The Uppsala Antibiotic Center launches their newest outreach project, "The AMR Studio", with the occasion of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018.The AMR Studio is a podcast dedicated to highlighting the multidisciplinary research on antimicrobial resistance that is happening around the world. Formatted around interviews with professionals working in all aspects of the topic, they aim to bring the global and trans-sectorial nature of the fight against antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance to anyone with an interest. In this first episode The AMR Studio features a short introduction on antibiotics and antibiotic/antimicrobial resistance during an in-depth interview with the management team of
On Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. EDT, The Pew Charitable Trusts hosts Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as he announces the agency’s plans to combat antibiotic resistance. Following Gottlieb’s remarks, a panel of FDA senior officials will further explore the agency’s new and ongoing activities to support antibiotic innovation and ensure that antimicrobial drugs are used according to good stewardship practices in human medicine and animal agriculture. Click here to find more information and to watch the live webcast on Friday, September 14.
On September 13th, 2018, Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD) will host a webinar with Christopher Lipinski and Barry Bunin. The discussed topics will include: Going beyond the Rules of 5 New technologies to better assess the quality of screening data Experimental culture and sociology as a factor in clustering of results Plus topics you would not expect, like how scientists can (and should) respond to the growing opioid addiction crisis – which has actually lowered life expectancy in America To register for this webinar, please visit the CDD website.
Webinar on models for drug development programmes by Charles River: The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genetic variance amongst viruses has embattled the development of effective treatment and vaccination against infectious diseases, leading to a worldwide crisis in medical care. This webinar will help you choose the correct models for your drug development program; from early in vitro screening assays providing identification of efficacy, to a range of clinically relevant in vivo models. We also explore the use of the Galleria mellonella (wax moth larvae) model as an additional early proof-of-concept model prior to in vivo testing, which
Drug Discovery Data Insights: Highly Accessible SAR Data is Transforming the Drug Discovery Informatics Landscape
On June 26th, 2018, Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD) hosted a webinar where moderator Ashley Farley, Associate Officer of Knowledge & Research Services at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) discussed drug discovery data with Dr. Andrew Leach from ChEMBL and Dr. Evan Bolton from PubChem. The presenters discussed the emergence of freely available PubChem and ChEMBL resources for chemical and biological Structure-Activity-Relationship (SAR) data and their impact on the global drug discovery informatics landscape. The relationship between chemical structure and biological activity is commonly referred as Structure Activity Relationship (SAR). SAR assessments are generated via computational tools,