Monday, 19 March 2018

Collaboration and funding opportunity with GSK to discover compounds against therapeutic targets

As part of Discovery Partnerships with Academia (DPAc) team at GSK, we are looking to find collaborations through the Discovery Fast Track Challenge with investigators at Universities and Institutes in Australia.  

We are looking to identify targets/pathways where there is a strong therapeutic rationale that modulation of the target will have benefit in patients with unmet medical need.  Winners of the challenge, will collaborate with GSK scientists to have their target of interest screened at GSK against the GSK compound collections and up to $75,000AUD will be available to researchers to support the collaboration.   Successful teams will receive compounds to progress their research and in some cases, academic researchers may get the opportunity to form a further collaboration with GSK that if successful, will continue through to launch of the medicine.

Dr Duncan Holmes and Dr Andy Pope from DPAc will be visiting Melbourne on the 22nd and 23rd of March to present the Challenge and will be available to answer questions. 

The seminar dates and venues are listed below and please follow links to register

Thursday 22nd March, 4.00pm – 6.00pm – SEMINAR 1
Location:  Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, 1G Royal Parade, Parkville VIC
Register here

Friday 23rd March – 9:30am – 11:30am – SEMINAR 2 
Location:  Seminar room at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct, The Alfred, 89 Commercial Rd, Melbourne VIC
Register here

Friday 23rd March – 1.40pm – 2:40pm – SEMINAR 3 
Location: Level 3 Seminar Room, 15 Innovation Walk, Clayton campus of Monash University,  Scenic Blvd, Clayton VIC
Register by emailing 

Information on the challenge is available HERE and on the website but for specific information please contact Chacko Joseph at   or

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