Exchange between academia and industry in the area of drug discovery and development
|Coordinator||Uppsala universitet - Institutionen för läkemedelskemi|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 152 114|
|Project duration||June 2016 - November 2017|
|Venture||Personal mobility between societal sectors|
|Call||National mobility for innovation|
Purpose and goal
The aim for this project was to transfer knowledge and methods in drug discovery and development between Uppsala University and AstraZeneca Gothenburg. Specific goals in the project was to create contact between academia and industry, transfer knowledge and methods in computational medicinal chemistry, and publish at least one co-authored scientific paper.
Expected results and effects
The results of the research activities in the two subprojects are planned for publication as co-authored scientific papers during 2018. The project has stimulated collaboration between the project parties and will continue after the end of the project in the form of two different projects aiming to develop predictive models for selectivity in pharmaceutically relevant chemical reactions. Knowledge and methods used in the project has been transferred to the applicant’s academic institution and implemented there in research and education.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was conducted at AstraZeneca Gothenburg at which the academic participant was placed twelve working weeks in total over a period of 18 months. The research activity was divided between two different subprojects in different research groups. Project activities included data generation, model development, analysis, and validation. In both subprojects the research was conducted in collaboration between the project parties and has resulted in fruitful interaction and transfer of knowledge and methods in drug discovery and development.