The Young Scientist Satellite Conference (YSC) will be held in Uppsala, Sweden, 19–21 May 2017. It will provide an exciting occasion for future scientists to meet, discuss and present their science in many forms such as oral sessions, poster sessions and workshops. As a workshop attendee, you will be provided with training that can sharpen your skills and help you towards successful research. By discussing pressing issues with your peers and key people in medicines research we hope that you — the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists — will be given the tools to tackle the challenges of the future.
Prof. Hiroaki Kitano — speaker
The plenary opening ceremony will include a presentation by Professor Hiroaki Kitano, who will speak on the theme of “Systems biology — From symptomatic relief to disease modification and cure”. Kitano is the president and founder of the Systems Biology Institute, Japan, one of the first research institutes dedicated to systems biology. He is also president and CEO of Sony Computer Sciences Laboratory Inc., along with being principle investigator at the Open Biology Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), and group director at the Laboratory for Disease Systems Modelling, RIKEN Centre for Integrative Medical Sciences.
Focus on Track A: Drug design
The congress offers five different tracks focusing on drug discovery, development and implementation, details of which can be found here. Track A centres on how advances in systems pharmacology enable scientists and clinicians to design novel drug treatments aiming at modification of the disease process. The development of novel biological models, combined with the use of big data, will be central to these discussions. Confirmed speakers include:Meindert Danhof, Leiden University, Netherlands,Richard Bergström, EFPIA, Brussels, Belgium, Piet Hein van der Graaf, Leiden University, Netherlands, and Mikko Niemi, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Reception at Stockholm City Hall
The PSWC reception will be held at Stockholm City Hall on 22 May 2017. Rising 106 metres, the building has a prominent tower that makes it one of the most recognisable in Stockholm. Built of almost eight million red bricks, it has a number of grand ceremonial halls and is home to some unique pieces of art. Attending this reception means you will walk in the path of the Nobel laureates, since city hall is also the venue of the annual banquet that follows the Nobel prize giving ceremony. Who knows, maybe the next time you enter the building, it will be after receiving your own Nobel prize!