European Protein Degradation Congress 2020 | Kisaco Research

Progressing translation of protein degradation probes into safe, effective therapeutics.

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Virtual Congress | CEST Timezone
28-30 September, 2020

“This event gathered the world leaders in the protein degradation field. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to get up to date on the latest approaches used by both pharma companies and academics. The setup also allowed a great opportunity to network. I will definitely be back!”

Frantz Jean-Francois, NIH

“A lot of data on PROTAC research has been disclosed on this event. And also many leaders in PROTAC shared their experience and concerns about PROTAC development. Many start up companies also delivered their progress. We can discuss future PROTAC directions as well as difficulties with experts from both industry and the academic area, and learned a lot. ”

Yuqing Huang - CFO, Kintor

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Kisaco Research is committed to providing attendees across all of our events with the best possible experience, it’s for this reason we’ve decided to go digital and embrace the amazing new technology that enables us to deliver a virtual event.

Why Attend

With deals in the protein degradation market reaching nearly $2 billion and unique degradation ideas coming into play such as LYTACs and ENDTACs, eyes are focused on how much further protein degradation-based therapeutics will continue to grow
within the pharmaceutical industry.

Following huge success in May 2019, the 2nd European Protein Degradation Congress, returns to Switzerland 28th-30th September 2020, where you can hear the most up to date and relevant information for the broad range of topics in the field of targeted
protein degradation.

New areas will cover novel methods in harnessing E3 ligases and the latest discoveries from PROTACs and molecular glues with preclinical and clinical data being shown.

Leading industry players from biotechs and big pharma will come together to exchange thoughts on how to best overcome obstacles to achieving reliable in vitro and in vivo data. Academic experts will be present their latest research to help build a deeper understanding of the mechanisms involved in the Ubiquitin pathway, providing a clearer picture on what makes a good, or not good, target for degradation.

200+
Attendees
24+
Leading Speakers
2
Days of sharing the latest developments

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Poster Submission 2020

Looking to showcase your recent work to the protein degradation community?

Our dedicated poster session is the perfect way to get your research noticed. In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration). At the congress, your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated poster area. The poster presentation session will take place at the afternoon networking break on day one.

Poster abstract submission deadline is on 17 August 2020. Posters should be sized A0 (841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation.

Abstracts received after this time may not be accepted so please submit your abstract as soon as possible!

If you have any questions please contact [email protected] 

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Previous Attendees Include

highlights from 2019

Protein degradation Congress

Talk to our speakers about...

1. How to exploit protein homeostasis to identify new proteins for degradation

2. How to find new E3 ligase recruiters

3. What does the next generation of targeted protein degradation products look like?

4. How can chemo-proteomics be used to make the ‘undruggable’ druggable?

5. Structural-based design of PROTAC through crystallography techniques

6. Furthering our understanding of the ubiquitin space.

7. New synthetic molecular glue approaches from auxin scaffolds

8. How mechanistic understanding of the DUBs space is applicable to targeted protein degradation

9. How well do PROTACs work in clinical application – insights into the first human trial

10. Key medicinal chemical considerations for moving from a PROTAC/molecular glue probe to drug

Audience Breakdown

What attendees say

Speakers

 

Nico Thoma

Senior Group Leader
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Nico Thoma

Senior Group Leader
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Nico Thoma

Senior Group Leader
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
 

Alfred Goldberg

Professor
Harvard Medical School

Alfred Goldberg

Professor
Harvard Medical School

Alfred Goldberg

Professor
Harvard Medical School
 

Keith Hornberger

Director, Chemistry
Arvinas

Keith Hornberger is Director of Chemistry at Arvinas, Inc., where he leads the medicinal chemistry team supporting the discovery of PROTAC™ targeted protein degraders for oncology.  Prior to joining Arvinas in 2016, Keith held multiple positions in preclinical drug discovery at GlaxoSmithKline, OSI Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Astellas), and Boehringer Ingelheim over a span of 14 years.  Keith completed his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Columbia University in 2002.

