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Introduction to Drug Discovery – from idea to clinical candidate

Introduction to Drug Discovery – From Idea to Clinical Candidate


Those wanting to gain a comprehensive picture of the science and processes underpinning today’s drug discovery. Covering, step-by-step, the way in which discovery projects are systematically moved from initial ideas through the several stages required to generate potential drugs worthy of entering the clinic. Typical attendees include science-based professionals: biologists, molecular biologists, chemists, preclinical development scientists, informaticians, patent attorneys, project managers and general managers.


A one day course.


The course is a ‘one-stop-shop’ outlining the major scientific tools of drug discovery, namely:

Drug Discovery Biology


Medicinal Chemistry

Informatics/Virtual technologies.

and how these contributions are phased over time and integrated to generate a drug suitable for clinical trials. Focus is on small molecule drugs with comparisons made with biologics.  

Based on real-world experience and practical realities, attendees travel step-by-step along the typical path.

Initiating Idea -> Drug Target Protein Selection -> Lead Identification -> Clinical Candidate Nomination.

Essential related topics including:

Drug discovery technology platforms

Drug structural and functional quality attributes.

Project management tools-Target Product Profile (TPP) use.

Key technology and infrastructure requirements are also covered in the course.


One Nucleus Gold: £357 + VAT

One Nucleus Silver: £433.50 + VAT

Non-Member: £510 + VAT