If you want to discover a cure for a major disease or lesser known disease this programme will help you towards that goal. Aberdeen is well know for drug discovery as Insulin was developed at the university and there has always been a strong research focus within the medical sciences to continue finding major innovations in health sciences. You learn how to formulate drugs to understand how they are regulated and the bio-business area. This area has been in rapid growth since the discovery of customised drugs which rely on individual genetic make up to define, small batch drugs which larger drug companies don't manufacture for reasons of scale and economy, and the understanding of biologics to treat diseases.
Drug Discovery is one of the few areas which have continued to expand over the last 5 years, in fact there is a major revolution in treating disease processes with other disciplines assisting.. Drug discovery involves multidisciplinary teams working in academia, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Our MRes in Drug Discovery provides training in across all aspects of drug discovery and development, clinical pharmacology and medical biotechnology. The degree programme consists of one term of taught courses (3 months) followed by 2 individual research projects lasting 16 weeks each.
Courses listed for the programme
Small Molecule Drug Discovery
Introduction to Bio-Business and the Commercialisation of Bioscience Research
Introduction to Molecular Biology
Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
Advanced Bio-Business and the Commercialisation of Bioscience Research
Biologic Drug Discovery
Basic Research Methods
Research Project 2
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The university is highly regarded and known as a 'centre for excellence' in drug discovery and commercialisation
Researchers that teach are active opinion leaders and regulators with further interdisciplinary researchers in other countries and two British Pharmacological Society Wellcome Gold Medal winners on staff
The university won the Nobel Prize for the treatment of diabetes and invention of insulin