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21st-Century Drug Discovery and Development for Global Health (S3)


Organizer(s) Ken Duncan, Elizabeth Winzeler and Lluís Ballell
October 17—20, 2018
Hotel Palace Berlin • Berlin, Germany
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jun 19, 2018
Abstract Deadline: Jul 17, 2018
Scholarship Deadline: Jun 19, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: Aug 16, 2018

Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Summary of Meeting:
Infectious diseases cause substantial morbidity and mortality in the developing world. The medicines available today are often inconvenient to use or result in side effects, and many are being lost to emerging drug resistance. There remains an urgent need to discover and develop the next generation of transformative medicines that are more efficacious, more highly targeted, and have a better safety profile. This will only be achieved through the application of state-of-the-art drug discovery tools, technologies and approaches. This meeting will focus on diseases caused by parasitic organisms and bacteria, including malaria, neglected tropical diseases, diarrheal disease and tuberculosis. The goals of this meeting are to improve understanding of the disease burden and challenges faced in developing new therapies, to highlight examples of progress towards new drug candidates, and to foster communication and collaboration among communities of researchers working in global health across the spectrum from research to the clinic. The meeting will be of interest to basic scientists as well as drug discovery and development experts wanting to gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities in global health.

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Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Krittikorn Kumpornsin
Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK

Edwin Tse
University of Sydney, Australia

Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Funded by Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Oluyomi S. Adeyemi
Landmark University, Nigeria

Rehab Yousif Mohamed Idrees Ahmed
University of Khartoum, Sudan

Catalina D. Alba Soto
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Vincent Amarh
West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, Ghana

Abimbola O. Aro
University of South Africa, South Africa

Faustus Akankperiwen Azerigyik
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana

Keare A. Barazorda
Naval Medical Research Unit-6, Peru

Maria del Pilar Crespo-Ortiz
University of Valle, Colombia

Mrinal Kumar Das
University of Leicester, UK

Adaeze Chidiebere Echezona
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

Ifeoma Chinwude Ezenyi
National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Nigeria

Lerato Hlaka
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Stella Amarachi Ihim
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

Franklin Chimaobi Kenechukwu
University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Glory Enjong Mbah
University of Buea, Cameroon

Azhar Muneer
ICGEB, India

Gbolabo Odewale
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria

Matthew Obaineh Ojezele
Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

Blessing Jachinma Okonko
Ebonyi State University, Nigeria

Anthonia Olufunke Oluduro
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Alejandro Iván Recio Balsells
Rosario National University., Argentina

Nitipol Srimongkolpithak
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand

Mark Clenam Tetteh-Tsifoanya
University of Ghana, Ghana

Roslyn Stella Thelingwani
African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology, Zimbabwe

Patrick Valere Tsouh Fokou
University of Yaounde, Cameroon

Lionel Urán Landaburu
Instituto de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas, Universisdad de San Martín, Argentina

Pooja Vijayaraghavan
Amity University, India

Ishan Wadi
University of Delhi, India