Forum on Community-Based Approach to Neglected Infectious Disease Research

10 Apr
Published by gtaylor

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general open research

Barry Bunin, a registered user here at TSL and CEO of CDD, is presenting at the upcoming BioScience Forum on April 18. If you're in the SF Bay area, it looks like an interesting meeting to attend.

A few logistical details:

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2007
  • The Clarion Hotel
    401 East Millbrae Avenue
    Millbrae, CA
    650-692-6363
  • $45 before 11PM, Monday, February 19th
    $55 on-site
    $25 full-time students pre-registration
    $35 full-time students on-site
    Acteva fees are added to the above prices

  • 6:00 Networking

  • 7:00 Dinner

  • 8:00 Presentation

Abstract

This presentation will provide perspectives on a new type of web-database to help scientists more effectively develop new drug candidates from commercial and humanitarian academic drug discovery research. Community-based technologies are currently being used to help develop new treatments especially for infectious diseases afflicting poor people in developing countries including malaria, Chagas disease, and African sleeping sickness. Community case studies range from early stage high throughput screening to lead optimization and GMP scale-up for clinical trials entirely in academic laboratories. Selected examples will be presented from work done in collaboration with leading researchers at UCSF, UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, U. Penn, Burnham Institute, UW, and St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital using CDD technologies to archive, mine, and (selectively) collaborate around drug discovery data. The novel functionality is the web-based collaborative environment for heterogeneous drug data. Heterogeneous low-throughput and high-throughput enzyme, cell, and animal data can be selectively shared among colleagues or even openly shared on the internet if desired. After providing direct collaborations with the top ~100 researchers studying infectious disease, broader community-generating strategies will be organically nurtured.