On March 26-28, 8 of the ESRs participated in a Drug Discovery course arranged by Axon Neuroscience at the X-bionic sphere in Samorin, Slovakia. Invited experts from Axon and Karolinska Institutet gave lectures on topics ranging from the initial idea for a potential drug or treatment approach, through necessary preclinical basic research, design and development of clinical trials. The students also prepared and presented and outline of their own drug discovery projects.
The Drug Discovery Course were followed directly by the 13th International Conference of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease where 8 ESRs participated whereof 3 gave poster presentations. In addition, two associated students and several SyDAD supervisors gave oral presentations.