📣 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN Applications for the S-DISCO programme (starting September 2023) are now open! The application deadline for scholarship and self-funded students is 31 January 2023, but early submissions are encouraged.
Ending AIDS in children by 2030: a new global alliance set up by UNAIDS, UNICEF, WHO, civil society organisations, international partners and 12 national governments. Pillars for collective actions are identified to close the treatment gap between adults (three quarters on therapy) and children (only half on therapy), including implementing measures to reduce the risk […]
Groningen University ranks 3rd on the 2021 Sustainable University Ranking. Certainly an inspirational setting for hosting the third semester of the S-DISCO program!
FDA issued a draft guidance in July 2022 on “dose banding”: one of the many factors that may reduce drug waste from single-dose vials used for exact weight or BSA (body surface area) based dosing.
Biodiversity loss: importance, challenges and opportunities as viewed by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services are summarized in the most recent IPBES report (assessment of the sustainable use of wild species; July 2022) … reflections also for the pharmaceutical community, that must lead to concrete actions.
We were delighted to host, in June, at the school of Pharmacy Lille UFR3S, Dr. István KÖTELES, International coordinator for the Faculty of Pharmacy at Semmelweis University (Budapest). During the meeting, the S-DISCO master program was presented by Dr Christophe Furman. Bachelor students will be invited to apply for the S-DISCO program. Next year we […]
Last week the Pharmacy Institute of the University of Groningen invited the rector with delegation from Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung Indonesia. During the meeting the S-DISCO master program was presented by the program director prof Frank Dekker. Medicine waste is a huge issue in Indonesia and there is currently little attention for eco-toxicity in the pharmacy […]
“Our ambition is clear: first, to provide all patients across Europe with timely and equal access to affordable, high-quality, safe and green medicines.” In her speech at the Medicines for Europe 2022 Annual Conference, EU Commissioner Stella Kyriakides recognizes the crucial importance of sustainable medicines. S-DISCO strongly endorses this ambition, not only in Europe, but […]
Yesterday, representatives of the consortium partners have joined in Ghent to prepare for the arrival of the first generation of S-DISCO students in September.
Global climate change is real. More than ever, innovative ideas are needed to reintegrate CO2 into bioeconomy to ensure sustainable energy and material sources for the next generations. The research of Sandy explores microorganisms that are able to utilize CO2 for the production of high-value-added chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Those microorganisms, however, are not yet able […]