Science Week Talk: What can you do to discover new drugs?
|Monday, March 11, 2013|
|10:00 to 11:30|
I will discuss how the current drug discovery paradigm evolved and why it is failing. We will examine how changes to this strategy, based on screening in a biological context are essential if this bottleneck is to be overcome.
Terry Hébert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University. He currently holds a Chercheur National Award from the FRSQ. His current focus is on the ontogeny, formation and trafficking of GPCR-based signalling complexes with a view toward understanding the architecture, wiring and integration of individual signalling pathways. Translated into English- this means he is interested in understanding how cells talk to one another in the heart. He has developed new methods for in cellulo measures of protein/protein interactions and is highly involved in the development of new multiplexed signaling assays for drug discovery.
Teachers are strongly encouraged to bring their students to this presentation.