Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation

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As a student of this programme you will gain insight into Molecular medicine research about:

  • The pathophysiology of disease
  • The design, development and delivery of drugs
  • How drugs work
  • Molecular medicine

This interdisciplinary programme aims to develop and equip students with a broad understanding of various concepts and techniques. The class will be made up of students coming from a diverse range of educational backgrounds all of whom will have graduated in the top 10% of their year group, leading to the fostering of an atmosphere in which advanced levels of discussion and knowledge exchange can take place. During this study you can specialize in the following tracks:

  • Oncology
  • Medical Neurosciences and Neurological diseases
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Medical Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases
  • Medical System biology and Bioinformatics
  • Drug innovation

As a student of this program you will benefit from:

  • The guidance and supervision of scientists at the forefront of their fields
  • Modern and extensive facilities 
  • Interactive, individualized and intensive tuition
  • The opportunity to design your own PhD project

As we aspire to provide a hands-on experience to complement the theoretical basis, there are plenty of opportunities available to you in order to advance your research skills.

  • Two obligatory research projects form part of the curriculum
  • Theoretical classes are provided to advance knowledge and techniques
  • Opportunities for further research within one of the Research Institutes of the UMCG
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MPDI 2014 (click to enlarge)

The result of these features combined is a program that you are able to tailor to meet your personal research interests and aspirations, leading to a gradual specialization into your research area of choice. What sets this course apart is its strong focus on the development of scientific skills, rather than mere knowledge retention. We aim to facilitate the development of a critical and analytical scientific mindset, preparing our students to become leaders in their field.

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