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SLAS Nordic Chemical Biology Meeting 2017



6-7 June 2017
University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 2
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

The SLAS Nordic Chemical Biology Meeting highlights recent discoveries in the field, including special topics on open innovation, selection and quality of screening libraries and chemoproteomics.


Conference Topics

The meeting will cover the following issues:

1.  Quality/analysis of libraries prior to screening

Hits from HTS are often the starting point for drug discovery projects. When designing HTS campaigns, scientists in industry and academia are increasingly focused on the quality of the starting point: are the compounds in the library worth taking further, if they are identified as hits. This theme will highlight experience from drug discovery campaigns and discuss some of the parameters employed for improving the quality of screening libraries.

2. Open innovation initiatives

The pharmaceutical sector is becoming increasingly diverse, with a growing number of joint pharma–SME, pharma–academic and SME–academic projects. These new collaborative approaches to drug discovery try to tackle some of the challenges of the sector and are likely to increase further in the coming years. Presentations on this theme will discuss the experience from larger joint ventures as well as more focused, single-company initiatives.

3. Chemoproteomics

Unravelling the function of proteins is at the heart of understanding biology as well as the process of discovering new targets for improved medicines. Chemoproteomics is a central technique in chemical biology with great potential to advance our knowledge of protein function as well as protein–protein interactions. The talks in this theme will showcase the potential of chemoproteomics and its relevance to broad areas of biology.

4. Cancer immunotherapy

Since FDA approved rituximab in 1997, intense research efforts have gone into understanding how to persuade the body’s immune system to help combat cancer. Chemical biology plays a central role in increasing our understanding of both cancer biology and immunology and is thus a central discipline when researchers devise the future frontline cancer treatment regimes.

5.  Antimicrobial resistance and infectious disease

Society is facing an increasingly serious threat from resistant pathogenic bacteria. It is therefore, imperative that scientists keep searching for new approaches for treating infectious disease and combat resistance. Lectures within this theme will demonstrate a diverse array of chemical biology research related to the design and discovery of both new targets as well as new and improved classes of drugs.

View the SLAS Nordic Chemical Biology Meeting 2017 schedule & directory.

Scientific Committee

  • Mads H. Clausen, Conference Chair
  • Christian Adam Olsen Conference, Conference co-Chair
  • Thomas Lundbäck, Ph.D., Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Dr. Phil Gribbon, Chief Scientific and Operational Officer European ScreeningPort, Fraunhofer IME ScreeningPort, Germany
  • Per-Anders Enquist, Manager, Laboratories for Chemical Biology, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Anna-Lena Gustafsson, Ph.D., Chemical Biology Consortium, Sweden
  • Jeanette Hammer Andersen, University of Tromsoe, Tromsø
  • Krister Wennerberg, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM, Finland

Sponsorship Opportunities

Silver — €2,500

  • Exhibition space
  • Publicity as a Silver Sponsor,
  • 2 full passes
  • Marketing item in delegate bags

Gold (8 max) — €3,500

  • Snapshot presentation (5/10 minutes during the main conference)
  • Publicity as Gold Sponsor
  • In addition to Silver Sponsor benefits

Platinum (2 max) — €5,000

  • Sponsor of a networking evening (visibility)
  • Publicity as Platinum Sponsor
  • 3 full passes
  • Snapshot presentation
  • Exhibition space
  • Marketing item in delegate bags


Poster Award: Best Poster / Best Student Poster (2 max) — €500 each

Seat Drop (4 max) — €300

Lanyards — €500

Download the SLAS Sponsorship Brochure

Getting to Copenhagen

With non-stop flights from more than 150 international destinations, Copenhagen Airport is easy to access from every continent and all major European cities are within a one to two hour flight.

If you are travelling within Europe and would like to avoid take offs and landings altogether, you can instead choose one of the many efficient rail connections linking Copenhagen to most major cities in Europe.

Copenhagen is also well connected to other cities in Europe by road via the European highway network, bridges and by boat.

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Hotels near the venue

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Registration Fees

  On or Before
15 May 2017
On or After
16 May 2017
  SLAS Member Non-Member SLAS Member Non-Member
Industry Participant €300.00
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Academic Participant €100.00
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Student Participant €100.00
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