Complimentary DiscoveRx University Workshop & Wet Lab

Drug Discovery 101: Introduction to Assay Development, Screening and Selectivity Profiling

Nov. 5th, 2014 | Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona | 6400 Sanger Road, Orlando, FL 32827 | (407) 745-2055

About the Program
DiscoveRx is proud to support the Florida Translational Research Program (FTRP) by sponsoring this unique 1-day Workshop and Wet Lab event. Attendees will learn more about the FTRP and how their research programs can benefit from the drug discovery expertise at Sanford-Burnham. They will also receive an introduction to DiscoveRx’s comprehensive suite of in vitro screening assays and predictive pre-clinical disease models to enable the identification and classification of highly potent and selective compounds. During the wet lab portion of the workshop, attendees can expect to gain invaluable hands-on experience with a variety of innovative cell-based assays from DiscoveRx and execute experiments that will serve as robust preliminary data for their FTRP grant applications.

Partial Speaker List:

  • Patsy McDonald, PhD, Scripps Florida
  • Peiyong Huang, PhD, DiscoveRx Corporation
  • Layton Harris Smith, PhD, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
  • Brent Hehl, DiscoveRx Corporation 
Where and When


DiscoveRx University Workshop & Wet Lab


Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
6400 Sanger Road, Orlando, FL 32827

Hotel Information

Registration Information

November 5, 2014
Workshop & Wet Lab Event - FREE

(Reserve your spot now. Registration is required)

Registration includes transportation from hotel, continental breakfast, lunch, and lab materials.


Limited Space Available

What Will Be Covered
  • Overview of the FTRP program
  • Introduction to techniques for design and implementation of screening assays
  • DiscoveRx state-of-the-art cell-based and biochemical assays for GPCR, kinase and epigenetic targets
  • Utility of kinase and GPCR selectivity panels for compound optimization

How You Will Benefit
  • Hands-on experience with the cell-based assay of your choice
  • Ability to generate grant-quality data in a single day
  • Access to DiscoveRx and Sanford-Burnham technology and drug discovery experts
  • Small class sizes for individual attention
  • Course content covering existing and emerging technologies
  • Step-by-step protocols for setting up your own screening campaigns

Who Should Attend

  • Principal investigators, post-doctoral fellows and other researchers interested in assay development and HTS
  • Program leaders in drug discovery
  • Scientists seeking an overview of methods to confirm target specificity and phenotypic assays for profiling bioactivity of candidate lead compounds
  • Screeners interested in an overview of state-of-the-art methods for cell-based assays targets

Hotel Information

DiscoveRx and Sanford-Burnham have partnered with the Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel to provide a special attendee group rate - $119/night (offer good until November 3rd).  Transportation to/from the Renaissance will be provided. 

For reservations, please call 1-888-236-2427 or online - Book your online reservation

Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel
5445 Forbes Place
Orlando, FL  32812