists, you really didn't answer the question, did you? Can we have a blog post on something you've worked with that others wouldn't touch, please?

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3. Morten G on November 25, 2013 7:18 AM writes...

Met ZeFrank's dad once. Great scientist.

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4. Javaslinger on November 25, 2013 7:56 AM writes...

Enjoyed it! You do find work as the voice of chemistry for us.

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