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In this new 3-week program, students will follow the process of drug discovery from selection of targets to identification of a lead compound and onward through lead optimization and pre-clinical trials. Students will have the opportunity to learn from teachers with PhDs who have worked on drug discovery efforts at major pharmaceutical companies.
The pharmacology portion of the program is great for those who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, pharmacology, or biotech/chemistry research.
Drug Discovery techniques range from testing of medicinal plants and herbs to use of cutting edge computational chemistry to examine new drug candidates using advanced computer technology. This program will follow the process of drug discovery from selection of targets to identification of a lead compound and onward through lead optimization and pre-clinical trials. Students will learn, through case studies and guest lectures, examples of how companies take a new drug from idea, to discovery, and then to clinical trial. Students will learn basic principles of computational chemistry and use computer models to identify and test characteristics of new drug candidates.
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Local students $2200 day tuition,
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Location: Longwood Medical, Boston MA
Program begins: July 16, 2018
Program concludes August 3, 2018
Residential students will arrive the Sunday before the start date of their program, and will depart the Saturday preceding the final class.
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