Learn more about natural products for lead discovery from Dr Martin Everett, Head of Research, MerLion Pharmaceuticals, Singapore. He will be speaking at Drug Discovery World Asia 2012, part of a series of conferences at 5th Annual BioPharma Asia Convention 2012.
Dr Martin Everett joined MerLion in 2005, initially as Head of Biological Sciences, becoming Head of Research in 2008. Before joining MerLion he worked at Glaxo SmithKline in the UK on anti-tubercular drug discovery and led a team performing automated high throughput screening of enzyme targets within the Molecular Screening department. Between 1993-96 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Antibiotic Research Group at the University of Birmingham, investigating the molecular causes of antibiotic resistance in clinical and veterinary pathogens. He obtained a Bsc in Microbiology from University of Wales, College of Swansea, in 1987 and a PhD from University of Bristol in 1992.
He will be presenting on the following subject:
Natural products for lead discovery: Teaching an old dog new tricks
1. Improving efficiency and effectiveness or the discovery process
2. Applying chemical fingerprinting techniques to the analysis of fermentation extracts
3. Unlocking the full value of natural product collections