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#2 Drug Discovery Re-Invented Conference 2015

Emerging Role of Biotechs, Academics and Non-Profits


09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

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Report

The second Drug Discovery Re-Invented Meeting focused on both the science and structure of drug discovery today with an emphasis on how it is being accomplished outside the traditional large pharmaceutical company model.   The meeting brought together experts in medicinal chemistry, structure based drug design, computational chemistry, novel technology platforms, and natural products discovery.

The meeting was chaired by Charles Reynolds (President, Gfree Bio LLC), William Kinney (Director, Natural Products Discovery Institute, IteraMed Consulting LLC), Patrick Lam (Drexel University College of Medicine, Former BMS Chemistry Director), and Lutz Mueller-Kuhrt (CEO, AnalytiCon Discovery).

Day 1 was kicked off with the Keynote Address, delivered by Harren Jhoti (Astex Pharmacueticals) “FRAGMENT-BASED DRUG DISCOVERY: A FIFTEEN YEAR (RE-)EVOLUTION.”  Plenary speakers  included John Beutler (National Cancer Institute-NIH), Sir Tom Blundel (University of Cambridge), Andrew Combs (Incyte Pharmaceuticals), Gerhard Klebe (Universität Marburg), and Martin Stahl (Roche Innovation Center).  Our first session in “New Approaches in Pharma” was concluded with George Trainor (BioMotiv) and Trevor Howe (External Innovation Johnson & Johnson).

Day 2, The AM session on “Natural Products” included presentations by David Mead (Lucigen), Lars Haustedt (AnalytiCon Discovery), Andreas Vilcinkas (Univeristy of Gießen), Thomas Högberg (Leo Pharma), Vicky Steadman (Selcia).  The power of metagenomics and novel culturing methods to pull out new structural diversity from “unculturable microorganisms” gives hope for a new generation of natural products discovery.  However, hypothesis driven natural product discovery continues to bear fruit by searching for microbes that give their host a competitive advantage in the environment.  The PM session on “Government and Non-profit Sector” featured Christopher Cooper (TB Alliance), James Duffy (Medicines for Malaria), Craig Thomas (NCATS, NIH), Joseph Salvino (Drexel University College of Medicine), Barbara Holtz (Collaborative Drug Discovery), and Ed Champness (Optibrium).  Then Chuck Reynolds led a lively round table discussion on the state of drug discovery today and included thoughts from Martin Stahl, George Trainor, Vicky Steadman, and Trevor Howe.  Much of the innovation in drug discovery is taking place outside of Big Pharma with displaced experienced pharmaceutically trained scientists who are finding creative ways to finance and execute their drug discovery strategies. Discussion included concern for where the scientists will be trained since Pharma is no longer hiring.  Much of the experience now resides in Biotechs and CROs and it will be up to them to train the next generation.  

On Day 3, the “Structure, Modeling, and Fragment-Based Design” session speakers were Gregory Warren (OpenEye Scientific Software), Heather Carlson (University of Michigan), Chris Murray (Astex Pharmaceuticals), and Martin Slater (Cresset).  This session was followed by a group trip to Windsor Castle in which we rode a traditional London double decker bus.  We were expertly led by a knowledgeable tour guide who had interesting stories about the queen, dead kings, and the castle, including hangings and dungeons. The day was concluded with our first “Non-Traditional Targets and Approaches” session with lectures by Siew Ho (Drexel College of Medicine), Troy Messick (Vironika, LLC), and Jan Hoflack (Oncodesign SA).   Oncodesign was able to obtain exquisite selectivity and drug likeness with their macrocyclic kinase inhibitors, which has led to multiple partnerships and significant growth.  A thorough analysis of the state of the art in nucleic acid molecules was presented with a focus on both research and therapeutics.  An example of an academic collaboration with a strong Pharma trained medicinal group has led to substantial funding from the Welcome Trust for support of development of small molecule inhibitors of Epstein Barr Virus-associated disease. 

Day 4, “Non-Traditional Targets and Approaches” continued with presentations by Luc Van Hijfte (NovAlix), James Bashkin (U. Missouri - St. Louis, NanoVir), Jin Li (HitGen), Kevin Cox (Imanova), and Bill Kinney (KannaLife Sciences).  A novel screening platform using mass spec, natural product based DNA binders, a vast macrocyclic library of more than a billion compounds, repurposing of a large pharma imaging capability, and improved cannabinoid like molecules as neuroprotectants were all covered in this final session.

The meeting was extremely interactive with enthusiastic question and answer sessions following each talk (so much so it was hard to stay on time).  The panel discussion on the second day was particularly lively.  This meeting remains unique with respect to the breadth of participants and focus on new approaches to discovering drugs.

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The meeting was expertly organized and supported by Fusion Conferences, Ltd. The meeting was generously sponsored by our Hitgen, Otibrium and CDD.

