Discovery US 2024

07 - 08 November 2024 | Boston, MA

Connecting experts in biology & chemistry to advance small molecule drug discovery

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Explore Discovery US 2024: Fast-Tracking Novel Target Identification & Validation

As recent technological and pharmacological advances tackle the previously ‘undruggable’, Discovery US returns to support the discovery of novel pharmaceutical modalities beyond the rule of five – including novel degraders, molecular glues, orally-available peptides and radioligands.

The focussed, two-day agenda showcases the key platforms and technologies impacting early drug pipelines, from DNA-encoded libraries and phenotypic screening through to AI algorithms and organoid models. It brings together experts in target discovery and validation from across small & large biopharma organizations to discuss how the newest therapeutic paradigms can overcome historic challenges in drug development and provide optimized, novel drug candidates. Further sessions explore the use of automation to augment drug development and improve your lab productivity, showcasing the competitive advantages that can be gained in drug development through digitalization and robotics.

Discovery US 2024

  • Benefit from our revamped programme for 2024, designed to provide in-depth discussion of the key technologies, modalities & platforms transforming small molecule drug discovery  
  • Discover emerging drug targets beyond the rule of five, from Induced Proximity & Molecular Glues through to siRNAs and orally-available peptides, with case studies on the chemical & biological considerations of developing these complex molecules
  • Enable your lab to operate at peak productivity. Maximize your R&D capabilities with integration of advanced robotics & automation, as well as utilizing AI to augment your drug development

Agenda at a Glance

  • Day One | Track 1: Novel Targets Beyond The Rule Of Fives
  • Day One | Track 2: Novel Models For ADME-Tox Research & Disease Modelling 
  • Day One | Track 3: Augmenting R&D With AI and Automation
  • Day Two | Track 1: Innovative Technologies For Hit Identification & Screening
  • Day Two | Track 2: Computational & Medicinal Chemistry
  • Day Two | Track 3: Genomics-Driven Drug Discovery & Bioinformatics

What to Expect


leading pharma, biotech & academic delegates

hours of presentations, discussions & interactive content
hours of networking breaks, including speed networking & refreshments
hours of pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings, facilitating business growth
Interactive Presentations
Exhibition Hall
Networking Drinks
Poster Display
Event App Swapcard

Networking & knowledge-sharing is at the heart of what we do. Alongside the innovative programme, attendees can engage in a variety of event features and make the most of participation in a range of experiences

  • Engaging Thought Leadership

    Over 75 dynamic interactive discussions, roundtables, and presentations curated with insights from top industry leaders and experts
  • Global Technological Showcase

    An international exhibition showcasing cutting-edge technologies and services from leading providers in the scientific field.
  • Networking Emphasis

    Unparalleled networking opportunities, including speed networking sessions, a vibrant drinks reception, and informal gatherings to foster meaningful connections
  • Innovative Poster Displays

    Inspiring poster displays and presentations unveiling the latest breakthroughs from emerging biotech, pharma, and academic institutions

Companies Represented Include

Meet Our Expert Speakers

Discovery US 2024 again brings together a panel of prominent leaders and scientists, sharing new case studies, innovative, data and industry outlooks.

Below are some of our featured speakers:

Abhijat Vatsyayan
Head of Artificial Intelligence,
Taiho Oncology
Divya Kanichar
Fiona Mack
Vice President,
Giovanni Piedimonte
Vice President of Research,
Tulane University
Hong Cheng
Vice President, Head of Research Strategy,
Jason Ekert
Head of US Translational Technology,
Jennifer Busby
Director Biology,
Julie Owen
Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Lihua Yu
Chief Data Officer,
LifeMine Therapeutics
Martin Redhead
Associate Vice President,
Paul Scola
Senior Director, Chemistry,
Bristol Myers Squibb
Shelley Allen
Vice President, Head of Drug Discovery,
Nimble Therapeutics
Aaron Van Hooser
Senior Director, Computational Biology,
Sensorium Therapeutics
Anneke den Hollander
Head of Cellular Genomics, Genome Biology and Functional Genomics,
Ari Allyn-Feuer
Director of Artificial Intelligence Product,
Boguslaw Nocek
Senior Director,
Eli Lilly
Dr. Hemachandran Kannan
Director of the AI Research Centre,
Woxsen University
Graham Dempsey
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer,
Quiver Bioscience
Gvido Cebers
Global Head of Drug Safety, Research & Evaluation,
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Ilkay Us
Director, High Throughput Screening,
Cornell University
Jody Logan
Senior Director of Tech Transfer,
Jonathan Solomon
Novartis Pharma
Joseph Wu
Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute; Co-Founder, Greenstone Biosciences,
Stanford University
Judith Ronau
Senior Scientist,
Julia Fox
Director, Data & Analytics,
Kian Tan
Lena Dolgikh
Head of CADD,
Monte Rosa Therapeutics
Nicholas Larsen
Senior Director of Biophysics and Structural Biology,
Kestrel Therapeutics
Noel Powell
Senior Director -Medicinal Chemistry,
Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Prashant Gahtori
Graphic Era Hill University
Rick Ewing
Vice President, Head of Chemistry,
Rapafusyn Pharmaceuticals
Robert Fremeau
Founder & CSO,
BrainStorm Therapeutics
Shuying He
Senior Director, External Innovation,
Eli Lilly
Yuan Wang
Head, Research Analytics,
Yunhui Ge

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Plan Your Visit

Boston Marriott Cambridge
50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142, United States

Public Transportation:

The nearest Bus station is South Station
The nearest Subway station is Kendall/MIT
The nearest Train stations are North Station and South Station
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By Air: 

Boston Logan International Airport is the nearest airport to the venue – 5 miles from the property. 
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On site valet parking: $58.99 (valet with in/out privileges)
Off site self-parking: $48.00 daily (no in/out privileges)

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