Annual Symposium

Each Fall the Institute for Drug Discovery presents a symposium which provides exceptional speakers from around the country, while also showcasing faculty research and providing an opportunity for collaborations to begin.  

 

2019 - 6th Annual Symposium

Monday, October 14 in the Buchanan Club at Ross-Ade Stadium

External Speakers included:

Dennis Liotta - "Novel Therapeutics for Treating Viral Diseases, Cancers, and Inflammatory Diseases"

Nathanael Gray - "Small Molecule Directed Protein Degradation - a New Paradigm for Drug Discovery"

Jun Liu - "Discovery of New Drugs from Known Drugs and Natural Products"

 

2018 - 5th Annual Symposium

Friday, September 28 in Stewart Center

External Speakers included:

Min Li - "Neuroscience Therapeutics through the 2020 lens"

Philip Cole - "AKTivation Mechanisms"

Shaomeng Wang - "Targeting Protein Degradation for New Therapeutics"

 

2017 - 4th Annual Symposium 

Wednesday, October 11 in the North Ballroom of the Purdue Memorial Union

External Speakers included:

Richard DiMarchi 

Michael Jensen

 

2016 - 3rd Annual Symposium

Friday, September 30 in the Buchanan Club at Ross-Ade Stadium

External Speakers included:

Richard Silverman

Nicholas Meanwell

Daniel Powell

 

2015 - 2nd Annual Symposium

Friday, September 18 in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

External Speakers included:

Ben Shen - "Microbial Genomics: New Opportunities for Natural Product Biosynthesis, Engineering, and Drug Discovery"

Xu Liang - "Undruggable: New Frontiers in Precision Medicine"

Susan Mooberry - "Semi-Synthesis from the Bat Flower: Source of Next Generation Microtubule Stabilizers"

Jesse Rinehart - "Reengineering Protein Phosphorylation to Target Cancer"

 

2014 - 1st Annual Symposium

Thursday, September 4 in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

External Speakers included:

Paul Hergenrother - "Procaspase-3 Activation as an Anticancer Strategy. From compound Discovery to Human Clinical Trial"

Phil Hipskind - "Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitors for the Treatment of Cancer"

Dong Wang - "Glucocorticoid Prodrug Development for Inflammatory Disease"

Chris Hulme - "Expediting Drug Discovery in Academia Through Enabling Chemistry"