Keith Hornberger

Director, Chemistry
Arvinas

Keith Hornberger

Director, Chemistry
Arvinas

Keith Hornberger is Director of Chemistry at Arvinas, Inc., where he leads the medicinal chemistry team supporting the discovery of PROTAC™ targeted protein degraders for oncology.  Prior to joining Arvinas in 2016, Keith held multiple positions in preclinical drug discovery at GlaxoSmithKline, OSI Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Astellas), and Boehringer Ingelheim over a span of 14 years.  Keith completed his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Columbia University in 2002.

 

Kirti Sharma

Director, Proteomics
Kymera Therapeutics

Kirti Sharma

Director, Proteomics
Kymera Therapeutics

Kirti Sharma

Director, Proteomics
Kymera Therapeutics
 

Manfred Koegl

Director of Oncology Research
Boehringer Ingelheim

I am a director in Oncology Research at Boehringer Ingelheim in Vienna, working on the discovery and implementation of new therapeutic concepts in cancer. The main focus of my team are novel approaches for cancer cell targeting by small molecule drugs.

Manfred Koegl

Director of Oncology Research
Boehringer Ingelheim

Manfred Koegl

Director of Oncology Research
Boehringer Ingelheim

I am a director in Oncology Research at Boehringer Ingelheim in Vienna, working on the discovery and implementation of new therapeutic concepts in cancer. The main focus of my team are novel approaches for cancer cell targeting by small molecule drugs.

 

Andreas Martin

Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
University of California

Andreas Martin

Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
University of California

Andreas Martin

Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
University of California
 

Kristin Riching

Senior Scientist
Promega

Kristin received her Ph.D.

Kristin Riching

Senior Scientist
Promega

Kristin Riching

Senior Scientist
Promega

Kristin received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she studied the structural and mechanical properties of collagen fibre networks and their effects on breast cancer cell migration in invasive ductal carcinoma.  She joined Promega in 2014 as a postdoctoral researcher to study the pharmacology of ligand-dependent responses within the ErbB signalling network.   Currently, she is a Senior Scientist developing technologies and approaches for live cell characterization of protein degradation and protein interactions within the ubiquitin proteasome pathway.

 

Markus Quessier

Scientific Leader
GSK

Markus Quessier

Scientific Leader
GSK

Markus Quessier

Scientific Leader
GSK
 

Radoslaw Nowak

Research Fellow
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Radoslaw Nowak

Research Fellow
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Radoslaw Nowak

Research Fellow
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
 

Laura Itzhaki

Professor of Structural Pharmacology
University of Cambridge

Laura Itzhaki

Professor of Structural Pharmacology
University of Cambridge

Laura Itzhaki

Professor of Structural Pharmacology
University of Cambridge
 

Cristina Mayor-Ruiz

Post Doc Fellow
Georg Winter Lab

Cristina Mayor-Ruiz

Post Doc Fellow
Georg Winter Lab

Cristina Mayor-Ruiz

Post Doc Fellow
Georg Winter Lab
 

Markus Muellner

CTO
Phoremost

Markus Muellner

CTO
Phoremost

Markus Muellner

CTO
Phoremost
 

Stina Lundgren

Principal Project Advisor
Pelago Biocsience

Stina Lundgren

Principal Project Advisor
Pelago Biocsience

Stina Lundgren

Principal Project Advisor
Pelago Biocsience
 

Boxun Lu

Professor
Fudan University

Boxun Lu

Professor
Fudan University

Boxun Lu

Professor
Fudan University
 

Michael Dabrowski

Co-founder & CEO
Pelago Biocsience

Michael Dabrowski, PhD, co-founder and CEO of Pelago Bioscience. Michael began his Drug Discovery career as an industrial Masters- and PhD-student at Novo Nordisk and worked as a postdoc on Type 2 diabetes. He then developed a long career at AstraZeneca: from senior scientist and technology expert, to project and scientific leader and manager.

