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Derek Lowe The 2002 Model

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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: derekb.lowe@gmail.com Twitter: Dereklowe

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September 13, 2011

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In response to several queries, my talk today went fine, as far as I can tell. I brought in some thoughts from Tyler Cowen's The Great Stagnation, among other sources, and tried to tie some widely scattered thoughts together. And since I've also had some requests from readers for the slides, I'm thinking about turning the thing into a video and just putting it up on YouTube for anyone who wants to see it. Of course, that'll mean that I'll have to come up with *another* talk next time someone invites me to a conference, but still. . .

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1. Rich Apodaca on September 13, 2011 5:59 PM writes...

Derek, good idea to voice-over the slides and post to YouTube. The YouTube audience would likely be many times the in-person audience.

I thought about doing this for one of my recent ACS presentations, but find it hard to summon the will after the fact. So SlideShare (without voiceover) it is.

One idea: do the screencast with the slides before the talk as part of practicing it. Then, after the talk post the previously-made recording to YouTube.

This could also work for a poster.

This way, the screencast is simply part of practicing the talk, rather than a time expenditure after the event is over.

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2. PharmaHeretic on September 13, 2011 9:28 PM writes...

In case you guys are wondering, the gene therapy guy is still alive and doing OK.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/13/health/13gene.html

PHILADELPHIA — A year ago, when chemotherapy stopped working against his leukemia, William Ludwig signed up to be the first patient treated in a bold experiment at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Ludwig, then 65, a retired corrections officer from Bridgeton, N.J., felt his life draining away and thought he had nothing to lose.

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3. Biased Agonist on September 13, 2011 10:23 PM writes...

Please do post. I'm sure it will be very popular!

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4. Jan Jensen on September 14, 2011 12:43 AM writes...

Rich: another trick is to record your talk live - cell phone in breast pocket usually does the trick - and then replay the talk while going through the slides.

Derek: no need for a second talk. People rarely remember things from hearing it one. All the more reason for making talks available online.

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5. petros on September 14, 2011 2:07 AM writes...

And as one of Derek's audience I'm sure those who weren't there would enjoy it. It proved a fine end to the day's proceedings but Derek's talk wasn't the first of the afternoon with no chemical structures!

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6. PotterChem on September 14, 2011 7:48 AM writes...

Derek, I was in the audience in Cambridge UK too and your perceptive and thought-provoking talk was really enjoyable - and I'm sure would be a great success on youtube. Many thanks for visiting the UK and sharing your thoughts on the future of our industry

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7. Chris on September 14, 2011 12:49 PM writes...

Hi Derek it was great to finally meet. I really enjoyed your talk and if you are thinking of what to do next perhaps you and Anthony Nicholls could get together and do a double act ;-)

http://www.eyesopen.com/en/blog/curing-pharma-1-avoiding-hype-based-science

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8. GordonSaxty on September 14, 2011 2:34 PM writes...

Great idea for the YouTube voice-over
Thanks for coming

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9. Jim Sharman on September 15, 2011 8:21 AM writes...

Derek - it was a great talk and very informative too, even for a non-scientist guy like me!

I look forward to being able to view it on youtube and linking colleagues and friends to it as well.

Oh and 'woo pig sooey' :)

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10. Jim Sharman on September 15, 2011 10:12 AM writes...

Derek - it was a great talk and very informative too, even for a non-scientist guy like me!

I look forward to being able to view it on youtube and linking colleagues and friends to it as well.

Oh and 'woo pig sooey' :)

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11. Nick K on September 15, 2011 11:49 AM writes...

The Amazon review of "The Great Stagnation" you link to really spoilt my day...

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12. petros on September 19, 2011 8:46 AM writes...

Derek's presentation, and some others, are now available

http://www.soci.org/news/fine-medchem-2011.aspx

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13. Breizh on September 19, 2011 9:50 AM writes...

Here are Derek slides

http://www.soci.org/News/Fine-MedChem-2011.aspx

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