Drug Innovation in Academia

A conference hosted by Helmholtz Drug Research

Protein Inhibitor Complex (Bild: DKFZ)

  • Überblick

    The Helmholtz Drug Research Initiative is pleased to announce its first public conference on Academic Drug Discovery. Attracting an international audience of researchers, the conference will provide a platform to learn and hear from academic experts in the field as well as industrial scientists who collaborate with academics. With sessions on epigenetics, posttranslational modifications, innovative screens on novel targets, and RNA-based treatment modalities, this event is sure to be valuable for those who not only want to learn more about the challenges and opportunities of pursuing drug discovery in academia, but also for those who want to experience great science in this exciting field. The meeting will take place on December 8th and 9th at the DKFZ in Heidelberg, Germany.

    Datum: 8. - 9. Dezember 2016


    Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg

    Gebäude und Raum

    Communication Center, Lecture Hall


    Helmholtz Wirkstoffforschung

  • Programm

    Thursday, 8 Dec


    13:00 - 15:15 :

    Mark Broenstrup and Aubry Miller
    Welcome adress

    Adressing novel targets with self-optimized inhibitors

    Gerhard Klebe
    Philipps University, Marburg

    Nisar Malek
    Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen

    Alexander Titz
    Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Saarbrücken

    Christian Klein
    Heidelberg University

    15:15 - 15:40: Coffee break

    Exploring RNA-based treatment modalities

    15:40 - 17:40:

    Michael Famulok
    University Bonn

    Claudia Höbartner
    Georg-August-University Göttingen

    17:40 - 19:20: Poster session

    19:20 - 21:30: Dinner


    Friday, 9 Dec

    Adressing epigenetic modifications

    09:00 - 11:00:

    Stefan Knapp
    Goethe University, Frankfurt

    Enno Klussmann
    Max Delbrück Center, Berlin

    Markus Bantscheff
    GlaxoSmithKline, Heidelberg

    11:00 - 11:30: Coffee break

    Innovative screens

    11:30 - 13:00:

    Joe Lewis
    The European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg

    Salim Seyfried
    University of Potsdam

    Hans Zischka
    Helmholtz Centre Munich

    13:00 - 14:00: Lunch

    From discovery to drugs in development

    14:10 – 15:40:

    Andreas Marcinzik
    Novartis, Basel

    Wergand Czechtizky

    Daniel Rauh
    Technical University Dortmund

    15:40: End of conference


  • Anmelden

    Registration and Payment

    Online registration for attending the conference ends on 25 November 2016, the participation fee is 75 Euro.

    On-site registration is also possible with a participation fee of 90 Euro.

    The Conference is for students and Ph.D. students for free.


    We only accept international bank transfers to:

    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung

    Verwendungszweck/use: Drug Innovation in Academia, forename, surename

    DE56 2505 0000 0002 0588 81



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  • Unterkunft

    Please feel free to book at your own. We have arranged special rates for you in the following hotels:

    1.ibis Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof – www.ibis.com/Heidelberg - the key word for your booking: “Helmholtz-Zentrum DKFZ”

    2.Holiday Inn Express – www.hiexpress.com/Heidelberg - the key word for your booking: “Drug Innovation in Academia”

    3.Marriott Hotel – www.marriott.de/Hotel-Heidelberg - the key word for your booking: “Drug Innovation in Academia”

    Please consider that the deadline for booking will be Thursday November 10, 2016. Thank you!

  • Anfahrt

    Communication Center, Lecture Hall

    Im Neuenheimer Feld 280

    D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany


Bettina Mehner





Bettina Mehner
Chemische Biologie
0531 6181-3401

(nur am Vormittag zu erreichen)