The Residential School on Medicinal Chemistry and Biology in Drug Discovery is designed for chemists and biologists interested in broadening their understanding of the fundamental principles of drug discovery research and preclinical development. Scientists from related disciplines would also gain a clearer appreciation for the processes and methods important to drug discovery through clinical development.
We are proud to announce that our Hotel Resident attendees will once again be staying at The Madison Hotel, with further accommodations provided at the Morristown Inn as needed. There will be a shuttle to transport attendees to and from the campus.
The Residential School on Medicinal Chemistry and Biology in Drug Discovery is designed for chemists and biologists who are interested in broadening their understanding of the basic principles of drug discovery and early development. Scientists from related disciplines will also gain a clearer understanding of these important processes and methods. The week-long course is structured around expert lectures and case histories of successful drug discovery and development programs. Opportunities for interactions with the faculty and networking with other attendees are provided throughout the week. The purpose of the School is to provide a strong background in the principles of drug discovery and development to enhance collaborative drug discovery programs for life sciences professionals.
ResMed is a week-long graduate level course organized to provide an accelerated program for medicinal chemists, biologists and other industrial and academic scientists who wish to broaden their knowledge of drug discovery and development. The School’s aim is to concentrate on the fundamentals that are useful in drug discovery spanning initial target validation through clinical development.
Most chemists and biologists have received little formal training in the range of subjects required for drug discovery. These topics include target selection, assay development, initial identification of active “hit” compounds, development of structure-activity relationships, lead optimization, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, metabolism, toxicology and clinical development.
Although drug discovery is an interdisciplinary subject, the course is more than a simple compendium of information. It will concentrate on the fundamental issues common to a wide range of therapeutic areas. The purpose of the School is to impart the basic principles needed by both chemists and biologists to pursue successful collaborative drug discovery programs.
The week-long course is structured around lectures and case histories that illustrate the discovery and development of recent successful drug discovery programs. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussions with faculty members. The School not only provides an atmosphere of learning and understanding but also the opportunity to establish contacts with colleagues from many different organizations, which is an important component of a successful career in drug discovery. The ResMed Faculty is comprised of distinguished scientists from industry and academia with years of experience and success in drug discovery and development.
The generous support of several pharmaceutical companies allows the School to offer grants that cover room, board, and tuition. Transportation costs are the responsibility of the candidate. Preferred candidates are graduate students or post-doctoral scholars either in medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, biology or related fields within an academic setting. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 30, 2018.
*Letter from supervisor should be emailed directly from him/her, not via candidate’s email.
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