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The Cheminformatics and Bioinformatics in Drug Discovery Symposium a Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined the Center for our Cheminformatics and Bioinformatics in Drug Discovery Symposium. The event took place on October 25, 2017 and brought together 70 scientists at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center on Northwestern’s Chicago campus for an afternoon of discussion on modern computational, statistics and data-mining approaches to identify new drugs and drug targets. Attendees included faculty, staff and students from Chicago’s universities including Northwestern, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola.

We especially thank our guest speakers for helping make this event successful. Dr. Louise Showe, Professor of Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis at The Wistar Institute, has had an inspiring 34-year career in bioinformatics and genetics. She shared with the audience her exciting work on identifying biomarkers in the blood for early detection of lung cancer. Dr. Susan Gregurick, Division Director of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology at NIGMS-NIH, provided an informative overview of the initiatives and funding mechanisms at NIH for supporting bioinformatics and cheminformatics related research.  Dr. Gregurick also shared the new funding mechanism offered by NIGMS intended to provide sustained research support to investigators. Click here to view Dr. Gregurick’s slide presentation.

Additionally, CMIDD thanks to Northwestern faculty, Dr. Ramana Davuluri, Professor of Preventative Medicine, Health & Bioinformatics and Dr. Rama Mishra, Research Assistant Professor in CMIDD-Cheminformatics, for also presenting their work and especially for spearheading this successful event.

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