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News & events

Drug Discovery Pathway Group (DDPG) in the news.

  • In response to the Pfizer takeover bid for AstraZeneca, the DDPG released a letter that highlighted the changing drug discovery landscape in the UK and the effect of this on the scientific community. This led to considerable media interaction.
  • Representatives of the DDPG recently published a letter in the Financial Times highlighting the decline of the pharmaceutical industry in the UK. The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) published a response to this letter.

DDPG events.

The DDPG, in collaboration with the British Pharmacological Society’s Industry Committee, organised a joint symposium at  Pharmacology 2014 the Society’s flag-ship conference in December entitled ‘Realising the potential of new approaches to target identification and validation’ .

A number of the DDPG societies supported an Exchange Fellowship Workshop organised by the RSC in December 2013. This event aimed to bring together current exchange fellows across the life sciences (chemistry, biology, clinical) to share their scientific expertise, expand their knowledge of drug discovery and develop new networks and skills.

DDPG at conferences.


For general enquiries about DDPG please contact our education department.