Drug Discovery: The 21st Century Petri Dish

February 25, 2013 – 7:00 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
Seating is limited, RSVP to: Research_Communications@umanitoba.ca, (204) 474-6689

The many life-saving drugs that appear on our drug store shelves and that are prescribed by physicians every day to treat diseases and infections all had their start in a research laboratory. In the 21st century, the demand for new antibiotics and anticancer drugs is an urgent focus, given antibiotic resistance and the need to tailor our fight against diseases. Come join our experts as they share the challenges and rewards of their current drug discovery research and the implications for health care these drugs hold.


Dr. Donald Miller
Associate Professor, Pharmacology,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. Frank Schweizer
Assistant Professor, Medical Microbiology,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. John Sorensen
Associate Professor, Chemistry,
Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba

Dr. George Zhanel
Professor, Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba


Dr. Albert Friesen
President, Medicure; Co-Chair, Manitoba Innovation Council