17th Annual Drug Discovery Summit 2016

250 delegates representing leading biotech companies, global pharmaceutical organisations and internationally renowned academic institutions

55 presentations, case studies and panel discussions focused on the key issues in drug discovery and medicinal chemistry

7 Interactive Streams:

  • Key Discovery Strategies: Target Based Discovery and Phenotypic Screening
  • Screening & Assays: Enabling Technologies
  • Supporting Innovation: Data & Information Management
  • Discovery Chemistry: Latest Case Studies
  • Drug Design: Novel Approaches
  • Large Molecule Drug Discovery: Immuno-oncology & Cell Therapies
  • Novel Therapeutic Modalities: Natural Products, the Microbiome and CRISPR

14 pre-scheduled one to one meetings, exhibition and informal networking opportunities

Oxford Global Conferences are proud to present the 17th Annual Drug Discovery Leaders Summit, taking place on the 13-14 June 2016 at the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany. This summit brings together a host of senior level experts to discuss recent developments in the industry and debate the best strategies and solutions to improve drug discovery going forward.

The discovery landscape has shifted over the past few years – we have seen the resurgence of phenotypic screening, the shift from high throughput screening to high content analysis, novel applications of genomic technologies and a renewed emphasis on the role of collaboration and open innovation models. We are also seeing an increased focus on strengthening data and knowledge management in R&D pipelines to make the most of discovery data, with researchers seeking new techniques to manage complex early stage discovery portfolios and for library optimisation.

2016’s event features two exciting new streams, both focusing on the latest trends in drug discovery. Our large molecule discovery stream will explore the discovery of novel immuno-oncology drugs and cell therapies. Our second new stream will address the most innovative new modalities in drug discovery, this year the main topics will be natural products, the microbiome, and the use of genome editing technologies in drug discovery research. In addition to exploring the trends outlined above, our speakers will tackle current debates in the industry such as the value of phenotypic screening over target-based screening, finding physiologically relevant screen models using 3D models and iPSC, and new methods to target GPCRs and ion channels.

For the past three years our Discovery Chemistry & Drug Design Congress has proved a popular addition to the summit. This year our Congress will feature key discovery chemistry case studies, including novel tools for PPI targeting such as NMR and SPR. Presentations will also cover novel computational tools for drug design, DMPK considerations in lead optimisation and how to build increasing molecular complexity into drug design.

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