Frontiers of Drug Discovery Symposium, May 16

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The Frontiers of Drug Discovery Symposium promotes advances with and ongoing collaborative research projects in infectious diseases at the University of South Florida.  This year’s event is scheduled for May 16 on the USF Tampa campus. The theme is “Modern Approaches for Discovery of New Therapies Against Infectious Diseases.”


The symposium is sponsored by the College of Public Health’s Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research and the USF Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation. The CGHIDR-CDDI program integrates USF faculty from the Departments of Global Health, Chemistry, Molecular Medicine, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology to address emerging infectious diseases.


Participants have the opportunity to present their infectious disease research as it relates to drug discovery.  Additionally, the symposium fosters relationships between CDDI program faculty and interdisciplinary drug discovery researchers including pre-doctoral students, post-docs and other university faculty.

USF is home to an internationally recognized training center known for developing the best emerging biomedical and biopharmaceutical technologies. This symposium showcases USF’s advances and promotes the development of efficient strategies to solve global challenges in the fight against infectious diseases.

“Modern Approaches for Discovery of New Therapies Against Infectious Diseases”

9-11:30 a.m.                 Symposium                                               Oakview Room, 1st floor

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.    Poster session and lunch                                      3rd floor hallway

1:30-2:30 p.m.              Turbo talks*                                               Oakview Room, 1st floor

2:30 p.m.                       Awards presentation                                 Oakview Room, 1st floor

Invited symposium speakers include:

  • Phillip Crews, PhD, University of California-Santa Cruz
  • Rhoel Dinglasan, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Ferdig, PhD, University of Notre Dame
  • Sean Prigge, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

*Short presentations selected from poster abstracts submitted by students and post-docs.

All events are held at USF’s Interdisciplinary Research Building located at 3720 Spectrum Boulevard across from Embassy Suites.

The registration deadline is May 11. Abstracts are accepted through May 9.

Click here to register or contact Judy Sommers at with questions or requests for additional information.