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Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation

Are you interested in the pathophysiology of diseases and the development of new therapies and drugs? Do you want to study the development and selection of drugs and how they work?

Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation (MPDI) is a selective two year top master programme that prepares you for a career in (bio)medical research as a leading scientist. MPDI offers small-group interactive teaching in an international and multidisciplinary environment. You will be challenged with exciting cutting-edge research and theories. We will train you to become a highly qualified (bio)medical researcher.

As a student you can focus on your interest and aspirations by participating in one of the following tracks after the first semester: 

- Oncology
- Medical neurosciences and neurological diseases
- Infection and immunity
- Medical nutrition and metabolic diseases
- Medical system biology and bioinformatics
- Drug innovation

You will learn how to creatively apply knowledge and become a critical and analytical scientist. Situated in the University Medical Center Groningen, MPDI offers excellent facilities for (pharmaco)genomics, proteomics and in vivo(animal) and in vitro(cell) imaging. MPDI is unique in the sense that the programme offers a direct interplay between medical and pharmaceutical research.

Are you interested in the pathophysiology of diseases and the development of new therapies and drugs? Do you want to study the development and selection of drugs and how they work?

Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation (MPDI) is a selective two-year top master programme that prepares you for a career in (bio)medical research as a leading scientist. MPDI offers small-group interactive teaching in an international and multidisciplinary environment. You will be challenged with exciting cutting-edge research and theories. We will train you to become a highly qualified (bio)medical researcher.

As a student you can focus on your interest and aspirations by participating in one of the following tracks after the first semester: 

- Oncology
- Medical neurosciences and neurological diseases
- Infection and immunity
- Medical nutrition and metabolic diseases
- Medical system biology and bioinformatics
- Drug innovation

You will learn how to creatively apply knowledge and become a critical and analytical scientist. Situated in the University Medical Center Groningen, MPDI offers excellent facilities for (pharmaco)genomics, proteomics and in vivo(animal) and in vitro(cell) imaging. MPDI is unique in the sense that the programme offers a direct interplay between medical and pharmaceutical research.

The programme is research focused. As a student of this programme you will gain insight into:

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

As a student of this programme you will gain insight into:

  • The pathophysiology of disease
  • The design, development and delivery of drugs
  • How drugs work
  • Molecular medicine
  • Testimonial van Metta Pratt

    What I enjoyed most about the course was learning how the cell and the body work in health and disease and how drugs can influence this on a molecular level.

    My first degree was in Pharmacy. What I enjoyed most about the course was learning how the cell and the body work in health and disease and how drugs can influence this on a molecular level. I realised that I wanted to be part of the community that contributes to this knowledge and discover new biological facts first hand. When I finished my Pharmacy bachelor's course, I chose the topmaster MPDI because of the programme's small class size and promise to strive for excellence. Throughout the two years I valued the close interaction between students and lecturers and I have always felt that everyone involved in MPDI would help me to achieve what I wanted. Looking back, I have learned a lot about how academic science is organised. I've also learnt (how) to be critical and to present my work and I think all of this has helped me both to secure a PhD position and to get started in my project. As a first year PhD student, I'm still learning so much everyday, but MPDI has taught me the basics and given me the tools to learn more. I now work on centrosomes and cilia in fruitflies, something I never have expected to do when I was studying for my bachelor's degree, but my two master's years were an amazing opportunity to get an overview of biomedical research and to discover what interests you the most. Whether that's developing a vaccine for dengue or taking a beautiful picture of a Drosophila spermatocyte to see where a particular protein localises is up to you!

    Metta Pratt, PhD student, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford

    Sluiten
    – Metta Pratt
Feiten & Cijfers
Titel/Graad
MSc in Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation
Croho code
60617
Type opleiding
Master
Voertaal
Engels (100%)
Duur
24 maanden (120 ECTS)
Start
September
Vorm
voltijd
Faculteit
Medische wetenschappen
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