TB Drug Accelerator Webinar: December 13th, 2017

November 9, 2017

Hear Dr. Ben Gold and Dr. Dale Kempf, members of the TB Drug Accelerator Program (TBDA), discuss the challenges of Tuberculosis. Moderated by Dr. Peter Warner (BMGF).

Tuberculosis (TB) is a terrible disease. Although there are first line and second line TB drugs, new medicines are urgently needed given both constantly emerging resistance, as well as the lengthy half-year regimens required for treatment.

An innovative collaboration going by the acronym TBDA (TB Drug Accelerator) will be presented by Abbvie Distinguished Research Fellow Dr. Dale Kempf, Weill Cornell Medicine Associate Professor Ben Gold, moderated by the Gates Foundation Senior Program Officer Dr. Peter Warner. The TBDA brings together 7 major biopharmaceutical companies with leading academic, non-profit and government researchers to “identify new ways to target bacteria that are resistant to current drug regimens, develop new tools for drug discovery, and discover new drugs that can lead to accelerated treatments.”

The scientific challenges are significant given the 28-day replication cycle, BSL assays, and the inherent resilience and complexity of TB biology. Come learn more from the leading edge as scientists roll up their sleeves to work together on this centuries old challenge.

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  • Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
  • 17:00 (GMT), 12:00 (US Eastern), 9:00 (US Pacific)


  • Dale J. Kempf, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Fellow, Director, Neglected Diseases Research, AbbVie
  • Ben Gold, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Research in Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Peter Warner, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

Join our distinguished panel of speakers as they deviate from the expected “PowerPoint presentation” style webinar to provide an engaging Town Hall experience.

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