Quantitative Systems Pharmacology

for Immuno-Oncology

A joint meeting of the EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) & the UK QSP Network

25th & 26th April 2022

Being held in person at the EMBL-EBI Main Building, Wellcome Genome Campus,
Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK, and online via Zoom (details provided upon registration).

Registration closes 11th April 2022.

Confirmed Invited Speakers
Alex Phipps (AstraZeneca)
Rukmini Kumar (Vantage Research)
Oleg Demin Jr. (InSysBio)
Aleksander Popel (John Hopkins University)
Georgia Lazarou (Certara)
Sebastian Lobentanzer (University of Heidelberg)
Rahuman Sheriff (EBI)
Liam Brown (University of Oxford)
Anwesha Chaudhury (Novartis)
Lulu Chu (Takeda)
Jane Bai (FDA)

QSP modelling and analysis is now a consolidated discipline, and the UK QSP Network is leading in helping to shape best practice for QSP modelling. The EMBL-EBI is already involved in developing approaches to decipher systems biology in oncology, while in the pharmaceutical industry, immuno-oncology is a key area of therapeutic interest for drug discovery and development. The proposed workshop therefore presents an opportunity for the EMBL-EBI, UK QSP Network and Pharma Industry to engage in cutting edge scientific discussions, with a view to identifying and developing pre-competitive research.

The workshop will not be exclusively focused on modelling but will also include presentations from experimental researchers as well as demonstrate translation and application of QSP modelling in practice. It will be important to demonstrate the value of QSP and to improve knowledge of the associated challenges of using QSP approaches as for example when developing experimental systems for pre-clinical applications. The following topics will be covered during the workshop: (i) combination therapies; (ii) omics data integration; and (iii) living drug products.

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Draft programme

A full copy of the draft meeting programme can be found here

Registration fees and meeting dinner

The registration fee for UK QSP Network members to attend the two day meeting is £70 (excluding accommodation). This includes all refreshment breaks and lunch on both days.

A 3 course dinner including drinks will be held in a nearby venue (transport provided from the Wellcome Campus) on the evening of 25th April. The cost per delegate is £60.

Registration & Accommodation

To register for the event (including the meeting dinner) please visit this link. Delegates will need to book their own accommodation. Details of places available near to the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus are provided on the registration page.

Queries regarding registration should be e-mailed to Emily Pomeroy (epomeroy@ebi.ac.uk) in the first instance.

Organising Committee

Lourdes Cucurull-Sanchez (GSK) | James Yates (GSK) | Marcus Tindall (University of Reading) | Giovanni Di Veroli (AstraZeneca) | Alexander Ratushnyy (Bristol-Myers Squibb) | Javier Estrada Díez (Novartis) | Peter Bloomingdale (Merck) | Brian Topp (Merck) | Cynthia Musante (Pfizer) | Blerta Shtylla (Pfizer) | Cristina Santini (Roche)