Michael Dabrowski

Co-founder & CEO
Pelago Biocsience

Michael Dabrowski

Co-founder & CEO
Pelago Biocsience

Michael Dabrowski, PhD, co-founder and CEO of Pelago Bioscience. Michael began his Drug Discovery career as an industrial Masters- and PhD-student at Novo Nordisk and worked as a postdoc on Type 2 diabetes. He then developed a long career at AstraZeneca: from senior scientist and technology expert, to project and scientific leader and manager. Through his diverse career, Michael has built a vast industry network and accumulated experience in Drug Discovery, from active laboratory activity, assay and test development, personnel manager, project management and overall portfolio responsibilities. Michael’s key strengths and experience are in establishing cross functional collaborations and Business Development.

 

Frank Mercurio

CSO
BioTheryX

Frank Mercurio

CSO
BioTheryX

Frank Mercurio

CSO
BioTheryX
 

Gopal Sapkota

Programme Leader in Protein Phosphorylation
University of Dundee

Gopal Sapkota

Programme Leader in Protein Phosphorylation
University of Dundee

Gopal Sapkota

Programme Leader in Protein Phosphorylation
University of Dundee
 

Zhengnian Li

PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Nathanael Gray
Department of Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

Zhengnian Li

PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Nathanael Gray
Department of Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

Zhengnian Li

PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Nathanael Gray
Department of Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
 

Andy Pike

Senior DMPK Lead
AstraZeneca

Andy Pike

Senior DMPK Lead
AstraZeneca

Andy Pike

Senior DMPK Lead
AstraZeneca
 

Simon Bailey

Executive Vice President, Head of Discovery and EVP Chemistry
Plexium

Simon Bailey

Executive Vice President, Head of Discovery and EVP Chemistry
Plexium

Simon Bailey

Executive Vice President, Head of Discovery and EVP Chemistry
Plexium
 

Matthias Wittwer

PDM Project Leader
Roche

Matthias Wittwer

PDM Project Leader
Roche

Matthias Wittwer

PDM Project Leader
Roche
 

Willem Nissink

Associate Principle Scientist
AstraZeneca

Willem Nissink

Associate Principle Scientist
AstraZeneca

Willem Nissink

Associate Principle Scientist
AstraZeneca
 

Zuzanna Kozicka

PhD Candidate
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

I am a PhD student in the laboratory of Nicolas Thomä at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, Switzerland. I have an avid interest in molecular glue degraders and, more generally, in understanding how changes in protein interactomes can be brought about by the binding of small molecules. Prior to joining the Thomä lab, I completed my studies at the University of Edinburgh and I undertook various research projects, including one in the laboratory of Alessio Ciulli at the University of Dundee that focussed on PROTAC ‘linkerology’.

Zuzanna Kozicka

PhD Candidate
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Zuzanna Kozicka

PhD Candidate
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

I am a PhD student in the laboratory of Nicolas Thomä at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, Switzerland. I have an avid interest in molecular glue degraders and, more generally, in understanding how changes in protein interactomes can be brought about by the binding of small molecules. Prior to joining the Thomä lab, I completed my studies at the University of Edinburgh and I undertook various research projects, including one in the laboratory of Alessio Ciulli at the University of Dundee that focussed on PROTAC ‘linkerology’.

 

Dr. Alex Satz

Senior Director DEL Strategy and Operations
Wuxi AppTech

Dr. Alex Satz

Senior Director DEL Strategy and Operations
Wuxi AppTech

Dr. Alex Satz

Senior Director DEL Strategy and Operations
Wuxi AppTech
 

Danette Daniels

Group Leader, Functional Proteomics
Promega

Danette Daniels

Group Leader, Functional Proteomics
Promega

Danette Daniels

Group Leader, Functional Proteomics
Promega

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What you can expect from the 2020 congress:

  • 200+ participants from leading industry players within big pharma and biotech along with expert academics in the ubiquitin space.
  • An open forum to share the latest in vivo and in vitro data and insights and foster collaboration. 
  • 18+ thought leaders on the speaking agenda and ready to answer your big questions on overcoming translational hurdles.

  • 3 days of progressing translation of protein degradation probes into safe, effective therapeutics.

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