Molecular pharmacology

Molecular pharmacology
Master Biologie-santéParcours International Master of Biomedicine

Credits3 crédits


Basics in major receptors and molecular pathways involved in cardiovascular, immunological and neurological systems.
Lectures will describe the different families of receptors, channels and transporters, their downstream respective effectors and mediators. Pathological consequences of defective signaling will be presented and well-known pharmacological modulators of the signaling pathways related to the above pathophysiological situations will be described. Tutorials will include initiation to new pharmacological concepts such as biased ligands or receptors that will be presented by students. Pedagogical training will take advantage of the moodle platform to favor integrated knowledge of the main signaling pathways.

Compétences visées

Knowledge of the major types of receptors, channels and transporters including receptors coupled to G proteins, receptors with enzymatic activities, transcription factors, and ion channels, their mode of action, molecular partners, and targets constituting a characteristic signaling pathway and its regulation. Main pharmacological modulators.

Modalités d'organisation et de suivi

  • 20 h teaching and 8 h tutorial sessions, encouraging multidisciplinary and cultural exchanges through the constitution of work groups.
  • Teaching slides, including those from tutorials, and when possible recordings will be provided.
  • Pedagogical training and tutorials including a short presentation given by a group of students will be performed under supervision.
  • Evaluation: First session: Written exam: 90 min comparing different pathways and/or describing the actors of several signaling pathways. Second session: oral examination


  • « Pharmacologie des cibles vers l'indication thérapeutique » de Yves Landry, Jean Pierre Gies, éditeur collection Sciences su, Edition DUNOD.
  • Goodman and Gilman’s. The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 13th Edition
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Responsable(s) de l'enseignement

Université numérique en santé et sport
Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
Agence régionale de santé
Centre d'étude et de conservation des oeufs et du sperme
Institut de cancérologie Strasbourg
Institut hospitalo-universitaire
Établissement français du sang
Association amicale des étudiants en médecine de Strasbourg
Mouvement des étudiant.e.s futur.e.s orthophonistes
Association strasbourgeoise des étudiants en Orthoptie
L'association Tutorat Santé de Strasbourg
Amicale des Étudiants Sages-Femmes d'Alsace
Réseau des Étudiants Soignants des Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale
Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Fédération de médecine translationnelle de Strasbourg
Laboratoire des sciences de l'ingénieur, de l'informatique et de l'imagerie
Institut de génétique et de biologie moléculaire et cellulaire
Centre de recherche en biomédecine de Strasbourg - CRBS
Conférence des doyens des facultés de médecine
Faculté de sciences de la vie
Faculté de chirurgie dentaire
Faculté de pharmacie