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October 1, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

2015 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize Symposium

Vaccines and Therapeutics in the Developing World: Malaria and Beyond

In honor of Dr. Ruth Nussenzweig, Dr. Victor Nussenzweig, and Professor Tu Youyou for their pioneering discoveries in chemistry and parasitology, and personal commitments to translate these into effective chemotherapeutic and vaccine-based approaches to control malaria - their collective work will impact millions of lives globally particularly in the developing countries.

Harvard Medical School
The Joseph B.Martin Conference Center
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

Opening Remarks

Jeffrey S. Flier, MD
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University


Dyann F. Wirth, PhD
Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Disease
Chair, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

John Mekalanos, PhD
Adele Lehman Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology
Harvard Medical School

Remarks and Reflections

Victor Nussenzweig, MD, PhD
Research Professor of Pathology, Professor Emeritus of Pathology
NYU Langone School of Medicine

Invited Speakers

Stuart L. Schreiber, PhD
Director, Center for the Science of Therapeutics, Broad Institute
Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Talk title: Novel mechanism of action (nMoA) compounds in therapeutics discovery

Elizabeth Winzeler, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pharmacology and Drug Discovery University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
Director of Translational Research, UC Health Sciences Center for Immunology, Infection and Inflammation
Talk title: Using chemical genomics to find new targets for malaria elimination

Bruce Walker, MD
Director, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Talk title: Toward an HIV Vaccine: learning from patients

Sarah Fortune, MD
Melvin J. and Geraldine L. Glimcher Associate Professor
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Talk title: Single cell approaches to identify cellular subpopulations driving disease progression in TB

Stephen Elledge, PhD
Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Talk title: Comprehensive serological profiling of human populations using a synthetic human virome

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