Are you involved in drug discovery?
Find out what academic innovators should know about emerging industry standards and practice for drug discovery. Affiliate Assistant Professor Sheila Benson PhD and a team of pharmaceutical development experts from AMRI (Albany Molecular Research Institute) will explore the complexity of optimizing lead compounds and positioning leads for Investigational New Drug (IND) development.
1. The complexity of optimizing lead compounds
Sheila Benson, UW Affiliate Assistant Professor, brings years of experience in pharmaceutical development, and teaches drug development for the UW Bioengineering Department. She has held positions at Burroughs Wellcome, G. D. Searle and TAP Pharmaceuticals. She has also served as a consultant to the pharma/biotech industry.
Michele Luche is the Scientific Director for AMRI’s Discovery Business Development team. She has over 24 years of experience in drug discovery, including programs focused on oncology, inflammation, infectious disease, metabolic disorders and CNS targeted therapeutics. Prior to joining AMRI in 2006, Michele held leadership positions at SUGEN (Pfizer) and CEPTYR (ICOS).
Who Should Attend?
UW faculty, staff and students involved in pharmaceutical research and discovery. Also scientists and professionals from non-profit institutes and WA life sciences companies developing compounds or interested in drug development.
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Plan for a presentation followed by Q&A, then a happy hour with wine and light appetizers.
Online access is provided by the ITHS. The ITHS is a partnership between the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Seattle Children’s Hospital & Research Institute, and collaborates with regional institutions, communities, and tribal groups. The ITHS is supported by grants UL1TR000423, KL2TR000421, and TL1TR000422 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA). For more visit: iths.org
Space is limited - please register by November 14th.