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#2 Drug Discovery Re-Invented Conference 2015

Emerging Role of Biotechs, Academics and Non-Profits


09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

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Synopsis

The second Drug Discovery Re-Invented Fusion series will center on new approaches to drug discovery in an industry where the landscape is changing rapidly. With large pharma reducing investment in internal early stage research, drug pipelines will increasingly be filled by alternative sources. These players include: government, academic labs, non-profits, biotech companies, and pharmaceutical “open innovation” models. The conference will also provide examples of successful strategies for advancing new drug candidates in this era of distributed discovery.

Sessions

  • New Approaches in Biotech and Academia
  • New Approaches in Pharma
  • Natural Products
  • Government and Non-profit Sector in Drug Discovery and Development
  • Structure, Modeling, and Fragment-based Design
  • Non-traditional targets and approaches
  • Industry Exhibit

Confirmed Speakers

Prof. James K. Bashkin (University of Missouri- St. Louis)
LARGE HAIRPIN POLYAMIDES WITH NEW N-TERMINI: DNA BINDING PROPERTIES AND ACTIVITY AGAINST HIGH-RISK HPVS 

Dr. John Beutler (National Cancer Institute-NIH)
PROBING NOVEL CANCER BIOLOGY WITH HIGH THROUGHPUT SCREENING OF NATURAL PRODUCTS

Prof. Sir Tom Blundell (University of Cambridge)
STRUCTURE-GUIDED TARGETING OF PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERFACES IN CELL REGULATORY SYSTEMS

Prof. Heather A. Carlson (University of Michigan)
MIXMD: MAPPING PROTEIN SURFACES TO DISCOVER DRUGGABLE ALLOSTERIC SITES

Edmund Champness (Optibrium)
DATA VISUALIZATION: NEW DIRECTIONS OR JUST FAMILIAR ROUTES? 

Dr. Andrew Combs (Incyte Pharmaceuticals)
INCYTE’S DATA CENTRIC APPROACH TO RESEARCH 

Dr. Christopher Cooper (TB Alliance)
TB ALLIANCE DRUG DISCOVERY: HARNESSING GLOBAL RESOURCES TO ADDRESS A GLOBAL DISEASE

Dr. Kevin Cox (Imanova)
REDUCING RISK IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT – THE 3 I’S OF MOLECULAR IMAGING

Dr. James Duffy (Medicines for Malaria Venture)
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN ANTIMALARIAL DRUG DISCOVERY 

Dr. Lars Haustedt (AnalytiCon Discovery)
NATURAL PRODUCTS AS LIBRARY BLUE PRINTS - STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 

Dr. Siew Ho (Formerly BMS)
NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES IN RESEARCH AND THERAPEUTICS

Dr. Jan Hoflack (Oncodesign SA)
NANOCYCLIX PROBE-BASED DRUG DISCOVERY: NEXT GENERATION KINASE INHIBITORS OPENING UP THE UNEXPLORED KINOME

Dr. Thomas Högberg (LEO Pharma A/S)
CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF INGENOL 3-CARBOXYLATES FOR TREATMENT OF NON-MELANOMA SKIN NEOPLASIA

Dr. Barbara Holtz (Collaborative Drug Discovery)
AMPLIFYING THE ROLE OF COLLABORATION GLOBALLY FOR NEGLECTED AND COMMERCIAL DISEASE DRUG DISCOVERY 

Dr. Trevor Howe (Janssen Research & Development)
INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION INITIATIVES IN J&J

Dr. Harren Jhoti (Astex Pharmacueticals)
FRAGMENT-BASED DRUG DISCOVERY: A FIFTEEN YEAR (RE-)EVOLUTION

Dr. Bill Kinney (KannaLife Sciences)
THE ARCHITECTURE AND SCIENCE OF VIRTUAL DRUG DISCOVERY IN THE CANNABINOID SPACE

Dr. Gerhard Klebe (Philipps-University Marburg)
FRAGMENT DISCOVERY AND CHARACTERIZATION: WHAT CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, THERMODYNAMICS AND WATER SUGGEST

Dr. Jin Li (HitGen) 
ENCODED MACROCYCLIC LIBRARIES FOR FINDING NOVEL PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERACTION INHIBITORS 

Dr. David Mead (Lucigen Corporation)
FUNCTIONAL METAGENOMICS FOR CLONING AND EXPRESSION OF NOVEL SOIL MICROBIAL SECONDARY METABOLITE PATHWAYS

Dr. Troy Messick (The Wistar Institute)
DRUG DISCOVERY AT THE ACADEMIC/START-UP BIOTECH INTERFACE: DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITORS OF EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS-ASSOCIATED DISEASES

Dr. Ann Mills-Duggan (The Wellcome Trust)
WELLCOME TRUST SEEDING DRUG DISCOVERY – TEN YEARS OF SUPPORTING NEW DRUG DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Chris Murray (Astex Pharmacueticals)
EXPLOITING STRUCTURAL DATA TO ACCELERATE FRAGMENT-BASED DRUG DISCOVERY

Prof. Joseph Salvino (Drexel University College of Medicine)
CX3CR1 CHEMOKINE ANTAGONISTS HALT METASTATIC SPREADING IN ANIMAL MODELS OF METASTASIS 

