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22 October 2020

Weekly Online Q&A hour

Are you getting ready to submit a screening proposal to the European Lead Factory (ELF) but have a burning question that needs answering? Join our weekly online Q&A sessions and get to know the ELF Programme Office and Assay Transfer teams who will be available to answer any questions you might have about submitting your screening proposal to ELF.

When: Thursday afternoons from 16:00-17:00 CET 

Register here.

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13 October 2020

Hit finding for crowd-sourced disease targets

In a webinar on 13 October, Dr. Saman Honarnejad, Director Drug Discovery at Pivot Park Screening Centre (PPSC), will present a talk entitled Hit Discovery at Pivot Park Screening Centre within the European Lead Factory. A partner of the European Lead Factory (ELF), PPSC carries out assay development and all uHTS activities for public target programs. Join the webinar to hear about PPSC’s contributions to ELF, the hit finding efforts for > 70 crowd-sourced drug targets, and the lessons learnt from assay development and uHTS output within ELF. Register here

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06 October 2020

Drug Discovery Digital

Two European Lead Factory partners, Dr Jeremy Davis, UCB, and Dr Saman Honarnejad, Pivot Park Screening Centre, will be speaking at the upcoming Drug Discovery Digital conference hosted by the European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group (ELRIG). Dr Davis will speak on day one of the conference (6 October) in the session Better Hits = Better Therapies? with a talk entitled The European Lead Factory: chemical diversity through sharing compound collections. Dr Honarnejad will speak on day two (7 October) in the Innovations in Chemistry track with a talk entitled Hit Discovery in the European Lead Factory: Experiences and Output from Assay Development and Ultra-High-Throughput Screening at Pivot Park Screening Centre.

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25 August 2020

4th AMR Conference: Novel Antimicrobials & AMR Diagnostics

Dr Jürgen Brem, Oxford University, will speak on day two of the 4th annual AMR Conference (25 August, 11:15-12:15 CET) in a session entitled ENABLE: A public-private partnership for antibiotic development. During his presentation, Jürgen will touch on his collaborative work within the framework of two IMI projects, ELF and ENABLE, to develop a novel therapy to tackle antibiotic resistance. The Conference takes place over a week from 24-28 August and will be held online.

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23 March 2020

BioEurope Spring Conference on 23-25 March in Paris, France

Meet ELF Coordinator Dr. Jon de Vlieger and our screening experts from the Pivot Park Screening Centre at the BioEurope Spring Conference on 23-25 March in Paris, France.

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08 March 2020

Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Seminar in Granada, Spain, 8-12 March

Laurine Brouck, PhD student of Dr Achim Schnaufer from the University of Edinburgh, will present her ELF related work at the Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Seminar, hosted by the British Society of Parasitology in Granada, Spain on 8-12 March.

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13 February 2020

Innovation for Health Conference on 13 February in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. Peter Roevens from ELF Partner Janssen will give a presentation on the establishment of the ELF project in a session entitled Stimulating Innovation by Collaboration at the Innovation for Health Conference on 13 February in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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13 November 2019

European Lead Factory Annual Meeting, Darmstadt, Germany

On November 13, the European Lead Factory held its annual stakeholder meeting at Merck in Darmstadt, Germany. The meeting brought together the consortium partners, programme owners, and numerous relevant organizations in the drug discovery domain. Through interactive presentations, updates were provided on the progress of the ELF initiative in general, on specific drug discovery programs in more detail and on opportunities for new collaborations. We invite you to foster existing relationships and build new collaborations. Read the full report

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22 October 2018

IMI 10th anniversary Scientific Symposium

IMI 10th anniversary Scientific Symposium, 22-23 October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium

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02 October 2018

5th Annual Drug Discovery USA Congress

Dr. Dimitrios Tzalis, ELF Head of Chemistry and CEO of Taros Chemicals will give a presentation at 5th Annual Drug Discovery USA Congress, 2-3 October 2018, San Diego, USA. 

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