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Tufts University Course on CNS Drug Discovery, starting September 4th

  • Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences 145 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)

After a very successful course last fall, the Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University will offer the CNS Drug Discovery course again. The course will cover the full process of bringing a new treatment to market, starting with the conception of a novel idea. The challenges that are unique to CNS drug discovery will be covered in detail, as will be approaches that address these.

The format will be based on interactive lectures by drug discovery experts from academia and industry, including Biogen, Amgen, Novartis, and Blue Oak.

Course participants will be able to cut their teeth as future 'drug hunters' with case studies that push the envelope in modern drug discovery.

Postdocs and graduate students who are considering a career in CNS drug discovery or want to pursue the translational aspects of their research are highly encouraged to participate.

The course is open for postdocs and 2nd year graduate students and above. The course first meeting will be on September 4th and meets for a total of 9 classes once a week for 2 hours (6-8pm) at Tufts University in downtown Boston. More details can be found in attached flyer.

Postdocs or students who want to participate should contact the course directors (Thomas Biederer and Rudy Schreiber) with a short description of why you are interested in this course and what background you have in neuroscience. Contact info is provided in the header of the attached flyer.

Class size is limited.