Dr. Zhang will discuss the biological functionalization of polymeric nanoparticles with a layer of membrane coating derived from natural cells, focusing on the use of these cell-mimicking nanoparticles for the treatment of bacterial and viral infections.
The Natural Products Discovery Center (NPDC) at UF Scripps Biomedical Research houses one of the world’s largest actinobacterial strain collections, totaling ~125,000 strains. These strains, isolated over the last eight decades and from 69 different countries, encode natural product chemical and biological diversity that are impossible to reproduce in laboratory settings today. Professor Shen will talk about his group's efforts to launch a large-scale genome sequencing campaign to establish the Natural Products Genomics Resource Center (NPGRC) at NPDC. The sequenced genomes will be used to create the NPGRC database, which, together with the strains, will be made available to the scientific community to enable natural product studies and drug discovery.
This Drug DELIVERY Specific Seminar will feature Dr. Meixiong Wu of Harvard Medical School: "Simulation of Natural Biological Processes for Innovative Biotechnologies"
This Drug ACTION Specific Seminar will feature Dr. Oren Becher of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: "Diffuse Midline Glioma - Which therapeutic targets are relevant?"
The 2022 WARF Therapeutics Distinguished Lecture in Drug Discovery will feature Dr. Gunda Georg of the University of Minnesota.
This Drug DISCOVERY Specific Seminar will feature Dr. Marcy Balunas of University of Michigan Medical School
This Drug DELIVERY Specific Seminar will feature Dr. Sarah Gong of UW-Madison
This Drug DISCOVERY Specific Seminar will feature Dr. Neha Garg of Georgia Tech
The 2023 Sponsored Seminar in Targeted Protein Degradation will feature Alessio Ciulli, PhD, of the University of Dundee
The Busse Lecture series brings speakers to the School of Pharmacy who have a fundamental research interest combined with a strong knowledge of the industrial pharmaceutical research environment.