University of Sydney Drug Discovery Initiative, 2-Day Scientific Conference

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Lecture Theatre 200, Social Science Building A02, Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney

Social Science Building A02

Corner Abercrombie and Codrington Street

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The University of Sydney Drug Discovery Initiative cordially invites you to join us for a two-day Scientific Symposium

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This 2-day symposium features a range of speakers, with the first day focusing on cancer, infectious diseases, and Neuro-drug, and the second day focusing on dysfunctional proteostasis, protein aggregation diseases and proteinopathies, especially those related to neurodegeneration. Please find the detailed program here.

The first day (Monday, 9th December), our keynote speaker Professor Gulliaume Lessene from the Walter+Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research will outline his translational cancer research and the new drug screening facility now available at the National Drug Discovery Centre and how to access this technology. It will be followed by the launch of Neuro-Drug (a new group established within the BMC).

On the second day(Tuesday, 10th December), researchers from universities and research institutes across NSW will present their work into understanding chaperone function, identifying potential therapeutic targets, developing relevant models and imaging disease-associated protein aggregates. Professor Neil Cashman, from the Centre of Brain Health in Vancouver, will present a keynote lecture on protein misfolding diseases.

Poster boards will be available for students and ECRs wishing to present their work during the lunch/networking breaks. Please use this link to request a poster board space (please note the space is limited, so register as soon you can to secure your the spot for your poster).

The event will highlight the breadth of research being done in each of these research areas and identify opportunities for new collaborations.

You are also invited to attend the Drug Discovery Initiative end of year celebration on the first day from 4.30pm onwards. We would like to thank you for being such a significant part of our growth in 2019, please join us for cocktails and canapes.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

*This will be a catered event, please email the organiser directly if you have any special dietary requirement. You will find the venue direction if you scroll down to the end of this page.

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Lecture Theatre 200, Social Science Building A02, Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney

Social Science Building A02

Corner Abercrombie and Codrington Street

Camperdown, NSW 2006

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