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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.

The LACDR is one of the leading academic centres in the world in learning, teaching, and advancing innovative drug research, developing knowledge and expertise crucial for drug discovery, evaluation and (clinical) application.  As an academic institute at Leiden University we also provide education to train new future researchers. The institute was ranked 9th place in the 2015 QS World University Ranking.



The research of the LACDR is focused around the Clusters of Systems Pharmacology (with the divisions of Pharmacology and Analytical Biosciences), BioTherapeutics (with the divisions of Biopharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Technology), and Drug & Target Discovery (with divisions of Toxicology and Medicinal Chemistry).


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We are committed to provide meaningful, rigorous and quality graduate experiences in a personalized environment with a cutting edge research infrastructure and internationally renowned supervisors.Our education ranges the Bachelor and Master of Bio-Farmaceutical Sciences and the LACDR PhD-programme. 


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