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Topic: "Shared Analytical Chemistry Core Facility for Drug Discovery and Development at the College of Pharmacy”

Presented by: Wei Li, PhD, Professor and Faculty Director of Instrument Facility, Director of the UTCoP Drug Discovery Center, UTHSC

When: September 26, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: GEB A104


Analytical chemistry is an essential component of preclinical drug discovery and development. The UTHSC College of Pharmacy Shared Analytical Instrument Core Facility contains a number of advanced analytical instruments that have been supporting research and development projects for investigators on the UTHSC campus and external biotech companies. Currently major instruments include NMRs (a 400MHz and 500MHz); several LC/MS systems with either normal resolutions (ion-trap or triple-quadrupole detection, ±0.5 Dalton) or high resolution (qTof detection, with mass accuracy <5 ppm); analytical and preparative UPLC or HPLCs with diode array detectors; an infrared spectrometer; an UV/Vis spectrometer; and a polarimeter. In addition, we have Schrodinger molecular modeling suite to support computer-aided drug design.

In this presentation, we will discuss the functions and capabilities for each shared instrument, examples of how the instrument in supporting drug discovery and development, ways to access the use of these instrument, user policies, and fee structures. The major purpose of this presentation is to increase the awareness of available analytical chemistry instruments and their capabilities for investigators on campus to facilitate and support drug discovery and development needs for interested researchers. 

Lunch will be provided for the first 50 attendees.

Please register for this Hot Topics session through the HR128 training calendar.

Last Published: Sep 11, 2017