Aspects of Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

DRA symposium

The symposium embarks on the exploration of the interface between pharmaceutical advancements and sustainable practices. In an era marked by environmental, societal and economical concerns and increasing demand for healthcare, this event gathers four researchers that will delve into innovative approaches, green technologies, and ethical considerations within the pharmaceutical field. Join us as we unravel aspects of sustainability and the potential and challenges in building a sustainable future for the pharmaceutical sciences.



Thomas Rades, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

12:45 Auditorium open and a possibility to grab a coffee

Introduction: Sustainability – the Broad Picture

Thomas Rades, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Talk 1: Discovery and Development of Future Sustainable Drugs

Dan Stærk, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Talk 2: The sustainable alternative to rodenticides – supporting safe rat sex

Kenneth Kongstad, TriptoBIO ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark

14:45 Refreshments (Coffee, Tea, Croissants)

Talk 3: Wildlife Patients and One Health

Arlene McDowell, University of Otago, New Zealand

Talk 4: Aspects of Sustainability in Amorphous Drug and Dosage Form Design

Thomas Rades, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Panel Discussion: What constitutes Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Sciences?

 All speakers and the audience


Closing of the Symposium 

Start of the “After Symposium Get-together” to continue discussions (in building 13, 8th floor)

The symposium is organized on behalf of the graduate programme in pharmaceutical sciences, Drug Research Academy, by Professor Thomas Rades, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

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