Sneak preview of “The road to vital therapy”

Haley Bridger, July 5th, 2013

Midsummer Nights’ Science has become an annual tradition at the Broad Institute, and this year our first lecture in the series offers something extra special: a panel discussion featuring several luminaries from the world of chemical biology and drug discovery. This is the first panel discussion in the history of the series and promises to be a thought-provoking conversation about drug discovery and how we might mitigate suffering from disease in the future.

Stuart Schreiber, director of the Broad’s Center for the Science of Therapeutics (or CSofT as it’s known around here), is one of the five speakers who will take the stage at the Broad Institute on Wednesday, July 10, at 6 p.m. He will be joined by CSofT leaders Jay Bradner, Aly Shamji, Mike Foley, and Brian Hubbard, with Vivian Siegel, director of education and outreach, moderating the discussion.

Below is an excerpt from a video in which Schreiber describes the aspirations of the Center and the impact that he and his colleagues hope to have on health care. We hope that the video will entice you to join us on Wednesday for a fun evening. As always, Midsummer Nights’ Science lectures are free and open to the public, but we ask that you register to reserve your spot.

We’ll be live tweeting the event (and asking others to tweet about it too: hashtag #broadtalks) for those who can’t join us in Cambridge. We’ll also post the full video on our YouTube channel after the event.

Update July 11: Check out a Storify story with live tweets from the talk.

Update July 15: A video of this event is now available on our YouTube channel and in our Video Library.

Video by Nick Dua, Broad Communications