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FEB 24, 2021

Drug Discovery & Development 2021



LabRoots and the Drug Discovery planning committee are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Drug Discovery & Development Virtual Conference. LabRoots will host this online-only event on February 24, 2021. The Drug Discovery planning committee will carefully plan and select speakers that best represent the key challenges, opportunities, and issues in the current landscape. These industry leaders will discuss the advancements, challenges and successes of discovery and develop new medications and therapies.

This year's tracks include:
  • New Practices in Early Phase Drug Discovery
  • Novel Advancements to Clinical Development
    • Health Equality and Genetic Diversity in Clinical Trials
  • Modern Approaches to Discovery, Preclinical, and Clinical Lab Operations in the COVID-19 Age
  • Innovative Biomarkers in Drug Development

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open for 2 years from the date of the live event, and the webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing.  This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global drug discovery community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Equipped with gamification and point system, you can now move around the entire event, earning points for a chance to win one of LabRoots' most popular T-shirts.


Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2021 Drug Discovery & Development Virtual Event. Submission is free. Submit your abstract here.

Continuing Education
LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this event, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation for a maximum of 30 credits.

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Speakers
  • Yamina A. Berchiche, PhD

    Founder, Dr. GPCR
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Don Alexander, CPC, CFP®

    President and Managing Director, GeneCoda
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Keith Bowers, PhD

    Senior Business Development Manager, OracleBio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sherry A. Dunbar, PhD, MBA

    Senior Director, Global Scientific Affairs
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jason Frazier

    Director of Scientific Operations, Presage Biosciences
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Annette Gilchrist, PhD

    Associate-Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Midwestern University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Roger Hayes, PhD

    Vice President, Bioanalytical Services, ICON Laboratory Services
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joseph J. Senn, PhD, DABT

    Vice President, Nonclinical Sciences, Moderna
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Josh Jenkins, MS

    Sales Development Manager, Licensed Technologies Group, Luminex Corporation
  • Juan José Fung, PhD

    Principal Scientist, GPCR Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Aarti Kawatkar

    Sr. Scientist, Chemical Biology and Proteomics group, AstraZeneca
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Kiel, MD, PhD

    Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Genomenon
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Christian Klose

    CTO, Lipotype GmbH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jie Jack Li, PhD

    Vice President, Discovery Chemistry at ChemPartner
  • Steven M. Anderson, PhD

    Chief Scientific Officer, Covance Drug Development
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Josh Mahlios, PhD

    Senior Marketing Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dave Mason, PhD

    Technical Sales Specialist, Visiopharm
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rouba Najjar, MBA

    Senior Product Manager, GenScript
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Reid Olsen, PhD, Pharmacology, Head of GPCR Pharmacology

    Exscientia Ltd
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joseph Pearson, PhD

    Global Product Manger
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Professor Kevin Pfleger

    Director Biomedical Innovation, The University of Western Australia
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marsha Pierce, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Midwestern University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Andrew Roche, PhD

    Senior Director, Scientific Affairs, ICON Laboratory Services
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Cynthia Rohde, PhD, DABT

    Associate Research Fellow, Drug Safety Research and Development, Pfizer, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nishant Saxena, PhD

    Product Manager, GenScript
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Leif Schauser, PhD

    Director, Global Product Management, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Cindy Spittle

    VP Scientific Affairs, ICON Laboratory Services
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sarah Warren, PhD

    Sr Director of Translational Science, NanoString Technologies
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ajay Yekkirala, PhD

    Co-Founder & CSO, Blue Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Vevian Zhang