Dr. Martin Slater (Cresset)
IN SILICO DRUG DISCOVERY OUTSIDE THE TRADITIONAL BIG PHARMA MODEL

Dr. Martin Stahl (Roche Pharmaceuticals)
HOW MANY MOLECULES DOES IT TAKE TO TELL A STORY? CASE STUDIES, LANGUAGE AND AN EPISTEMIC VIEW OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY

Dr. Vicky Steadman (Selcia)
A ‘GAME CHANGING’ NEW ANTIBIOTIC: THE DISCOVERY OF TEIXOBACTIN

Dr. Craig Thomas (National Center of Advancing Clinical and Therapeutic Sciences)
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY AS A TRANSLATIONAL ENDEAVOR

Dr. George Trainor (BioMotiv)
THE HARRINGTON PROJECT:  TRAVERSING THE VALLEY OF DEATH

Dr. Roger Tung (Concert Pharmaceuticals)
SELECTIVE DEUTERIUM SUBSTITUTION: A BROAD AND EFFICIENT PLATFORM FOR NEW DRUG CREATION

Dr. Luc Van Hijfte (NovAliX)
NON-COVALENT MASS SPECTROMETRY : AN "ESI" WAY TO SUPPORT DRUG DISCOVERY

Prof. Andreas Vilcinskas (Univeristy of Gießen)
INSECTS AS A SOURCE OF NOVEL ANTIBIOTICS

Dr. Gregory Warren (OpenEye Scientific Software, Inc)
UNDERSTANDING THE ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS IN STRUCTURE-BASED DESIGN 

Chair Biographies

Dr. William A. Kinney's Bio
Dr. Kinney began his industrial career in the CNS group at Wyeth, where he invented the cyclobutenedione-containing NMDA antagonist perzinfotel that progressed to phase II clinical trials for pain.  At Magainin Pharmaceuticals, he directed projects on trodusquemine (phase II, obesity) and squalamine (phase II, eye disease), two shark-derived natural products.  In 2000, he joined Johnson & Johnson, where he pursued peptide-mimetic integrin antagonists and urotensin-II receptor modulators for cardiovascular indications.  He also made seminal discoveries with respect to self-assembling collagen-mimetic peptides that stimulate platelet aggregation.  Currently, Dr. Kinney is Director of Medicinal Chemistry at the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute (BSBI).  He directed the transfer and utilization of the former Merck Research Laboratories Natural Product Collection at the BSBI. He also initiated a structure based drug design project on a new anti-viral target in collaboration with Prof. Peter Katsikis at Drexel University to develop PI3K p110d kinase inhibitors that block host cell signaling pathways required for influenza infection and pathogenesis.  He is an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University and Founder of IteraMed, a company focused on medicinal chemistry consulting and drug discovery. IteraMed discovery efforts are focused on developing a dietary supplement for the obesity/diabetes market.  His scientific contributions include 70 publications, invited lectures, and oral presentations and inventorship on 39 issued U.S. patents. 

Dr. Charles H. Reynolds' Bio
Dr. Reynolds is currently CSO of Small Molecule PPI Mimics and President/Founder of GFree, Bio.  He is an expert in the areas of computational chemistry, structure-based design, and drug discovery with a broad range of experience.  Dr. Reynolds is also a Director on the Advisory Board of Quantum Bio and an adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania Drug Discovery Institute.  Previously he was Senior Director and Head of Discovery Technologies at Ansaris.  Prior to joining Ansaris, he led modeling groups at the Springhouse, PA and La Jolla, CA research sites of Johnson & Johnson and was a Research Fellow at Rohm and Haas (now Dow).  He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, sits on the ACS publications committee, and is a member of the EAB for ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 

Dr. Reynolds earned a BA, with honors, from Austin College and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.  He was an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania and has supervised joint graduate and postdoctoral students at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published approximately 100 papers, patents, and book chapters, and is a co-editor of two books.  His comments on drug discovery have been sought by news organizations ranging from C&E News to the Wall Street Journal.  

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#2 Drug Discovery Re-Invented Conference 2015

Emerging Role of Biotechs, Academics and Non-Profits


09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

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Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

David Mead

CEO & Co-founder, Varigen Biosciences

Siew Ho

Adjunct Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine

Luc Van Hijfte

CSO, NovAliX

Thomas Högberg

Senior Scientific Advisor, LEO Pharma A/S

Lars Haustedt

Director Projects & Innovation, AnalytiCon Discovery

Trevor Howe

Director & Janssen Fellow, Janssen PR&D

James Duffy

Associate Director, Drug Discovery, Medicines for Malaria Venture

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#2 Drug Discovery Re-Invented Conference 2015

Emerging Role of Biotechs, Academics and Non-Profits


09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

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Programme

Sunday 9th August 2015

13:00 – 14:30

Registration

13:30 – 14:30

Welcome Lunch (Hyperion Restaurant)

