The Ion Channel Modulation Symposium
Thursday and Friday 15th and 16th June, 2016 Sophion arranged and hosted the first Ion Channel Modulation Symposium at beautiful Clare College in Cambridge (UK). 20 speakers and 120 attendees from 3 continents were present to learn, to get inspired and to discuss with old and new friends and collaborators.
The whole idea of the Symposium was to gather a mix of people from academia, CROs and pharma to discuss the science of ion channel modulation, and the closing remarks and the feedback we have received so far have been so overwhelming that we have been persuaded to arrange a similar Symposium next year. Exact timing and venue will be announced but we will arrange a second symposium in late June next year, so please mark your calendar.
Thanks to speakers, chairs, attendees and sponsors.
See you next year in June.
Clare College (founded 1326), although the second oldest College in the University, is one of the more progressive and informal. It spans the River Cam, running between the Old Schools (the administrative centre of the University) and the University Library.
The symposium will take place at the Gillespie Centre at:
Clare College Conferencing Cambridge
Cambridge CB3 9AJ
Directions can be found here.
Please note that there is a very limited amount of parking spaces in the area. We suggest that you use public transportation, walk or take a taxi.
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Day 1 – Thursday, 16th June, 2016
|08.00||Registration and tea/coffee|
Session 1 – Chair Professor Peter McNaughton, King’s College London, UK
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Dr. Joseph McGivern, Amgen, USA
Professor Sarah Lummis, Cambridge University, UK
|10.20||Dr Xuming Zhang, Aberdeen University, UK
Molecular underpinning of functional diversity of the damage-sensing TRPA1 ion channel
|10.45||Tea/coffee – exhibits and poster|
Professor Mustafa Djamgoz, Imperial College London, UK
|11.55||Dr Takashi Yoshinaga, Eisai, Japan
hERG trafficking assay as a safety pharmacology study in pharmaceutical industry
|12.20||Dr Clare Jones, MedImmune, UK
P2X4 targeted inhibitory mAbs reverse neuropathic pain in mice
|Session 2 – Chair Dr. Howard Baylis, Cambridge University, UK|
Professor Peter McNaughton, King’s College London, UK
|14.25||Professor Thomas Jespersen, Copenhagen University, Denmark
The cardiac ion channels: New models and targets for treatment of arrhythmia
|14.50||Professor Paola Pedarzani, University College London, UK
Multiple signalling roles of calcium-activated potassium channels in central neurons
|15.15||Tea/coffee – exhibits and poster|
|15.50||Dr Tony Jackson, Cambridge University, UK
A new look at sodium channel beta subunits
|16.15||Professor Fumihito Ono, Osaka Medical College, Japan
Neuromuscular synapses in genetically modified zebrafish
|17.30||Drinks reception in the Scholar’s Garden – sponsored by Charles River Labs|
|19.00||Dinners in the Great Hall of Clare College|
Day 2 – Friday, 17th June, 2016
Session 3 – Chair Andrew Powell, GlaxoSmithKline, UK
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Professor Dirk Trauner, Ludwig-Maximillian University, Munich, Germany
Professor David A. Brown, University College London
Dr. Kazuhiro Yamakawa, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
|10.20||Tea/coffee – exhibits and poster|
Dr Arthur “Buzz” Brown, CEO, MemChan Pharma, USA. Scientific Advisor, Discovery, Charles River
|11.20||Professor Martin Gosling, Sussex University, UK
Channelling drug discovery from the pharmaceutical company setting to academia
|11.45||Dr Derek Bowie, McGill University, Canada
New ion-channel targets linked to Fragile X syndrome
|Session 4 – Dr. Hervor Lykke Olsen, Sophion, Denmark|
|13.30||Professor Stuart Bevan, King’s College London, UK
Functions of sensory neuron TRP channels: focus on TRPM8
Dr Ulrich Keyser, Cambridge University, UK
|14.20||Dr Gareth Miles, St Andrew’s University, UK
Ion channel involvement in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis revealed using human iPSC-based technology
It is possible to buy a sponsorship and there is a choice between two packages:
Gold Sponsorship (Cost €2,000):
- Company name and logo on the ICMS2016 website and circulated materials
- A ‘table top’ exhibition space (table measures 150 x 75 cm)
- ‘Zap Stands’ / roll-ups (one per stand) can be used behind the tables (not ‘nomadic’ style)
- Full symposium attendance for one person
- Invitation to the drinks reception in the Scholar’s Garden
- Invitation to the Symposium Dinner in the Great Hall of Clare College
Silver Sponsorship (Cost €500):
- Company name and logo on the ICMS2016 website
- Option to have literature available to the conference attendees on a shared table top in the exhibition area
The number of sponsorship opportunities for the ICMS2016 is limited to so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note that sponsors must register at the registration site to attend the ICMS2016. The purchase of a sponsorship does not automatically register you for the conference.
If you would be interested to apply for a Gold or Silver Sponsorship then please contact Duncan Jarman for a quotation.
Download the sponsorship application form here.
Charles River scientists have pioneered ion channel research for nearly 20 years, creating more than 120 functionally validated assays and cell lines. This industry-leading expertise, combined with our wide array of technologies for screening, profiling and MoA studies, makes us unmatched in our ability to support our partners’ quest for the discovery of novel ion channel therapeutics.