Second Annual IBA Conference
May 19 - 21, 2019
La Jolla, California


Industrial Structural Biology Conference



  • Sunday evening keynote dinner and reception
  • Monday evening food truck event
  • Two meeting days including presentations, Q&A and panel discussions
  • Tabletop and poster exhibits
  • $775.00 conference fee includes meetings and all meals

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Conference Topics / Abstract Submission

Abstracts will be accepted through March 31st, and submitters will be notified by April 7th whether they've been scheduled for poster presentation or slide/talk presentation. A detailed conference schedule will be published in April, 2019. See the Abstracts page for more information.



  Small molecule structure-based design

  Fragment-based screening

  Biologics and protein engineering

  Emerging technologies 

  Membrane proteins

  NMR spectroscopy


  X-ray crystallography

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Location & Accommodations

  • Meetings and evening events will be held at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.
  • Discounted  rate of $199/night is available through 4/19/2019.  Book early to obtain the group rate.
  • First-night deposit is refundable until one week prior to check-in.

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2019 Sponsor - Proteros


Founding Sponsor

Proteros is a biotech company focused on enabling lead discovery for challenging targets based on its unique expertise and understanding of protein and small molecule interactions. Co-founded in 1999 by Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Huber, the company has established a global service business that includes 18 of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies.

2019 Conference Co-Chairs

Glen Spraggon

Director, Structural Biology

Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF)

Brantley Haigh


Proteros USA

2019 Organizing Committee

Kathleen Aertgeerts

Senior Director, Protein Sciences

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Claudio Ciferri

Senior Scientist


Aina Cohen

Co-Group Leader


Sabine Hoeppner

Director, Protein Sciences

Proteros GmbH

Joe Patel

Director, Structural Biology

C4 Therapeutics

Mike Sauder

Senior Research Advisor, Structural Biology

Eli Lilly and Company 

Pedro Serrano

Associate Director, Biophysics

Takeda California

Sujata Sharma

Janssen Research & Development