A survey on drug targets in TDR's priority organisms
Inspired by a pilot survey on drug targets against Human African
Trypanosomiasis (see below), we are aiming through this website to
capture, collate and make publicly available expert knowledge on
potential drug targets against parasitic diseases.
Drug discovery groups in parasitology need to access the best possible
drug targets and to contact and collaborate with experts on that target.
This portal is an opportunity to (a) make the community aware of
specific molecular targets and (b) state whether or not you are engaged
in, or would be interested in collaborating on, a drug discovery project
related to that target.
Who gets to see my entry?
Everyone. This is open access and constitutes a public disclosure of information.
Does making an entry obligate me to anything? No, nothing
at all, but you may get some email correspondence from interested parties.
Whose idea was this electronic survey of parasite drug
The original idea for surveying the scientific community came from a
workshop on Drug Discovery for Trypanosomatid Diseases, held in Dundee
in February 2007. After a successful pilot survey conducted for Human
African Trypanosomiasis, the idea was to expand the action to other TDR
priority organisms. The result will be a centrally collated information
on current drug targets, providing a framework for collaborations and an
important resource for database curators.