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Philadelphia Drug Discovery Forum

The mission of the Philadelphia Drug Discovery Forum is to bring together drug discovery scientists from academia, bio-pharma industry and government to present and discuss their non-proprietary research.

Philadelphia Drug Discovery Forum

We have a common vested interest in identifying new targets, developing assays, and synthesizing new chemical entities for use as biological probes and, ultimately, new drug therapeutics. The forum serves as a platform for networking, initiating and sustaining collaborations within the community.

Schedule of Events

The following dates are subject to change.


Complete registration on Eventbrite for the Cryo-EM event on March 8, 2018.

Drug Discovery Chat

Are you working on a drug discovery project or thinking about starting one? Come chat with GSK scientists for industry perspectives. This event takes place the same day as PDDF. Stay tuned for details about the next Drug Discovery Chat.

Troy Messick, Ph.D.
Joseph Salvino, Ph.D.

The Wistar Institute

Haifeng Cui, Ph.D.
Wensheng Xie, Ph.D.



Unless otherwise stated, the Forum will be held at The Wistar Institute in the Matthew and Sarah Caplan Auditorium, typically from 4 - 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. View directions to The Wistar Institute.

Contact Us

For more information about the Philadelphia Drug Discovery Forum, please contact:

Troy Messick
The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104