Understand central goals and challenges in drug discovery and drug development to optimize the work across specialist areas in your organization.
MIND Pharmacology offers a broad education in all pharmacological disciplines used for drug candidate selection. Through lectures and workshops within in vitro pharmacology, in vivo disease animal models, pharmacokinetics and ADMET, the course offers participants to work with real challenges of ‘drug candidate pharmacological behavior’ in the drug development process.
The course offers high level pharmacological science as well as hands-on experience with pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study design, data analysis and data interpretation.
The course will teach the basic concepts of general pharmacology. Emphasis is on pharmacokinetics with hands-on calculations. There is focus on experimental in vitro and in vivo tools and on animal experimental models for various diseases including modern experimental techniques.
The course covers the following areas:
- General pharmacology (pharmacodynamics)
- Pharmacokinetics (basic concepts, extra vascular dosing using a one-compartment model, IV administration using 1- and 2 compartment models, elimination: metabolism and excretion, hands-on calculation in an Excel spreadsheet)
- Exploratory pharmacology (measurement of pharmacological effect, safety pharmacology)
- In vitro pharmacology, concepts and methodology (ADME; biomarkers; metabolism; transporters)
- In vivo pharmacology, methodology (animal models for cardiovascular diseases, obesity, bone and joint diseases and pain; behavioural animal models.)
MIND Pharmacology contains lectures and discussions throughout all aspects of applied pharmacology in drug discovery and developments processes. Experienced specialists from Leo Pharma, Novo Nordisk, Lundbeck and University of Copenhagen presents basic and applied pharmacology illustrated with state-of-the art examples. Whereas topics include in vitro and in vivo pharmacological drug candidate selection and ADMET drug candidate selection criteria, a special focus will be given to pharmacokinetic modeling, calculation and data interpretation. You will have good opportunities to network during discussion, workshops, and breaks.
During the course you will:
- Obtain basic and integrated understanding of pharmacology methodology in drug discovery and development disciplines
- Understand and conduct state-of the art calculations and data interpretations within pharmacokinetics and especially within pharmacodynamics
- Get broad understanding of all aspects of ADMET based drug candidate selections
- Understand basic validation of animal models for in vivo pharmacological drug candidate selection
- Understand and validate methods applied for in vitro pharmacological drug candidate selection
- Obtain a large overview of current state-of-the art pharmacology models
- Get professional communication skills within pharmacological terminology
The course is for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry who is interested in applied pharmacology in drug discovery and drug development processes with emphasis on pharmacokinetics with hands-on calculations.
Course specific academic qualifications
We recommend that applicants are familiar with linear and non-linear regression using MS Excel.
General admission criteria
- Hold a relevant bachelor degree or equivalent
- Have a minimum 2 years of relevant job experience in drug development
- Be proficient in English
Find detailed information about the formal requirements in the admission criteria.
Leading university researchers
- Anne-Marie Heegaard, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen
- Anette Sams, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen
- Uffe Kristiansen, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen
- Jan Stenvang, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen
- Blanca Aldana, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen
- Trine Meldgaard Lund, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen
- Birger Brodin, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen
- Matthias Herth, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen
- Jesper T. Andreasen, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen
- Joseph M. Rogers, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen
Visiting experts from the pharmaceutical industry
- Harrie C. Boonen, Lundbeck A/S
- Bidda Rolin, Novo Nordisk A/S
- Günaj Rakipovski, Novo Nordisk A/S
List may be subject to change
The course is of the highest quality, especially the last two days have been intense with competent lecturers who have extensive knowledge of their area while they at the same time are able to convey their knowledge in an exciting and relevant way.
What I like about this course is that it is not only theory, mathematical formulas and dose response curves, but there is also focus on how we can use this in our daily work.
This course is offered as an compulsory course in the Master of Industrial Drug Development programme.
Priority is given to students enrolled on Master of Industrial Drug Development. Once the enrolled students have been admitted to the course, the remaining seats are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Duration:||5 days course|
|Dates:||Lectures 17-21 April 2023, and examination on 24 April 2023|
|Frequency||Only available every second year|
|Place:||University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
EU/EEA citizens: 10,750 DKK
The fee includes lunch/coffee.
|Level and credit:||Master's course; 2,5 ECTS|
|Examination date:||Written examination. Please consult the summer 2023 exam plan|
|Application deadline:||Closed for intake|
To be admitted, you must meet the admission criteria for Master of Industrial Drug Development
Course dates and application deadlines are announced via the programme newsletter.
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