9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
Stem Cells and Primary Cells in Drug Discovery

Schedule of Presentations:

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
07:30:00 Registration
07:30:00 Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits, Poster Viewing in Exhibit Hall
08:45:00 Welcome Remarks Robert Ames
09:00:00 Plenary Influence of Cell Phenotype on Pharmacology Robert Pacifici
09:45:00 Session 1: Primary Cells in Drug Discovery
09:45:00 Using Primary Cells for HTS Follow-up in a Physiologically Relevant System Eric Johnson
10:30:00 Networking Refreshment Break, Visit Exhibit, Poster
11:00:00 Heterotrimeric G proteins: How Your Cell Type Can Make Difference in GPCR Signaling Annette Gilchrist
11:00:00 Viewing in Exhibit Hall
11:45:00 Drug Discovery Targeting Chemokine Receptors: Applications for AIDS, Cancer and Stem Cell Therapies Ziwei Huang
12:30:00 Lunch Break, Visit Exhibits, Poster Viewing in Exhibit Hall
14:00:00 Session 2: Primary Cells as a Tool for ADMET Ellen Berg
14:00:00 Human Primary Cell-Based in vitro Experimental Systems for the Evaluation of Human Drug Safety Albert Li
14:45:00 Nuclear Receptor Activation: Comparison Between Primary Hepatocytes & Engineered Cell Lines
15:30:00 3-D Co-culturing of Multiple Primary Cells for Drug Discovery, Diagnostics & Devices Dawn Applegate
16:15:00 Question & Answer Session Ellen Berg
16:45:00 Vendor Tutorial Program I
17:30:00 Networking Welcome Reception
Thursday, November 8, 2007
07:00:00 Registration
07:00:00 Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits, Poster Viewing in Exhibit Hall
08:00:00 Welcome Remarks
08:15:00 Plenary Stem Cells: Applications & Opportunities in Modern Drug Discovery
09:00:00 Applications of Stem Cells to Target Validation in Drug Development
09:00:00 Session 1: Stem Cells & Target Validation
09:45:00 Rewiring GPCR Signaling in Stem Cells and Mice; Dissection, Design and Construction
10:30:00 Networking Refreshment Break, Visit Exhibit, Poster Viewing in Exhibit Hall
11:00:00 Session 2: Emerging Applications of Stem Cells
11:00:00 Human Embryonic Stem Cells - Applications for Drug Discovery and Medical Treatment
11:45:00 Embryonic Stem Cell Technologies: Applications in Drug Discovery & Development
12:30:00 Vendor Tutorial Program II
13:15:00 Lunch Break, Visit Exhibits, Poster Viewing in Exhibit Hall
14:15:00 Functional Tissue Engineering for Musculoskeletal Tissue Repair Using Autogenous Mesenchymal Stem Cells
15:00:00 Primary Human Cell Systems for Drug Discovery: No More Black Box
15:45:00 Incorporating Tissue Architecture and Gradients into Cellular Assays Using Existing HTS Infrastructure
16:30:00 Question and Answer Session
17:00:00 Closing Remarks
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