Aims of the Program
PharMetrX aims: to comprehensively train junior scientists in pharmacometrics & computational disease modelling; to convey knowledge, method and software expertise, and decision-making competence in both fields; to formally implement pharmacometrics in the academic environment; and to promote pharmacometrics & computational disease modelling, and bridge the gap between academia and industry.
To a student, the field of pharmacometrics & computational disease modelling is difficult to access and master due to its highly interdisciplinary character. One needs to understand the underlying biological and pharmacological mechanisms as well as the formal mathematical and statistical methods. In addition, it is necessary to be knowledgeable in a wide spectrum of experimental and computational approaches and tools. However, this alone is not sufficient to be successful in the field. It is the working experience of associating an applied question with the appropriate formal method that is hard to learn and yet crucial.