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Dutch Medicines Days, 23-24 September 2019, Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden

During the Dutch Medicines Days, the Dutch Pharmacological Society will organize its yearly Ariens Award Lecture. This year, the laureate is Dr. Steven Hill.

Fluorescent ligand and NanoBRET approaches to study target engagement and ligand-binding kinetics at GPCRs and RTKs

Professor Steve Hill is Professor of Molecular Pharmacology in the School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham. He is also Co-Director of the new University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE] and President of the British Pharmacological Society. Steve obtained his first degree in pharmacology at the University of Bristol and his PhD (pharmacology) at the University of Cambridge. His research has concentrated mainly on the molecular pharmacology of cell surface receptors (particularly G protein-coupled receptors [GPCRs] but more recently receptor tyrosine kinases). Currently, the emphasis of his work is on the study of ligand-receptor interactions in membrane microdomains of single living cells using a variety of fluorescent imaging techniques including fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, confocal imaging and resonance energy transfer techniques. In particular, he is interested in the cooperative interactions (positive and negative) between the protomers of receptor dimers, the influence of small molecule allosteric regulators on orthosteric ligand binding and signalling and the potential for protein-protein interactions between receptors and associated signalling proteins to convey signalling bias. He joined the University of Nottingham in 1981 and was subsequently promoted to Reader (1989) and Professor of Molecular Pharmacology (1995). In 1997, he became Director of the Institute of Cell Signalling and in 2008 Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences (until 2013). He was a founding director of the University of Nottingham spin-out company CellAura Technologies Ltd that provided fluorescent ligands to the scientific community until it was acquired by HelloBio in 2014.

His work is currently funded by BBSRC, MRC and the EU ITN ONCORNET. Steve is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia. He was recently awarded the 2018 Vice Chancellor’s Medal from the University of Nottingham.

FIGON Dutch Medicine Days

14-15 september 2020, Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden

FIGON is the integrative platform for innovative drug research in the Netherlands. The Dutch Medicines Days is the conference where partners from Institutes, Industry, and Government can present their findings, share new scientific content and strengthen their network.

NVF Spring Meeting

12th of April 2019, Rotterdam

In 2020, the EPHAR congress will take place in Prague on 5-9 July.

Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Conference

22-24 April, 2020, Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden

Dear colleagues

We are proud to announce that the program for the Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Conference 2020 (QSPC2020) is now available on our website:

QSPC2020 will be held in the historic city center of Leiden, the Netherlands on April 22-24, 2020. The focus of QSPC2020 will be on emerging computational and experimental approaches in the field of quantitative systems pharmacology and mechanism-based or physiologically-based PK and PK/PD. The meeting will include plenary lectures by both established and young scientists, poster presentations, and ample opportunities for networking.

For registration please visit: Note: the number of participants is limited to 500, and registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Also, we now invite the submission of scientific abstracts for poster presentations, of which some will be selected for flash presentations as part of the plenary sessions.

Key deadlines:

–          Early bird registration closes December 31, 2019

–          Abstract submission deadline is January 31, 2020.

We look forward to welcome you in Leiden next year!

Liesbeth de Lange, Coen van Hasselt, and Elke Krekels,

Organizing committee QSPC2020