Webinar | High Throughput Drug Discovery for Tropical Diseases

May 4, 2017

High Throughput Drug Discovery for Tropical Diseases, J. Sequira-Neto, University of California San Diego

Tropical diseases are a major cause of ill health in developing regions of the world and affect over 2.7 billion people worldwide. Thirteen neglected tropical diseases are responsible for 534,000 deaths each year. The Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDIPD) in Parasitic Diseases is an interdisciplinary research center based at UC San Diego whose focus is the discovery and development of drugs and vaccines to cure tropical diseases.  This webinar features Dr. Jair Siqueira-Neto of UC San Deigo presenting their approach to identify potential therapies for neglected tropical diseases using their Biosero WorkCell.

You Will Learn:

  • How the CDIPD is using an automated workflow to discover compounds active against tropical diseases
  • How CDIPD ran a 500,000 compound screen to identify a compound series active against the malaria parasite
  • How automation increased throughput, decreased cost and improved data quality


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