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Medical Research Seminar: Therapeutics for Brain Disorders
August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Professor Michael Kassiou
University of Sydney
About the Talk: The social, clinical and economic need for improved therapies for central nervous system (CNS) disorders is critical, and finding new drug treatments for CNS disorders is incredibly challenging. Discovering and developing a successful CNS drug depends on a detailed knowledge of underlying disease mechanisms and a successful progression from candidate identification to clinical trial design and delivery. I will discuss our efforts on correlated features that are central to several CNS diseases such as protein aggregation, neuroinflammation and asocial symptoms.
About the Speaker: Michael Kassiou is Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Academic Director of the University of Sydney Drug Discovery Initiative. He leads extensive programs which combine chemistry and biology platforms for development of bioactive molecules and has over 280 publications. He has been elected Fellow of several international societies and has been awarded several prizes including the the Adrien Albert Award in Medicinal Chemistry and the RACI Applied Research Medal in 2020. He is Chief Editor for Frontiers in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Associate Editor for ACS Chemical Neuroscience.
Read more about Professor Michael Kassiou’s work here.