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October 4-6, 2017 - Basel, Switzerland
Training school – Drug Discovery and Development

There will be 18 places available for this training school. The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd June 2017.

COST Action BM1402 – Development of a European network for preclinical testing of interventions in mouse models of age and age-related diseases (MouseAGE) invites researchers to apply for the following training school:

Drug Discovery and Development
4th-6th October 2017
Novartis Campus, Basel, Switzerland

The training school aims to give insights into drug discovery and development. The core of the course is an interactive and group discussion simulation of a drug discovery project from discovering to launching a new medicine. Each participant will be assigned a role in the project team and need to come prepared to the course. Participants will encounter and make decisions about various scientific challenges and possible research path. The team will choose a therapeutic indication and drug target, search for potential chemical leads, optimize and progress these leads through preclinical research, demonstrating that selected drug candidate is safe and effective in patients, advance the drug through clinical trials, and ultimately submit the drug for registration with health authorities.

There will be 18 places available for this training school. Please note that attendance at this training school requires that some pre-course preparation will need to be completed.

A bursary of 780 EURO will be available to participants as a contribution to the cost of travel, accommodation and meal expenses incurred.

Those wishing to apply should complete the following form: Applicants should include details of their motivation for applying for this training school, why they wish to attend and how it will benefit their research, career and CV. They should also send their CV to

The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd June 2017, successful applicants will be notified by Friday 14th July 2017.

If selected to participate in the training school, you will receive an invitation via the e-COST portal. After accepting the invitation, participants will be eligible for reimbursement according to COST rules. Further details will be sent to successful applicants.

A provisional programme for the training school is available in the “Read more” button.

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