BAU School of Pharmacy was established to train qualified students who are superior in healthcare and are able to carry world-class Research and Development (R&D) studies to develop innovative drugs for different diseases.
Establishment Purposes of BAU School of Pharmacy
•Bahçeşehir University School of Pharmacy will make a significant contribution to the 2023 strategic goals of our country, such as reducing the current account deficit in the innovative pharmaceutical sector at the first stage and then converting it to a current account surplus by training competent employees for the sector.
•Bahçeşehir University School of Pharmacy was established to train competent pharmacists who will take part in all stages of drug discovery from scratch.
What makes BAU School of Pharmacy stand out
•BAU School of Pharmacy will be in close cooperation with 13 R&D centers in our university and will make great efforts to eliminate the shortage of competent personnel who will carry out Original drug discovery-development activities" in the pharmaceutical sector.
•Understanding the importance of original drug discovery studies will reveal that there are possibilities other than training pharmacy pharmacists.
•Computational Drug Design Center - HİTMER, supported by Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA) in 2021, is one of the biggest advantages of our Faculty.
•This center will pave the way for drug discovery studies to be developed with different pharmaceutical companies.
•BAU School of Pharmacy differs with its outstanding academic staff, industry collaborations, researcher-oriented education system, infrastructure and opportunities for education/training and R&D studies.
Computer-Aided Drug Design Studies
•In recent years, computer-aided drug design studies and artificial intelligence-based drug development and identification studies have gained momentum in order to save both time and the costs of experimental tests. Therefore, one area of study with priority at BAU School of Pharmacy will be computer aided drug design studies.
•For this purpose, effective national and international projects will be put forward by establishing fruitful collaborations with the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences - Molecular Biology and Genetics Department and Artificial Intelligence Engineering and Faculty of Medicine within Bahçeşehir University.
•By working in coordination with the ISTKA-supported Computational Drug Design Center, artificial intelligence-based drug development training will be focused on, and students will be able to master at least one of the programming languages (Python, C, etc.), along with vocational courses through required and elective courses.