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Academic Screening Workshop

17 Sep 2013 - 18 Sep 2013 - Baltimore, MD, USA

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For the third year running, this interactive forum, organised by Dr Hakim Djaballah, Director of the HTS Core Facility at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will continue to provide delegates the opportunity to learn as well as share experiences about drug discovery in general, academic screening operations, academia-industry collaborative efforts, and recent trends from the industry service-providers for HTS, chemical libraries, high content screening and RNAi technologies. Whether delegates are looking to expand their basic knowledge, engage in discussions with thought leaders during the afternoon panel discussion sessions, or simply requiring more of an insight to aid and foster future collaborations, this workshop is highly recommended to anyone working in or having an interest in basic sciences and discovery from academia, research institutes, biotech and Pharma companies.

Poster Submission Deadline: 17 August 2013

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