The CDT links two leading Schools of Pharmacy in the UK (Nottingham and UCL) with industry partners to develop students into independent and strategic-thinking scientists to be global leaders in pharmaceutical sciences.
Our students will be the innovators of the future who will create and translate cutting-edge pharmaceutical science within both academia and industry into pioneering medicines.
Our research themes
PhD students in the Centre work on a diverse range of projects encompassing all aspects of our key themes:
- systems-based pharmaceutics
- novel materials/processes
- advanced pharmaceutical analysis
Projects seek to develop formulation technologies that enable precise engineering of therapeutics down to the molecular level. This 'systems-based' approach will help make the crucial link between molecular and nanoscale technologies through to performance of medicines in the patient.
The Schools of Pharmacy at Nottingham and UCL are the highest-rated in the UK in Pharmacy in the recent REF assessment and have a complementary expertise base that spans across the pharmaceutical sciences. The first cohort of 12 students joined the CDT in October 2014, and between then and 2022 we aim to train at least 60 PhD scientists in the latest techniques and developments in pharmaceutical science. More than 30 academic and 20 industry scientists currently lead or have supervised CDT projects to successful completion, giving our students the skills to transform academic and industrial pharmacy over the next generation.