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What is Target Discovery?

Target discovery helps identifying drug targets, molecules or molecular interactions at a critical point in a disease-causing pathway that are predicted to being amenable to therapeutic manipulation. The centre aims to link recent advances in genetics, genomics, cell and chemical biology for improved drug target discovery. A more specific focus for refining and validating such targets will provide a better link between traditional "open ended" academic processes to biomedical research and the need of the pharmaceutical industry for accurately defined targets to accelerate drug development.

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Public Health England appoints new director

Public Health England appoints new director

Posted 09/09/2014

Professor Derrick Crook joins Public Health England (PHE) as Director of Microbiology on 1 January 2015. He is currently Professor of Microbiology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at Oxford University and is a practicing clinical microbiologist and infectious diseases physician at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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