e-IDG Symposium

Spring 2023


Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG), a NIH Common Fund sponsored consortium, will be sponsoring the fifth installment of their e-IDG Symposium series for Spring 2022. We encourage all to join the six 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 DruggableGenome.net.

Spring 2023 – February, April, May
Day: Odd-week Tuesday (February 7, 21; April 4, 18; May 2, 16) – 6 total
Time: 9-10 AM PT /10-11 AM MT / 12-1 PM ET / 17-18 UK


  • February 7 – Understudied Proteins Initiative
  • February 21 – Understudied Genes in Rare Diseases
  • April 4 – GPCR
  • April 18 – Ion Channel
  • May 2 – Kinase
  • May 16 – Informatics

Date: February 7, 2023
Theme: Understudied Proteins Initiative
Speakers: Dr. Georg Kustatscher, PhD (The University of Edinburgh) and Dr. Juri Rappsilber, PhD (Technical University of Berlin and Wellcome Centre Cell Biology, Edinburgh)
Title: "Understudied proteins initiative - tackling annotation bias by proteomics"
Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #druggability #Protein #Understudied #Proteomics 
To Register: https://e-idg-symposium-series-feb072023.eventbrite.com

Date: February 21, 2023
Theme: Understudied Genes in Rare Diseases
Speakers: Dr. Nicolette Landsberger, PhD(Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine, University of Milano)
Title: Identification and characterization of a new possible therapeutic target for the treatment of Rett syndrome
Award Call Link: Foundation Cariplo and Foundation Telethon
Tags #idg #drugdiscovery #druggability #Protein #UnderstudiedGenes #RareDiseases
To Register: https://e-idg-symposium-series-feb212023.eventbrite.com

Date: April 4, 2023
Theme: GPCR
Speaker: Dr. Tom Helton, PhD MBA (EvE Bio) and Dr. Jeffrey DiBerto, PhD (EvE Bio)
Title: Focused Research Organizations and EvE: A Novel Approach to Drug Discovery
Speaker: Dr. Aashish Manglik, PhD (UCSF)
Title: FSeeing scents: Structural insights into odorant recognition by human odorant receptors
#idg #drugdiscovery #druggability #GPCR #odorant #FRO
To Register: https://e-idg-symposium-series-apr042023.eventbrite.com

Date: April 18, 2023
Theme: Ion Channels
Speaker: Dr. Samuel Young, PhD (U Iowa)
Title: Defining the roles of the CACNA2D family in regulation of synaptic function
Speaker: Dr. Harpreet Singh, PhD (OSU Medical Center)
Title: Illuminating Chloride Intracellular Channels Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #druggability #IonChannel #Chloridechannels #CACNA2D
To Register: https://e-idg-symposium-series-apr182023.eventbrite.com

Date: May 2, 2023
Theme: Kinase
Speaker: Dr. Caitlin Mills, PhD (Harvard School of Medicine)
Title: Profiling kinase inhibitor polypharmacology reveals broad coverage of dark kinases
Speaker: Dr. Steve Angus, PhD (Indiana University School of Medicine)
Title: Functional kinome profiling guides therapeutic approaches for rare pediatric tumors Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #druggability #Kinase #PolyPharmacology #Pediatric #Cancer
To Register: https://e-idg-symposium-series-may022023.eventbrite.com

Date: May 16, 2023
Theme: Informatics
Speaker: Dr. Andrew White, PhD (University of Rochester)
Title: Language is the future of chemistry
Tags: #idg #drugdiscovery #druggability #Informatics #languagemodel #LLM #Chemistry
To Register: https://e-idg-symposium-series-may162023.eventbrite.com