Discovery and Development of Medicines – University of Copenhagen

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People involved in the development of medicines have diverse educational backgrounds. Often their basic academic educations have not touched upon all phases of the drug discovery and development. This course aims to convey knowledge of drug discovery and development in general to the participants so they may communicate across the different fields of the process.

You will be faced with real examples from the industry and discuss problems and opportunities throughout the entire drug discovery and development process. Participants will be able to convey an understanding of the dynamics of the drug development process, communicate and cooperate across research fields as well as identifying critical factors and bottlenecks that influence the discovery and development of medicines.


This course has enhanced my understanding of research scientist and the CMC department thereby giving me tools to improve my collaboration with them.

Ulla Holm Hansen, Clinical Trial Manager, Symphogen

If you have a desire to get a comprehensive overview on how drugs are discovered and developed in the pharmaceutical industry today, you should join this course.

What do you gain?

On completion of the course, participants will have a comprehensive overview and understanding of drug discovery and development and a sound grasp of the fundamentals of the major implicated disciplines in order to:

  • Upon completion of this course you will understand the drug discovery and development process.
  • You will have learned how to identify correct professional terms and communicate professionally with the various specialist groups in the drug development industry.
  • You will be able to identify the important transition points and milestones for the progress that require involvement of authorities.
  • You will be able to plan a development process within the regulatory framework.


Through the course I have achieved a greater understanding of the development processes that forms the product. This gives me an understanding of what I am a part of. The course should be mandatory for starters in the drug development industry.

Anne Rikke Ibsen Jensen, Product Information Manager, IWA Consulting

Combine state of the art industrial speakers with the best applied research, experience, and knowledge

We have assembled a unique team of industrial speakers, who are experts in the broad spectrum of activities involved in discovery and development of medicines. The course will cover both the theoretic background and give an industrial perspective on modern drug discovery and development.

Course dates

7-11 + 22-25 + 28 January 2019

Application deadline

12 November 2018

Course fee

  • DKK 21,500 for EU/EEA citizens
  • DKK 24,975 for non-EU/EEA citizens