Session Title: New Approaches in Biotech and Academia
Session Chair: Chuck Reynolds, Gfree Bio

14:30 – 14:45

Opening Speech

 

14:45 – 15:45

Harren Jhoti

Astex Pharmacueticals

FRAGMENT-BASED DRUG DISCOVERY: A FIFTEEN YEAR (RE-)EVOLUTION

15:45 – 16:30

Andrew Combs

Incyte Pharmaceuticals

INCYTE’S DATA CENTRIC APPROACH TO RESEARCH

16:30 – 17:15

Gerhard Klebe
Universität Marburg

FRAGMENT DISCOVERY AND CHARACTERIZATION: WHAT CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, THERMODYNAMICS AND WATER SUGGEST

17:15 – 18:00

Refreshments & Industry Exhibit

Session Title: New Approaches in Pharma
Session Chair: Bill Kinney, KannaLife Sciences

18:00 – 18:45

Martin Stahl
Roche Innovation Center Basel

HOW MANY MOLECULES DOES IT TAKE TO TELL A STORY? CASE STUDIES, LANGUAGE AND AN EPISTEMIC VIEW OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY

18:45 – 19:15

George Trainor

BioMotiv

THE HARRINGTON PROJECT:  TRAVERSING THE VALLEY OF DEATH

19:15 – 19:45

Trevor Howe

External Innovation

Johnson & Johnson

INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION INITIATIVES IN J&J

19:45

Group Dinner (Hyperion Restaurant) & Free Time

Monday 10th August 2015

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast (Hyperion Restaurant)

Session Title: Natural Products
Session Chair:  Lutz Mueller-Kuhrt, AnalytiCon

08:30 – 09:15

John Beutler

National Cancer Institute-NIH

PROBING NOVEL CANCER BIOLOGY WITH HIGH THROUGHPUT SCREENING OF NATURAL PRODUCTS

09:15 – 09:45

David Mead
Lucigen

FUNCTIONAL METAGENOMICS FOR CLONING AND EXPRESSION OF NOVEL SOIL MICROBIAL SECONDARY METABOLITE PATHWAYS

09:45 – 10:15

Lars Haustedt

AnalytiCon Discovery

NATURAL PRODUCTS AS LIBRARY BLUE PRINTS - STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

10:15 – 10:45

Andreas Vilcinkas

Univeristy of Gießen

INSECTS AS A SOURCE OF NOVEL ANTIBIOTICS

10:45 – 11:15

Refreshments & Industry Exhibit

11:15 – 11:45

Thomas Högberg
Leo Pharma

CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF INGENOL 3-CARBOXYLATES FOR TREATMENT OF NON-MELANOMA SKIN NEOPLASIA

11:45 – 12:15

Vicky Steadman
Selcia

A ‘GAME CHANGING’ NEW ANTIBIOTIC: THE DISCOVERY OF TEIXOBACTIN

12:15 – 16:00

Group Lunch (Hyperion Restaurant) & Free Time

Session Title: Government and Non-profit Sector in Drug Discovery and Development
Session Chair: Patrick Lam, Drexel University College of Medicine

16:00 – 16:30

Christopher Cooper

TB Alliance

TB ALLIANCE DRUG DISCOVERY: HARNESSING GLOBAL RESOURCES TO ADDRESS A GLOBAL DISEASE

16:30 – 17:00

James Duffy

Medicines for Malaria

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN ANTIMALARIAL DRUG DISCOVERY

17:00 – 17:30

Craig Thomas

NCATS, NIH

CHEMICAL BIOLOGY AS A TRANSLATIONAL ENDEAVOR

17:30 – 18:00

Joseph Salvino
Drexel University College of Medicine

CX3CR1 CHEMOKINE ANTAGONISTS HALT METASTATIC SPREADING IN ANIMAL MODELS OF METASTASIS

18:00 – 18:30

Refreshments & Industry Exhibit

18:30 – 18:45

Barbara Holtz
Collaborative Drug Discovery

AMPLIFYING THE ROLE OF COLLABORATION GLOBALLY FOR NEGLECTED AND COMMERCIAL DISEASE DRUG DISCOVERY

18:45 – 19:15

Ed Champness
Optibrium

DATA VISUALIZATION: NEW DIRECTIONS OR JUST FAMILIAR ROUTES?

19:15 – 19:45

Panel Discussion:  Re-inventing drug discovery:  Where do things stand today?

