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Predicting medicine behaviour in the brain: from crystal ball to mathematical model

Thursday 15 November 2018
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
De Sitter hall


Knowing how well a medicine will work for patient helps doctors to develop better treatment plans. But in the brain it is especially difficult to predict how a drug behaves. Determining the correct dose of, for example, antipsychotics or Parkinson medication is therefore almost like looking in a crystal ball. Luckily, mathematics offers a solution.

In this lecture, top pharmacologist Liesbeth de Lange shows how the life cycle of medicines in the brain can be predicted with pre-clinical data and mathematical models. She will take the audience on a tour through her research into the pharmacokinetics in the brain.

This lecture is in Dutch. For more info about the lecture, please read our Dutch page.

About Liesbeth de Lange

Liesbeth de Lange professor in Predictive Pharmacology at the Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research (LACDR). She is head of the research group Predictive Pharmacology and focuses among other things on the development of mathematical models that can predict the effects of medicines.

Lectures by the Natuurwetenschappelijk Gezelschap Leiden

For almost 150 years, the Natuurwetenschappelijk Gezelschap Leiden has been organising high-quality scienctific lectures with renowned scientists at Leiden University. Each year at least one of these lectures is in English. Alumni, (former) employees and all other parties interested in the natural sciences are very welcome to attend.

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