21 April - 22 April 2020

3rd SCI-RSC Symposium on Transporters in Drug Discovery and Development

Organised by:

SCI's Fine Chemicals Group, RSC’s Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector and the Drug Metabolism Discussion Group (DMDG)

London, UK

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Cell surface transporters play a key role in human health and disease, both through their impact on drug disposition and as therapeutic targets in their own right. This third meeting in the series will feature talks on transporter structural biology, the impact of transporters on ADME and biodistribution, transporters as therapeutic targets and other aspects of transporters relevant to drug discovery and development

Bringing together leading exponents in the field from industry and academia, the meeting will appeal to medicinal chemists, DMPK scientists and other workers interested in the impact of transporters on human health. 


The full programme will be announced in due course.

Confirmed speakers

Keynote speaker:
Genomics of transporters - informing drug development
Kathy Giacomini, UCSF, USA

Graham Belfield, AstraZeneca, Switzerland

Malarial transporters
Jeremy Burrows, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Switzerland

New model for P-gp and CNS at the blood-brain barrier
Holger Fischer, Roche, Switzerland

Strategies for the pharmacological modulation of ABC transporters
Christopher Koth, Genentech, USA

Structural insight into substrate and inhibitor interactions with human multi-drug transporters ABCB1 and ABCG2
Kaspar Locher, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Transporter PBPK modelling and DDI
Venkatesh Reddy, AstraZeneca, UK

PBPK of transporter-mediated hepatic disposition using the imaging biomarker gadoxetate
Daniel Scotcher, University of Manchester, UK

The evolution of transporters in drug discovery
Anna-Lena Ungell, UCB, UK

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

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Call for abstracts

An abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words, indicating title, authors and preference for presentation option (oral or poster) should be sent to conferences@soci.org by Monday 24 February 2020 with the subject line “Transporters – abstract submission”. An abstract template can be downloaded here.

Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Organising Committee
  • Emmanuel Callens, Selcia
  • John Cumming, Roche
  • Jamie Henshall, UCB
  • Fabien Lecomte, UCB
  • Martin Lowe, UCB
  • Mohammed Ullah, Roche