Drug Discovery 2019 – Looking Back To The Future

Now in its 13th year, ELRIG’s flagship conference Drug Discovery 2019 will take place at ACC in Liverpool.

This year’s focus, ‘A Look Back to the Future’ is planned to include plenary introductions assessing how we got to where we are now and setting the challenges for discovering the drugs of the future.  These will be followed by cutting edge talks and examples of new directions in drug discovery.

Our scientific programme will feature over 40 world-class speakers with 6 main session tracks. In partnership with key academic and charitable groups, we will also run joint disease and biology-oriented tracks focusing on the basic sciences that underpin successful drug discovery.

Drug Discovery 2019 Plenary Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Mene Pangalos

Mene was appointed EVP, R&D BioPharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca in January 2019 and is responsible for discovery through to late-stage development for Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism (CVRM) and Respiratory diseases. Prior to this, he served as EVP of AstraZeneca’s Innovative Medicines and Early Development Biotech Unit and Global Business Development, where he had overall responsibility for research and early development activities spanning three continents. Read Mene’s full bio

Dr. Fiona Marshall

Fiona is VP at MSD where she is Head of Neuroscience Discovery and Head of the new Discovery Research Centre in London which is focused on research into diseases of ageing. Previously Fiona was Chief scientific officer at SoseiHeptares. Fiona was a founder of Heptares Therapeutics a highly successful UK Biotech company focussed on structure- based drug design.
Read Fiona’s full bio

The tracks for Drug Discovery 2019 cover the following key areas:

Individual track overviews can be downloaded in pdf format from our

Drug Discovery has become the largest meeting of life sciences industry professionals in the UK. This 2-day event will bring together more than 1200 delegates and over 100 exhibiting companies from around the world who will highlight the latest ground-breaking research, discuss cutting-edge advances in the application of laboratory technology to understand disease biology and to identify novel chemical and biological candidate drugs.

To maximize the interaction between delegates and exhibitors/sponsors, our programme includes scientific poster sessions, coffee/tea and lunch breaks that are located within the vendor exhibition area and a drinks/networking reception on the first day. The meeting is free-of-charge to all delegates and include complimentary refreshments and lunch.

If you have never been to Drug Discovery before, or missed last year’s event, you can view the Drug Discovery 2018 Programme.

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