Lecture 'Meet the PhD jury: Preclinical and clinical assessment of psychedelics and stimulants'

For whom
Employees , Students
When
30-05-2022 from 12:00 to 13:00
Where
Faculty Room, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ottergemsesteenweg 460, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Department of Bioanalysis - Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Contact
Eline.Pottie@UGent.be

Dr. Dino Luethi will provide an overview of the research of the Liechti group in the in vitro and in vivo assessment of psychedelics and stimulants.

Psychedelics, such as psilocybin and LSD, and entactogens, such as MDMA, have recently regained international attention as novel therapeutics for various neuropsychiatric disorders.

The Liechti group studies the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of classic psychedelics and entactogens in human subjects. Furthermore, the Laboratory focuses on the in vitro characterization (i.e., assessment of receptor and transporter interactions and investigation of drug metabolism) of classic and novel psychoactive substances with therapeutic potential or risk for abuse.