December 12, 2013
Fishing for New Drugs From Nature: Hays Hall 319, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Alex Crawford, PhD Principal Investigator, Chemical Biology Group, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg) Founding CEO, Theracule (Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg & Crawfordsville, Indiana) Emerging challenges within the current drug discovery paradigm are prompting renewed interest in natural products (secondary metabolites synthesized by plants, fungi, microorganisms and marine invertebrates) as a source of novel, bioactive small molecules. The recent development of in vivo, microgram-scale, high-throughput screening assays based on zebrafish embryos and larvae now represent a unique opportunity for the systematic identification of bioactive natural products. Zebrafish offer the ability to rapidly evaluate at a very early stage in the drug discovery process not only the therapeutic potential of natural products, but also their potential hepato-, cardio-, and neurotoxicities. Due to the requirement for only microgram quantities of compounds to be tested, in vivo assays based on zebrafish are useful not only for bioassay-guided isolation, but also for the subsequence derivatization of bioactive natural products prioritized for further development as drug leads. Dr. Crawford is Principal Investigator of the Chemical Biology Group at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg), and Senior Scientist at the Laboratory for Molecular Biodiscovery at the University of Leuven (Leuven, Belgium). He is also Project Manager of PharmaSea (pharma-sea.eu), an EU-funded research consortium focusing on drug discovery from marine microorganisms, and is the founding CEO of Theracule, a spin-off company focusing on personalized drug discovery and orphan drug development for genetic CNS disorders. Dr. Crawford was previously the founding CEO of two drug discovery companies in Germany that raised over $100 million in private equity, and held research positions at the Flanders Institute for
Tech Talk Thursday: Website Reveal: Baxter Hall 114, 12:10PM - 1:00PM
Please join IT Services and Communications & Marketing Thursday, December 12 at 12:10pm in Baxter 114 for our next Tech Talk, “Website Reveal”. Join us as we walk you through the new pages and demonstrate the ease of using the newly re-designed Wabash website to be launched Tuesday, 12/17. You will see the new format and user friendly buttons for information and links. Information in this talk will be applicable to faculty, staff, and students, and we encourage all to attend.
Pizza and drinks will be available in Baxter Lounge at noon.
Campus Dialogue on Mental Health: Detchon Center 209, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
A Gentleman’s Mind: Exploring the Mental Health of Wabash Men
The event will be held on Thursday, December 12th at 7:00 pm at Detchon 209. The purpose of the event is to create awareness of issues that can and do affect the mental health of Wabash Men. The dialogue will run from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm.
The event will begin with light food and refreshments. From there, participants will break up into groups and be presented with topics that affect the mental health of Wabash students. Following the presentation, the groups will discuss these topics at their tables. Topics include, but are not limited to: Relationships, Substance Abuse, Sleep Deprivation, Ethnicity, Stress, and More.
Please attend so we can increase awareness and understanding of the Mental Health issues that effect the Wabash Man. If you have any questions, email Anthony Douglas II, firstname.lastname@example.org or email Kyle Stucker, email@example.com
Forgemas: Lilly Library United States, 8:00PM - 10:00PM
This Thursday, December 12, Career Services will be holding Forgemas in the Lilly Library. It will be located to the right as you walk in. We will be providing information on the Forge and how to receive a S.E.E.D. grant. For those of you that don't know, the Forge is located in the back of the Career Services building. It is a 24 hour work space that allows students the opportunity to get creative, to construct, and to collaborate on innovative projects important to them. It is available to all S.E.E.D. grant recipients. A S.E.E.D. grant is a grant of up to $500 that is meant to help the student begin the process of developing a venture they envision pursuing as a long-term goal. In addition to providing information, fellow peers who have received a S.E.E.D. will be present displaying many of their products. This will include apparel, pens, and even jewelry! Make sure to come and check out the displays if you might need to purchase some last minute christmas gifts! It will run from 8- 10pm. Make sure to stop by!
Carmike Capri Cinema 8 Show Schedule: 205 Dry Branch Drive