Nijmegen, Netherlands

Introduction to Preclinical Drug Discovery

when 4 July 2022 - 8 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 600

The course will cover all major aspects of modern drug discovery and describes challenges and opportunities in pharmaceutical R&D with a unique combination of lectures by academic and industry experts.

This course will be offered at life sciences campus Pivot Park in Oss.

Course leader

Dr. Floris Rutjes
Professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry at Radboud University

Dr. Pedro Hermkens
Lector Drug Discovery at HAN university of applied sciences

Dr. Saman Honarnejad
Director Drug Discovery, Pivot Park Screening Centre BV

Target group

- Advanced Bachelor
- Master
- Professional

This course is designed for individuals interested in drug discovery with a background in any of the life sciences, ranging from students with at least bachelor level to laboratory technicians, entrepreneurs and researchers employed by life sciences and/or chemical companies.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

1. Understand how drugs are discovered and developed.
2. Understand in general terms the process of drug discovery (the different phases).
3. Understand the basic principles of medicinal chemistry.
4. Understand the important factors for a molecule to become a drug.

Fee info

EUR 600: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 540 early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2022 (10%)
€ 510 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 450 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)