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33rd Camerino-Cyprus Symposium

Camerino, May 15-19, 2016

Receptor Chemistry: Reality and Vision


Sunday 15th 2016 Openinig Cerimony

Opening lecture: "Seven Transmembrane Receptors"
Robert J. Lefkowitz
2012 Nobel Prize in Chemisty
(Duke University Medical Center - USA)

Scientific Program

(Under construction. The following speakers have already accepted the invitation to participate. Reported also a tentative title of their lecture)



Session Title: "Modeling GPCRs in the Structural Biology Era"
Stefano Costanzi (American University - USA) & Stefano Moro (University of Padua - Italy)


"To be defined"
Ruben Abagyan

(University of California, San Diego - USA)


"To be defined"
Claudio Cavasotto

(Instituto de Biomedicina, Buenos Aires - Argentina)


"To be defined"
Diego Dal Ben
(University of Camerino - Italy)


"Rational Design of Ligands of Adenosine and P2Y Receptors and their Activity in Disease Models”
Ken Jacobson
(NIDDKD - NIH - Bethesda - USA)


"To be defined"
Jonathan Mason
(Heptares, Welwyn Garden City, UK)


"To be defined"
Nagarajan Vaidehi
(City of Hope Duarte, CA, USA)


“Structural Basis for Allosteric Modulation of a Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor”
Andrew C. Kruse
(Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - USA)


"Mutant Muscarinic Receptors as Novel Chemogenetic Tools"
Jurgen Wess
(NIDDKD - NIH - Bethesda, MD, USA)


Session Title: "Understanding GPCR-ligand interactions"
ob Leurs  (VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands)


"Identification of endogenous and surrogate ligands for orphan G protein-coupled receptors"
David Gloriam
(Univerisity of Kopenhagen, Denmark)


"Structural biology of lipid receptors"
 Mike Hanson
(GPCR consortium, USA)


"To be defined"
Gyorgy Keseru
(Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary)


Session Title: "Beyond Receptor Chemistry: Transporters"
Richard A. Glennon
  (Virginia Commonwealth University - USA)


"The Importance of Kinases in the Regulation of Monoamine Transporter-Mediated Efflux”
Harald H. Sitte
(Medical University Vienna - Austria)


"Elucidation of Substrate- and Ion-Induced Conformational Changes in Neurotransmitter: Sodium Symporters by Fluorescence Spectroscopy"
Claus Juul Løland
(University of Copenhagen - Denmark)


"To be defined"
Malgorzata Dukat
(Virginia Commonwealth University - USA)


"To be defined"
Fabio del Bello
(University of Camerino - Italy)


Session Title: "Advanced Clinical Studies with Drugs for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease"
Chair: Wolfgang Froestl
(AC Immune SA - Switzerland)


" Encenicline, an Alpha7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Partial Agonist "
Duane Burnett
(FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc. - USA)


" Tozadenant, a Potent and Selective Adenosine 2A Receptor Antagonist "
Stephen I Bandak
(Biotie Therapies Inc. - USA)


" ANAVEX-2-73, a Sigma-1 Receptor Agonist"
Christopher Missling
(ANAVEX Life Science Corp. - USA)


"To be defined"
Aaron Burstein
(vTv Therapeutics - USA)


Session Title: "Dopamine D2-like Receptors: from structure and function to potential therapeutics"
 Amy H. Newman (NIDA-IRP, NIH - USA)


"To be defined"
Amy H. Newman


"To be defined"
Alessandro Bonifazi


"To be defined"
Stefania Butini
(University of Siena - Italy)


"Implication of multifunctional D3 preferring agonist as therapeutic agents in Parkinson’s disease"
Aloke Dutta
(Wayne State University - USA)


Session Title: "The Future"
David J. Triggle (SUNY University - USA)


"Publish and Perish: Where Is Scientific Publication Going?"
Chris R. Triggle
(Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar - Qatar)


"Drug Discovery Innovation: The Evolving Role of Medicinal Chemistry"
Joel Barrish
(Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D - USA)


"What Can We Get from Natural Products and Alternative Medicine?"
Shyam S. Chatterjee


"Zombies and Their Pharmacology. What Can Host-Parasite Relationships Teach us About New Pharmacological Approaches?"
David J. Triggle
(SUNY University - USA)


"Summing Up"
Richard A. Glennon  (Virginia Commonwealth University - USA)




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