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Drug Discovery 2016 made a welcome return to Liverpool for the 10th anniversary meeting. Plenary keynote speaker, Professor Chas Bountra from Oxford University kicked off the event which covered 6 scientific tracks over 2 days and included plenary keynote presentations from Professor Munir Pirmohamed of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Professor Dame Carol Robinson of Oxford University.

In excess of 900 delegates attended the event which included over 80 exhibition booths, sponsored workshops, poster presentations and a gala celebration at the Museum of Liverpool to celebrate Drug Discovery’s 10th anniversary. During the course of the meeting, delegates were asked to vote for their favourite technology and poster. This year’s technology prize winners were Hamamatsu Photonics and the poster prize went to Dr Muhammad Awais from Liverpool University for his poster “Development of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Cyclophilin D to Protect Mitochondrial Function ˗ Potential Use for the Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis.”

Another popular part of the event was the now regularly featured Dragon’s Den competition, where contestants pitch their ideas to four industry experts. While the money involved wasn’t real, the ideas were and this year’s winners were BioFluidX (pictured) for their PipeJet Tip technology.

ELRIG’s next event is Pharmaceutical Flow Cytometry and Imaging, which will be held on 22nd – 23rd November 2016 at GlaxoSmithKline in Stevenage. Registration is now open

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