Drug Discovery and Chemical Biology Symposium

Come to learn how YOUR RESEARCH could benefit from the chemical biology and drug discovery tools available in Finland!
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Date and time: May 4, 2023 between 12:00-16:00.

Place: Lecture hall 2, Biomedicum 1, Helsinki.

Format: hybrid (on site or remotely)

Registration ends: on site registration is now closed, but you can still register to participate remotely by May 2 [Registration link]

Link to online broadcast (Zoom) will be provided to registered participants a few days prior to the event.


12:00 Welcome and introduction.

           Prof. Päivi Tammela, University of Helsinki

12:15 Drug sensitivity and resistance testing and chemical compound libraries at FIMM

           Dr. Sergey Kuznetsov. FIMM High Throughput Biomedicine Unit, University of Helsinki

12:35 DDCB services at the Faculty of Pharmacy 

           Prof. Arto Urtti. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki

12:55 Services for Drug Discovery and Chemical Biology at Biocity Turku. 

           Dr. Michael Courtney, Turku Bioscience Centre, University of Turku and Åbo Academy University

13:15 Drug Discovery Services at University of Eastern Finland

           Prof. Antti Poso. Molecular Modeling and Drug Design laboratory at University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio)

13:35 CSC's services for DDCB community. 

          Laxman Yetukuri, CSC – IT CENTER FOR SCIENCE LTD.

13:55 Ex vivo venetoclax sensitivity testing predicts treatment response in acute myeloid leukemia.

          Dr. Mika Kontro, Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)

14:20 Screening for anti-virulence targets in multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa & Acinetobacter baumannii.

          Dr. Christopher Jonkergouw, Arivin Therapeutics and Aalto University

14:45 - 16:00 Mingle and network. Coffee and biscuit will be served.

We look forward to meeting you in Helsinki in May!