    Product Manager, GenScript
    BIOGRAPHY

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Agenda
  • Novel Solutions for High Throughput Antibody and Protein Purification Using Magnetic Beads Platform
    FEB 24, 2021 4:30 PM PST
    Nishant Saxena, PhD
    Product Manager, GenScript
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: GenScript
  • PROTACs: A Chemistry Journey of Protein Degraders
    FEB 24, 2021 3:00 PM PST
    Jie Jack Li, PhD
    Vice President, Discovery Chemistry at ChemPartner
    Sponsored By: ChemPartner
  • FEB 24, 2021 3:00 PM PST
    Leif Schauser, PhD, Joseph Pearson, PhD
    Sponsored By: QIAGEN
    Leif Schauser, PhD
    Director, Global Product Management, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
    Joseph Pearson, PhD
    Global Product Manger
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2021 3:00 PM PST
    Leif Schauser, PhD, Joseph Pearson, PhD
    Sponsored By: QIAGEN
    Leif Schauser, PhD
    Director, Global Product Management, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
    Joseph Pearson, PhD
    Global Product Manger
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2021 1:30 PM PST
    Annette Gilchrist, PhD, Professor Kevin Pfleger, Juan José Fung, PhD, Aarti Kawatkar, Yamina A. Berchiche, PhD, Ajay Yekkirala, PhD
    Annette Gilchrist, PhD
    Associate-Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Midwestern University
    BIOGRAPHY
    Professor Kevin Pfleger
    Director Biomedical Innovation, The University of Western Australia
    BIOGRAPHY
    Juan José Fung, PhD
    Principal Scientist, GPCR Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
    Aarti Kawatkar
    Sr. Scientist, Chemical Biology and Proteomics group, AstraZeneca
    BIOGRAPHY
    Ajay Yekkirala, PhD
    Co-Founder & CSO, Blue Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2021 12:00 PM PST
    Jason Frazier, Sarah Warren, PhD
    Sponsored By: NanoString Technologies
    Jason Frazier
    Director of Scientific Operations, Presage Biosciences
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sarah Warren, PhD
    Sr Director of Translational Science, NanoString Technologies
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Speed up your drug discovery with ready-to-use stable cell lines
    FEB 24, 2021 12:00 PM PST
    Vevian Zhang
    Product Manager, GenScript
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: GenScript
  • FEB 24, 2021 10:30 AM PST
    Sherry A. Dunbar, PhD, MBA, Josh Jenkins, MS
    Sponsored By: LUMINEX
    Sherry A. Dunbar, PhD, MBA
    Senior Director, Global Scientific Affairs
    BIOGRAPHY
    Josh Jenkins, MS
    Sales Development Manager, Licensed Technologies Group, Luminex Corporation
  • FEB 24, 2021 10:30 AM PST
    Keith Bowers, PhD, Dave Mason, PhD
    Sponsored By: Visiopharm®
    Keith Bowers, PhD
    Senior Business Development Manager, OracleBio
    BIOGRAPHY
    Dave Mason, PhD
    Technical Sales Specialist, Visiopharm
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2021 9:00 AM PST
    Andrew Roche, PhD, Roger Hayes, PhD
    Andrew Roche, PhD
    Senior Director, Scientific Affairs, ICON Laboratory Services
    BIOGRAPHY
    Roger Hayes, PhD
    Vice President, Bioanalytical Services, ICON Laboratory Services
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Keynote Presentation: The biomarker to companion diagnostic continuum: a road map for the delivery of precision medicine
    FEB 24, 2021 7:30 AM PST
    Steven M. Anderson, PhD
    Chief Scientific Officer, Covance Drug Development
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Fueling Discovery: Next-generation isolation of PBMCs and primary cells from Miltenyi Biotec
    FEB 24, 2021 6:00 AM PST
    Josh Mahlios, PhD
    Senior Marketing Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: Miltenyi Biotec
  • Introducing GenScript's DNA-Encoded Chemical Library Kit - GenDECL
    FEB 24, 2021 6:00 AM PST
    Rouba Najjar, MBA
    Senior Product Manager, GenScript
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: GenScript
  • COVID's Impact on Life Sciences Recruiting
    Don Alexander, CPC, CFP®
    President and Managing Director, GeneCoda
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joseph J. Senn, PhD, DABT
    Vice President, Nonclinical Sciences, Moderna
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Christian Klose
    CTO, Lipotype GmbH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Multi-diagnostic approaches for patient selection in immuno-oncology
    Cindy Spittle
    VP Scientific Affairs, ICON Laboratory Services
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nonclinical COVID-19 Vaccine Development During a Pandemic
    Cynthia Rohde, PhD, DABT
    Associate Research Fellow, Drug Safety Research and Development, Pfizer, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Preclinical evaluation of novel OT-analogs for the potential treatment of social behavioral deficits
    Marsha Pierce, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Midwestern University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • The Comprehensive A.I.-Driven Genomic Landscape for ALS - Implications for Drug Discovery and Development
    Mark Kiel, MD, PhD
    Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Genomenon
    BIOGRAPHY
  • The development and application of TRUPATH biosensors to the study of GPCR pharmacology and functional selectivity
    Reid Olsen, PhD, Pharmacology, Head of GPCR Pharmacology
    Exscientia Ltd
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Modern Approaches to Discovery, Preclinical and Clinical Lab Operations in COVID-19 Age
  • COVID's Impact on Life Sciences Recruiting
    Don Alexander, CPC, CFP®
    President and Managing Director, GeneCoda
    BIOGRAPHY
  • New Practices in Early Phase Drug Discovery
  • Preclinical evaluation of novel OT-analogs for the potential treatment of social behavioral deficits
    Marsha Pierce, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Midwestern University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • The development and application of TRUPATH biosensors to the study of GPCR pharmacology and functional selectivity
    Reid Olsen, PhD, Pharmacology, Head of GPCR Pharmacology
    Exscientia Ltd
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2021 10:30 AM PST
    Keith Bowers, PhD, Dave Mason, PhD
    Sponsored By: Visiopharm®
    Keith Bowers, PhD
    Senior Business Development Manager, OracleBio
    BIOGRAPHY
    Dave Mason, PhD
    Technical Sales Specialist, Visiopharm
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2021 12:00 PM PST
    Jason Frazier, Sarah Warren, PhD
    Sponsored By: NanoString Technologies
    Jason Frazier
    Director of Scientific Operations, Presage Biosciences
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sarah Warren, PhD
    Sr Director of Translational Science, NanoString Technologies
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Speed up your drug discovery with ready-to-use stable cell lines
    FEB 24, 2021 12:00 PM PST
    Vevian Zhang
    Product Manager, GenScript
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: GenScript
  • FEB 24, 2021 1:30 PM PST
    Annette Gilchrist, PhD, Professor Kevin Pfleger, Juan José Fung, PhD, Aarti Kawatkar, Yamina A. Berchiche, PhD, Ajay Yekkirala, PhD
    Annette Gilchrist, PhD
    Associate-Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Midwestern University
    BIOGRAPHY
    Professor Kevin Pfleger
    Director Biomedical Innovation, The University of Western Australia
    BIOGRAPHY
    Juan José Fung, PhD
    Principal Scientist, GPCR Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
    Aarti Kawatkar
    Sr. Scientist, Chemical Biology and Proteomics group, AstraZeneca
    BIOGRAPHY
    Ajay Yekkirala, PhD
    Co-Founder & CSO, Blue Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • PROTACs: A Chemistry Journey of Protein Degraders
    FEB 24, 2021 3:00 PM PST
    Jie Jack Li, PhD
    Vice President, Discovery Chemistry at ChemPartner
    Sponsored By: ChemPartner
  • Novel Advancements to Clinical Development
  • The Comprehensive A.I.-Driven Genomic Landscape for ALS - Implications for Drug Discovery and Development
    Mark Kiel, MD, PhD
    Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Genomenon
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joseph J. Senn, PhD, DABT
    Vice President, Nonclinical Sciences, Moderna
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Fueling Discovery: Next-generation isolation of PBMCs and primary cells from Miltenyi Biotec
    FEB 24, 2021 6:00 AM PST
    Josh Mahlios, PhD
    Senior Marketing Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By: Miltenyi Biotec
  • (3) Modern Approaches to Discovery, Preclinical, and Clinical Lab Operations in the COVID-19 Age
  • Nonclinical COVID-19 Vaccine Development During a Pandemic
    Cynthia Rohde, PhD, DABT
    Associate Research Fellow, Drug Safety Research and Development, Pfizer, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Innovative Biomarkers in Drug Development
  • Dr. Christian Klose
    CTO, Lipotype GmbH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Multi-diagnostic approaches for patient selection in immuno-oncology
    Cindy Spittle
    VP Scientific Affairs, ICON Laboratory Services
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Keynote Presentation: The biomarker to companion diagnostic continuum: a road map for the delivery of precision medicine
    FEB 24, 2021 7:30 AM PST
    Steven M. Anderson, PhD
    Chief Scientific Officer, Covance Drug Development
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2021 9:00 AM PST
    Andrew Roche, PhD, Roger Hayes, PhD
    Andrew Roche, PhD
    Senior Director, Scientific Affairs, ICON Laboratory Services
    BIOGRAPHY
    Roger Hayes, PhD
    Vice President, Bioanalytical Services, ICON Laboratory Services
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2021 3:00 PM PST
    Leif Schauser, PhD, Joseph Pearson, PhD
    Sponsored By: QIAGEN
    Leif Schauser, PhD
    Director, Global Product Management, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
    Joseph Pearson, PhD
    Global Product Manger
    BIOGRAPHY
  • FEB 24, 2021 3:00 PM PST
    Leif Schauser, PhD, Joseph Pearson, PhD
    Sponsored By: QIAGEN
    Leif Schauser, PhD
    Director, Global Product Management, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
    Joseph Pearson, PhD
    Global Product Manger
    BIOGRAPHY
Speakers

