Past Symposia

15th Annual CBC Symposium


“Small Molecule Discovery”

Friday, November 17, 2017
TIME: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
LOCATION: University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC Forum
725 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

Updated: November 14, 2017

The 15th Annual CBC Symposium, titled “Small Molecule Discovery,” will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the UIC campus. This all-day event is organized by the current CBC leadership and the new CBC Executive Director, Jim Audia. The meeting will also include a poster session. The event is free of charge but pre-registration is required.

Produced by Corinna Kitcharoen @ CBC, 2017

Symposium Speakers:

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Victoria Richon Victoria RICHON
Ribon Therapeutics
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Brian Shoichet Brian SHOICHET
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Rick Silverman Rick SILVERMAN
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Gregory Thatcher Gregory THATCHER
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9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast and Poster set-up
(Lobby and Main Hall A)
9:30 – 9:45 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks by Jim Audia, CBC Executive Director and Brian Kay, CBC Scientific Director, UIC
(Main Hall C)
  Session I
Moderator: Rick Morimoto, Northwestern
(Main Hall C)
9:45 – 10:25 AM Richard Silverman, Northwestern
CPP-115: A Novel GABA Aminotransferase Inactivator and Potential New Treatment for Epilepsy, Addiction, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
10:30 – 11:10 AM Victoria Richon, Ribon Therapeutics
Transforming Scientific Discoveries into New Therapeutics
11:15 – 11:55 AM Ray Moellering, UChicago
Chemical Proteomic Platforms to Expose and Exploit Metabolic Pathways in Cancer
12:00 – 1:50 PM
(12:00 – 12:45 PM)
Lunch and Poster Session (Main Hall A)
(Accelerator Award Lunch & Learn Session; Rooms E-F)
  Session II
Moderator: Lucy Godley, UChicago
(Main Hall C)
2:00 – 2:40 PM Gregory Thatcher, UIC
A Collaborative Drug Discovery Map for UIC: Cultural Mountains; Funding Cliffs; and Industry Diversions
2:45 – 3:25 PM Karin Briner, Novartis
Creating New Medicines: First- and Best-in-Class Therapeutics in Difficult Target Space
3:30 – 3:55 PM Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
  Session III
Moderator: Brian Kay, UIC
(Main Hall C)
4:00 – 4:40 PM Brian Shoichet, UCSF
New Chemotypes for New GPCR Biology
4:45 – 4:55 PM Closing remarks by Brian Kay, UIC
(Main Hall C)
5:00 – 6:00 PM Reception
(Rooms E-F)
6:00 PM Adjourn


Official registration is NOW CLOSED.

NOTE: Late registrants (registered after 5 PM Oct. 30, including registrants on-site) will be issued name badges allowing them to attend the symposium. However, their names will NOT be included in the printed symposium program.

Poster abstract submission is closed. All posters submitted by the deadline have been accepted.

NOTE: The CBC will provide poster boards. Please note that the poster boards are 4’ (H) x 6’ (W). All posters MUST be taken down by 5:00 PM.

On the symposium day the CBC will provide, free of charge, parking to all guests who requested assistance with parking during registration. There will be two parking lots available to the symposium attendees:

  • UIC Parking Lot 5
    1135 South Morgan St.
    Chicago, IL 60607
    Located one block west of the UIC Forum
  • Maxwell Street Parking Structure (*Limited parking spaces)
    701 West Maxwell Street
    Chicago, IL 60612
    Located one block south of the UIC Forum

Please, bring parking ticket to the venue. Staff at the registration desk will provide a sticker to waive parking fees.

For directions to the UIC Forum by car and by public transportation please CLICK HERE.

For a map with the UIC Forum and the parking lots locations please CLICK HERE.

Symposium Flyer:
Do download the symposium flyer (PDF) CLICK HERE.

With questions contact Corinna Kitcharoen.

Symposium recap: ▸ Small Molecule Drug Discovery of the highest caliber at 15th Annual CBC Symposium