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Telethon Kids Innovation Forum: Target validation in the drug discovery process


Monday 25th November 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Telethon Kids Institute Seminar Room, Level 5, Perth Children’s Hospital


Telethon Kids Institute

This talk is a unique opportunity to hear from Professor Roberto Solari about the process of commercial drug discovery. It will cover the basic techniques of target discovery and validation and how new technologies have influenced productivity in Pharma.

Roberto Solari is a research biologist and is a Visiting Professor at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and also acts as an advisor to Brandon Capital Partners. Prior to this Roberto was Vice President in GSK’s Respiratory Therapy Area based in Stevenage in the UK where his role covered drug discovery from target identification through to proof of concept studies in man. Roberto joined Glaxo in 1986 after two post-docs at the Institut de Biochimie, Universite de Lausanne and at Liverpool University. Roberto has a BSc and PhD in Physiology and Cell Biology from Nottingham University. He is currently CEO of a new spinout company from Imperial College and the Francis Crick Institute called Myricx Pharma.

A light lunch will be provided from 11.45am. Please RSVP to this event by emailing Ashley Schoof at Ashley.Schoof@telethonkids.org.au 

We will be live streaming this Innovation Forum. If you are interested in attending via LiveStream please clink this link and enter the following password: telethonkids_seminar