Technical Programme


February 4, 2017 (Saturday)

Session IV : Cardio-metabolic Diseases

09.15 hrs



  • Jeff Flier, M.D.; Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University
  • Jay Horton, MD Distinguished Chair in Human Nutrition, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

09.30 hrs

Terry Flier

“FGF21:physiology and therapeutic potential”

Terry Flier, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Division of Endocrinology,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

10:00 hrs

Terry Flier

“Evolving mechanisms and continued challenges of the FGF-21 pathway as a therapeutic target”

Saswata Talukdar, Ph.D.
Director and Leader of CardioMetabolic Disease,
Early Discovery group,
Merck Research Laboratories

10:30 hrs

Charles F. Burant

“Metabolism and metabolic aging”

Charles F. Burant, MD, Ph.D.
Professor of Metabolism, The Burant Lab,
University of Michigan Medical School

11:00 hrs

“Melanocortins: From Pharmacology to Pharmacotherapy”

Roger Cone, Ph.D.
Mary Sue Coleman Director, Life Sciences Institute
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan

11:30 hrs

Lunch & Poster

Session V : Chemical Biotechnology


  • Lewis T. "Rusty" Williams, M.D., Ph.D., Founder, President and CEO, Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Manoj Desai, Ph.D., Vice President, Medicinal Chemistry, Gilead Sciences

14:00 hrs

David Craik

“Plants as bio-factories for producing peptide-based pharmaceuticals”

David Craik, Ph.D.
Group Leader, Chemistry and Structural
Biology Division, The University of Queensland

14:30 hrs

Phil Dawson

“Making connections in peptide chemistry”

Phil Dawson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies,
Department of Chemistry California
Campus, The Scripps Research Institute

15:00 hrs

High productive cell-lines, ADC process development and challenges”

Palani Palaniappan, Ph.D.
Vice President & Head,
Biologics & New Modalities Development,

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

15:30 hrs

Richard DiMarchi

“Chemical Biotechnology Applied to Metabolic Diseases”

Richard DiMarchi, Ph.D.
Standiford H. Cox Distinguished Professor of Chemistry,
Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences,
Indiana University

16:00 hrs

Best Poster Awards

  • Oral Poster Presentation 1 (10 min)
  • Oral Poster Presentation 2 (10 min)
  • Oral Poster Presentation 3 (10 min)

16:30 hrs

Closing Comments

Dr. Sharvil P. Patel
Deputy Managing Director
Zydus Cadila

Venue :

Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Centre
132 Ring Road,
Near Helmet Circle,
Opp Mayflower Hospital,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat- 380009.


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