Content description

INSPIRE summer school offers an intensive 6-days programme on Safety Pharmacology in Drug Development. Built as a highly interactive and multidisciplinary course, this training consists of theoretical lectures on safety pharmacology complemented with hands-on sessions on essentials skills for researchers. This course is part of a collaborative EU-funded (MSCA ETN) European Training Network consisting of 15 Early Stage Researchers that aims to prepare a new generation of scientists that will “inspire” Safety Pharmacology by exploring new technological capabilities to addressing emerging cardiovascular safety concerns.

By taking part in this summer school, students will benefit from an in-depth insight into Safety Pharmacology and its regulatory landscape provided by leading companies and associations in the sector. Furthermore, attendees will be trained in good research practices, which are crucial for a future research career, i.e. IP management, Research Integrity, Impact plan and personal career development.

BROCHURE INSPIRE Summer School 2021

Programme summary

Theoretical courses

  1. hiPSC-based assays and their relevance to drug discovery
  2. In-vivo animal experimentation in drug discovery
  3. Signal/data processing and visualizations in drug discovery
  4. Translational in-vivo CV studies

Transferable skills

  1. Entrepreneurship: Inspirational session on business mindset
  2. Entrepreneurship: Business plan and case study
  3. The science of selling (theory): basic principles of ‘selling
  4. The science of selling (practice): put the principles into practice
  5. Workshop "Selling Science” (hands-on session)
  6. Research Integrity , including the Dilemma Game

Target group

INSPIRE Summer School is addressed to master graduate students, PhD students and postdoctoral researcher in the field of Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences and other Life Sciences (including Bio-Medical Sciences and Bio-Engineering).

Study credits (ECTS)

Successful completion of the summer school can be awarded with 3 CREDITS according the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

To include the credits in the curriculum at the home institution, participants need an agreement with the responsible person at the home institution.

A certificate will be awarded at the end of the programme.