Eli Lilly Explores the Latest Advancements in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Interview Released with Lewis Vidler

In the run up to Drug Discovery 2017, SMi Group has released an interview with leading global pharma manufacturers Eli Lilly.

London, United Kingdom, January 14, 2017 --(PR.com)-- In a recent interview with Research Scientist Lewis Vidler, he talked about his perspectives on the current advancements within the field. When asked about recent successful innovations within the drug discovery and development landscape, he said, “Being a computational chemist, I am always keen to see new structural biology techniques appear. Recently, Cyro-electron microscopy has seen a boost through the use of direct electron detectors. I hope these techniques can be applied to targets which are not amendable to crystallography or NMR studies to yield greater insight into the structure of different proteins and protein complexes.”

The full interview is available in the download centre at www.drug-discovery.co.uk/prcom

Lewis will be a key speaker in Drug Discovery 2017. Focusing on target identification, he will explore large scale analysis of a pharmaceutical company database to inform future discovery. His presentation will evaluate the Lilly database looking into compounds showing promiscuous or assay-interfering behaviour. He will also discuss approaches involving compound fragmentation and analysis of molecules containing the fragments, as well as identification of fragments enriching for compound promiscuity, instability and cytoxicity.

In addition to Lewis Vidler, there will be many more industry leaders who will highlight future opportunities for novel therapeutic discovery including Johnson & Johnson, GSK, AstraZeneca, Novartis, and many more. Attendees will have the chance to join a network of industry innovators and deliberate issues surrounding pre-clinical aspects of drug development, target identification, novel technologies, and access to new chemical matter, protein-based discover, and structural screening.

Drug Discovery will take place on the 27th and 28th of March 2017 at the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum in London.

For more updates on the conference, go to www.drug-discovery.co.uk/prcom

Drug Discovery
27 & 28 March 2017
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK

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