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Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology

Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium is Aug. 8

May. 1, 2019—This year’s Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Annual Symposium will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Development event is Jan. 23

Dec. 19, 2018—The event aims to expose faculty and staff to therapeutic antibody discovery in an academic setting and foster interest in submission of innovative ideas for antibody targets through an upcoming RFP for Ancora, the collaboration between Vanderbilt and Deerfield.

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Founders’ Celebration for Institute of Chemical Biology set for March 28

Mar. 22, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB) will hold a Founders’ Celebration mini-symposium on March 28 to acknowledge the contributions of its founders, Lawrence Marnett, PhD, and Ned Porter, PhD, and to celebrate 15-plus years of success as a trans-institutional scientific incubator.

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A spicy finding

Jan. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that curcumin — the active ingredient in the spice turmeric — needs to be metabolically activated to exert anti-inflammatory effects.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of pharmacologist H. Alex Brown

Jul. 26, 2017—H. Alex Brown, Ph.D., the Bixler-Johnson-Mayes Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, died from cancer Tuesday, July 25, at his home. He was 56.

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Oxidative stress in tumors

May. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a new method for measuring oxidative stress in human tumors, which provides insight into cancer development.

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Brown named interim director of Institute of Chemical Biology

Nov. 3, 2016—H. Alex Brown, Ph.D., the Bixler-Johnson-Mayes Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been named interim director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB).

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Transcription factor evolution

Aug. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a novel model of evolution for factors that control gene expression.

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How strep grabs on to platelets

Apr. 20, 2016—New structural details of the binding of the bacterium Streptococcus sanguinis to platelets may offer new therapeutics for life-threatening cardiovascular infections.

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Purdue’s Low set for next Flexner Discovery Lecture

Apr. 7, 2016—Philip Low, Ph.D., director of the Purdue Center for Drug Discovery, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on April 14.

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Nobel laureate’s lecture highlights impact of science

Jan. 28, 2016—“Stay with science,” Nobel laureate Peter Agre, M.D., advised dozens of medical and graduate students who attended his lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center last week. “It will take you to fascinating places.”

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‘Science diplomacy’ focus of Nobel laureate Agre’s Discovery Lecture

Jan. 14, 2016—Peter Agre, M.D., a Nobel laureate who advocates the use of medical science to advance international diplomacy, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in room 208 Light Hall.

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