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CONFERENCE CYCLE OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
By Lucia Beatriz Torres
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In January 2014, the Conference Cycle of the Summer School in Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry (EVQFM) turned 20. Interweaving the schedule of courses, near lunchtime, the  Conferences Cycle always presents an innovative "menu". In every day week "chefs" from different parts of Brazil and abroad bring trends of Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry. XX EVQFM

The Summer School has played host to famous scientists, responsible for the development of important medicines, presenting the story of the discoveries in living color. Completing two decades dedicated to the broadcast of the discipline in Rio summers, the event has presented 90 lectures, 56 taught by Brazilian researchers and 34 foreigners.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event, the Conference Cycle of the XX Summer School only brought researchers from abroad and also presented on the last day (31/01) , an extra conference with tips on how to be successful at publishing an article in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry ( ACS Publications) .

Check out this series of reports that experts from Spain, Italy , Germany , Venezuela and Chile have brought new approaches for drug discovery for neglected diseases , Alzheimer's , cancer , parasitic , among others . Click the "menu" of the week and select a theme to "taste" .

CONFERENCE CYCLE "Menu"

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New therapeutic approaches for Chagas Disease

  Julio Urbina, from the Venezuelan Institute de Investigaciones Científicas, Venezuela, presented to the most promising approaches for the development of new drugs for Chagas disease from basic science to clinical trials testing.
Read Julio Urbina

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Healthy aging as prevention of Alzheimer's disease

Ana Martinez, from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas , Spain, presented the efforts of her research group to reach a new drug for Alzheimer's disease.
Read Ana Martinez

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Electron Spin Resonance , new technique to combat parasitic diseases

Claudio Olea Azar, from the University of Chile, Chile, presented the current available techniques associated with Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) for the study of antioxidants and the use of these techniques to the study of parasitic diseases.
Read Claudio Olea

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Podophyllotoxin - Goal plate against cancer

Arturo San Feliciano , from the University of Salamanca , Spain , showed how the quest to reduce the toxicity observed in Podophyllotoxin , a natural product with antitumor activity by inhibiting the polymerization of tubulin has been performed.
Read Arturo Feliciano

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Stepping Stones to publish in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Stefan Laufer, from the University of Tuebingen , Germany, gave tips on how to prepare a good scientific paper and be accepted in the best publications in the field, such as the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
Read Stefan Laufer

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Substance present in Cannabis sativa inspires new drugs

Pier Baraldi , from the University of Ferrara, Italy, has shown that the typical structure of quinolones as antibacterial agents commonly used , is also able to interact with the CB2 cannabinoid receptor, being useful for the development of novel analgesics and anti- inflammatories.
Read Pier Baraldi