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SoMCC Event


Industry Insights: Drug Discovery at Gilead

Date: November 19, 2009
Time: 12:00-1:15 PM
Location: Alway, M-106 Classroom

Sponsor: SoMCC

Event details:

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet need. Gilead was founded in 1987 in Foster City, California. In just over 20 years, Gilead has become a leading biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of 12 marketed therapeutics, a growing pipeline of investigational drugs, and approximately 4,000 employees. Gilead’s primary areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver disease and serious cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. The company is the global leader in the field of HIV/AIDS therapeutics, with multiple marketed products, including the first and only once-daily single tablet regimen for the treatment of HIV infection.

This seminar offers a unique opportunity to gain insights into the inner workings of this company, renowned globally for its ability to operate successfully at the point where science and medicine converge, and to hear directly from a medical science researcher with a passion for pharmaceutical R&D.

About our Presenter:
Hans Reiser joined Gilead in 2004 as Vice President of Biology. He currently supervises Gilead’s discovery biology, clinical virology, protein chemistry and high-throughput screening laboratories in Foster City, CA, and Durham, NC. Prior to joining Gilead, Hans was Head of Immunology and Inflammation at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in Ridgefield, CT from 1998 to 2004. From 1996 to 1998, he was Professor of Molecular Immunology at Imperial College in London. From 1987 to 1996, Hans taught immunology at Harvard Medical School, first as an Instructor, then Assistant Professor, and finally as an Associate Professor. He received his M.D. from the University of Heidelberg in Germany in 1985 and completed a research fellowship in immunology at Harvard Medical School.

Fee: Free and open to Stanford ID holders.
Additional information and/or registration: RSVP required. Register online

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