FCT PhD Programme i3DU
Course Advanced Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

9 October 2017

5 days
Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa
Amphiteater B

The FCT PhD Programme in Medicines and Pharmaceutical Innovation (i3DU) trains students in target discovery, drug design, pre-clinical development, and drug safety, bridging the translational gap from discoveries on disease targets and mechanisms into novel diagnostic and therapeutic agents.

The i3DU Programme offers a training course in Advanced Topics in Medicinal Chemistry that will be held at the Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa, in Lisbon, 09-13 October 2017.

Course outline

The course on Medicinal Chemistry covers the critical aspects of drug discovery ranging from target identification to lead identification and lead optimization strategies. Hands-on training using state-of-the-art molecular simulation software is included.

In addition, a unique overview of the drug discovery process in the pharmaceutical industry is also provided. The training program is aimed at PhD students and has slots allocated to seminars and practical workshops, including discussions with lecturers. The training program welcomes the participation of external academic and scientific community members. Registration is free but mandatory.