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MMI/Pfizer Course: Molecules to Medicines - How Biopharma Delivers

Title: MMI/Pfizer Course: Molecules to Medicines - How Biopharma Delivers

Date(s): 10 November 2010

Main Venue:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2

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Online Application Period: 4 October - 9 November 2010

 Read a report of the Molecules to Medicines Course and Workshop here


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To apply 

This MMI/Pfizer Course will be of interest to research students, academic staff and clinicians, whether contemplating a career in industry or doing translational research in academia. It will also be of interest to those already working in a commercial setting with an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry.

The lectures provide an overview of biopharmaceutical discovery, development and manufacturing, delivered by key staff from Pfizer.

Course/Workshop Developers:
Senior Staff from Pfizer (please see at the bottom of this page)

Lecture course Fees (does not include Workshop)

  • Academic Rate: No Charge
  • Non-academic rate: 300 Euros

The registration charges do not include accommodation or travel. Please contact for further information

Please note that in addition to the lecture course, there is a MMI/Pfizer Molecules to Medicines Workshop taking place the following day (Thursday 11 November).

In the first instance this workshop is open to postgraduate students with research experience (e.g. at least one year into their PhD studies). There are a limited number of places available on the workshop. If places are available we will open attendance to postdoctoral staff also.

If you are interested in attending this workshop please send an email indicating your interest to after you have applied online for the lecture course (Attendance to the lecture course is compulsory in order to attend the workshop). Please also indicate whether you wish to attend the Pfizer Grange Castle Facility Tour.

Please see here for further details on the workshop


Comments from participants on 2009's Lecture Course:

"This was a thoroughly enjoyable course, well recommended and superbly organized".

"I have already recommended to many people who can be interested".

"Extremely informative and enjoyable two days. Well impressed". 


  Programme - Wednesday 10 November
1000 Introduction
Dr Jonny Finlay (Pfizer)
1005 Introduction to the business of discovering biopharmaceuticals
1055 Coffee/Tea
1115 Current biopharmaceutical product candidates and a look into next generation technologies
   click here to read an abstract of each lecture
Dr Patrick Gammel (Pfizer)
1205  Cell line development
1255 Lunch break (lunch will be provided)
1340 Process development
    click here to read an abstract of each lecture
Dr Paul Dillon (Pfizer)
1430 Introduction to the science and technology of biopharmaceutical manufacturing
1520 Coffee/Tea
1540 Focus on the application of molecular technologies in manufacturing environments
    click here to read an abstract of each lecture
1630 Discussion & round up
  Click here to print the schedule as a PDF document
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Course Faculty
Dr Paul Dillon (Senior Scientist, Pfizer Grange Castle)
Dr Jonny Finlay (Global Biologic Therapeutics, Pfizer)
Dr Patrick Gammell (Senior Process Development Scientist, Pfizer Grange Castle

Click here to read an instructor biographies

The Molecules to Medicines Course and Workshop were originally developed by:

Dr Davinder Gill (Assistant Vice President, Biologic Therapeutics, Pfizer, Cambridge, MA, USA)
Dr Brendan Hughes (Director of Development, Pfizer, Grange Castle)
Dr Mark Leonard (Director, Gene Expression Technologies, Pfizer BioPharma Campus, Andover, MA, USA)


Course Sponsor

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