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Open Source Drug Discovery for Malaria - February 24th 2012

There will be a one-day meeting on Open Source Drug Discovery for Malaria at The University of Sydney, February 2012.

Location Information

The meeting will take place on the main Camperdown campus of The University of Sydney.


Sessions will be titled and arranged shortly, but will be based around questions:


  • How is it best to share chemical and biological data in an open project?
  • What technical barriers prevent open science?
  • Which licence governs an open source drug discovery project?
  • What psychological/professional barriers are there to open science?
  • Is there a danger that open source drug discovery can be hijacked by people taking all the data and patenting them?
  • Who might participate?
  • Who will fund later stages such as clinical trials?
  • Who will manufacture open drugs?


  • Is the GSK arylpyrrole set the best set of compounds to start with?
  • What other compounds are promising starting point? Who might want to work on those compounds?
  • For hit-to-lead, what data are typically needed, and from which assays? What criteria do we apply to compounds as they progress through such assays?

To suggest questions/sessions, either modify this page directly (getting an OWW account is very easy) or contact Mat Todd.


  • Mat Todd, University of Sydney
  • Paul Ylioja, University of Sydney
  • Paul Willis, MMV
  • Murray Robertson, University of Sydney
  • Saman Habib, CDRI, Lucknow, India
  • Stuart Ralph, Bio21, University of Melbourne


Potential Invitees

Possibly interesting list maintained here


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