WP1/Copenhagen: PhD course in Biological Membranes, Drug Targets and Absorption Barriers

Studies on the biochemistry, biophysics and the barrier function of biological membranes are in rapid progress. An understanding of the structural and dynamic functions of the membranes may add to a more rational design of drug substances with improved permeation characteristics or specific membrane effects. Membrane transport proteins are important both as pharmacological targets and as potential drug delivery pathways. Membrane receptors are important drug targets, and may also be of importance as drug uptake pathways. The course will deal with biological membranes and their embedded transport and receptor proteins from a pharmacological and pharmaceutical point of view.