A one day course for science-based professionals: biologists, molecular biologists, chemists, preclinical development scientists, informaticians, patent attorneys, project managers and general managers.
Introduction to Drug Discovery: From Idea to Clinical Candidate
This course is a ‘one-stop-shop’ outlining the major scientific tools and steps of drug discovery, namely: Drug Discovery Biology, ADMET/PK/PD, Medicinal Chemistry, Informatics/Virtual technologies together with their phasing and integration over time to generate a drug suitable for clinical trials. Focus is on small molecule drugs with comparisons made with biologics.
Based on real-world experience and practical realities, attendees travel step-by-step along the typical path, namely: Initiating Idea -> Drug Target Protein Selection -> Lead Identification -> Clinical Candidate Nomination.
Essential related topics include: drug discovery technology platforms, drug structural - functional quality attributes and useful project management tools such as the Target Product Profile (TPP). Key technology and infrastructure requirements are also covered in the course.
One Nucleus is a membership organisation for international life science and healthcare companies. We are based in Cambridge and London UK, the heart of Europe’s largest life science and healthcare cluster.