Scientists will gather to exchange the latest drug discovery and development techniques at the 6th Annual Ion Channels in Drug Discovery & Development conference to take place May 15-16, 2006 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, according to Strategic Research Institute.
Research over the past decade has revealed that ion channels have therapeutic potential in diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and many others.
The event will feature five major sections this year, including New Targets, Drug Discovery Approaches, Channelopathies, CNS & Neurodegeneration and Technologies.
Highlights of the meeting include:
"Structural Dynamics and Gating Regulation of K Channels" Senyon Choe, The Salk Institute
"Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Dysfunction in Familial Epilepsy and Migraine" Alfred L. George, Vanderbilt University
"Channelopathies and Protein Trafficking" Craig January, University of Wisconsin
A special panel discussion on "What is the Future of Automated Patch Clamp?"