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Drug Discovery for Ion Channels XI
Friday, March 04, 2011, 8:15 AM - 5:15 PM

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Drug Discovery for Ion Channels XI

Friday, March 04, 2011, 8:15 AM - 5:15 PM
Room 317-318

David Yamane, Molecular Devices, Inc
Chris Mathes, Sophion Biosciences 
Peter Tunon, Cellectricon, Inc 
Niels Fertig, Nanion Technologies, GMBH

Tentative Agenda

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM  - Morning Keynote
Ed McCleskey, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Acid-sensing Ion Channels: Their Roles in Detecting and Responding to Ischemia

9:00 AM- 9:30 AM
Andrew Southan, BioFocus
Microfluidics-based Multichannel Electrophysiology; Enhanced Support for Hit-to-Lead and Lead Optimisation Studies

9:30 AM- 10:00 AM
Craig McKay, GlaxoSmithKline
Using IonWorks to Compare Changes in the Pharmacology of Mutated TRPA1 Channels

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dr. Carol Milligan, University of Leeds
Automated Patch Clamp with Primary and Native Cells on the Patchliner

11:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Herman Ng, Allergan Inc.
Evaluation of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Inhibitors using Automated Electrophysiology

11:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Said El-Haou, Xention Limited
Development of a Kir3.1/3.4 Automated Screening Assay


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Afternoon Keynote
Arthur Buzz Brown, ChanTest Corporation
Automated Electrophysiology and Improved Predictivity of Drug Safety and Efficacy

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Gail Robertson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
hERG Subunit Detemines IKr Physiology and Pharmacology: Implications for Drug Safety and Screening

2:15 PM- 2:45 PM
Ioana Neagoe, Evotec AG
Characterization of Potential NMDA Receptor Modulators using Dynaflow Pro II and QPatch HTX

2:45 PM- 3:15 PM
David Printzenhoff, Icagen, Inc.
Developing the PatchXpress 7000A for Drug Discovery, Voltage Gated and Ligand Gated Ion Channels

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
David Hermann, Abbott Laboratories
Modulation of Recombitant P/Q type Calcium Currents by Abeta Globulomer -an Automated Analysis using the Patchliner

4:15 PM- 4:45 PM
Joel Kralj, Harvard University
Fluorescent Optogenetic Probe for Measuring Membrane Potential

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM 
Closing Remarks


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