(Fast forward walking through corridor, Title reads: The Graduate Tour Medicinal Chemistry)
(Upbeat guitar music playing)
(Doors to laboratory open, showing Camilla walking in lab)
Interviewer: Hey Camilla
Camilla: Hey, good timing, I’m just in the middle of an extraction.
Interviewer: Oh perfect- can’t wait to see it! So what is medicinal chemistry?
Camilla: Medicinal chemistry is when we take drugs or other compounds that we know already work and we bring them into the lab and we either add things or take them away to make them even better than they already are.
Interviewer: So what does that mean you actually do here?
Camilla: So what we do is we get these chemicals and we add new things to them or take them away and we make them react to change them.
Interviewer: So what’s in there right now?
Camilla: In here is an antibiotic compound in the making.
Interviewer: So that’s something that I might see in a hospital one day?
Camilla: Hopefully one day. Come with me over here.
(Camera follows Camilla through the lab)
Interviewer: So what are you working on just here?
Camilla: This is an antibiotic compound which I’m trying to change up at the moment.
Interviewer: What does this machine do?
Camilla: This machine is going to take off all the excess solvent from my product to make it nice and smooth.
Interviewer: Cool! So why do you love what you do?
Camilla: I just find it so amazing that I can add all these little bits and pieces to different chemical compounds to make all these amazing medicines.
Interviewer: And how did you get into this?
Camilla: I’ve always been a bit of a chemistry nerd and I’ve just found it really super interesting.
Interviewer: Perfect! Well you seem to be pretty busy here so thanks for having me and I’ll talk to you later.
Camilla: Thanks for coming!
(Camera fast forward walking out of lab)
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