Reorganisation of actin (green) and tubulin (red) in cells treated with oncogenic exosomes
Mouse DRG stained with calcein AM
Human mesenchymal stem cells stained with phalloidin-RED
Welcome to the BLAVATNIK CENTER for Drug Discovery
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It is my great pleasure to present The BLAVATNIK CENTER for Drug Discovery (BCDD). The center, established by a generous donation from Mr. Leonard Blavatnik with support of Tel Aviv University, is a unique place in which biology, chemistry, and computer science are practiced under one roof to advance our knowledge and capabilities in drug discovery and development.
The motto of the center is "Turning Excellent Multidisciplinary Science into Therapeutic Leads". We indeed aim towards the utilization of excellent research activities performed at Tel Aviv University and other fine institutes and companies in Israel for the identification and validation of new biological targets, the discovery of lead active molecules by physical and virtual screening and the optimization of these leads by medicinal chemistry and computer-assisted drug design. All the various activities are fully integrated by a professional team of high qualified researchers. We will specifically focus on the unmet need of new candidate molecules at the very early stage of drug discovery and, among other targets, on molecular event in orphan diseases that are not adequately explored.
I welcome you all to take part in this fascinating endeavor to prompt drug discovery at Tel Aviv University and elsewhere. We will do our utmost to provide new and innovative drug candidates for the benefit of society.
Academic Director, The BLAVATNIK CENTER for Drug Discovery (BCDD)