  • Yamina A. Berchiche, PhD
    Yamina A. Berchiche, PhD
    Founder, Dr. GPCR
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Don Alexander, CPC, CFP®
    Don Alexander, CPC, CFP®
    President and Managing Director, GeneCoda
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Keith Bowers, PhD
    Keith Bowers, PhD
    Senior Business Development Manager, OracleBio
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sherry A. Dunbar, PhD, MBA
    Sherry A. Dunbar, PhD, MBA
    Senior Director, Global Scientific Affairs
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jason Frazier
    Jason Frazier
    Director of Scientific Operations, Presage Biosciences
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Annette Gilchrist, PhD
    Annette Gilchrist, PhD
    Associate-Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Midwestern University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Roger Hayes, PhD
    Roger Hayes, PhD
    Vice President, Bioanalytical Services, ICON Laboratory Services
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joseph J. Senn, PhD, DABT
    Joseph J. Senn, PhD, DABT
    Vice President, Nonclinical Sciences, Moderna
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Josh Jenkins, MS
    Josh Jenkins, MS
    Sales Development Manager, Licensed Technologies Group, Luminex Corporation
  • Juan José Fung, PhD
    Juan José Fung, PhD
    Principal Scientist, GPCR Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Aarti Kawatkar
    Aarti Kawatkar
    Sr. Scientist, Chemical Biology and Proteomics group, AstraZeneca
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Kiel, MD, PhD
    Mark Kiel, MD, PhD
    Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Genomenon
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dr. Christian Klose
    Dr. Christian Klose
    CTO, Lipotype GmbH
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jie Jack Li, PhD
    Jie Jack Li, PhD
    Vice President, Discovery Chemistry at ChemPartner
  • Steven M. Anderson, PhD
    Steven M. Anderson, PhD
    Chief Scientific Officer, Covance Drug Development
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Josh Mahlios, PhD
    Josh Mahlios, PhD
    Senior Marketing Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dave Mason, PhD
    Dave Mason, PhD
    Technical Sales Specialist, Visiopharm
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rouba Najjar, MBA
    Rouba Najjar, MBA
    Senior Product Manager, GenScript
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Reid Olsen, PhD, Pharmacology, Head of GPCR Pharmacology
    Reid Olsen, PhD, Pharmacology, Head of GPCR Pharmacology
    Exscientia Ltd
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Joseph Pearson, PhD
    Joseph Pearson, PhD
    Global Product Manger
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Professor Kevin Pfleger
    Professor Kevin Pfleger
    Director Biomedical Innovation, The University of Western Australia
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marsha Pierce, PhD
    Marsha Pierce, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Midwestern University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Andrew Roche, PhD
    Andrew Roche, PhD
    Senior Director, Scientific Affairs, ICON Laboratory Services
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Cynthia Rohde, PhD, DABT
    Cynthia Rohde, PhD, DABT
    Associate Research Fellow, Drug Safety Research and Development, Pfizer, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nishant Saxena, PhD
    Nishant Saxena, PhD
    Product Manager, GenScript
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Leif Schauser, PhD
    Leif Schauser, PhD
    Director, Global Product Management, QIAGEN
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Cindy Spittle
    Cindy Spittle
    VP Scientific Affairs, ICON Laboratory Services
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sarah Warren, PhD
    Sarah Warren, PhD
    Sr Director of Translational Science, NanoString Technologies
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ajay Yekkirala, PhD
    Ajay Yekkirala, PhD
    Co-Founder & CSO, Blue Therapeutics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Vevian Zhang
    Vevian Zhang
    Product Manager, GenScript
    BIOGRAPHY
Posters

C.E. Credits

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Committee

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  • Annette Gilchrist

    An Associate Professor with Midwestern University, Dr. Annette Gilchrist has a PhD in Immunology from the University of Connecticut Health Center and a MS in Biochemistry from the University of Connecticut. Previously, she was with Cue Biotech and Caden Biosciences, companies she ...

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  • Matthew Flegal

    Matt entered the research field over 20 years ago as a lab animal technician at the TSI/Mason contract research facility. He has worked at both contract facilities such as TSI and OREAD Biosafety as well in industry at Pharmacia, Pfizer, and Sanofi-Aventis. During that period he ...

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  • Martin Shaw

    Between 1994-2015 he worked at EKF Diagnostics in Wales (formerly Argutus Medical) where he introduced and promoted a wide range of novel kidney and liver tests, including important biomarkers that are now being evaluated by the IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) and FDA as ...

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  • Matthew Shipton

    Over the past 16 years, Mr. Shipton has amassed deep domain expertise in cell-based products and services. Currently serving as President of Novabiosis, Inc. Mr. Shipton brings a skill for implementing sales-driven business strategies, an extensive track record of meeting and ...

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