Toronto, ON (April 17th, 2015) - The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) at the University of Toronto and the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) have entered into an “open-source” research partnership with two Toronto-based hospitals to test tool compounds, called chemical probes, against epigenetic proteins in research models of Rett syndrome.
News from SGC
SGC scientists come from countries all over the world to do drug discovery research at our laboratories in Canada, UK and Brazil.
Open-access research into drug discovery has arrived in South America, with a ground-breaking collaboration between leading scientists in North America, Europe and Brazil to provide completely free and open research results to the world.
A $4.3-million (USD) grant from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) plus an in-kind contribution of US$ 1.9 million by The University of Campinas (UNICAMP), totalling US$ 6,2 million, will establish Brazil’s first open-access research facility, the Protein Kinase Chemical Biology Centre at the UNICAMP in Brazil.
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is one of the rarest and most disabling genetic conditions known. The University of Oxford is one of the few places in the world where this disease is being researched, with support from donations.
GMEC is pleased to announce the signing of the first collaborative research projects to be launched under theGMEC/Pfizer Rare Diseases agreement which was announced in 2014.
A new Drug Discovery Institute in Oxford focusing on finding new medicines for Azheimer’s is being funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK. The SGC will play a major role in this Institute, providing our expertise in protein production, protein crystallography and medicinal chemistry.
TORONTO, ON (December 9, 2014) — Dr. Aled Edwards, co-founder and CEO of