Drug Discovery V-Forum

21-22 April 2021

12:30 CET

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World bi in Drug Discovery 2021


With a 7+ year history of bringing together the global research community to tackle the challenges that the discovery scientists face, World BI prides itself on organizing Drug Discovery V-Forum, a fully virtual conference, in April 2021. Delivering 2 days of top-level strategic content and the current scientific insights, networking, and discussion from leading global pharmaceuticals.
Join 150+ attendees to explore the latest trends & strategies within Discovery Research. This fully online event will be a mixture of on-demand and live sessions so you can join the best in class scientific discussions from the comfort of your home office. This year’s conference will highlight the challenges discovery pipelines have faced due to COVID-19 and put a spotlight on the adoption of technology to combat these.

Here’s a Look at What’s in Store for 2021!

The All-New Agenda

Novel Drug Target Discovery & Validation

⯌ State-of-the-Art Chemoproteomic Technologies

⯌ Advancements in Genome Editing


Advances in Medical Chemistry

⯌ The Medical Chemistry in the Era of Machines and Automation

⯌ The Evolving Role of Machine Learning and AI in Computational Chemistry


Advances in Drug Design

⯌ Computer Aided Drug Design Approaches against SARS-CoV-2

⯌ Deep Generative Models for Target-Specific & Selective Drug Design


AI in Drug Discovery

⯌ Application of Artificial Intelligence in COVID-19 Drug Repurposing

⯌ AI Driven Drug Discovery Models


Lead Generation Strategies

⯌ Hit Triage and Validation Strategies

⯌ Chromatography-Free High-Throughput Mass Spectrometry


Biologics Drug Discovery

⯌The Next Generation of Biological Therapeutics – A Systematic Review

⯌ Developing Cyclic Peptides into Therapies


Fragment - Based Drug Discovery

⯌ 3D Scaffolds for Fragment-Based Drug Discovery

⯌ Implications of Structural Fluctuations for Fragment-Based Drug Design


Preclinical Strategies, Models and Tools in Oncology

⯌ Oncology Treatment in the Era of COVID-19

⯌ Preclinical Collaboration to Improve Oncology Drug Development


COVID-19 Spotlight: RNA as a Drug Target

⯌ Current Approaches for the Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 RNA Polymerase as a Potential Drug Target

⯌ Small Molecule-RNA Targeting


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Featured Speakers

Valery Polyakov

Shruthi Bharadwaj, Ph.D

Strategic and Technical Advisor
Chief Data and AI Office

Rene Kubiak

Hideyoshi Fuji


Astellas Pharma
Rajkumar Ganesan

Director – Antibody Engineering (Bispecifics and CAR-T)

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Amrik Basran

Tomi Sawyer

Chief Drug Hunter & President

Maestro Therapeutics
Maria Zimina

Sara Colombetti

Global Head of Oncology Discovery Pharmacology

Roche Innovation Center Zurich
Dr. Patrice Denèfle

Caroline Barelle

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Elasmogen Ltd
Renfeng Guo, M.D

Florent SAMAIN

Group Leader DNA-Encoded Chemical Library

Ranga prasad Sarangarajan

Etienne Donckele

Senior Scientist - Deputy Head of Chemistry

Umut Eser

Namshik Han, PhD

Head of Artificial Intelligence

Milner Therapeutics Institute University of Cambridge
Vinodh Kurella

Nicolas Bery

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist

University of Oxford, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
Shashank Patel

Domingo Gargallo-Viola


ABAC Therapeutics S.L.
Jacob Becraft

Philippe Moingeon

Head of Therapeutic Area Immuno-Inflammation.

Servier Pharmaceuticals
Jacob Becraft

Elana Hariton Gazal

Head of Pharmaceutical Research.

Jacob Becraft

Eyal Greenberg, Ph.D., MBA

Chief Executive Officer.

4C Biomed Services Ltd
Jacob Becraft

Oren Herhskovitz


Enlivex Therapeutics
Jacob Becraft

Dan D. Aridor

Chairman of the Board

Jacob Becraft

Iddo Weiner

Director, Head of Software

Jacob Becraft

Rafael Depetris

Principal Scientist II, Lead of Structure Based Drug Design

Kadmon Holdings, Inc.
Jacob Becraft

Dr Michael-Robin Witt


Jacob Becraft

Frank von Delft

Professor of Structural Chemical Biology

University of Oxford.
Jacob Becraft

Peter Henstock

Machine Learning & AI Technical Lead: Combine AI, Software Engineering, Statistics & Visualization

Jacob Becraft

Manuela Mally

Director, Head of Research

GlycoEra AG.
Jacob Becraft

Rebecca Eells, PhD

Director of Biophysics

Reaction Biology.
Jacob Becraft

Teodor Aastrup

Founder and CEO

Jacob Becraft

Robert Shorr


Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals
Jacob Becraft

Idit Eshkar-Oren

Director Non-Clinical Safety

Pi Therapeutics

Linda A. Lieberman

Principal Scientist


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Case Studies

End Users


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Delegates Will Include VPs, Global Heads, Directors, Managers

  • Bioinformatics
  • Principal Research Scientist
  • Translational Immunology
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Innovation
  • Research
  • R&D Senior Scientist
  • Preclinical Development
  • Computational Chemist
  • CSO
  • Data Scientist
  • Non-Clinical Development
  • Biology
  • Early Development
  • Non-Clinical Biostatistics
  • Intelligent Systems Laboratory
  • Chief Scientific Officer
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Discovery R&D
  • Senior Scientist
  • CTO
  • Analytical Sciences
  • Machine Learning Research
  • Translational oncology

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