One-Day Course: Proteins as drug target, proteins as drug, and protein degradation as therapeutic strategy

May 8, 2017,  Science Congress Hall, Plesso Didattico Q02 (Padiglione 25),  Viale delle Scienze, Campus, Università di Parma, Parma.


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May 8:

9.45-10.00 Welcome

10.00-10.30 Giuseppe Zanotti, University of Padova
Protein crystallography in drug design: opportunities and limitations

10.30-11.00 Stefano Moro, University of Padova
Proteins as drug target, proteins as drug: an overview of structure-based computational strategies

11.30-12.00 Alessio Ciulli, University of Dundee
Drug design for targeted protein degradation

12.00-12.30 Vittorio Bellotti, University of Pavia,
Transthyretin and drugs for cardiac amyloidosis

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.30 Riccardo Percudani, University of Parma
Chemical modified enzymes as therapeutic agents in pathologies of the purine degradative pathway

14.30-15.00 Antonella Isacchi, Nerviano Medical Sciences
Kinome and drugs targeting the ATP site

15.00-15.30 Daniele Donati, Nerviano Medical Sciences
Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) in Cancer Therapy: Opportunities and Challenges

15.30-16.00 Maria Paola Costi, University of Modena e Reggio-Emilia
Protein quest: how to target thymidylate synthase to disclose cancer cell inhibition patterns

16.00-16.30 Closing Lecture
Guido Grandi, University of Trento
OMICs in vaccine discovery and cancer immunotherapy


Registration information

Registration fee: 50 euro
Deadline April 26

The number of participants is limited to 90. Acceptance is based on first comes, first serves among PhD students and early-stage PostDocs. 

A limited number of fellowships are available to cover registration and leaving expenses. Fellowships are offered by Gruppo Proteine, SIB, and Divisione di Chimica Farmaceutica, SCI. Only young members of SIB  and SCI can request the support. Please, send the request accompanied by a motivation letter and a CV with info on the PhD program and present research activities to either for SIB members or for SCI members.

All applicants are required to register and pay the registration fee. Deadline for registration is April 26. On April 28th the recipients of the fellowships will be notified by the Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee

Gabriele Costantino (SCI),  Girolamo Cirrincione (SCI), Gianluca Sbardella (SCI), Andrea Mozzarelli (SIB), Barbara Campanini (SIB), Stefano Bruno (SIB)

Organizing Committee

Gabriele Costantino, Marco Pieroni, Andrea Mozzarelli, Samanta Raboni, Serena Faggiano, Gianluca Paredi, Gianluca Molla.

With the support of: