8 - 9 December 2016

Drug Innovation in Academia

Protein Inhibitor Complex (Bild: DKFZ)Protein Inhibitor Complex (Bild: DKFZ)

A conference hosted by Helmholtz Drug Research

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 from 8 - 9 December at the DKFZ in Heidelberg, Germany.


8 - 9 December 2016


Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg

Building and room

Communication Center, Lecture Hall


Helmholtz Drug Research

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 Marzinzik
Novartis, Basel

Wergand Czechtizky

Daniel Rauh
Technical University Dortmund

15:40: End of conference


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!

Communication Center, Lecture Hall

Im Neuenheimer Feld 280

D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany


Portrait of Bettina Mehner, sectrary

Bettina Mehner
Chemical Biology
0531 6181-3401

(contactable only in the morning)

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