Biotech China 2014
Drug Discovery for Protozoan Parasites (J1)
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
201 W. Marcy Street
Santa Fe, NM
Drug Discovery for Protozoan Parasites (J1)
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Organizers: Norman C. Waters, Frederick S. Buckner and Vicky M. Avery

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, January 15, 2012
15:00:00 Registration
18:15:00 Refreshments
19:15:00 Welcoming Remarks (Joint) Leah E. Cowen, John Taylor, Joseph Heitman, Vicky Avery, Norman C. Waters
19:30:00 Keynote Session (Joint) Arturo Casadevall, John M. Taylor, Dennis E. Kyle, Norman C. Waters
Monday, January 16, 2012
07:00:00 Breakfast
07:30:00 Poster Setup
08:00:00 Drug Resistance I Dylan R. Pillai, Leann M. Tilley, Rentala Madhubala, D Fidock, Qin Cheng, Philip J. Rosenthal, Pradipsinh Rathod
08:00:00 Poster Viewing
08:00:00 Mechanisms of Virulence Melanie T. Cushion, Nuri Rodriguez Del Val, William Goldman, Kirsten Nielsen, Robin C. May, Arturo Casadevall
09:20:00 Coffee Break
11:15:00 Lunch
12:00:00 Poster Session 1
14:30:00 Workshop 1: NIH Funding Opportunities (Joint)
16:30:00 Coffee Available
17:00:00 Host Responses to Fungal Pathogens Kimberly Gerik, Paul L. Fidel, Jr, Gordon D. Brown, Aimee K. Zaas, Annika E. Scheynius
17:00:00 Drug Target Identification, Validation and Screening Audrey R. Odom, Norman C. Waters, William A. Petri, Jr., Maria Manuel Mota, Geoffrey Ian McFadden, Don L. Gardiner
19:00:00 On Own for Dinner
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
07:00:00 Breakfast
08:00:00 Drug Discovery for Eukaryotic Pathogens and Parasites (Joint) Doron C. Greenbaum, Andrew P. Waters, Xuewen Pan, Leah E. Cowen, Audrey R. Odom, Margaret A. Phillips
09:20:00 Coffee Break
11:30:00 On Own for Lunch and Recreation
11:30:00 Poster Setup
13:00:00 Poster Viewing
14:30:00 Workshop 2: Publishing (Joint) Leah E. Cowen, Thomas Edlind, Judith G. Berman, T. L. Doering, Alexander Johnson, Joseph Heitman, Kevin J. Saliba, Margaret A. Phillips, Aaron P. Mitchell, Arturo Casadevall, Lakshmi Goyal
16:30:00 Coffee Available
17:00:00 Hit to Lead Identification Mark Drew, Richard W. Heidebrecht Jr., Richard Glynne, Bakela Nare, Michael K. Riscoe, Paul G. Wyatt
17:00:00 Evolution and Comparative Genomics of Fungal Pathogens Anastasia Gioti, Axel A. Brakhage, Emily Troemel, Jim Kronstad
19:00:00 Social Hour w/ Lite Bites
19:30:00 Poster Session 2
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
07:00:00 Breakfast
08:00:00 Pre-Clinical Development Patricia Andrade-Gordon, Thomas Kanyok, Michael Wang, Susan A. Charman, Thierry Diagana
08:00:00 Cell Circuitry and Adaptive Responses T. L. Doering, Maurizio Del Poeta, Hiten D. Madhani, Aaron P Mitchell, Alexander Johnson
09:20:00 Coffee Break
11:15:00 On Own for Lunch and Recreation
11:15:00 Poster Setup
13:00:00 Poster Viewing
14:30:00 Workshop 3: New Approaches and Technology to Advance Antiprotozoan Drug Development Vicky Avery
16:30:00 Coffee Available
17:00:00 Lead Optimization Michael Pollastri, Paul G. Wyatt, Geoffrey S. Dow, Margaret A. Phillips, Susan A. Charman
17:00:00 Population Genetics and Genomics of Fungal Pathogens Anastasia P. Litvintseva, Geraldine Butler, Timothy Y. James, Matthew C. Fisher, Fred S. Dietrich
19:00:00 Social Hour w/ Lite Bites
19:30:00 Poster Session 3
Thursday, January 19, 2012
08:00:00 Drug Resistance II/Antifungal Strategies and Resistance Mechanisms (Joint) Bruce Klein, Damian Krysan, Geoffrey H. Siwo, Thomas Wellems, Pradipsinh Rathod, Judith G. Berman, D Fidock
09:00:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Coffee Break
11:15:00 On Own for Lunch and Recreation
16:30:00 Coffee Available
17:00:00 Clinical Development Thierry Diagana, Alison Webster, Anjan Debnath, J. Kevin Baird, Vicky Avery
17:00:00 Sex, Cell Identity and Virulence Xiaorong Lin, Christina M. Hull, Richard Bennett, Haoping Liu
19:00:00 Social Hour w/ Lite Bites
20:00:00 Entertainment
Friday, January 20, 2012
06:00:00 Departure
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