Welcome to the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance


Translating innovative science to new treatments through interdisciplinary and institutional collaborations in drug discovery and development.

Our Request for Pre-proposals has been released! Find information on how to submit your 2-page application to the ADDA here.
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We organized a 
CCTS-sponsored lecture series about drug discovery, which ran every Thursday from noon to 1 PM in PCAMS, from October 17 to December 2013.

If you missed the lectures, slides have been made available below:

Maaike Everts - October 17 - Intro to Drug Discovery and Its Funding
Mark Suto - October 31 - What Makes a Target Druggable and Validated?
Indira Padmalayam - November 7 - Assay Development
Bob Bostwick - November 14 - HTS
Penny Jester and Maaike Everts - November 21 - How to Apply for an IND
Charles Hebert - December 5 - Non-clinical Tox and Animal Models
Mark Suto - December 12 - PK/ADME in Drug Discovery

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We had a successful ADDA symposium on Friday June 14 2013!

The keynote was provided by Dr. John C. Martin – CEO of Gilead Sciences Inc: “Nucleotide Antivirals:  From Research to Expanding Access
Additional oral and poster presentations by ADDA grantees provided a chance to see what kind of drug discovery projects are ongoing within the Alliance, and provided plenty of time to mingle and get to know scientists from other parts of campus, Southern Research and the community at large.

If you missed it, make sure to sign up for the ADDA newsletter! Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and ask to be added to the list.