School of Life Sciences
A panel of supervisors answering questions at the PGR symposium


Supervisory Team

A large and diverse pool of supervisors has been selected; comprising senior academic colleagues and early career researchers. This pool brings together experts from multiple, distinct fields of research, including medicinal chemistry, biophysics, medicine, physiology, cell biology, molecular pharmacology, mathematic modelling and systems biology.

Each student will be supported by a multidisciplinary supervisory team which will be made of two academics and an early career researcher (ECR).

The primary academic supervisor will be a research active mid-career academic, who will provide mentorship for new students and ECRs. They will also oversee student training and supervision. The secondary academic supervisor will be highly experienced and bring a different expertise to the primary supervisor and the ECR. They will also provide guidance, mentorship and access to facilities. Students will also benefit from hands-on supervision from ECRs. They will be the first point of call and offer support and advice.


The Drug Discovery and Team Science program is a multidiscipline and collaborative effort. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with national and international industrial companies, learned societies and academics.

Below is a list of participating societies in the Drug Discovery and Team Science Doctoral Training Program.


Participating organisation

Nature of Partnership



Supervisory pool; Project-based placements

European Laboratory Research and

Innovation Group (ELRIG)


Early Career Activities; transition phase

internships; mentorship


British Pharmacological Society

Early career researcher activities; transition phase internships; mentorship

Medicines Discovery Catapult

Supervisory pool; project-specific placements

InterAx Biotech, Switzerland

Supervisory pool; project-specific placements

Excellerate Biotechnology, Nottingham

Supervisory pool; transition phase placements

Exonate Ltd, Nottingham

Supervisory pool; transition phase placements

Columbia University, New York

Mentorship; project-specific placements


Sosei Heptares


Supervisory pool; mentorship

Sygnature Discovery, Nottingham

Supervisory pool; mentorship; transition phase





Our team includes both world-leading academics (including clinicians) and Early Career Researchers in the diverse areas required to deliver the Drug Discovery and Team Science Doctoral Training Program.

The University of Nottingham and other collaborative organisations contributing to this program have proven scientific excellence and therefore aim to deliver an innovative post-graduate training scheme based on past successes with the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCITN) and ONCORNET. This will ensure diversity of experience and will facilitate student interactions with colleagues from across the breadth of industry, clinical, physical and biological sciences.


School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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