Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery

Design. Create. Innovate.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Baldwin Auditorium
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL

Please join Northwestern’s Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery for a free event designed to help you rediscover the computational, mathematical, and creative power of cheminformatics and bioinformatics to advance your drug discovery research. Speakers will showcase a variety of topics ranging from the importance of data science at the NIH, to developing effective bio-technologies to keep up with the ever-evolving therapies and methods in drug discovery. You will also have an opportunity to network with other attendees and our speakers to engage in how the impactful tools within cheminformatics and bioinformatics are used throughout the field to enhance therapeutic development.

Registration is full.

Speaker Schedule

1:00pm | Opening Remarks

1:10pm | Louise C. Showe, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Oncogensis Program,
Associate Director of the Center for Systems and Computational Biology, Wistar Institute

Genomics, the Peripheral Immune System and Lung Cancer

2:00pm | Ramana V. Davuluri, PhD
Professor of Preventative Medicine, Health & Biomedical Informatics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Splice Variants as biomarkers and potential targets for drug discovery
2:50pm | Break with networking and refreshments
3:10pm | Susan K. Gregurick, PhD
Division Director of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, NIGMS-NIH
Cheminformatics and Bioinformatics at NIH
4:00pm | Rama K. Mishra, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Cheminformatics, Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery, Northwestern University
Impact of in silico tools on accelerating drug discovery

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