The Ferrier Research Institute is a team of carbohydrate, analytical, and bio- chemistry experts working to bring better drugs, materials and technology to the world.

Our work includes a broad range of applied research projects and commercial work for clients.

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Master of Drug Discovery and Development

Learn the processes used to identify drug targets and develop new therapeutics alongside world-leading experts in this one-year taught Master's.

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