Speakers and Meetings in 2006-07

  • April 10-11, 2007: COBRE Mini-Symposium on Cancer Experimental Therapeutics and External Advisory Board Meeting. Nine COBRE PIs gave presentations. The meeting featured one-on-one sessions between EAB members and junior faculty.
  • March 12, 2007: High Throughput Screening Symposium. Speakers included John S. Lazo, Director, Drug Discovery Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Bryan Roth, Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Div. of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, University of North Carolina, and James Inglese, NIH Chemical Genomics Center. Sponsored by COBRE and CMLD.
  • February 6, 2007: Cancer Nanotechnology Mini-symposium. Speakers included Vladimir Torchilin, Professor and Chair, Director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine Northeastern University; Glen Kwon Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Kattesh Katti, Professor of Radiology and Physics Senior Research Scientist, MU Research Reactor, University of Missouri Health Care.
  • December 21- 22, 2006: Drug Design Workshop in Contemporary Medicinal Chemistry. Instructor: Lester Mitscher, University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry, Univ. of Kansas.
  • October 12, 2006: Biology of Cancer and Therapeutic Resistance Mechanisms Mini-Symposium. Featured speakers: Michael Dean, NIH/NCI; Victor Ling, Univ. of British Columbia; Rebecca Hays, Univ. of Kansas; Jue Chen, Purdue Univ.; Suresh Ambudkar, NIH/NCI; Chris Gamblin, Univ. of Kansas; Susan Michaelis, Johns Hopkins; Kristi Neufeld, Univ. of Kansas; and Lisa Timmons, Univ. of Kansas. Gamblin, Neufeld and Timmons are COBRE graduates.
  • June 19, 2006 - Jan. 29, 2007: Grant Central Grant Writing Workshop & Seminar "Write Winning Grants" with David Morrison.
  • May 22-26, 2006: Five full-day hands-on workshop: IRORI Solid-Phase Organic Chemistry (SPOC) 'CombiChem' Course. Instructors: Thomas Beattie, Shanaz Ghassemi (IRORI) and COBRE Core C/ Chemical Methodologies & Library Development (CMLD) faculty Aube, Rafferty, Hanson, Georg, Mitscher. IRORI, a subsidiary of Discovery Partners International (DPII), offers its radio-frequency tagged product line for combinatorial synthesis in drug discovery.
  • May 11, 2006: Seminar: Carrie Haskell-Luevano, University of Florida "Obesity and the Melanocortin Pathway: Treatment by Drugs or Exercise.
  • April 25, 2006: Seminar: Dr. Jindrich (Henry) Kopecek, Dept. Of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Utah.
  • April 20, 2006: COBRE CCET Drug Design Symposium. Speakers included Vernon Schramm, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University; Dennis Liotta, Emory University and Paul Bartlett, University of California, Berkeley.

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