Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infective Research at the University of Dundee

WCAIR Conference Flyer12-15 May 2019
Dundee, UK

The aim of the conference is to harness cross-disciplinary and cross-disease learning to accelerate drug discovery and reduce drug candidate attrition rates for infectious diseases affecting low and middle income countries.



The current situation

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019
Time: 17:00-17:40

The global situation
Nick White, Mahidol University & Chair of DNDi‘s Scientific Advisory Committee


Clinical development and connectivity to the preclinical situation

Date: Monday, 13 May 2019
Time: 10:20-11:00

Clinical trials for Chagas Disease. Understanding clinical PK/PD relationships. How can we do trials for Chagas disease better?
Isabela RibeiroHead of Dynamic Portfolio Unit, DNDi


Poster session

New start points & targets

Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Time: 12:30-13:30

New leads for Chagas disease and leishmaniasis from the Lead Optimization Latin America (LOLA) Consortium
Soares M*, Koovits P, Martinez P, Rezende C, Ferreira R, Duarte SM, Andricopulo RK, Ferreira LLG, Chelucci RC, Magalhães LG, Andricopulo AD, Mowbray CE, Kratz JM, Dias LC

Development of chemical probes and on-target cellular assays to enable Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases as targets for drug discovery against leishmaniasis
Reis CV*, Silva RC, Sant’Ana RP, Gelves LGV, Mowbray CE, Kratz JM, Barreiro G, Couñago RM

*Presenting author


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