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A distinguished professional Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research, Hepatitis B Foundation, and the Drexel Institute to promote scientific exchange at a national and international level. National and international leaders in the field are invited to speak on a regular schedule.

Seminar Series Schedule 2010

January 28 - 4:00 PM - Joe D'Silva, PhD* (Founder & CEO, Patients' and Consumers' Pharma)
"Designing Pharmaceutical Products for Personalized Medicine"

February 4 - 11:00 AM - Susan Weiss, PhD (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)
"Murine Coronavirus CNS Pathogenesis: Host-Virus Interaction"

March 8 - 11:00 AM - Michael Kurilla, MD, PhD* (DMID, NIAID, NIH, DHHS)
"Product Development Resources Through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases"

March 10 - 11:00 AM - Robert Perrillo, MD (Baylor University Medical Center)
"Antiviral Therapy of Hepatitis B: Progress and Problems"

March 25 - 11:00 AM - Robert Raffa, PhD** with Scott Rawls, PhD (Temple University School of Medicine)
"Planaria: A Model for Drug Action and Screen for CNS-Active Therapeutics"

April 1 - 4:00 PM - T. Jake Liang, MD (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH)
"Choreographing the Tango Between Hepatitis C Virus and Cells by Functional Genomic Screen"
Hepatitis B Foundation's 2010 Bruce Witte Lecturer

April 9 - 4:00 PM - R. Palmer Beasley, MD (University of Texas School of Public Health)
"HBV - The First Zoonosis?"
Hepatitis B Foundation's 2010 Distinguished Scientist

April 15 - 11:00 AM - Claus Fimmel, MD (Loyola University Medical Center)
"Liver Cancer and Golgi Proteins - The Ups and Downs of GP73"

April 19 - 11:00 AM - John S. Lazo, PhD** (University of Pittsburgh)
"How to Target Pennsylvania as the Center for Drug Discovery and Development"

April 21 - TBD - Eiji Miyoshi, PhD (Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine)
"Fucosylation is a Promising Target for Cancer"

April 27 - Edward Griffith* (Product and Educational Services, LLC)
"Management Principles for Scientists and Entrepreneurs"

May 6 - 4:00 PM - Patrick Chaltin, PhD (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
"CD3, Stimulating Innovative Small Molecule Drug Discovery"

May 10 - 11:00 AM - Stephen Goff, PhD (Columbia University)
"Innate Defenses and Viral Infections"

May 13 - 11:00 AM - Greg Burdea, PhD** (Rutgers University)
"Avatars, Games and Clouds -- The Future of Therapy, Today"

May 20 - 11:00 AM - Donna Huryn, PhD** (University of Pennsylvania)
"Using Chemistry to Answer Biological Questions: Small Molecule Probes of Tau, Hsp70 and Cathepsins"

May 21 - 11:00 AM - Ralf Bartenschlager, PhD (University Heidelberg)
"New Insights Into Hepatitis C Virus Replication and Persistence"

June 3 - 11:00 AM - Eileen Jaffe, PhD** (Fox Chase Cancer Center)
"Morpheeins - A New Pathway for Drug Discovery"

June 10 - 11:00 AM - Martin Pomper, MD, PhD** (Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions)
"Translational Molecular Imaging"

June 17 - 11:00 AM - Richard Sifers, PhD (Baylor College of Medicine)
""Glycan-Directed Protein Biosynthetic Quality Control in the Secretory Pathway"

June 21 - 11:00 AM - Prof. Chris McGuigan (Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University)
"New Drug Discovery for Viruses and Cancer"

June 23 - 4:00 PM - Sri Srivastava, PhD* (ClinTech Research, LLC)
"Preclinical Drug Development and Outsourcing Challenges"

July 22 - 11:00 AM - Fred Krebs, PhD (Drexel University College of Medicine)
"Research in Isolation: Working Safely and Effectively in a Biosafety Level 3 Environment"

July 29 - 11:00 AM - Brendan J. Canning, PhD** (Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center)
"Cough: Novel Therapeutic Strategies For An Unmet Medical Need"

August 12 - 11:00 AM - Jumin Zhou, PhD (The Wistar Institute)
"Understanding the Epigenome Through Specialized DNA Elements"

August 26 - 11:00 AM - Johnny J. He, PhD (Indiana University School of Medicine)
"Host Control of HIV-1 Replication: A Sam68 Story"

August 31 - 11:00 AM - Chen Liu, MD, PhD (University of Florida)
"Induction of Apoptosis for Liver Cancer Therapy"

September 16 - 11:00 AM - Thomas Shenk, PhD (Princeton University)
"Human Cytomegalovirus Replication and Pathogenesis"
Distinguished Speaker Series

September 20 - 11:00 AM - Peter Katsikis, MD, PhD (Drexel University College of Medicine)
"Phosphorothioate Oligomers as Novel HIV Microbicides With Both Anti-Viral and TLR Inhibitory Activity"

September 28 - 11:00 AM - Erik M. Schwiebert, PhD** (Discovery BioMed)
"Integrating Human Cell Physiology with Drug Discovery"

October 1 - 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Annual Biotech Conference* (Regional Biotech Council)
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October 8 - 11:00 AM - Anna Proietti, MD, PhD (Fundacao Hemominas)
"HTLV Cohort Study in Belo Horizonte, Brazil: 13 Years of Follow-up"

October 15 - 1:30 PM - Chun-wa Chung, PhD** (GlaxoSmithKline)
"Epigenetic Targets in Drug Discovery: Potent, Selective Inhibitors of BET Family Bromodomains as Modulators of Histone Code Expressions"

October 21 - 11:00 AM - Osvaldo (Lalo) Flores, PhD (Novira Therapeutics)
"Discovery of Novel Drug Candidates That Disrupt HIV and HBV Virus Assembly"

November 4 - 11:00 AM - Todd Margolis, MD, PhD (University of California, San Francisco)
"Establishment of HSV Latent Infection"

November 11 -11:00 AM - Julie Magarian Blander, PhD (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
"Apoptosis and TH17 Cell Differentiation"

November 17 - 11:00 AM - Kelly Stefano Cole, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)
"Preclinical Studies With Emerging Pathogens in the University of Pittsburgh RBL"

November 29 - 11:00 AM - David B. Weiner, PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
"Engineering a New Generation of DNA Vaccines For Difficult Pathogens"

December 2 - 4:00 PM - Ted Torphy, PhD* (Johnson & Johnson)
"The Disintegration of Large Pharma: An Opportunity to Transform Our Industry"

December 16 - 11:00 AM - Jianming Hu, MD, PhD (Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine)
"Hepatitis B Virus Molecular Biology"



For More Information:
Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research
3805 Old Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902
Tele: 215.489.4900
Fax 215.489.4920

* = Regional Biotech Council (RBC) Seminar Speakers (Registration may be required)

**= Pennsylvania Drug Discovery Institute Seminar Speakers

Please note that all Seminars are held at the IHVR and Drexel Institute located at the PA Biotechnology Center of Bucks County in Doylestown, PA. Click here for Travel Directions.



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