19:45

Group Dinner (Hyperion Restaurant) & Free Time

Tuesday 11th August 2015

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast (Hyperion Restaurant)

Session Title: Structure, Modeling, and Fragment-based Design
Session Chair: Chuck Reynolds, Gfree Bio

08:30 – 09:15

Tom Blundell

University of Cambridge

STRUCTURE-GUIDED TARGETING OF PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERFACES IN CELL REGULATORY SYSTEMS

09:15 – 09:45

Gregory Warren

OpenEye Scientific Software

UNDERSTANDING THE ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS IN STRUCTURE-BASED DESIGN

09:45 – 10:15

Heather A. Carlson University of Michigan

MIXMD: MAPPING PROTEIN SURFACES TO DISCOVER DRUGGABLE ALLOSTERIC SITES

10:15 – 10:45

Refreshments & Industry Exhibit

10:45 – 11:15

Chris Murray

Astex Pharmacueticals

EXPLOITING STRUCTURAL DATA TO ACCELERATE FRAGMENT-BASED DRUG DISCOVERY

11:15 – 11:45

Martin Slater

Cresset

IN SILICO DRUG DISCOVERY OUTSIDE THE TRADITIONAL BIG PHARMA MODEL

11:45 – 16:30

Group Lunch (Hyperion Restaurant) & Free Time

Session Title: Non-traditional Targets and Approaches
Session Chair: Patrick Lam, Drexel University College of Medicine

16:30 – 17:00

Siew Ho
Drexel University College of Medicine

NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES IN RESEARCH AND THERAPEUTICS

17:00 – 17:30

Troy Messick
Vironika, LLC

DRUG DISCOVERY AT THE ACADEMIC/START-UP BIOTECH INTERFACE: DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITORS OF EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS-ASSOCIATED DISEASES

17:30 – 18:00

Roger Tung
Concert Pharmaceuticals

SELECTIVE DEUTERIUM SUBSTITUTION: A BROAD AND EFFICIENT PLATFORM FOR NEW DRUG CREATION

18:00 – 18:30

Jan Hoflack
Oncodesign SA

NANOCYCLIX PROBE-BASED DRUG DISCOVERY: NEXT GENERATION KINASE INHIBITORS OPENING UP THE UNEXPLORED KINOME

18:30 – 19:30

Poster Session, Cocktails & Industry Exhibit

20:00 – 23:00

*Gala Night & Group Photo*

Wednesday 12th August 2015

07:00 – 08:30

Buffet Breakfast (Hyperion Restaurant)

Session Title:  Non-traditional Targets and Approaches
Session Chair: Bill Kinney, KannaLife Sciences

08:30 – 09:00

Luc Van Hijfte
NovAlix

NON-COVALENT MASS SPECTROMETRY : AN ESI WAY TO SUPPORT DRUG DISCOVERY

09:00 – 09:30

James Bashkin
U. Missouri - St. Louis, NanoVir

LARGE HAIRPIN POLYAMIDES WITH NEW N-TERMINI: DNA BINDING PROPERTIES AND ACTIVITY AGAINST HIGH-RISK HPVS

09:30 – 10:15

Refreshments & Industry Exhibit

10:15 – 10:45

Jin Li
HitGen

ENCODED MACROCYCLIC LIBRARIES FOR FINDING NOVEL PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERACTION INHIBITORS

10:45 – 11:15

Kevin Cox

Imanova

REDUCING RISK IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT – THE 3 I’S OF MOLECULAR IMAGING

11:15 – 11:45

Bill Kinney

KannaLife Sciences

THE ARCHITECTURE AND SCIENCE OF VIRTUAL DRUG DISCOVERY IN THE CANNABINOID SPACE

11:45 – 12:00

Closing Remarks

 


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09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $980 $1047 $558 $105 $128 $35
Industry $980 $1047 $558 $105 $128 $35
Student $500 $500 $558 $105 $128 $35

All registration fees include 3 nights accomodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are details below.

Accompanying child fees are inclusive of family style accommodation only, no food and beverage is included and will be charged to your room on consumption.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration and accompanying person fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (9th, 10th, 11th August)
- Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juice
- 3 Course Buffet Lunch with juices
- 3 Course Buffet Dinner with one glass of wine or bottled beer, juices and tea or coffee
- Complimentary Wifi in both conference rooms and your guest room
- Gala Night entry (includes complimentary drink tickets)
- Twice daily beverage breaks including light snacks
- Daily complimentary bottled water in guest room

Additional nights are inclusive of one night’s accommodation and buffet breakfast only. 

Accompanying Children Group Food & Beverage Prices

Children aged 4-12 years are welcome to order from the child's menu, during group meals, which can be requested from any of the restaurant staff. Please note, any food and beverage purchased for children is the responsibility of the parent. These charges can be posted to your room upon request.

Children age 0-3 years eat free of charge at the group meals.

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09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

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#2 Drug Discovery Re-Invented Conference 2015

Emerging Role of Biotechs, Academics and Non-Profits


09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

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Venue

Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa

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Nearest Airport
Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa, Ascot, is a beautiful English hotel which is surrounded by picturesque landscaped gardens and the Berkshire woodland. This historical manor offers modern facilities mixed with traditional British charm. The hotel has a state-of-the-art thermal spa, an 18-metre swimming pool and an outdoor hydro pool. Rooms at the stylish Ascot hotel feature a luxurious décor which create an expert blend of period opulence and contemporary chic.  

