2nd Antifungal Drug Discovery Symposium

Symposium Mission: This two-day Antifungal Drug Discovery symposium provides a breadth of information from drug discovery hurdles, detailed antifungal targets and discovery methods, fungal pathways being exploited for drug development, understanding importance of PK/PD biofilms and clinical trials to how academia/industry attempt to develop a new antifungal drug. The antifungal Drug Pipeline – a reality check! To register or for more information please contact Christy.dixon@duke.edu

Speakers include:

Gerald Bills, PhD: Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Leah Cowen, PhD: Chair, Dept. of Molecular Genetics, Univ of Toronto
Maurizio Del Poeta, MD: Prof. Dept. Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook
Damian Krysan, MD, PhD: Director, Peds Infectious Disease, Univ of Iowa
Karen Joy Shaw, PhD: Chief Scientific Officer, Amplyx, California
John Rex, MD, FACP: Chief Medical Officer, F2G Ltd.
 Robert Cramer, PhD: Dartmouth Geisel SOM, Hanover, NH
David Andes, MD: Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Univ of Wisconsin
John Galgiani, MD: Director, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, Univ of Arizona
William Hope, BMBS, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD: Prof. Univ of Liverpool
Oliver Cornely, MD FACP, FIDSA: Scientific Director, CTCC
Marty Burke, MD, PhD: Prof. of Chemistry, Univ of Illinois
David Fox III, Ph.D., Head of US Crystallography at UCB Biosciences
Yong-Sun Bahn, PhD: Prof. Dept. of Biotechnology, Yonsei Univ, Korea
Han Lim, MD, PhD: Vice-President, Global Head of Partnering, Atomwise
Axel Brakhage, PhD: Director, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research
Neil A.R Gow; DVC University of Exeter, UK
Yeo Joon Yoon, PhD: Prof, Dept. of Chemistry and Nanoscience, Ewha Women’s Univ,

More Information: 

Registration: To register please email Christy Dixon at christy.dixon@duke.edu. There is no fee to register for this event. 

Travel Information:  All travel accommodations are at each attendees discretion. The local airport is Raleigh/Durham International (RDU). The host hotel is the JB Duke. Reservation can be made at 


Event details: This is a 2 day event that will provide lectures between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Breakfast will be served each day at 7:30. Lunch is also included. The Duke School of Nursing building is located on Trent Drive on the Duke campus.