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Drug Discovery for Ion Channels X 

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Preregistration is now closed for the Drug Discovery for Ion Channels X Satellite Meeting. Registration will be available on site beginning at 7:30 AM.

Drug Discovery for Ion Channels IX Agenda

Friday, February 19, 2009, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

8:00AM Registration/Introduction

Session I
Chair: David Yamane, MDS Analytical Technologies

Ion Channels as Targets of Safety; Developing Robust, High Throughput, Cell-based Counter-screening Assays. Keynote Speaker: Greg Kaczorowski, Kanalis Consulting, L.L.C.

Improving the Quality of Ion Channel Screening. Michael Dabrowski, AstraZeneca

Johns Hopkins Ion Channel Center - HTS Campaigns of Ion Channel Targets in Academia. Min Li, Johns Hopkins.

10:00AM Break

Session II
Chair: Chris Mathes, Sophion Biosciences

Electroporation-based Transient Transfection of Ion Channels: A Fast Track to Automated Electrophysiology and Fluorescence-based Screening Assays. Andrew Southan, BioFocus

Automated Multi-hole Planar Patch Clamp - Is More Always Better? Martin Gosling, Novartis

Analgesic Omega-conotoxins Selectively and Voltage-dependently Block Recombinant and Native N-type Calcium Channels. David Adams, RMIT University

12:00PM Lunch

Session III
Chair: Niels Fertig, Nanion Technologies, GMBH

Light-gated Ion Channels and the Design of All-optical Ion Channel Assays. Keynote Speakder: Eudi Isackoff, University of Ca-Berkeley

Ion channel Drug Discovery Case Studies. Clemens Moeller, Evotec

2:15 PM
Cardiac Safety Evaluation: Utility of an Ion Channel Toolbox. Ruth Martin, Abbott

2:45 PM
High Throughput Characterization of Genetically Expressed Ion Channels. Rajnish Ranjan, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

3:15-3:45 PM Break

Session IV
Chair: Peter Tunon, Cellectricon, Inc

3:45 PM
Ionflux: A Microfluidic Ensemble Recording Technology for Ion Channels. Mats Holmquist, Novartis

4:15 PM
Compounds That Block Pain Were Identified by Screening Intact NaV Cell Lines Comprising Alpha and Beta Subunits. Kambiz Shekdar, Chromocell

4:45 PM
Using the OpusXpress to Screen for Blockers and Substrates of Electrogenic Transporters. George Ehring, Allergan

5:15PM Closing Remarks
Mark Keck, ChanTest Corporation

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