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e-IDG Symposium

Spring 2022


Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG), a NIH Common Fund sponsored consortium, will be sponsoring the third installment of their e-IDG Symposium series for Spring 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


Spring 2022 – March, April, May
Day: Odd-week Tuesday (March 29; April 5, 19; May 3, 17) – 5 total
Time: 9-10 AM PT /10-11 AM MT / 12-1 PM ET / 17-18 UK


  • March 29 – Informatics
  • April 5 – Kinase
  • April 19 – GPCR
  • May 3 – GPCR
  • May 17 – Ion Channels

Date: May 17, 2022
Theme: Ion Channels
Speaker: Dr. Hiro Furukawa, PhD, (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) "Structures and functions of large-pore channels - case studies on CALHM and Pannexin"
Speaker: Dr. Zhaozhu Qiu, PhD(John Hopkins University) "From SWELL to PAC: discovery of novel chloride channels"
Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #IonChannel #CryoEM #proteinstructure #volumeregulated #proteinfunction #CALHM #SWELLchannel #PAC #Pannexin
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Date: May 3, 2022
Theme: GPCR
Speaker: Dr. Silvio Gutkind, PhD, (University of California San Diego) "Illuminating the Onco-Immune GPCRome"
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Isom, PhD,(University of Miami) "Proton-gated coincidence detection by GPCRs"
Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #GPCR #immunesystem #cancer #onco-immune #orphanGPCR #ProtonGPCR
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Date: April 19, 2022
Theme: GPCR
Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Caron, PhD, (University of North Carolina) "Illuminating Orphan GPCRs in Lymphatics"
Speaker: Dr. Hongxia Ren, PhD,(Indiana University) "Endocrine Function and Molecular Mechanisms of GPR17 Signaling in Metabolism"
Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #GPCR #orphanGPCR #proteinfunction #proteinexpression #GPR17 #Lymphatic
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Date: March 29, 2022
Theme: Informatics
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Garcia, PhD ( Baylor) "The Mammalian Reproductive Genetics Database, version 2(MRGDv2)"
Speaker: Timothy Sheils and Keith Kelleher ( NCATS/NIH) "Pharos: An open data resource for examining target, disease and ligand interactions"
Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #ReproductiveGenetics #RNAseq #Informatics #Pharos #proteinfunction #proteinexpression
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Date: April 5, 2022
Theme: Kinases
Speaker: Dr. Peter Sorger, PhD ( Harvard) "Measuring and modeling small molecule kinome interactions to illuminate dark kinases"
Speaker: Dr. Jarrod A. Marto, PhD ( Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) "Fragment screening for the dark kinases"
Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #Kinase #KinomeInteractions #proteinfragment #proteinfunction #proteinexpression
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