About the Video

Specialised Chemistry for Translators

Join Dr Zanders for a concise overview of chemical concepts aimed at technical translators who do not have a basic grounding in these subjects.

The main focus is on chemistry for translators – chemical structures and nomenclature. Although much of this material is relevant to drug discovery, it is by no means restricted to this, so the webinar is of interest to a broad range of translators who deal with the chemical industry.

Dr. Ed Zanders holds a PhD in biochemistry and has been involved in research in both industry and academia for over thirty years. He founded the training and consultancy company PharmaGuide Ltd to offer courses and webinars on the drug discovery industry to a number of client groups, including translators.

This video contains:

  • Overview of chemistry, its origins and purpose
  • How chemical structures are drawn and what they represent
  • Terminology
  • Reference material for further reading


CIOL membership discount: 10% (the code is available on the membership page)


Dr. Edward Zanders


1 hour 2 minutes.

Who should watch it?

This video is suitable for translators wishing to learn more on the topic of chemical concepts and is aimed at established technical translators who do not have a basic grounding in these subjects or at new technical translators wishing to learn more about this field.

What are the benefits to you?

With this video, translators will learn the basic concepts involved in the translation of chemistry texts, focusing on chemical structures and nomenclature.

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  1. Maia Figueroa

    We have collected some of the comments from the webinar viewers from the previous site. Here they are!

    I enjoyed this webinar tremendously. I plan on signing up for Dr. Zanders’ webinar relating to the drug discovery industry.

    Very informative. Very clearly presented.

    Excellent, shall definitely try and attend one of his other courses.