Drug Discovery Canada 2015
Neglected Diseases: Finding New Treatments by Combining Drug Design, System Biology, and Toxicity Predictions
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
To attend this event, please send an email to:
rob.reedijk <at> douglasconnect.com
There is no cost to attend.
August 24- 28, 2015
Co-organised by Scientists Against Malaria and eCheminfo
Invitation to a Roundtable:
Neglected tropical diseases are a diverse group of diseases with distinct characteristics that thrive mainly among the poorest populations. They are endemic in 149 countries and affect more than 1.4 billion people, costing developing economies billions of dollars every year (source: World Heath Organization). The non-for-profit organizations Scientists Against Malaria and eCheminfo would like to invite you to a round table discussing possible approaches to fight these diseases including possibilities for Canadian-European research initiatives. Over the last years, Scientists Against Malaria was building a network of experts developing innovative new approaches focusing but not limited to Malaria. eChemInfo organized a number of hands-on workshops, in which experts presented state-of-the-art computational methods for drug design, system biology, and toxicity prediction. These were then directly applied to proteins of the Malaria pathogen by the participants. To bring this concept to the next stage, we would like to strengthen this network even more by an open discussion on how the excellent research performed at the University of Toronto and nearby institutes can be applied and how we can react to the important socially responsibilities by building Canadian-European consortia working on these diseases. Attached you find an outline of planned activities. On Monday, we start with a short introduction to Scientists Against Malaria and eChemInfo presented by different researchers involved in past activities. Then we would like to give you the chance to present yourself, your research, and your ideas. You are invited give a short presentation or just join the discussion. In the following days, the possibilities and challenges will be discussed in different working groups.
We would be very delighted to be able to welcome you to some or all of these events and are looking forward to a very productive week.