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CDD Research Highlighted in MNDaily
Christine Salomon: Underground Research Drives Drug Research
CDD Research Among Top 10 Technologies of 2012
CDD Research on functional cosmetics for the protection and repair of photodamaged skin has been featured among top 10 technologies from the U
Center for Drug Design's Research on Parkinson’s Disease featured by the University
Were drug design a road, it would surely be a Minnesota street fraught with potholes, ice and gravel. Even the best ideas can fall by the wayside somewhere between the lab and your corner pharmacy in the process of drug discovery and development.
Recently, University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design member, organic chemist and assistant professor Liqiang Chen, PhD, published a paper in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry outlining the discovery of a potent and selective protein-inhibitor. Blocking the protein, Sirtuin 2 (SIRT2), also has the potential to block a primary contributor to Parkinson’s disease from causing harm.
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Perspectives on Natural Products and Drug Discovery
The Scientist brings together a panel of experts to discuss tools and strategies for characterizing natural products and testing their roles as drug candidates.
Topics to be covered:
- The importance and evolving role of natural products in drug discovery
- In search of natural products: tools and strategies
- Considerations for the identification, isolation, and testing of natural products and their active compounds
Speakers: Dr. A. Douglas Kinghorn, Dr. Christine Salomon, and Dr. Bill Baker
Date: November 4, 2014
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM