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PhysChem FORUM 17


The 17th PhysChem forum is announced. The meeting will be hosted by Roche at their Basel site in Switzerland. The meeting will be held jointly with the DMDG. We are also very grateful to the Swiss Industriy Science Fund for supporting this conference.
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All posters are welcome, A1 portrait is the appropriate size. A prize will be awarded to the best poster as decided by the committee.


Registration is open - please use this form. Attendance will only be permitted with prior registration, there is no registration fee. The deadline is Friday 16th March 2018, if numbers exceed capacity a waiting list will be utilised. Note that although attendance atthe scientific meeting itself is free, delegates wishing to attend the Symposium dinner on April 17th will need to pre-register and pay for the meal in advance. The meal cost is CHF69, payment should be made by contacting the Teufelhof hotel directly.


Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accomodation. We have negotiated preferential room rates for those wishing to book accommodation. Please use the key words "Physchem Forum at Roche" to be considered for the reduced room rate at: Bildungszentrum21 (4 star); and Spaltenbrunnen (3 star).


There will be an exhibition during the meeting for commercial organisations offering products of potential interest to attendees.

Travel to the Symposium

Basel has an international airport and a good train station. The address for the Roche site is F. Hoffmann-La Roche Research Center in Basel, Grenzacher Str. The meeting will be held in building 92, see map, note that the entrance to building 92 should be used.

Tuesday 17th April 2018

At the Hotel Teufelhof, Basel

18.00 - 18.30

Drinks reception and late registration

18.30 - 19.30

New Therapeutic Modalities - Overview and Vision for the Future
Steve Hood (GSK)

19.30 - 22.00

Symposium dinner

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Roche lecture theatre, building 92 - see map

8.30 - 9.00

Late registration and poster set-up

9.00 - 9.10


9.10 - 9.50

Cell-penetrating peptides and intracellular delivery of oligonucleotides
Prof Langel Ülo (Stockholm University)

9.50 - 10.30

Chemical analysis and physicochemical characterisation of new modalities
Tomas Leek (AstraZeneca)

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break and poster viewing

11.00 - 11.40

Cell penetrating peptides, status, classes of peptides, application and science regarding membrane penetration
Prof Sandrine Sagan (University Pierre and Marie Curie, Sorbonne Universities, ENS, CNRS, INSERM, Paris, France)

11.40 - 12.10

Drug metabolism and tissue distribution of locked-nucleic acid - based antisense oligonucleotides(LNAs)
Andreas Brink (Roche, Basel)

12.10 - 12.30

Flash poster session

12.30 - 13.40

Lunch and poster viewing

13.40 - 14.20

Influence of peptide properties on aqueous formulations
Dr. Martin Will (Sanofi, Paris)

14.20 - 15.00

Flipping peptides in membranes: how can we get amphiphilic helices to insert, and transmembrane segments to pop out?
Prof Anne S Ulrich (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

15.00 - 15.30

Poster prize award, coffee, poster viewing

15.30 - 16.10

Optimizing the Permeability of Semi-Peptidic Macrocycles, One Atom at a Time
Prof Eric Marsault (Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada)

16.10 - 16.50

Pharmacokinetics of targeted and non-targetedlocked-nucleic acid - based antisense oligonucleotides(LNAs)
Erich Koller (Roche, Basel)

16.50 - 17.00

Wrap-up and depart

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Last modified: 11th January 2018