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Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research


The Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) is responsible for the research and education in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences carried out at Leiden University.

Fundamental research in BioTherapeutics

The mission of the cluster BioTherapeutics is to translate cutting edge research in complex inflammatory diseases into advanced targeted therapies based on biologics. It is expected that, alongside the development of small molecules, these biologics will form a new line of drug research within the LACDR.
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Go directly to the divisions: Biopharmaceutics or Drug Delivery Technology

Fundamental Research in Drug & Target Discovery

The mission of the cluster Drug & Target Discovery is to develop new concepts to optimize the desired therapeutic effect (efficacy) and to minimize adverse reactions (safety) of the drugs of tomorrow, for the general population as well as the individual patient (precision medicine).
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Go directly to the divisions:  Toxicology or Medicinal Chemistry


Fundamental research in Systems Pharmacology

Our vision is that personalized medicine can be realized through the integration of PKPD modeling and quantitative pharmacology with metabolomics and systems biology concepts.
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Go directly to the divisions:  Pharmacology or Analytical BioSciences



Education in Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Our education ranges the Bachelor's and Master's programs in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and the LACDR PhD program. We are committed to providing quality graduate experiences in a personalized environment of cutting edge research and internationally renowned supervisors.

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