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Challenges to Drug Discovery and Development in the Genomics Era

The Drug Discovery and Development Forum 2017 will highlight the challenges to drug discovery and development in the genomics era.


When: June 12th - 16th, 2017

Where: Centre for Translational Biology
McGill University Health Centre
1001 Decarie Boulevard, Bloc E
Montreal, Quebec H4A 3J1

Challenges in Drug Discovery and Clinical Development Forum MUHC McGill University CIHR

Our Sponsors

Faculty of Medicine - McGill University
Centre for Drug development and research
Fisher Scientific
Servier
VWR
Eppendorf
Wiley
Wisent
Bruker
MUHC
CIHR
McGill University

Meet our speakers

Welcome to our invited speakers

Symposium I - June 13, 2017


Gene editing & therapeutics

Dr Mathew Porteus

DR. MATTHEW PORTEUS, MD, PHD
Stanford University, School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation/Cancer Biology
Stanford, CA. USA


Genetically Engineering Cells as Personalized Drugs to Cure Disease

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DR. SIDONG HUANG

DR. SIDONG HUANG, Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry, McGill University
Montreal, Canada


Functional genomics to guide cancer therapy

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Symposium II - June 14, 2017


Data science, connectivity map and drug discovery

DR. JIE CHENG

DR. JIE CHENG, Associate Director, Data and Statistical Sciences
AbbVie Inc., Worcester, MA, USA


Systematic evaluation of connectivity map for disease indications

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DR. BROOKE  FRIDLEY

DR. BROOKE FRIDLEY, Chair
Department Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Moffitt Cancer Centre
Tampa, Florida USA


Data Science in the Age of Cancer Genomics and Drug Discovery

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DR. CHI-YING HUANG

DR. CHI-YING HUANG, Chair
Institute of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, National Yang Ming University
Taipei, Taiwan


Identification of thioridazine, an antipsychotic drug, as an antiglioblastoma and anticancer stem cell agent using big data analysis

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DR. ARAVIND SUBRAMANIAN

DR. ARAVIND SUBRAMANIAN, Director Biomedical Science Connectivity Map, LINCS & L1000
Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
Cambridge, MA, USA


A Next Generation Connectivity Map using the L1000 platform

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DR. KOLJA EPPERT

DR. KOLJA EPPERT, Leukemia Stem Cells, Cancer
MUHC Pediatric Hematology-Oncology - Glen site, McGill University
Montreal, Canada


Novel Therapeutics to Target Stem Cells in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Symposium III - June 14, 2017


Biomarkers and lung cancer

KENNETH EMANCIPATOR

KENNETH EMANCIPATOR, MD, DABP
Executive Medical Director & Head of Companion Diagnostics Translational Medicine, Physician, in vitro companion diagnostic device expert, Merck & Co.
Kenilworth NJ, USA


Developing an Immunohistochemistry Test for Programmed Cell Death Ligand 1 (PD-L1) as a Companion Diagnostic for Pembrolizumab

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RUI MANUEL REIS

RUI MANUEL REIS, PHD
Coordinator, Molecular Oncology Research Center Barretos Cancer Hospital - Barretos
Sao Paulo, Brazil


Efficacy and predict biomarkers of response of Affitinib, a second generation of anti-HER agent.

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Symposium IV - June 15, 2017


DNA targeting in the age of genomics

PROF JOHN HARTLEY

PROF JOHN HARTLEY, Director Cancer Research
UK Drug-DNA-Interactions Research Group, UCL Cancer Institute
London, U.K.


The development of novel therapies involving DNA as a target

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YVES POMMIER

YVES POMMIER, M.D., PH.D. NCI
Center for Cancer Research – National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD USA


Laying a trap to kill cancer cells: PARP inhibitors and their mechanisms of action

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Advisory Committee

Dr. Bertrand J. Jean-Claude

Dr. Janusz Rak

Dr. Bassam Adulkarim

Dr. Koja Eppert


Forum 2016, a successful event - View photos below:

  • 2nd International Drug Discovery and Development Forum 2016
  • Day 3 – June 8, 2016 – Symposium II
Animal Models and Translational Research
  • DDay 4 – June 9, 2016 – Poster session & Commercial exhibition (Atrium)
  • DDay 4 – June 9, 2016 – Poster session & Commercial exhibition (Atrium)
  • Day 4 – June 9, 2016 – Poster session & Commercial exhibition (Atrium)I

Photos from Forum 2015


Our Sponsors

Wiley
Bruker
Wisent Biotechnologies
McGill University
MUHC
CIHR