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BPS Winter Meeting

18 Dec 2012 - 20 Dec 2012 - Queen Elizabeth II Conference London, UK

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The BPS Winter Meeting is held annually and attracts around 800 scientists each year, mostly from the UK but also many from across Europe and from overseas.

Scientific programme

Tuesday 18 December
Safety Pharmacology in Drug Development: Current and Future Direction
GPCRs: Mutations, Polymorphisms, Drugs and Disease
Translating Novel Anti-Cancer Strategies into Man

Wednesday 19 December
Pharmacology of Pattern Recognition Receptors
New Drug Targets for Cardiovascular Disease
Cancer Mechanisms for Effective Targeting

Thursday 20 December
Raising the profile of Pharmacology through public engagement
Emerging Pharmacology of Prostaglandin EP Receptors
New Targets in Oncology: Stem Cells, Signalling and the Microenvironment

Further information
Scientific News
High Throughput Mass Spectrometry-Based Screening Assay Trends
Dr John Comley provides an insight into HT MS-based screening with a focus on future user requirements and preferences.
Potential Treatment for Life-Threatening Viral Infections Revealed
The findings point to new therapies for Dengue, West Nile and Ebola.
World’s First Therapeutic Venom Database
Open-source library describes nearly 43,000 effects on the human body.
Measuring microRNAs in Blood to Speed Cancer Detection
A simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor holds promise for the design of new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other cancers.
Potential Persistent Tuberculosis Treatment
Researchers have discovered several first-in-class compounds that target hidden TB infections by attacking a critical process the bacteria use to survive in the hostile environment of the lungs.
Metabolic Profiles Distinguish Early Stage Ovarian Cancer with Unprecedented Accuracy
Studying blood serum compounds of different molecular weights has led scientists to a set of biomarkers that may enable development of a highly accurate screening test for early-stage ovarian cancer.
The Do’s and Don’ts of SPR Experiments
Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) is a technique that is becoming more widely used, particularly by anyone who wants to obtain accurate on (association) and off (dissociation) rates for biomolecular binding.
Long-Sought Protein Sensor for the ‘Sixth Sense’ Discovered
In a study led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)the sensor protein for propioception has been identified.
New Anti-Malarial Drug Screening Model
University of South Florida researchers demonstrate novel chemogenomic profiling to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria.
Shedding Light on “Dark” Cellular Receptors
UNC and UCSF labs create a new research tool to find homes for two orphan cell-surface receptors, a crucial step toward finding better therapeutics and causes of drug side effects.
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