Research Institute GUIDE
The Groningen University Institute for Drug Exploration (GUIDE) is based in the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and the Department of Pharmacy (Faculty of Natural Sciences) of the University of Groningen. GUIDE was founded in its present form in 1997. The last reorganization of its research programmes was in 2012. It prepared GUIDE for future international developments such as the new European Framework Programme for Research Horizon2020.
GUIDE performs and stimulates translational, innovative and drug-oriented research on a selected number of (chronic) disease in an interdisciplinary setting. New insight into the pathophysiology of these diseases leads to the development of new drugs and/or treatment options, or optimization of existing therapies (from bench to bed). Alternatively, patient-oriented research is structured in such a way that this leads to new pharmacological concepts (from bed to bench). The research revolves around central themes of the UMCG like Healthy Ageing and Personalized Medicine.