Throughout your stay you will enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. During each meal delegates are entitled to a choice of hot beverages and fresh juices plus one glass of house wine or bottled beer during dinner. The themed Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast exclusively designed by the head chef and a live band. Complimentary drink tickets will be handed out upon arrival. We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

 Hotel Facilities:

  • Luxury spa with outdoor hydro pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • AA Rosette Restaurant with Roof Terrace
  • The Diadem Bar and Oak Lounge

 

Location

Ascot is based in east Berkshire, England, about 25 miles (40 km) west of London. It is most notable as the location of Ascot Racecourse, home of the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting. Nearby attractions include Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen and is just a 20 minute drive away. Also in close proximity to the hotel are The Royal Botanic Gardens. Founded in 1759, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 the Royal Gardens at Kew are world leaders in plant science and conservation.

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Emerging Role of Biotechs, Academics and Non-Profits


09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

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Transportation

Local London Airports

The nearest airport to the Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa is London Heathrow Airport (LHR), only a 30minute drive from the hotel. However there are many other airports serving London providing you with a variety of options to choose from should you be flying nationally or internationally.

London Heathrow (LHR) – 11 Miles – 30 minutes from Ascot
London Gatwick (LGW) – 39 Miles –  55 minutes from Ascot
London Luton (LTN) – 44 Miles – 1 hour from Ascot
London Stansted (STN) – 72 Miles – 1 hour 30 minutes from Ascot
London City (LCY) – 70 Miles –  1 hour 40 minutes from Ascot

Airport Transfers

Cedar Cars are a reputable and trustworthy transfer company based in Ascot. They will be on hand to provide our delegates with a seamless transfer to and from Heathrow Airport (or any other London airport) offering great group rates. Cedar Cars will manage and confirm your booking so please contact them directly and ensure you quote the group code ‘Fusion’.

The transfer rates from all London airports to the Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa are quoted as follows:

Airport

Standard Rate                         

Meet and Greet Service

Heathrow Airport

£30+ Car parking (£3.50)**

£40

Gatwick Airport

£55+ Car parking (£3.50)**

£65

Stansted Airport

£90+ Car parking (£3.50)**

£100

London City Airport (plus congestion charge if applicable)

£75+ Car parking (£3.50)**

£85

Luton Airport

£60+ Car parking (£3.50)**

£70

 

 **Car parking for standard rate covers 45mins from plane landing. There will be a small additional charge if the driver has to wait longer than this.

Standard Rate
The driver will contact the passenger giving details of his car and where they are waiting. There are designated areas at each terminal.

Meet and Greet
Your driver will be waiting in arrivals with a name board (both your name and Fusion’s logo will be displayed).   

The transfer rates from the Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa to all London airports are quoted as follows:

Airport

Standard Rate                         

Meet and Greet Service

Heathrow Airport

£30

N/A

Gatwick Airport

£55

N/A

Stansted Airport

£90

N/A

London City Airport (plus congestion charge if applicable)

£75

N/A

Luton Airport

£60

N/A

 

To make a booking, please contact Cedar Cars directly. Payment can either be made over the phone or direct to the driver.

Quote the Group Booking Code: Fusion
Email:  info@cedarcars.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1344 872 666

Please note Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Cedar Cars as airport transfers are not included within the registration package.

Train Stations

Ascot rail station is located only 1 mile from the hotel.
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/ACT.aspx

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Emerging Role of Biotechs, Academics and Non-Profits


09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

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Local Activities

Please find a selection of local attractions listed below.  If you are wishing to visit/book an attraction then please visit the relevant website and book directly with the preferred attraction.

To book transport to and from the attractions we recommend using Cedar Cars.

To make a booking, please contact Cedar Cars directly. Payment can either be made over the phone or direct to the driver.

Quote the Group Booking Code: Fusion
Email:  info@cedarcars.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1344 872 666

Please note Fusion Conferences accepts no responsibility for any bookings made with the local attractions and/or Cedar Cars.

Ascot Racecourse 

Distance: 1.5 miles 

There are few sporting venues that can match the rich heritage and history of Ascot Racecourse. For almost 250 years, Royal Ascot has established itself as a national institution and the centrepiece for the British social calendar. Tradition, pageantry, fashion and style all meet in a glorious setting at one of the most beautiful racecourses in the country, offering to visitors an exceptional experience. Take in the expanse of the grand entrance, extensive variety in racing events and the fine dining experience.

www.ascot.co.uk

Guards Polo Club 

Distance- 2.08 miles

Guards Polo Club is the most prestigious polo club in the world. and is the polo club most closely associated with the British Royal Family. HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh has been President of the club since its formation in 1955 and HM The Queen is its Patron.

www.guardspoloclub.com

Royal Ascot Golf Club 

Distance- 2.3 miles

Ascot Golf Club was founded by local Barrister F.J. Patton in 1887, and given Royal status by Queen Victoria later that year. Many of her children learned to play golf at Royal Ascot and The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, was patron of the club in 1901.
All Visitors are required to phone into the Pro Shop (01344 624656) to check availability and when arriving show a valid handicap certificate before playing at Royal Ascot.

