"Molecular target identification for translational medicine: the anticancer topoisomerase I inhibitors."
The John Hopkins University's Center for Biotechnology Eduction hold's it's 6th Annual Symposium featuring keynote speaker Yves Pommier, MD, PhD, Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology at the Center for Cancer Research, NCI. He discussed "Molecular target identification for translational medicine: the anticancer topoisomerase I inhibitors."
About the Speaker:
Dr. Pommier received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Paris, France and has been at the NIH since 1981. Dr. Pommier is a member of the Molecular Target steering committee at the NCI. He received an NIH Merit Award for his role in elucidating the function of topoisomerase enzymes as targets for anticancer drugs and Federal Technology Transfer Awards for studies on HIV-1 integrase and DNA topoisomerase inhibitors. Dr. Pommier is a program committee member of the American Association for Cancer Research, Senior Editor for Cancer Research, and associate editor for Cancer Research, Molecular Pharmacology, Leukemia, The Journal of Experimental Therapeutics and Oncology, The International Journal of Oncology, and Drug Resistance Updates. Dr. Pommier holds several patents for inhibitors of DNA topoisomerases I and II and HIV-1 integrase inhibitors.