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A Pharmacology Primer

By: , Posted on: October 21, 2014

A Pharmacology PrimerThe British Pharmacological Society has named Dr. Terry P. Kenakin the winner of the 2014 Gaddum Memorial Award. Established in 1966, the award recognizes candidates that have contributed significantly to the field of pharmacology. Dr. Kenakin will deliver the Gaddum Prize lecture at Pharmacology 2014.

In addition to this award, Dr. Kenakin is the recipient of the 2008 Poulsson Medal for Pharmacology awarded by the Norwegian Society of Pharmacology for achievements in basic and clinical pharmacology and toxicology. He has also been awarded the 2011 Ariens Award from the Dutch Pharmacological Society. Having been involved in drug discovery for over 30 years, his interests include the optimal design of drug activity assays systems and quantitative drug receptor theory. He is a member of numerous editorial boards as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Receptors and Signal Transduction and Current Opinion in Pharmacology. Dr. Kenakin has authored numerous articles and has also written a number of books on pharmacology.

Dr. Kenakin’s latest Elsevier publication is A Pharmacology Primer: Techniques for More Effective and Strategic Drug Discovery, 4th Edition. This book features the latest ideas and research about the application of pharmacology to the process of drug discovery to equip readers with a deeper understanding of the complex and rapid changes in this field. This primer is an indispensable resource for all those involved in drug discovery. This edition has been thoroughly revised to include material on data-driven drug discovery, biased signaling, structure-based drug design, drug activity screening, drug development (including pharmacokinetics and safety pharmacology), and much more.

Take a look inside the book with Chapter 11: The Drug Discovery Process.

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