Master in Drug Discovery and Clinical Development

A catalyst for career success in drug discovery and development

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Drug Discovery and Clinical Development is aimed at professionals from the academia, pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology sector, and international organizations who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of drugs and medical devices research and development (R&D). The program covers the entire medical product lifecycle – from molecule to the marketplace and address the scientific, regulatory, and market requirements of successful product development. By providing essential knowledge and understanding of this complex process, and by engaging in strong partnerships with industrials, regulatory experts and public stakeholders the program facilitates a smooth transition to an enduring and productive career within a biotechnology firm, pharmaceutical company, contract research or nonprofit organization or an academic institution.

Programme Direction

Prof. Jules Desmeules, Head of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology unit, Head of the Clinical Trial Unit, Clinical ResearchCenter,University Hospitals of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Dr François Curtin, Chief Executive Officer, GeNeuro

Coordination

Dr Victoria RollasonProgramme Coordinator, PharmD, PhD, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology and Clinical Trials Unit, University Hospitals of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Ms Amita Sehmi Guigoz, Administrative assistant, Hospitals of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva.

Ms Corinne Chaudet, Assistant of the Clinical Trial Unit, Clinical Research Center,University Hospitals of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva.

Objectives

  • To provide essential business knowledge of drug and medical devices clinical research and development
  • To give health professionals the tools to comply with the highest scientific and ethical standards in clinical research
  • To empower physicians and health scientists to lead clinical trials within hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
  • To enable health professionals to gain a strategic vision of discovery and clinical development of drugs and navigate the complexities of bringing new medicinal products to the global market