Level of Interest and Feedback Evaluation Form (LIFE): Instructions Here

Day 1: Tuesday, August 17

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET – Vision, Capabilities, and Value Proposition of the Center

Kayvan Najarian
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Emergency Medicine, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Introduction of Victoria Hill, Center Evaluator

11:30 – 11:40 – Welcoming Remarks

Brad Orr
U-M Associate Vice President, Natural Sciences and Engineering

H.V. Jagadish
Director of the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS)

12:00 – 1:00 – NSF IUCRC Presentation

Behrooz Shirazi
NSF IUCRC Program Director

1:00 – 1:15 – Break

1:15-2:30 – Project Proposal Presentations

Jonathan Gryak 
Senior Scientist, Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS); Assistant Research Scientist of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Computational Drug Discovery using Fully Homomorphic Encryption and Coupled Tensor Methods

Heather Carlson
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Biophysics and Chemistry
Protein-Ligand Interactions: Dynamics to Databases

Jonny Sexton
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School and Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy
– U-M drug discovery infrastructure and application in Covid-19 repurposing

Maureen Sartor
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Medical School and Biostatistics, School of Public Health Associate Director
– Performance, versatility, and extensions of CMMC/CTMC application

Tim Cernak
Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemistry
– Chemical Synthesis & Data Science

2:30 – 2:40 – Day 1 Wrap-up, Preview of Day 2

Day 2: Wednesday, August 18

11:00 – 11:15 AM ET – Welcome to Day 2

11:15 – 12:15 – Project Proposal Presentations, Review of LIFE

Sriram Chandrasekaran
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
– Drug discovery and repurposing using transparent AI

Angela Violi
Professor of Biophysics and Biomedical, Chemical, and Mechanical Engineering
– Multi-scale modeling applied to dynamics and assembly of complex biological assemblies

Peter Toogood
Research Associate Professor and Director of Michigan Drug Discovery (MDD)
– Overview of Michigan Drug Discovery

12:15 – 12:45 – Break

12:45 – 1:45 – Industry Workshops

Discussion of projects & company needs not addressed in the project presentations (2 breakout rooms)

Data and Medicinal Chemistry: Renaid Kim
Algorithms and Computational Methods: Lu Wang

1:45 – 2:15 – Networking

2:15 – 2:30 – Day 2 Wrap-up

Day 3: Thursday, August 19

11:00 AM ET – 12:15  – Project Feedback Review and Discussion

PI facilitated – All participants

12:15 – 12:30 – Break

12:30 – 1:00 – Center Response to Feedback from Industry Workshop

Kayvan Najarian

1:00 – 1:45 – NSF Closed Session with Industry

NSF and Industry

1:45 – 2:15 – Next Steps, Action Items & Closing Remarks

Level of Interest and Feedback Evaluation Form (LIFE)

Go to
Meeting name: Center for Computational Drug Discovery(C2D2)
For industry: Click “Industry” then “Evaluate Project” to rate your level of interest, offer comments/suggestions and ask questions.
For faculty: Click “University” and “Respond to Comments” next to your project  to respond to participants’ comments/suggestions/questions.