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Jan
18

Post doctoral position on chaperone development for neurological disorders

I would like to highlight an open postdoc position in the lab of a close collaborator Dr. Alexey Pshezhetsky Open position: Postdoctoral fellow or Ph.D. student Supervising researcher and laboratory: Dr. Alexey Pshezhetsky, laboratory studying lysosomal biology and metabolic disorders, Research Center of CHU Sainte-Justine Project length: 1 year with renewal opportunity Start date: Immediately …

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Nov
07

Non-classical transpeptidases insights and new antibacterials

Well today’s post has been a few years in gestation and yes I have had to keep it quiet for a long, long time which was extended as our recent paper was embargoed for what seemed like an eternity. It starts back in 2009 when I was using some of the NIAID/SRI whole cell screening …

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Oct
18

Zika Homology models paper makes it to PubMed >6 months after “Publishing” in F1000Research

Who would have thought in February that when we submitted our manuscript on Zika homology models to F1000Research it would finally appear in PubMed over 6 months later. This was no where near as fast as our first article on Zika that took a few months to be approved and then appear in PubMed. What …

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Sep
20

Progress Through Partnership: The NINDS 2016 Nonprofit Forum

Last tuesday and wednesday (Sept 13-14th)  I was very honored to be an attendee at the “Progress Through Partnership: The NINDS 2016 Nonprofit Forum“. My role was to provide an industry perspective on several panels (alongside Dr. Ronald Marcus, Cerecor). There were a large number of rare disease (patients or parent) advocates, academic scientists and …

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Jun
24

BIO2016 and getting Big Pharma to listen to the patient’s voice..

Its hard to believe that a couple of weeks ago BIO2016 was coming to an end. After 5 days in San Francisco my legs were tired, my voice was rough, and I was tired of boxed lunches and eating dinner at crazy irregular times – generally very late. Its a hard life! I was at …

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Jan
20

Where will BIA 10-2474 lead us?

**UPDATE As of 21st Jan 2016 please note the actual structure of BIA 10-2474 changed to this. My “Armchair science” / speculative contributions on this blog for the clinical trial disaster with BIA 10-2474 got a bit of notice over the past few days at Forbes and C&E News. There have also been discussions with …

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Jan
16

What can we predict about BIA 10-2474

**UPDATE As of 21st Jan 2016 please note the actual structure of BIA 10-2474 changed to this.   In the past few days we learnt about the clinical trial that went terribly wrong in France leaving several volunteers in a very serious condition. In involves a compound from a company called Bial and the compound …

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Oct
15

ninth chapel hill pharmaceutical sciences conference

Today I am at a local conference at UNC and you can find me live tweeting under #PharmSci15 . Conference link is here.

Jul
30

My experience of submitting another manuscript to PLOSONE

Its been several years since I last submitted to PLOSONE . Since then we embarked on a Phase II grant working on tuberculosis and after much work by many labs at Rutgers and SRI we are now submitting the work today. So we decided to give PLOSONE a second chance. In the interim I have …

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Feb
06

Reviewing the robot scientist

A couple of days ago I was contacted by a freelance science writer (Andy Extance) to review an embargoed article …I had a short deadline, read the paper as if I was reviewing it. I then sent an email, and the next day Andy distilled my thoughts to a quote..I was not paid to do …

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