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Center for Drug Design


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    Message from the Director

    The Center for Drug Design combines the best of academic tradition along with an expectation of innovation and independence, and provides significant value for our academic and research community.

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    CDD Research Highlighted in MNDaily

    Christine Salomon: Underground Research Drives Drug Research

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    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

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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.

For full article by Miranda Taylor, please click on the link below

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Webinar Announcement

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

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