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Mar 7 2024

LAS Faculty Research Symposium – Drug Discovery

March 7, 2024

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The Investiture and  Scholarly Lecture  of the Inaugural  TransUnion Professor  in Data Science,  Dr. Yichao Wu

Location

Student Center East (SCE) Illinois Rooms

Address

750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607

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Join us at the LAS Faculty Research Symposium on Drug Discovery on March 7, 2024,
from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Illinois Rooms, Student Center East (750 S. Halsted St.).

Lunch and refreshments provided for in-person registered attendees! 

All sessions will be livestreamed - register to receive the link!

PROGRAM

9:00 - 9:10             Welcome from Lisa A. Freeman, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UIC

Session 1
9:10 – 9:50             Plenary 1: Paul Hergenrother (UIUC) - "New Strategies for Anticancer and Antibacterial Drug Discovery"
9:50 – 10:30          Plenary 2: Matthew Disney (Wertheim UF Scripps) - "Sequence-Based Design of Small Molecules Targeting RNA"
10:30 – 10:50       LAS Drug Discovery Highlights 1: Alexander Adibekian (UIC)
10:50-11:10          Coffee Break
11:10-12:00           Keynote talk 1: James Wells (UCSF) - "Pirating proteins to probe and attack the cancer cell surface"
12:00-12:20           LAS Drug Discovery Highlights 2: Wonhwa Cho (UIC)

12:30 – 2 pm         Poster Session
12:20 – 1:30          Lunch

Session 2
1:40 – 2:00             UICentre & Drug Discovery: Paul Carlier & Tom Driver (UIC) - "Partnerships between LAS and UICentre — Past Achievements Drive Future                                                     Successes in Translational Research in Drug Discovery and Development"
2:00 – 2:40             Plenary 3: Brian Shoichet (UCSF) - "Following the Rabbit Into Chemical Space"
2:40 – 3:20             Plenary 4: Christina Woo (Harvard) - "Reading and Rewriting Protein Modifications in Cells"
3:20 – 3:40             Coffee Break
3:40 – 4:00             LAS Drug Discovery Highlights 3: Yury Polikanov (UIC) - “An antibiotic preorganized for ribosomal binding overcomes antimicrobial resistance”
4:00 – 4:50             Keynote 2: Dennis Liotta (Emory) - "Making New Drugs The Hard Way"

Reception
5:00 – 7:00             Reception (East Terrace) - refreshments and beverages provided

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Contact

LAS Events

Date posted

Nov 15, 2023

Date updated

Feb 20, 2024

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