UF Drug Discovery Symposium

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The College of Pharmacy’s Center for Natural Products, Drug Discovery and Development, or CNPD3, will host the 2017 UF Drug Discovery Symposium, September 21-22, at the UF Hilton in Gainesville. This year’s symposium will feature an exciting line up of invited speakers covering most major research institutes across Florida and also include three plenary lectures from leading scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The National Cancer Institute and The Scripps Research Institute. Additional highlights of the event will include, poster and oral competitions for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and a closing reception with an awards ceremony on September 22.

Date: September 21-22, 2017

UF Hilton Conference Center

The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 8.

Speakers

Plenary Speakers


Eric Fischer, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Thomas Kodadek, Ph.D., a professor of chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida

David Newman, Ph.D., a retired chief of the Natural Products Branch at National Cancer Institute, and Newman Consulting LLC, in Wayne, Pennsylvania

Invited Speakers

John Berry: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University (FIU)

Bill Baker: Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida (USF)

Valerie Paul: Smithsonian Marine Station (SMS)

Yu Yuan: Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida (UCF)

Debopam Chakrabarti: Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida (UCF)

Predrag Cudic: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

Amy Wright: Marine Biomedical and Biotechnology Research at Harbor Branch, Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

Chengguo Xing: Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida (UF)

Chenglong Li: Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida (UF)

Christopher McCurdy: Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida (UF)

Zhongwu Guo: Department of Chemistry, University of Florida (UF)

Tanmay Lele: Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida (UF)

Tom Schmittgen: Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Florida (UF)

James Leahy: Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida (USF)

Hotels

 

UF Hilton [Use Group Code: UFP917]
1714 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607
352-371-3600
Price Per Room Begins at – $149
Book by: August 22, 2017
Rates available Sept. 21-23

Sponsors

Photos from the 2016 Drug Discovery Symposium