2013 Archived Content

Short Courses 


Pre-Conference Short Courses, April 15 

8:00 - 11:00 am

Molecular Interactions and Drug Design

Instructors: Kent Stewart, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, AbbVie

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An Intro to the Field of Antibody-Drug Conjugates

Instructor: Ho Sung Cho, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer, Ambrx

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12:00 - 3:00 pm

Advancing Tools and Technologies for Fragment-Based Design

Instructors: Daniel A. Erlanson, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Carmot Therapeutics, Inc.

Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D., President & CSO Quantum Tessera Consulting

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Immunology Basics for Chemists

Instructor: Kenneth C. Kalunian, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine, Rheumatology in Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego Medical School

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3:30 - 6:30 pm

Enabling Macrocyclic Compounds for Drug Discovery: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies

Instructor: Mark L. Peterson, Ph.D., Vice President, Operations, Tranzyme Pharma

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Introduction to Allosteric Modulation of GPCRs

Instructor: Karen J. Gregory, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Jeffrey Conn Laboratory, Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University

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Antiviral Drug Discovery - Small Molecule Candidates to Combat Human Viral Infections

Instructors: Randall Halcomb, Ph.D., Director, Medicinal Chemistry, Gilead Sciences, 
Dennis E. Hruby, Ph.D., CSO, Siga Technologies, 
Robert Jordan, Ph.D., Director, Biology, Gilead Sciences

Benhur Lee, M.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine at UCLA
Moderator: Christy Hebner, Ph.D., Research Scientist II, HCV Clinical Virology, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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Dinner Short Courses, April 17  

Practical Aspects of Structure-Based Drug Discovery with GPCRs

Instructors: Robert Cooke, Ph.D., Head, Biomolecular Structure Department, Heptares
Michael Hanson, Ph.D., Director, Structural Biology, Receptos

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Epigenetic Targets: Chemical Tools


Stephen Edgcomb, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, BPS Bioscience Inc.

Terry Kelly, Ph.D. R&D Manager, Active Motif (formerly from laboratory of Peter Jones)
Alison O'Mahony, Ph.D., Director, Inflammation Biology, BioSeek, a division of DiscoveRx
Elizabeth Quinn, Ph.D., Director, Marketing, LeadHunter, DiscoveRx Corp

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