Scientific Director LACDR / Professor of Biomolecular Analysis, Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR), Leiden University
The Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) is a centre of excellence for multidisciplinary research on drug discovery and development.
Despite major advances in medicine- research, many common diseases such as cancers, neurological or cardiovascular diseases, or auto-immune diseases, still lack effective treatment, or are still often found incurable.
That is why our work to develop new and more effective drugs is essential. At the LACDR we work at the leading edge of drug-design and fundamental research of new drugs, optimization of existing drugs, and personalised medicine.
Our research is focused in three divisions: Drug Discovery & Safety, BioTherapeutics and Systems Biomedicine & Pharmacology. You can find detailed information about the three divisions on our website.
We have places for students with CSC scholarships, including the following projects:
Read more projects details in the linked PDF file.
LACDR has developed the PhD education and Supervision program. The objective of this program is to educate PhD candidates in becoming professionals who are competent to conduct scientific research in the field of the pharmaceutical sciences independently.
The program constitutes the basis for guiding PhD candidates in their research ultimately leading to a successful defense of their PhD dissertation within the set period. As part of this program, PhD candidates will be advised by an individual “PhD Advisory Committee”. In addition, a program of courses is offered, providing a basis to acquire several personal and professional skills. You can find detailed information in the PhD portal on the LACDR website.
During the PhD Workshop China Dutch Virtual Event you can contact Prof. Dr. Irth via Skype (LACDR Leiden University).