Research

About our research

All research activities of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences are carried out within the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS).

Its mission is to carry out high-quality fundamental research in the pharmaceutical sciences. Specifically, to perform conceptual research focused on the discovery, development, and use of drugs. In addition, research scientists are trained in the field of the pharmaceutical sciences within the UIPS.

The scientific research of the UIPS centers on gene function and structure-function relationships of peptides and proteins that play a role in the recognition of molecules by the immune system and in signal transduction and integration in the nervous system. The guiding theme of this research is the discovery, development, and use of drugs.

People, bright minds, are ofcourse central to our ambitions. Meet some of our researchers here:

The Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences consists of five divisions:

Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacoepidemiology & Clinical Pharmacology
Pharmacology
Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery