Discovery US 2024

7 - 8 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
    • Part 1: AI-Driven Drug Discovery
    • Part 2: Improving Lab Productivity With Robotics & 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

The event brings together a panel of prominent leaders and scientists, sharing new case studies, innovative data, and industry outlooks. Below were some of the featured speakers at Discovery US 2023: 01 - 02 November 2023, Cambridge, USA

BanuPriya Sridharan
Associate Director,
Beth Hoffman
Chief Executive Officer,
Origami Therapeutics
Dane Corneil
Director of AI Science,
Benevolent AI
Eric Martin
Joe Franklin
Senior Vice President and Head of Early Discovery,
Lauren Goodrich
VP, Therapeutic Discovery,
Nimble Therapeutics
Nils Hansen
Chief Executive Officer,
Thomas Nittoli
Senior Director,

All Speakers

Aaron Frank
Head of Computational Chemistry,
Arrakis Therapeutics
Abhinav Sharma
Translational Human Models Lead Engineer, Discovery Immunology,
Amir Nikooie
Eli Lilly
Andrew Doran
Principal Scientist, Automation,
Angel Guzman-Perez
Executive Vice President, Head of Chemistry,
Scorpion Therapeutics
Dave Mauger
Director of Data Science,
Arrakis Therapeutics
Elliott Nickbarg
principal scientist,
Emmanuel Bengio
Senior Machine Learning Scientist,
Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Eric Miele
Associate Director Proteomics,
Esther Lee
Associate Director, Medicinal Chemistry,
Glenn Kazo
Chief Business Officer,
ARIZ Precision Medicine
Govinda Bhisetti
Vice President,
Hasan Khan
Senior Scientist II,
Hongwu Wang
Principal Scientist,
Merck US
India Ott
Istvan Enyedy
Senior Principal Scientist,
James Hickman
Professor of NanoScience Technology,
University of Central Florida
Jason Ekert
Head of US Discovery Translational Technology,
Jeannie Lee
Professor of Genetics,
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Jeff Messer
Director Analytics,
John Santa Maria
Associate Director of Cheminformatics,
Justyna Sikorska
Associate Principal Scientist,
Merck US
Kevin Robbins
Associate Principal Scientist,
Kingsley Appiah
Director, In Vitro Pharmacology & HTS,
Dewpoint Therapeutics
Kumar Suresh
Vice President R&D,
Progenra Inc.
Lee Herman
Director Computational Chemistry,
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
Lucas Mastromatteo
Data Analyst,
Mark Murcko
Dewpoint Therapeutics
Martin Redhead
Executive Director Primary Pharmacology,
Matthew Pharris
Senior Scientist,
Maximilian Schuier
Senior Global Medical Affairs Leader Neuropsychiatry,
Mike Schopperle
Paul Scola
Senior Director, Chemistry,
Bristol Myers squobb
Rajeswari Basu
Post Doctoral Scientist,
Stony Brook University
Ralph Mazitschek
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Shahar Keinan
Chief Executive Officer,
Shaun McLoughlin
Principal Research Scientst,
Sina Mohammadi
Principal Scientist,
Merck US
Stefan Peukert
Associate Director,
Timothy Smith
Associate Director of Sales,
Tobias Raabe
Research Assistant Professor,
University of Pennsylvania
Tomasz Cierpicki
University of Michigan
Xiang Chen
Associate Member,
St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Yuan Wang
Head, Research Analytics,
Yuxin Liang
Senior Principal Scientific Manager, The NGS Lab,

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Latest Resources

New Trailblazer Profluent Launches its AI-enabled OpenCRISPR-1 to Edit the Human Genome

Profluent successfully combined large language models (LLMs) and CRISPR for an open-source AI gene editing project which could reshape CRISPR treatment options.

Beyond Traditional Therapeutics: How Digital Therapeutics Reshape Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Treatments

Two case studies show how digital therapeutics can potentially treat neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions, areas where conventional therapeutics have encountered obstacles.

Newcells Products and Services

From Screening to Success: How Molecular 'Super-Glue' SJ3149, Could Advance Cancer Treatments

Researchers at St Jude Children's Research Hospital used high throughput screening (HTS) to identify SJ3149, a molecular glue degrader. This small molecule demonstrated efficacy across a range of cancer types.

Novo Nordisk Foundation and NVIDIA to Launch a State-of-the-Art National AI Research Centre

Novo Nordisk and NVIDIA join forces to build an AI supercomputer which will be housed in Denmark's national centre for AI innovation.

AI-driven High Throughput Screening for Targeted Drug Discovery

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has significantly transformed high throughput screening (HTS) in drug discovery, increasing efficiency, accuracy, and predictive capabilities in early drug development stages. This research highlights AI's integration into HTS processes, showcasing improved outcomes in hit identification, assay optimization, and target validation, thus accelerating and refining the search for new medications.

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
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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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