Weekend Green Fee- Adult Ticket (Visitors not before 12.00pm at Weekends) £55
Weekday Green Fee- Adult Ticket £40

http://www.royalascotgolfclub.co.uk/

The Royal Landscape 

Distance: 2.72 miles

The Royal Landscape is a paradise for gardeners. Whether youre an expert or an aspiring horticulturalist who loves exploring the structure and form of certain plants, or just someone who appreciates their visual appeal.
Discover The Savill Garden, The Valley Gardens and Virginia Water all situated in the southeast corner of Windsor Great Park.. Less directed and more exploratory than many other gardens, our flowers and plants are spread across a thousand acres of landscaped gardens, lakes and woodland.

Opening times- 10am to 6pm daily. Last admission to the Garden is at 5.30pm.
Admission- Adults £9.75, Seniors £8.75, Groups (10+) £8.00, Child (6-16) £4.35 (children under 6 are free), Family £26.00 (up to 2 adults and 2 children)

www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/landscape/savillgarden

Legoland Windsor 

Distance: 4.27 miles

Legoland Windsor Resort theme park, aimed at 3-12’s, is an inspirational park where the kids are the heroes. Its a family attraction where the fun never stops and with over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland, it’s a unique family experience. Prepare for a soaking on the wet and wild water rides, follow a pirate trail thatll leave you wetter than walking the plank or join a Viking fleet where youll battle sea monsters and rough waters. Little ones will also love making a splash in the fountains at Waterworks and many interactive rides put you, quite literally, in the driving seat.

1 Day Ticket- Adult £48, Child £43.80, Senior £43.80 (family deals and advanced booking deals available on website)

www.legoland.co.uk

The Look Out Discovery Centre

Distance: 4.38 miles

The Look Out is a great day out for all the family, with the main attraction being the interactive science exhibition which has over 90 activities where everyone can get their hands stuck in to understanding science. Also boasting an adventure play area and being set in 1000 hectares of woodland there is plenty to keep kids and big kids entertained come rain or shine.

Open every day from 10am to 5pm
Admission- Adult £7.25, Under 16s, students*, 63+, visitor with disability £4.95, Under 4s free, Shows £1.85
 

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/thelookoutdiscoverycentre

Windsor Castle 

Distance: 5.86 miles

Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. The Castles dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and numerous outbuildings. The Castle is used regularly for ceremonial and State occasions. It is here that The Queen often hosts State Visits from overseas monarchs and presidents. St George’s Hall makes a spectacular setting for a State Banquet, when a single table, stretching the length of the hall and seating 160 people, is decorated with porcelain, and silver-gilt from the Royal Collection. Visitors can take in all the lavish décor as well as Queen Anne’s luxurious doll’s house. Celebrating the jubilee, there are also exclusive displays of the Queen in images from over her reign.

Open daily 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)
Admission- Adult £19.20, Over 60/Student (valid ID required) £17.50, Under 17/Disabled £11.30, Under 5’s free

www.royalcollection.org.uk

French Brothers Boat Trips 

Distance: 5.86 miles

Based on the Thames, French Brothers, take passenger boats from Windsor, Runnymede and Maidenhead, to explore the beauty of the idyllic villages and wildlife along the river, allowing families, groups and individuals to experience the surroundings from the comfort of the beautiful boats. Even if you know the area well it is an exciting and different way to see such a tranquil area and see things you might have missed from the window of your car.

Please visit their website to view all trips/prices

www.boat-trips.co.uk

Thorpe Park 

Distance: 5.96 miles

Thorpe Park, the roller coaster and thrill seeking theme park home to Nemesis Inferno, Colossus, The Swarm and the first of its kind in the dark, reverse rollercoaster, is located in Chertsey, Surrey, just off junction 11 on M25. For those wanting an adrenaline fuelled day, look no further for over 25 white-knuckle rides all in one park and an experience not to be forgotten. Book in advance for some great ticket offers for groups and families and check out which ride you will head to first.

Admission- Gate price £59.99, Online price £29.99

www.thorpepark.com

Hampton Court Palace 

Distance: 13.12 miles

Join Henry VIIIs courtiers and discover the history of the infamous King and his visits to Hampton Court Palace, as well as the opportunity to bump into the man himself, along with others of his time decorated in the stately costumes and surroundings. Visit the many grand rooms including the chapel, great hall and the exhibition of paintings of Charles II’s mistresses. Also get interactive with the smells of the Tudor kitchens that were expected to provide meals for 600 people twice a day and take in over 60 acres of beautifully maintained and internationally celebrated gardens which contain one of the most famous Mazes in the world.

Admission- Adult £19.30 (gate price) £18.20 (online price), Children under 16 £9.70 (gate price) £9.10 (online price), Full-time students/over 60s with ID £16 (gate price) £14.90 (online price), Under 5’s free

www.hrp.org.uk/hamptoncourtpalace/

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 

Distance: 16.05 miles

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was founded in 1759, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. As well as being one of London’s top visitor attractions, Kew is also a world leader in plant science and conservation. Their work helps to discover and describe the world’s plant and fungal diversity, safeguard the worlds plant life for our future, promote the sustainable use of plants and inspire an appreciation of plants and the environment.

