EPI sponsors inaugural UF Drug Discovery Symposium

The Emerging Pathogens Institute was one of 12 sponsors of the UF Drug Discovery Symposiun, which took place on  Friday, April 29 at the Harrell Medical Education Building. More than 120 scientists from five colleges and 25 departments attended the event.

Participants enjoyed three plenary speakers from leading academic drug discovery institutions and ten session speakers from the University of Florida. The presenters highlighted drug discovery research advancements, covering a breadth of topics from marine natural products to chemical and genomic screening platforms. The Symposium offered a unique opportunity for drug discovery researchers to learn more about activities and technology at the Center for Natural Products, Drug Discovery and Development (CNPD3) and explore collaborations with colleagues in the field.

32 UF graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research assistant professors presented their ongoing drug discovery research.