Welcome to the BCDD. The center was established in May 2016 through a generous donation from Mr. Leonard Blavatnik with the support of Tel Aviv University.
Welcome to the BLAVATNIK CENTER for Drug Discovery. It is my great pleasure to introduce The BLAVATNIK CENTER for Drug Discovery (BCDD).
Established in May 2016 through a generous donation from Mr. Leonard Blavatnik with the support of Tel Aviv University, the center is a unique place where 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 aim to utilize the excellent research activities conducted at Tel Aviv University and other fine institutes and companies in Israel to identify and validate new biological targets, discover lead active molecules through physical and virtual screening, and optimize these leads through medicinal chemistry and computer-assisted drug design. All these activities are fully integrated by a professional team of highly qualified researchers.
We specifically focus on addressing the unmet need for new candidate molecules at the very early stage of drug discovery. Among other targets, we concentrate on molecular events in orphan diseases that are not adequately explored.
I welcome you all to take part in this fascinating endeavor to promote drug discovery at Tel Aviv University and elsewhere. We do our utmost to provide new and innovative drug candidates for the benefit of society.
Founding Director, The BLAVATNIK CENTER for Drug Discovery (BCDD)