Psychedelics - basic science to translational medicine – University of Copenhagen

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Psychedelics - basic science to translational medicine

Lecture by Professor Emeritus David E. Nichols, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University, USA


Recent insights to the binding mode of LSD from the crystals structure of LSD in the 5-HT2B receptor will be presented. Furthermore, the lecture will give some background on psychedelics; the clinical investigations organized via the Heffter Research Institute and discuss their therapeutic mechanism of action.

The lecture is arranged on behalf of the graduate programme in pharmaceutical sciences, Drug Research Academy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, by Jesper L. Kristensen (email:, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology.

The arrangement is free of charge and open for attendance by all interested parties. It is not necessary to pre-register.