How is the flagship university of the smallest state able to host a big international pharmaceutical research conference? One that features Nobel laureate Thomas Steitz, the Sterling Professor of Molecular and Biochemistry at Yale University even?
More than 30 leading researchers from around the globe will join Nobel laureate Thomas Steitz to present the latest in such topics as anti-tumor antibiotics, drug interactions in the development of anti-cancer drugs, and chemical diversity and bioactive compounds from marine invertebrates in the South China Sea, and more.
It’s all thanks to URI’s work on developing drugs from the sea, discovering the beneficial compounds in blueberries and maple syrup, research on such killers as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the virus that causes AIDS. These and other areas of work at URI have so captured the attention of scientists and media from around the world, that URI is primed for its first ever global pharmaceutical sciences conference, September 28 through 30 on its Kingston campus.
If you’re a biomedical scientist and want to be part of the very latest discussions on drug development and drug discovery, then consider yourself invited to Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Global Perspectives. More than 30 leading researchers from Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, Spain and Sweden will join Nobel laureate Thomas Steitz to present the latest in such topics as nature’s chemical diversity in drug discovery and development, anti-tumor antibiotics, drug interactions in the development of anti-cancer drugs, chemical diversity and bioactive compounds from marine invertebrates in the South China Sea, drug development from the perspective of small U.S. biotech companies and prospects for new antibiotics.
The conference is the culmination of the University’s month-long celebration of the opening of its new $75 million pharmacy building on Sept. 4. The new facility is central to the reinvigoration of the Rhode Island economy through new teaching and research models and stimulation of Rhode Island’s biomedical research industry. On September 14, URI is offering a free symposium, Drug Therapy in the 21st Century: Discovery and Clinical Use, for students, faculty, health care providers, and the lay public.
Join the celebration, see our new facility and meet renowned researchers in natural products, medicinal chemistry, drug delivery, nanotechnology and toxicology.