BIGCHEM School in Mölndal (Sweden)


Mölndal, 6-10 May 2019

The AstraZeneca partner of the Marie Curie BIGCHEM consortium organizes the fitth BIGCHEM School. It will take place at the AstraZeneca site in Mölndal (Sweden), from 6th to 10th May 2019.




May 6th Monday KDO

13:30-14:15 Registration

14:15-15:45 BigChem reports

15:45-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-18:15 BigChem reports

18:15 -18:45 Free time

18:45 Dinner (AZ Coffee lab)


May 7th Tuesday KD0

09:00-10:30 BigChem reports

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 BigChem reports

12:15-13:30 Lunch (AZ restaurant)

13:30-14:15 BigChem reports

14:15-15:15 SB meeting

15:15-16:15 GA meeting

16:15-19:00 Social Event

19:00 BigChem Dinner (downtown TBD)


May 8th Wednesday KD0

09:00-9:45 Dr. Anders Hogner (AZ). Title: "Identification of Mineralocorticoid Receptor Modulators - from idea to CD"

09:45-10:30 Dr. Tove Sjögren (AZ). Title: "Protein structures in drug discovery"

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:30 Prof. Johannes Kirchmair (Univ. Bergen). Title: "Computational approaches for flagging compounds prone to cause false readouts in biochemical assays"

11:30-12:15 Dr. Ulf Norinder (SwedTox). Title: "Graceful handling of large imbalanced datasets using Conformal Prediction"

12:15-13:30 Lunch (AZ restaurant)

13:30-14:15 Prof. Gunter Klambauer (Univ. Linz). Title: "Drug discovery with high-throughput microscopy imaging and Deep Learning"

14:15-15:00 Prof. Gilles Marcou (Univ. Strassbourg). Title: "Predictive QSAR Models To Screen Potential Hazardous Chemicals Under REACH and Applicability Within The Industrial Context"

15:00-15:45 Prof. Artem Cherkasov. Title: "Drugging “The Undruggable” The Augmented Reality of Academia Drug Discovery"

15:45-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:45 Dr. Sheraz Gul (Frauhofen). Title: "From basic research to product - examples of Fraunhofer research projects"

16:45-18:00 Free time

18:00- Formal Dinner (AZ restaurant) 


May 9th Thursday KD0

09:00-9:45 Dr. Jens Sadowski (AZ). Title: "Virtual Screening of Virtual Chemistry—a Practical Approach to Novelty"

09:45-10:30 Dr. Sten Nillson (AZ). Title: "Predictions of Crystal Structures"

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:30 Dr. Richard Ward (AZ). Title: "The Covalent Targeting of Cysteine Residues in Drug Discovery and its application to the discovery of Osimertinib (TagrissoTM)"

11:30-12:15 Dr. Leonardo De Maria (AZ). Title: "Therapeutic proteins: similarities and differences with small-molecules"

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:15 Prof. Per-Ola Norrby (AZ). Title: "Methods for predicting reaction selectivity"

14:15-15:00 Dr. Jarrod Walsh (AZ). Title: "High Throughput Screening: Perils, Pitfalls & Process"

15:00-16:00 Coffee break + AZ amazing journey

16:00-16:45 Dr. Michael Kossenjans. Title: "Automating Drug Discovery"

16:45-17:30 AZ iLab tour

17:30-18:00 Free time

18:00- Dinner


May 10th Friday Lambda

09:00-9:45 Dr. Peter Konings (AZ). Title: "Statistics in preclinical studies: enabling ethical decisions"

09:45-10:30 Dr. Johan Kalrsson (AZ). Title: "A glance at image analytics at AstraZeneca"

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:30 Rickard Wahlström Q&Q Labs AB, Jamie Smith (AZ BioHub). Title: "Lessons for entrepreneurship: A good team and a lot of luck"

11:30-12:15 Martin Friis-Mikkelsen (Saxocon). Title: "Tech transfer - From University research to commercial success"

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:15 Dr. Babak Alaei (AZ). Title: "Bioinformatics application in drug discovery"

14:15 BigChem School Finish