Medicines for Malaria Venture's (MMV's) drug discovery portfolio


This symposium aimed to show how people from different disciplines work together on MMV's antimalarial drug discovery projects, and that modern knowledge and techniques have revolutionised the process, but on the other hand that it remains slow, costly and speculative. The report consists of the slides from the 5 presentations that made up the symposium: an introduction, and presentations on synthetic peroxides as an alternative to artemisinin, novel dihydrofolate reductase inhibitors, plasmodial surface anion channel antagonists as lead compounds, and 1(1H)-pyridones as putative antimalarials.


Symposium from 56th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting, Philadelphia, USA, 4-8 November 2007.

Published 1 January 2007