VU UNIVERSITY AMSTERDAM

LOOKING FURTHER

VU UNIVERSITY AMSTERDAM

LOOKING FURTHER

VU UNIVERSITY AMSTERDAM

LOOKING FURTHER

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The Division of Molecular Toxicology within the Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at VU University Amsterdam is concerned with the development of novel concepts involved in drug disposition and drug safety, and their application in forefront research in drug discovery & development and safety assessment. Integration of advanced computational and experimental approaches is key.

We focus on molecular mechanisms of drug metabolism and drug toxicity, primarily involving Cytochromes P450 (P450s, CYPs), Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) and other drug targets, such as the Estrogen receptor (ER).

The Division is headed by prof. dr. Nico P.E. Vemeulen and currently comprises six staff members, four post-docs, eight PhD students and a constant flow of BSc and MSc Students from within and outside of the Department. We are part of the Leiden/Amsterdam Center of Drug Research and the Amsterdam Institute for Molecules Medicines and Systems. Our staff is involved in a variety of courses in the context of Bachelor and Master courses within the Pharmaceutical, Biomolecular and Medical Natural Sciences as well as Chemistry curricula. Besides, we are directly involved within the LACDR graduate program, the Europin initiative, and academic leader of the European IMI-JU SafeSciMet program.