Advances in drug discovery technologies now allow ion channels to be significantly more promising targets for drug discovery. This meeting has been structured to focus on recent developments in patch clamp, which have revolutionised the use of electrophysiology as a tool for drug discovery and functional screening. An authoritative panel of experienced pharmaceutical industry scientists and academics has been assembled for this meeting that will have a special emphasis upon automated electrophysiology.
Professor David Brown, UCL, UK and Dr Edward Stevens, Pfizer Neusentis, UK will give the keynote presentations on the first day. Professor David Brown will discuss his far-reaching research into the regulation of ion channels that control neural excitability, with a special emphasis on his work with the Kv7 potassium channel. Drawing upon his extensive knowledge of the drug discovery industry both in CRO’s and pharmaceutical companies, Dr Edward Stevens will review the contribution that automated electrophysiology is making to drug discovery and development.
Speakers will then discuss the development and potential of these new technologies, present experimental results obtained with these systems and debate the potential impact of current technologies and future developments. These presentations will include speakers from AstraZeneca, GSK, BioFocus and Pfizer Neusentis presenting data from platforms including the IonWorks Barracuda®, IonWorks® Quattro™, PatchXpress® and IonFlux™ instrumentation.
Additionally, on Monday 9th December before the main meeting there will be an opportunity to see our instruments. The IonWorks Barracuda® and IonFlux™ systems will be demonstrated live with cells at the Molecular Devices Research Facility, Winnersh Triangle, Wokingham, UK.
This meeting is free to attend; and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
There is also a conference dinner on the Tuesday evening; this will be held at a restaurant in Cambridge and will cost £57.35 inc. VAT. The dinner will consist of a drinks from 7.30pm followed by a 3 course dinner at 8:00pm (please let us know of any dietary restrictions, e.g., vegetarian, vegan or food allergies etc., and we will endeavour to ensure that your needs are catered for). The dress code will be smart casual.
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