Admission- Adult £15 gate price/online £14, Concession (registered disabled, student with ID, senior citizen 60+) £14 gate price/£13 online, Child (ages 4-16) (0-3 years old free) £3.50 gate price/ £2.50 online

www.kew.org

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09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

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Group Activities

Windsor Castle Tour

We have arranged an exciting group tour for all DDRI 2015 participants. The tour will take place during free time on Tuesday 11th August 2015.

The tour will begin in style with a journey to Windsor Castle aboard an iconic London Routemaster double-decker bus. Upon arrival at Windsor Castle, the group will be given a private guided tour by a Blue Badge tourist guide. The group will then be collected by the Routemaster from the Castle to enjoy a scenic trip back to the hotel in time for the afternoon talks.

The tour is optional and should you wish to participate we would ask that you email jack@fusion-conferences.com to confirm your participation no later than Wednesday 22nd July as we are required to confirm numbers for the transport and tour guide.

Itinerary for Tuesday 11th August 2015:

  • 12:00 - Lunch at the Hotel
  • 12:45 - Depart from the Macdonald Berystede
  • 13:20 - Arrival at Windsor Castle
  • 13:30 - 15:30: Guided Tour
  • 15:45 - Return to the Macdonald Berystede
  • 16:20 - Arrive back at the Macdonald Berystede

Please note that the price of the tour will vary depending on confirmed numbers. The final price will be confirmed in advance of the conference. For guidance, please see the following price breakdown depending on final group size.

£60- require 21 delegates minimum
£50- require 28 delegates minimum
£40- require 39 delegates minimum

The above prices include transportation, the tour guide and entrance fees. Please note the maximum capacity for this tour is 64 persons.

**Please note that payment for the tour will need to be made during conference registration and we are only able to accept cash payments. This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not participate in the tour. 

The History of Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. As a royal residence, the castle is guarded by the Queen's regiments of Foot Guards in their splendid full-dress uniform of red tunics and bearskins. The castle's Round Tower stands where in the 1080's William the Conqueror sited his wooden fort, one day's march from the Tower of London. In the late 1600s Charles II built the State Apartments for entertaining; Samuel Pepys, the seventeenth-century diarist, called Windsor 'the most romantic castle in the world'. The castle we see today was finally completed by George IV in the 1820s.

The History of the London Routemaster Bus

RM548 worked the Capital’s streets for 45 years making her one of London’s longest serving Routemasters. She entered service in December 1960 at Hanwell garage in West London serving routes 207 and 255. She too paid regular visits to Aldenham, where we know her first overhaul was carried out in 1964 with subsequent visits taking place in 1971, 1974, 1976, 1980 and 1985. In between these repairs she worked from Hackney, Upton Park, South Croydon, Poplar, Edmonton, Norwood and Brixton garages.

In 1994 RM548 was withdrawn and sold into private hands where she was used as a promotional vehicle for Yellow Pages and Marie Curie Cancer Care, but due to a shortage of Routemasters in London she was purchased back by London Transport and in 2002 was part of the Routemaster modernisation programme where she was sent to Marshalls of Cambridge for a complete re-build. Her AEC engine was replaced with a more modern Cummings unit and nearly all her traditional 1960s interior and styling was replaced with modern fixtures.

After modernisation, RM548 re-entered service in South London at Battersea and Brixton garages; it was here on the 9th December 2005 that she was one of the last Routemasters to operate on route 159 in front of the world's media on the final day of general Routemaster operations in London.

Finally, in 2006 some 46 years after first entering service, RM548 was retired and sold for preservation. In 2013 RM548 was also lovingly restored back to 1960s livery with original red moquette seats, period advertising and yellow ceiling.

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09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

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09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

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Oral Presenters

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation. We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

Your Presentation on the Day

If you have prepared some slides to accompanying your talk please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

For those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to: admin@fusion-conferences.com

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have an accompanying presentation. We prefer speakers to use our master laptop to run presentations from, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop, please notify us in advance.

It is important that all speakers adhere to their presentation time and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters and the audience as your time decreases.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team.

Helpful Tips for Presentation Slides

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9) and in Landscape Orientation; in any other format (i.e 4:3) your presentation will not fill our screens.
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please safe your presentation in PPT or PPTS format. 
Video Clips: Please save these separately and do not build them into the PowerPoint. Videos will be played via the AV control desk using the master laptop.

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09 Aug 2015 - 12 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

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Posters

We have a number of poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the poster submission deadline: 09 July 2015

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait or landscape in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

During conference registration if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

You can display your poster from registration. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that posters are taken down on the final day of the meeting. The poster session is usually scheduled on Day 3, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and the poster prizes will be awarded during the conference Gala Night that evening. 

2015 Drug Discovery Poster Prize

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 poster prizes for the best poster display and presentation. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 09 July 2015. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and the following prizes will be awarded. 1st Place £250, 2nd Place £150, 3rd Place £100. 

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