8.10. Autumn meeting of the Finnish Pharmacology Society: Innovative techniques for drug discovery, Kuopio

Autumn meeting of the Finnish Pharmacology Society – Kuopio 2010Innovative techniques for drug discovery

Date – Friday 8th October 2010

University of Eastern Finland (UEF),Lecture theatre - Canthia L2

All welcome!

Programme

09.00-09.15 – Opening – Dr. Ewen MacDonald (UEF; meeting chairman)

09.15-09.50 – QSAR and related computer-assisted drug design platforms –benefits and pitfalls in drug discovery programmes – Prof. Antti Poso (School of Pharmacy, UEF)

09.50-10.10 – In silico development of CYP2A6 inhibitors – Dr. Minna Rahnasto (School of Pharmacy, UEF)

10.10-10.30 – Microarrays and bioinformatics – how they can benefit drug development programmes – Dr. Markus Storvik (School of Pharmacy, UEF)

10.30 - 11.30 – Conditional transgenic animals to validate drug targets - Prof. Markus Schwaninger (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

11.30-12.30 – Lunch

Afternoon session – chairman – Prof. Hannu Raunio, School of Pharmacy, UEF

12.30-13.00 – The search for clinically relevant animal models – Prof. Jari Koistinaho (School of Pharmacy & A.I. Virtanen Institute, UEF)

13.00-13.30 – C. elegans – use in the development of Parkinson drugs and beyond – Prof.Garry Wong (Department of Biosciences, UEF)

13.30 – 14.00 – In vivo voltammetry – real-time monitoring of transmitter release – Dr. Leonid Yavich (School of Pharmacy, UEF)

14.00-14.30 – Coffee Break

14.30 -15.00 – Microdialysis in brain – novel pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic applications – Dr Markus Forsberg (School of Pharmacy, UEF)

15.00 -15.30 – Touchscreen® - advanced cognitive screening in laboratory animalsDr. Sanna Janhunen, Orion Pharma,

15.30-16.00 – Best dissertation in pharmacology in 2009 – Presentation by awardee

16.00-16.10 – Closing words (Prof. Eeva Moilanen, University of Tampere)

16.30 – 17.30 – General meeting of Finnish Pharmacology Society

For more information contact: Ewen MacDonald, Pharmacology & Toxicology, School of Pharmacy – ewen.macdonald@uef.fi

Publishing year: 2010

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