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e-IDG Symposium

Fall 2022


Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG), a NIH Common Fund sponsored consortium, will be sponsoring the fourth installment of their e-IDG Symposium series for Fall 2022. We encourage all to join the five 1-hour sessions to learn about exciting new developments from IDG’s research resulting in new experimental resources and digital tools illuminating the understudied targets in three main druggable protein families: GPCR, kinase and ion channels... and beyond. These e-IDG sessions will be hosted on Zoom Webinar platform and will feature two speakers talks on a theme and allowing for some "mingling" and Live Q&A. Examples of themes are; Kinase, GPCR, Ion Channel, Informatic databases and tools, Machine Learning, Novel Technologies, Proteomics, Bio-Assays, Mouse resources, Compound screening. Advertisement and announcements of IDG e-Symposium Series will be made via IDG social media outlets, Newsletter, and website. The symposium sessions will be recorded and posted on IDG YouTube Channel and


Fall 2022 – September, October, November
Day: Odd-week Tuesday (September 20; October 4, 18; November *3*, 15) – 5 total
Time: 9-10 AM PT /10-11 AM MT / 12-1 PM ET / 17-18 UK


  • September 20 – Informatics
  • October 4– Kinase
  • October 18– GPCR
  • November 3*– Ion Channel
  • November 15– Informatics

Date: November 15, 2022
Theme: Informatics
Speaker: Eden Deng (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), “Target identification from RNA-seq data for cell removal with immunotherapies”
Speaker: Dr. Tudor Oprea, PhD, MD (Roivant Discovery), "Can Humans Learn from Machine Learning in Drug Discovery?"
Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #druggability #Informatics #MachineLearning #RNAseq #Immunotherapies
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Special Note: The session on November 3rd takes place on a Thursday and the time difference with USA and Europe is different so it will occur 16-17 UK

Date: November 3, 2022
Theme: Ion Channel
Speaker: Dr. David Bennett, MB PhD, FRCP, FMedSci(The University of Oxford), “Sodium calcium exchanger-3 regulates pain ‘wind up’: human psychophysics to spinal mechanisms”
Speaker: Dr. Haoxing Xu, PhD(University of Michigan), "The Acid Gate in the Lysosome"
Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #druggability #IonChannel #Pain #SLC8A3 #NCX3 #lysomsome #organelles
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Date: October 18, 2022
Theme: GPCR
Speaker: Dr. Joshua Wollam, PhD (Escient Pharmaceuticals), “Targeting MRGPRs: Drug Discovery Approaches and Challenges”
Speaker: Dr. Julie Pickett, PhD (UNC), "GPR97 probe development"
Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #druggability #GPCR #MRGPR #GPR97 #ligand #probe
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Date: October 4, 2022
Theme: Kinase
Speakers: Dr. Jared L. Johnson, PhD and Dr. Tomer M. Yaron, PhD both members of Dr. Lewis Cantley's lab
Title: The Kinase Library: A substrate specificity atlas of the human kinome and its application to high throughput phosphoproteomics data
Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #kinase #kinome #phsphoproteomics #kinasesubstrate
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Date: September 20, 2022
Theme: Informatics
Speakers: Dr. Andrew Leach, PhD and Dr. M. Paula Magarinos, PhD (ChEMBL and SureChEMBL)
Title: Chemical Biology Resources at the European Bioinformatics Institute: current status and some future plans
Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #compounds #drugs #patents #bioactivity #chemicalbiology #EBI #ChEMBL #SureChEMBL
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