Drug Design, Pharmaceutical Technology and Natural Products University of Bordeaux
> This course focuses on the drug discovery process, with emphasis onthe in-silico design, natural products-inspired drugs, andpharmaceutical formulation. > The students will be acquainted with the various demands for amolecule to become a drug and understand the interaction between adrug and its target at the molecular level. The NPs module will focuson biodiversity, green chemistry extractions, analytical controlapplied to NPs as well as traditional medicine and bio-guidedfractionation. > During this course, the students will also become familiar with thebasic principles of biopharmacy and will understand the impact of drugdosage forms and pharmaceutical technology on drug release and effect.
> Scientific background: The attending students should have followedthe introductory courses in chemistry and biology at the universitylevel. > Language: The course will be held in English; a minimum certifiableequivalent of TOEFL score of 550/213/79-80 or IELTS score of 6.0 isrequired> IT skills: average Windows OS / MsOffice skills are required tosuccessfully fulfil the computer training sessions and prepare yourproject presentation > Laboratory skills: basic experimental skills, specific for the basicorganic chemistry practical sessions (3nd year Pharmacy level)
> Summative and interactive assessment:- Quizzes (7) - project presentations (2) - computer trainingevaluation (30) - poster presentation (1) - laboratory report (1)
The course content includes (but is not limited to) the topics asfollows:> Drug Design: - molecular similarity - molecular energies and conformations -structure-activity relationships - drug-target interactions -pharmacophore-based design - molecular docking > Pharmaceutical technology:- Biopharmacy and routes of administration - Pharmaceuticaloperations - Drug dosage forms> Natural products:- Nature-inspired drug discovery - Introduction to phytotherapy -Production and standardization of natural products (NPs) - Modernextraction techniques of NPs - Natural Products Chemistry Laboratory - Analysis of counterfeit natural products
- Lectures (24h) - Computer training (10h) - Experimental laboratory sessions (21h) - Tutorials (8h)
Online Course Requirement
> Maximum number of students: 14> Selection procedure (Master program): interview > Feedback on the course content at the end of each module is highlyrecommended to further improve the overall content of this course.Language of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching; computer-sessions
Site for Inquiry
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