Calcineurin as the Target for Antifungal Drug Development

Symposium poster and slides for symposium

The Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program and the Duke Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology are hosting a Calcineurin Symposium on January 20, 2016.

The talks will be held in 143 Jones Building and lunch will be held in MSRB001.

To register, please click here.  Please register for the talks and the dinner if you plan to attend both.  Registration deadline is January 18, 2016.

We have an exciting schedule set up for the day (schedule PDF), and will have six outside visitors to our campus:

Mitchell Mutz and Michael Trzoss from Amplyx, two visitors from Spain:  Merce Perez-Riba and Miquel Pons, Henming Ke from UNC and Jun Liu from Johns Hopkins.

They are experts on drug development and medicinal chemistry, molecular biology of calcineurin signaling, NMR structural analysis, and x-ray crystallography of phosphatases.

In particular, Jun Liu from Johns Hopkins University is the person who discovered calcineurin as the target of cyclosporin and FK506, and he runs a broad program applying biochemistry, enzymology, molecular biology, and chemistry to discover both novel drugs and drug targets, and to repurpose existing FDA approved drugs.

There will be a lunch and poster session on Wednesday January 20th so please encourage your students and fellows to consider participating, and to let Melissa Palmer (melissa.palmer@duke.edu) and Joe Heitman (heitm001@duke.edu) know if you would like to present a poster by January 13, 2016.

To register, please click here.  Please register for the talks and the dinner if you plan to attend both.  Registration deadline is January 18, 2016. 

Directions to Parking and Conference [Map to 143 Jones].