A detailed schedule will be provided at conference registration.

Sunday Evening, May 20th 5:45 - 8:30

Conference Registration 3:00 - 6:00

Ballroom Foyer Registration Desk

Hotel check-in begins at 4:00.  Mobile check-in is encouraged.

Cocktail Reception & Dinner 5:45 - 7:30

Beverages & appetizers

Ballroom Terrace

Dinner following, Scripps Ballroom

Opening Remarks & Keynote 7:30 - 8:30

Conference Co-Chairs

Charlie Eigenbrot (Genentech - Retired)

Brantley Haigh (Proteros USA)

Keynote Speaker

Sriram Subramaniam 

(National Cancer Institute)

Cryo-EM and drug discovery

Monday, May 21st Meeting 8:30 - 5:00

Session 1a: Structure-Based Discovery of Membrane Proteins 8:30 -10:00

 Mike Sauder

Session Chair

Joseph Ho (Eli Lilly)

Structural   basis for GPR40 allosteric agonism and incretin stimulation 

Xin Huang (Amgen)

Crystal structures of human glycine receptor alpha3 bound to a   novel class of analgesic potentiators    

Chris Koth (Genentech)      

     Structural basis for selective small molecule antagonism of the   LPS transporter MsbA     


Session 1b: Structure-Based Discovery of Membrane Proteins (cont.) 10:30 - 11:45

     Lisa Shewchuck

Session Chair

José Duca (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research)      

Exploring   molecular dynamics simulations of membranes in drug discovery 

Cheng Zhang

(University of Pittsburgh) 

Structure and pharmacology of two chemoattractant GPCRs in inflammation

 Anasuya Adibhatla (Excillum)   

 MetalJet  source for time resolved X- ray diffraction and scattering      

Panel Discussion: Cryo-EM Access for Industry 11:45 - 1:00

Claudio Ciferri (Genentech)

Giovannia Scapin (Merck)

Anette Schneeman (NanoImaging)

Pamela Williams (Astex)

Boxed Lunches

Session 2a:Biologics and Protein Engineering 1:10 - 2:50

Glen Spraggon

Session Chair

Giovanna Scapin (Merck)

Structure   of the insulin receptor in complex with insulin using single particle cryo-EM   analysis

Weiru Wang (Genentech)

Developing structural hypothesis of Crenezumab’s mechanism of action

Gyorgy Snell (Takeda California)       

Leveraging structural biology for large molecule discovery: exploring antigen-antibody interfaces in atomic detail

Jon Read (AstraZeneca)

Discovery and utilisation of an antibody enabled structural system to support the structurally challenging target Mcl-1

Session 2b: Emerging Technologies 3:20 - 5:00

Paul Leonard

Session Chair

Steve McCloskey (Nanome Inc.)

Next generation molecular visualization, collaboration, and design

Charles Lesburg (Merck)

Making sense of legacy data to inform decisions today - tools to enable rapid integrated access to macromolecular structural data

Stefan Steinbacher 

(Proteros Biostructures)

Case study on CDK8/CyCC - structure guided fragment evolution towards long residence time

Satoshi Sogabe 

(Axcelead Drug Discovery Partners)

Structural investigation of ligand binding sites by X-ray crystallography

Monday Evening, May 21st 6:30 - 8:30

Taste San Diego's world-class craft beers

Experience San Diego's food truck cuisine

Outdoor event, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

Tuesday, May 22nd Meeting 8:30 - 4:15

Session 3a: Novel Modalities for Drug Targeting 8:30 - 9:50

Stefan Steinbacher 

Session Chair

Phil Chamberlain (Celgene)

Targeted protein degradation: Expanding the druggable genome with cereblon modulators

Seth Harris (Genentech)

Navigating a dozen binding sites: The immunoproteasome and structure-based drug design

Doug Marcotte (Biogen)

Lock and chop: A novel method for the generation of a PICK1 PDZ domain and piperidine-based inhibitor co-crystal structure

Session 3b: Small Molecule Structure Based Drug Design I 10:20 - 12:00

Charlie Eigenbrot

Session Chair

Sarah Hymowitz (Genentech)

Enabling kinases for structure-based drug design and mechanism of action studies

Jayasankar Jasti (Pfizer)

Structural biology studies to aid discovery of selective leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) inhibitors

Eric Lansdon (Gilead Sciences)

Finding selectivity in Type I kinase inhibitors

Dirk Bussiere (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research)

Discovery and structure-based optimization of novel allosteric inhibitors targeting the epigenetic methyltransferase PRC2

Lunch 12:00 - 1:10

Ven a Mexico Buffet Lunch

Late check-out at noon has been extended by hotel to IBA conference delegates.  Mobile check-out is encouraged.

Session 4a: Small Molecule Structure Based Drug Design II 1:10 - 2:25

Till Maurer

Session Chair

James P. Rizzi (Peloton Therapeutics)

A SBDD approach for the discovery of PT2385, a first-in-class HIF-2α inhibitor for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma

Andrew Turnbull (Cancer Research UK Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories)

Molecular basis of USP7 inhibition by selective small-molecule inhibitors

Melanie Cocco (University of California Irvine)

Agents to block the neurite outgrowth inhibitor (NOGO) inspired by structure


Session 4b: Drug Discovery with NMR 2:55 - 4:10

Till Maurer 

Session Chair

Andreas Frank (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research)

Broadband fluorine-NMR for the efficient screening of large and diverse fragment libraries

Pedro Serrano (Takeda California)

NMR in Takeda's drug discovery pipeline

Andrew Proudfoot (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research)

High confidence protein-ligand complex modeling by NMR-guided docking enables early hit optimization