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Leading researchers and experts gather to discuss latest advancements in drug discovery

WHO: Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS)

WHAT: Latest Findings and Research on Advancements in Drug Discovery and Biotechnology

WHEN: April 6-10, 2008

WHERE: SBS 14th Annual Conference at Americas Center, St. Louis, Missouri


More than 2,500 researchers and professionals in the area of biomolecular science and drug discovery are expected to attend the 14th Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Society for Biomolecular Sciences to discuss advances in biotechnology, challenges and automation solutions in the field. Topics and speakers scheduled for the St. Louis meeting this year include:

  • Methods in phenotypic and mechanistic screening for primary cells and stem cells in drug discovery

  • Latest techniques in targeting the appropriate genes in the human genome sequence to identify novel mechanisms for human disease treatment

  • Development of small molecule anti-cancer agents

  • Label-free detection in high-throughput screening and lead validation


  • Jonathan D. Gitlin, M.D., Helene B. Roberson Professor of Pediatrics and professor of genetics, Washington University School of Medicine; scientific director of the Childrens Discovery Institute, who will address: Child Health Research in the 21st Century: Obstacles and Opportunities

  • Janet Woodcock, M.D., deputy commissioner, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, who will address: The Promise of Molecular Medicine

  • Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D., Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, who will address: Dining in With a Few Trillion Friends: Exploring the Human Gut Microbiota and Microbiome

The meeting will also offer sessions on translational medicine, biomarkers and discovery, and the development of vaccines and monoclonal antibodies.


Contact: Jennifer Bender
203-325-8772 x17
Society for Biomolecular Sciences

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