6th RSC / SCI symposium
on Ion Channels
as Therapeutic Targets
Monday-Tuesday, 24th-25th February 2020
Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK
Registration is open
Twitter hashtag - #IonChannels20
Downloads and Links
Poster abstract template - closing date is 15th November
Ion channels are important targets for therapeutic intervention due to their extensive roles in human physiology and the pathophysiology of disease. Many successful drugs targeting this gene family have been discovered for diseases such as hypertension, epilepsy and neuropathic pain.
Who should attend
Scientists from industry and academia interested in the therapeutic potential of ion channels. The organising committee particularly welcomes attendance and participation of students working in the field of ion channel research.
• Medicinal chemistry case studies of ion channels as therapeutic targets
Call for Papers
Ion channel drug discovery - fading star or shining light?
Martin Gosling, Enterprise Therapeutics, UK
Human GABAA receptor structures and signalling mechanisms
Understanding and manipulating the Piezo1 force sensor in health and disease
David J Beech, University of Leeds, UK
The discovery and optimisation of triazine-oxadiazoles as inhibitors of NaV1.7
Jonathan Bentley, Evotec, UK
Understanding potent small-molecule modulation of TRPC1/4/5 channels
Robin Bon, University of Leeds, UK
Latest drug developments in the field of ion channels
Andrea Brüggemann, Nanion Technologies, Germany
Understanding the causes of genetic diseases through structural biology of human ion channels
Liz Carpenter, Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Oxford, UK
The discovery of potentiators of the calcium-activated chloride channel, TMEM16A
Henry Danahay, Enterprise Therapeutics, UK
Discovery of small molecule scaffolds that improve stability and restore function to the F508del Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) anion channel
Provisional: NGlu2B NAMs
Application of physiological multidimensional SAR (MuDiSAR) for identification of novel TASK1 inhibitors by uHTS
Thomas Müller, Bayer
Please take off your coat: how naked ions ensure rapid and selective potassium channel permeation
Ulrich Zachariae, University of Dundee, UK
Registration form - for payment by bank transfer or cheque
In the event of cancellation before 10th February 2020, 80% of the fee paid will be refunded. Cancellations must be received in writing. Refunds will not be possible from 10th February although substitutions are possible at any time.
In the unlikely event of cancellation of the meeting, fees paid will be refunded in full. Registration acknowledgements will be sent within two weeks.
£900 Exhibition stand including one full
delegate with conference dinner
£250 Exhibition stand staff, including conference dinner
no access to technical sessions)
The option for delegate pack inserts is also available, charged at £250 for a maximum of two sheets of A4 fixed together (sponsor supplies).
Venue and Travel
Accommodation is available at the conference venue, and may be booked direct. All bedrooms are in Mulberry and Willow Courts.
The charge for an en suite room, single occupancy, is £102 including breakfast. Bedrooms are available on Sunday and Monday, 23rd and 24th February (limited availability).
To book accommodation, please follow this weblink and note that the booking code is RSC18327.
As a conference delegate staying on Campus, you may even make use of their free bicycle hire initiative - follow this link.
Alternative hotel options in Cambridge and nearby may be found on the Hotel Info website here.
Sponsors are encouraged to support this well-respected event. We are most grateful to our sponsor below:
To contact the secretariat, please e-mail Maggi - firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is open