Boston Leadership Institute: Biotech & Pharma Research

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: College Experience, STEM, Gifted
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
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    Overview

    High school students will follow the process of drug discovery from selection of targets to identification of a lead compound and onward through lead optimization and pre-clinical trials. Students will have the opportunity to learn from teachers with PhDs who have worked on drug discovery efforts at major pharmaceutical com

    Drug Discovery techniques range from testing of medicinal plants and herbs to use of cutting edge computational chemistry to examine new drug candidates using advanced computer technology. This program will follow the process of drug discovery from selection of targets to identification of a lead compound and onward through lead optimization and pre-clinical trials. Pre-college students will learn, through case studies and guest lectures, examples of how companies take a new drug from idea, to discovery, and then to clinical trial. Students will learn basic principles of computational chemistry and use computer models to identify and test characteristics of new drug candidates.

    Cost and Session Information

    July 6-July 24, 2020

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